Puerto Rico’s Ag Sector Takes Big Hit From Irma

Farmers are assessing damages and making recovery efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Irma slammed the Caribbean island earlier in the month. Puerto Rico Farm Bureau President Hector Cordero says nearly one-third of crops were lost because of the storm.

The crops hit hardest were plantain and coffee, he estimated in an interview with the American Farm Bureau Federation.  USDA preliminarily estimated that the U.S. territory’s ag sector sustained $30 million in losses.

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