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Puerto Rico’s Agriculture and Farmers Decimated by Maria

Puerto Rico’s Agriculture and Farmers Decimated by Maria By FRANCES ROBLES and LUIS FERRÉ-SADURNÍSEPT. 24, 2017 Photo Plantain trees flattened by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, P.R. In a matter of hours, the storm destroyed about 80 percent of the crop … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Experiences an Agricultural Renaissance

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/puerto-rico-experiences-agricultural-renaissance-n656001 Puerto Rico Experiences an Agricultural Renaissance by Associated Press / Sep.28.2016 / 10:17 AM ET / Source: Associated Press This Sept. 23, 2016 photo shows a produce stand at La Placita de Santurce farmers’ market that sells mostly locally … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s Dairy Industry, Once Robust, Flattened By Maria

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/09/29/554492157/puerto-ricos-dairy-industry-once-robust-flattened-by-maria Puerto Rico’s Dairy Industry, Once Robust, Flattened By Maria September 29, 20174:27 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered Dan Charles A worker milking cows at a farm in Manati, Puerto Rico, on Thursday. Puerto Rico’s dairy farmers account … Continue reading

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Reviving Puerto Rico’s Cocoa Farms, Centuries After Hurricanes Destroyed Them

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/03/01/516913761/reviving-puerto-ricos-cocoa-farms-centuries-after-hurricanes-destroyed-them Reviving Puerto Rico’s Cocoa Farms, Centuries After Hurricanes Destroyed Them March 1, 20174:31 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered Dan Charles Twitter Cacao pods ready for harvest at the Loiza Dark Chocolate farm. Courtesy of Loiza Dark Chocolate … Continue reading

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How Puerto Rico Lost Its Home-Grown Food, But Might Find It Again

Article neglects a greater mention of counter-productive government policies, an entrenched welfare mindset which disincentivizes working, culture of horrible and uncompetitive customer service skills, uncompetitive labor costs, uncompetitive minimum wage laws, low productivity.  In a competitive global economy, it will … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Is Sowing A New Generation Of Small Farmers, as in teaching elementary school kids how to grow their own food

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/05/06/404649122/puerto-rico-is-sowing-a-new-generation-of-small-farmers Puerto Rico Is Sowing A New Generation Of Small Farmers May 06, 2015 2:27 PM ET Greg Allen Although it’s a tropical island, perhaps surprisingly, Puerto Rico produces very little of its own food. After decades of industrialization, the … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Puerto Rico’s Food Paradise – Puerto Rico Refocusing on Using Local Food

Yes, it is insane that Puerto Rico doesn’t get far more of its food locally instead of importing it – especially items that are grown on the island!  Why must it be that way, that so much is imported?  It … Continue reading

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