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NRCS Webinar to Share Knowledge of EWP, Protection Program Implementation in Caribbean

Webinar participants will gain basic knowledge about the EWP program policy and implementation, and they will learn about the impacts of Irma and María on Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

NRCS Remains Open During Partial Government Shutdown

During a government shutdown, agencies that receive mandatory funding or have funds appropriated in prior years that are carried forward can continue to serve customers using that money.

Green House Donates 40 Tomato Cages to School Agriculture Programs

District Director of Agriculture Velda Hendricks received the donation on Dec. 7 and began distributing the wire cages to schools within the district.
Patrons view the varied displays at the Agriculture Fair.

Board of Directors of Agfair Urges Farmers to Register for Booth Space

Farmers are especially encouraged to register as soon as possible to secure booth space(s). The application deadline for farmers is Dec. 31.
Commissioner of Agriculture Carlos Robles testifies at a Senate committee hearing Friday.

DOA to Temporarily Suspend Land Preparation Services

The reasons for the suspension are to address the backlog of applications that resulted from the inability to prepare land for several months due to the saturated soil conditions and to facilitate preparation for the 2019 annual Agriculture and Food Fair.

School Food Authority Nurtures Heathy Habits Through Farm to School Program

In partnership with Ridge to Reef Farm Hub, based on St. Croix, the School Food Authority exposed students to new ways to incorporate fresh, local produce into their daily meals.
Planters in Cruz Bay’s Franklin A. Powell, Sr. Park on St. John were filled with mulch created from hurricane vegetative debris.

Mulch Now Available for St. Croix Farmers and Residents

Double-chipped hurricane vegetative material, or mulch, is available for pick-up on St. Croix, once again, according to Commissioner of Agriculture Carlos Robles.
Patrons view the varied displays at the Agriculture Fair.

Agfair Applications Available; Fair Set for February 2019

The Board of Directors of the Agriculture and Food Fair of the Virgin Islands has announced that applications for the 48th annual fair will be available starting Nov. 2.

Partners in Agriculture to Give Away Free Breadfruit Trees on Sept. 29

Partners in Agriculture will be giving away free breadfruit trees between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at Midre Cummings Park in Frederiksted.

USDA Awards $50,000 to USVIEDA Incubator Program to Purchase Generator

Sydney Spence Gruters, the state director for U.S. Department of Agriculture -- Rural Development in Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands, is in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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