Farmers: 'There Is No More Agriculture in Puerto Rico'

posted by Jenn Gidman -

The situation in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria isn't getting any better. 

The Washington Post and New York Times take a look at the devastation, as residents scramble for basic needs like food and water, deal with little to no cash or fuel, and realize the return of electricity and other services is "measured not in days but in weeks and months," the Post notes.

 Infrastructure, such as airports and ports, has been severely damaged, and farmers say the island's farming industry has been obliterated. "There is no more agriculture in Puerto Rico. And there won't be any for a year or longer," one farmer tells the Times. There's also not enough help from the US feds, partly due to the island's locale. "This is clearly a critical disaster in Puerto Rico," Gov. Ricardo Rossello tells the Post. "It can't be minimized, and we can't start overlooking us now that the storm passed, because the danger lurks."

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