Agriculture

“Our goal is to have the best produce and sell the best products to the community. We encourage everyone to support our local farmers, since it helps strengthen the local agricultural industry. We must eat local and support local.”

– Governor Ralph DLG. Torres

A farmer himself, Governor Torres calls agriculture the key to local food security, healthier lifestyles, and an industry to complement tourism. Over the last several years, Governor Torres has spent a lot of time meeting with farmers, ranchers, and local vendors to discuss incentives, grants, funding opportunities, and resources to maximize profits for their hard work and to diversify the economy beyond tourism.

Governor Torres and Lt. Governor Palacios were instrumental in the development of the Garapan Public Market, where farmers can sell their produce and share the fruits of their labor with residents and visitors alike. The Torres-Palacios administration continues to encourage business leaders to “buy local and support local,” so that the CNMI’s hospitality industry can exhibit local produce and food with our visitors from around the world.

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