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.

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 ...

Puerto Rico opens region’s 1st horse quarantine facility
October 7, 2014, No Comments

The Puerto Rico Horse Racing Industry and Sport Administration officially inaugurated its Horse Quarantine Port, the fir ...

Puerto Rico Agriculture Dept. lands $524K USDA grant
October 3, 2014, No Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday a round of funding to strengthen markets for specialty crops, such ...

Puerto Rico Supplies Group expands farmers network
October 3, 2014, No Comments

With an investment of more than five $5 million, Puerto Rico Supplies Group announced Thursday a partnership with a farm ...

USDA assigns $163K to 5 Puerto Rico solar projects
September 19, 2014, No Comments

Five proposals from Puerto Rico requesting a combined $163,000 in funding have been selected to benefit from the U.S. De ...