New York, Puerto Rico form agricultural partnership

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New York and Puerto Rico will team up in an agricultural trade partnership.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the partnership could generate more than $1 million to help Puerto Rico rebuild agriculture and food-supply systems damaged by Hurricane Maria.

The announcement comes as Cuomo, along wth a group of state university students and nonprofit partners, are back in Puerto Rico.

Cuomo says about 80 percent the US territory’s the agriculture economy has been decimated.

“We will work with the Puerto Rican agricultural community to see how we can help them get up and running, and how we can be more aggressive about buying products from Puerto Rico to help that community and that sector of the economy,” he said.

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