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VIPD Announces Traffic Advisory and Police Assistance for AgriFest 2024

The Virgin Islands Police Department is ready to keep everyone safe at the 2024 Agriculture Food Fair. Here is some information for individuals who will visit AgriFest 2024.

USDA Awards VIDA $2.7 Million Grant to Improve Local Agriculture Infrastructure

The USVI has been awarded $2.7 million by the US Department of Agriculture's American Marketing Service Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure Program to build two commercial kitchens in the territory and engage the underprivileged population in sustainable agricultural practices.

Saturday’s Farmers Market Temporarily Relocates During February

The St. Croix Saturday's Farmers Market, usually located at the Rudolf E. Schulterbrandt Complex (Agriculture Fairgrounds), will temporarily relocate to the La Reine Farmers Market.

Plaskett Shares Info on USDA Discrimination, Financial Assistance, Deadline for Farmers

 “The Discrimination Financial Assistance Program (DFAP) is a U.S. Department of Agriculture program, authorized by Congress through the Inflation Reduction Act, which is designed to provide financial assistance to individuals who may have experienced discrimination in farm lending programs prior to Jan. 1, 2021.

Sion Farm Distillery Produces Puerto Rican Reserve Mutiny Island Vodka From PR Breadfruit

This homegrown island spirit was created to help support Puerto Rican agriculture and incentivize farmers to plant breadfruit to create food security, local jobs and benefits for the environment.

V.I. Department of Agriculture Announces Reopening of St. Croix Abattoir

Commissioner Nominee Louis E. Petersen, Ph.D., a staunch advocate for making efficient and effective choices to improve the Department of Agriculture’s operations, expressed his relief that the St. Croix Abattoir can once again serve the community.

The Legacy of Oscar E. Henry Continues at UVI’s School of Agriculture

The initiative continues a decades-long relationship between the university and the Henry family and involves the use and management of livestock and agricultural resources located on the family estate in LaGrange, Frederiksted, St. Croix.

Plaskett Announces USVI Inclusion in Monthly and Seasonal Operational Drought Outlooks

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett shares the following statement on the inclusion of the Virgin Islands in the Climate Prediction Center Operational Drought Outlooks.

We Grow Food Inc. Plans Solarization and Refrigeration System Project at Bordeaux Farmers Market

It is We Grow Food Inc.’s goal to have the Bordeaux Farmers Market completely self-sustainable in the very near future.

Agriculture Department Plans Meeting With Farmers on St. Croix

The Department of Agriculture plans a general meeting with all farmers on St. Croix. It will be held on Wednesday, July 5, under the green and white tent on the southeastern corner of the Rudolph E. Shulterbrandt Agriculture Complex

USDA Announces Cooperative Agreements for Compost and Food Waste Reduction

Eligible entities in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are encouraged to apply by June 15.

USDA Seeking Applications to Expand Conservation Assistance to Underserved Producers

USDA-NRCS is offering up to $70 million in cooperative agreements with entities for two-year projects that encourage participation in NRCS programs, especially in underserved communities and among urban and small-scale producers.

Business Conference Planned for March 17: ‘Path to Prosperity’ on UVI St. Croix Campus

This event will provide useful information, tools and resources for small businesses and for attendees an opportunity to engage in dynamic discussions intended to create economic progress.

Inflation Reduction Act Funds for Climate-Smart Agriculture Available for Caribbean Farmers

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is making over $3.2 million in fiscal year 2023 funds available for oversubscribed conservation programs in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands,

V.I. Farmers Alliance to Hold Research Outreach Farm Field Day on February 25

There will be an open vegetable market, a farm tour of New Breed Farm, and a presentation detailing the research that has took place over the last three years on four local farms.

Viya to Celebrate 51st Agrifest; Offices to Close Commemorating Presidents Day

Viya offices on St. Croix will be closed on Saturday, Feb. 18, and customers are encouraged to visit Viya’s pop-up location at Agrifest.

Fish and Wildlife to Celebrate Exotic Pet Amnesty Week, Offers Free Permits and Microchips

"Fish and Wildlife continues to encourage the public to register their exotic animals free of charge and legally possess them in a responsible manner,”

AARP Applauds Passage of Bill to Appropriate Funds for the V.I. Agricultural Plan

AARP in The Virgin Islands advocated for funding to support the local farming industry in the Virgin Islands, in particular the Agricultural Plan.

UVI taking Applications for Retreat to Ignite Spark of Agro-Business Ownership in USVI Youth

U.S. Virgin Islands teens and young adults interested in agricultural entrepreneurship are invited to apply to join a unique weekend retreat co-sponsored by the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) School of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service. 

Elevate Island Wellness Dispensary to Sell Cannabis Products, Grand Opening Set for Jan. 11

Elevate Island is committed to providing high-quality, hand-selected cannabis products to all residents and tourists of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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