All posts tagged "agriculture"
Irrigation systems vital for D.R. agriculture
INDRHI invested RD $12.71B, benefiting 2.5M users
- Posted August 13, 2017
Farming sector backs industrial hemp cultivation in Puerto Rico
Several groups argue the island has the ideal conditions for harvest and research
- Posted June 9, 2017
Tax Breaks in D.R. Fail to Boost Agro Sector
Job generation remains unstable
- Posted June 4, 2017
Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary
WASHINGTON – The Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary in President Donald Trump’s administration as the farming industry looks to Washington for help amid a downturn in the market. Perdue won...
- Posted April 24, 2017
Puerto Rico Delegation Requests Federal Funds for Agriculture
SAN JUAN – Senate Agriculture Committee President Luis Berdiel Rivera announced Thursday that he will meet with representatives of federal agencies on Feb. 27, in order to request funds for Puerto Rico’s farming and fishing industry. Also joining the meeting...
- Posted February 16, 2017
Watermelon Corp. bets on Puerto Rico
The company wants to export products completely made in Puerto Rico
- Posted February 14, 2017
State of emergency declared amid heavy rains
SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard due to heavy rains that have caused $13 million in crop losses. Interim Gov. Víctor Suárez said Tuesday that coffee, rice, fruits...
- Posted November 22, 2016
Expert: Straying from Food Security Plan could be dangerous for Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN – If Gov.-elect Ricardo Rosselló’s administration doesn’t continue the local Agriculture Department’s ongoing food security efforts, the executive director of the Innovation Fund for Agricultural Development (FIDA by its Spanish acronym), agronomist Saritza Aulet Padilla, said during...
- Posted November 16, 2016
Arctic Farming: Town Turns to Hydroponics for Fresh Greens
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The landscape is virtually treeless around a coastal hub town above Alaska’s Arctic Circle, where even summer temperatures are too cold for northern-growing forests to take root. Amid these unforgiving conditions, a creative kind...
- Posted November 4, 2016
A decade of crop loss from Hurricane Matthew in Haiti
LES CAYES, Haiti — As Hurricane Matthew roared across southwestern Haiti, Joselien Jean-Baptiste huddled with his family while the wind whipped at his little house. When it was finally safe to venture outside at dawn the 60-year-old...
- Posted October 14, 2016