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.

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 ...

Viandharina to produce, package locally grown harvests
June 12, 2015, No Comments

Viandharina, a new agro-industrial company based in Salinas, has opened for business in the south following a $1.6 milli ...

USDA offers support to citrus farmers battling ‘greening’
May 29, 2015, No Comments

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Juan M. Ortiz-Serbiá announced Thursday tha ...

USDA expands StrikeForce Initiatives to Puerto Rico
April 23, 2015, No Comments

U.S. Department of Agriculture officials from the agency’s Agricultural Marketing Service, Food and Nutrition Service, ...

USDA opens call for $28M in grants for rural businesses
March 31, 2015, No Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday the availability of $28 million for grants to support rural business ...