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.

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 ...

USDA opens dairy farm risk management program to P.R.
September 2, 2014, No Comments

USDA Puerto Rico Farm Service Agency Executive Director Juan Ortiz-Serbiá, announced that starting today, island farmer ...

SNAP program amended to include more farm workers
June 19, 2014, No Comments

In an effort to pull individuals out of their dependence on the government and improve the island’s food security issu ...