Puerto Rico’S Dairy Industry, Once Strong, Flattened By Means Of Maria

Puerto Rico’s Dairy Industry, Once Robust, Flattened By MariaEnlarge this image toggle caption Courtesy of Manuel Perez Courtesy of Manuel PerezManuel Perez is a veterinarian who specializes in caring for cattle, and he knows many of Puerto Rico’s dairy farmers.
They account for about a third of Puerto Rico’s total agricultural production, thanks to strict limits on imported milk.
Dairy farmers are the biggest single part of Puerto Rico’s agricultural economy.
“It’s all muddy and dirty and doesn’t look very good, but he’s milking.
“When we got [to the farm], they were milking,” Perez says.

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