Hurricane Maria

Farm Bureau starts Puerto Rico Agricultural Relief Fund

· December 22, 2017

Puerto Rico farmers and ranchers need our help. That’s why the Puerto Rico Farm Bureau has established the Puerto Rico Agricultural Relief Fund to help address the agricultural losses inflicted this past September by Hurricane Maria. The hurricane struck Puerto Rico head-on, devastating as much as 80 percent of the island’s farm production. Puerto Rico’s […]

Hurricane-hit Puerto Rico dairies, help is on the way

· October 19, 2017

Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico’s agriculture sector, including dairy operations. That’s why the USDA is providing emergency assistance to dairy operators in Puerto Rico. “We’re dispatching additional USDA staff to the island, but we also continue to ramp up material assistance as well,” said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. “Dairy producers need help immediately, […]

Monsanto donates $250K to Puerto Rico relief efforts

· October 18, 2017

Monsanto is boosting its disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico by donating $250,000 to Centros Sor Isolina Ferre’, a social services agency which provides assistance to communities located near the company’s Monsanto Caribe site in Juana Diaz. Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on September 20. However, weeks after the devastating storm, most of the island […]

John Deere donates $1M to Habitat Hammers Back

· October 9, 2017

Deere & Company is giving $1 million to Habitat Hammers Back, a long-term recovery initiative organized by Habitat for Humanity International to help repair and rebuild communities ravaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. “Habitat for Humanity has many years of experience helping families build back after disasters, providing longer-term, sustained efforts to help people […]

USDA sends food boxes to Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

· October 2, 2017

Nutritious food is on the way to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, thanks to the efforts of the USDA. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the food packages are designed to address an immediate need for food until a longer-term solution is ready to be put in place. […]

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