Puerto Rico

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 […]

KIOTI Tractor donates UTVs to Puerto Rico relief effort

· November 7, 2017

KIOTI Tractor is donating several of its MECHRON utility vehicles to the American Red Cross to assist with hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. “Supporting those in need is part of our company’s DNA. We felt compelled to get involved as they begin the tough reconstruction process after the devastating damage that Hurricane Maria brought.” […]

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 […]

Perdue: No such thing as business as usual in Puerto Rico

· October 5, 2017

The USDA has not forgotten about Puerto Rico and is continuing its efforts to address the nutrition needs of residents affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. As of September 29th, 40,296 cases of USDA Foods have been used by volunteer organizations to feed residents in Puerto Rico congregate settings and shelters. Puerto Rico has also […]

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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