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There will be no food in Puerto Rico… There is no more agriculture in Puerto Rico. And there won’t be any for a year or longer.

— José A. Rivera, a farmer on the southeast coast of Puerto Rico (The New York Times: Puerto Rico’s farms wiped out by Hurricane Maria)