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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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Fruits and vegetables grown in Puerto Rico

The growing season in Puerto Rico lasts all year, due to the warm climate temperature being in the 70’s to 90’s.  At those temperatures, of course, there is no frost, no snow, no freezing.  You might want to know what … Continue reading

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