Vice-Governor Julius Caesar Herrera issued the advice to 79 graduates of the Farmers Field School (FFS) in this town last week during the turn-over of several sacks of certified rice seeds PSB RC-18 variety.
The vice-governor said that the certified rice seeds, which are substantially subsidized by the provincial government, are intended for planting and not for milling or selling.
The vice-governor reminded the farmers to make use of what the government is providing to increase their production and income at this time of crisis.
"What will you sow if you are going to sell these seeds," according to Herrera, who chairs the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Committee on Agriculture.
Officer-in-charge provincial agriculturist Larry Pamugas also echoed the call to refrain from using the seeds for other purposes.