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“Farmers say Maria wrecked bright spot of Puerto Rico economy”

AgWeb posted an article from the Associated Press this past week describing just some of the heartbreaking losses that Puerto Rican farmers are experiencing from Hurricane Maria.  Impacts are both from the storm itself and from the aftermath with the continuing loss of power, which is a major problem for the significant dairy industry on the island.  You can read more about it here.

Plantain trees flattened by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, P.R. In a matter of hours, the storm destroyed about 80 percent of the crop value in Puerto Rico, the territory’s agriculture secretary said. Credit Victor J. Blue for The New York Times