All posts in Agriculture

Once the cornerstone of the island’s economy, the sector is facing challenges and undergoing changes to protect its production output.

Suiza Dairy breaks ground on $30M Aguadilla plant
November 14, 2016, No Comments

Suiza Dairy, owned by Grupo Gloria, announced the start of construction of Puerto Rico’s first plant dedicated exclusi ...

Locally harvested ‘Del País’ rice goes on sale at Econo
August 31, 2016, No Comments

Gov. Alejandro García Padilla announced Tuesday the start of the sale of locally harvested rice marking the first time ...

Gustos Coffee: Focus on local market first, export later
August 30, 2016, No Comments

Hidden in a Guaynabo industrial park — and wedged among a department store, an air-conditioning distributor and a manu ...

$15.5M Lares hotel planned based on PR coffee tradition
August 29, 2016, 14 Comments

LARES — One of Puerto Rico’s most prominent coffee-growing families is pouring $15.5 million into a complex that inc ...

Café Yaucono donates 100 coffee trees to growers
July 20, 2016, No Comments

Café Yaucono, along with its parent company, Puerto Rico Coffee Roasters, delivered 200,000 coffee trees to 100 local c ...

Yauco coffee grower ordered to pay $101K in back wages
July 6, 2016, No Comments

A consent judgment has been filed in federal district court ordering a Yauco coffee grower to pay $101,484 in back wages ...

USDA announces measures to lift Puerto Rico economy
June 3, 2016, No Comments

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday several measures to strengthen rural opportunity in Puerto Rico, in ...

P.R.’s agriculture sector bright spot in local economy
April 4, 2016, No Comments

Mired in recession and awaiting a fix for its huge debt crisis, Puerto Rico has one bright spot in the local economy: Ag ...

P.R. gov’t to be sole medical cannabis supplier
March 21, 2016, 5 Comments

Now that medical marijuana is legal in Puerto Rico, don't count on local farmers joining the green rush. At least not ye ...

Depto De La Comida to focus on restaurant at new venue
February 29, 2016, No Comments

When opportunity knocks on the door, they say one should answer quickly, which is just what a popular San Juan food busi ...