Valley seeks funding for greenhouse

A GREEN house to improve La Trinidad's production of high value commercial crops is being eyed by the local council.

In a proposed resolution, the Municipal Council is seeking the help of the Department of Agriculture through Sec. Manuel Piñol for the planned green house amounting to P10 million.

Authored by Councilor Arthur Shontogan, the resolution said there is a need to acquire support from the national government to their advocacy in the production of high value commercial crops.

"Our farmers in the municipality is being challenged to produce high value crops. With this, the need to acquire funds to construct greenhouses is needed," Shontogan said.

The proposed resolution explained many farmers in La Trinidad cannot build their own green house, hence, they incur losses and damages in their production especially during the rainy season.

Shontogan, a member for the Committee on Agriculture, said the budget will ensure local farmer's income be sustained.

"At least we need to call the attention of the DA and let them know of our purpose. La Trinidad is one of the vegetable producing municipalities that supplies produce to other parts of the country. Perhaps the requested funding will get approval from the DA," Shontogan added.

Apart from vegetables, La Trinidad is also known as one of the largest suppliers of flowers and strawberries in the national market.

The request will be forwarded to the office of Mayor Romeo Salda to make the necessary actions with regards to the proposed resolution.

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