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DOA Warns Consumers to Be on Alert for Stolen Meat Products

At this time of year, many animals are stolen and slaughtered in the bush and are then sold to unsuspecting consumers who could be harmed.

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.

Early Sign-up Now Open to Help Caribbean Farmers Recover from Hurricanes

EQIP is a voluntary conservation program that provides financial and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers to help them install and implement conservation practices on eligible agricultural land.
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.
Linda Lacy Hodge holds her Farmer of the Year trophy Saturday at Agrifest. (Facebook photo)

Agfair Is Accepting Applications for 2019 Farmer of the Year Competition

Farmers interested in participating in the competition are asked to contact Errol Chichester at 778-0997.

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.

ProTouch Donates Money and Seeds to DOE Program

ProTouch Communications LLC has donated 20 packets of vegetable and seasoning plant seeds to the Virgin Islands Department of Education’s Division of Agriculture.

Applications Available for RUS Disaster Grants for Drinking Water Systems, Sewer/Solid Waste Disposal Systems

$163,475,000 is available for repairs to drinking water systems as well as sewer and solid waste disposal systems that were impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

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