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Agriculture Releases Applications for Backyard Farmer Development Program

Selected applicants will receive technical assistance in the form of education and material resources to assist in growing their crops. Then Agriculture’s marketing division will purchase the crops and feature them as the ‘Harvest of the Month’.

USDA Offers Conservation Help to Landowners to Protect Wetlands, Agricultural Lands, Grasslands

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) applications at local USDA Service Centers island-wide.

USDA – NRCS’s Applications for Conservation Stewardship Program Due by March 26

Through this conservation program, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps farmers, ranchers and forest landowners earn payments for expanding conservation activities while maintaining agricultural production.

VIDA Postpones Agriculture and Food Fair USVI Until 2022

There will be a recognition and celebration of the fair’s 50th anniversary celebration next year.

USDA-NRCS Funds Caribbean Area Priority Watershed Assessment for Water Quality Improvement

The Watershed Assessments funding notice for the National Water Quality Initiative has been posted to www.grants.gov and is open for applications through March 31
The livestock pens at the St. Croix abattoir. (Source photo by Linda Morland)

Agriculture Department Closes St. Croix Abattoir for Maintenance

The V.I. Department of Agriculture will continue to communicate directly to its customers, and it will be updating the community of the opening date, shortly.

World Central Kitchen Provides Latest Round of Support for Food Producers in V.I.

Food Producer Network grants are used to fund extraordinary capital investments, such as in tractors, ice machines, walk-in freezers, irrigation systems, engines and other similar equipment or infrastructure.

SBA Extends COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Deadline

The program has helped millions of small businesses, including non-profit organizations, sole proprietors and independent contractors.

St. Croix Market to Be Open on Christmas Eve

The V.I. Department of Agriculture has announced the opening of the St. Croix Market at the Rudolph Shulterbrandt Agricultural Complex in Estate Lower Love on Dec. 24.
Delita Burroughs contemplates which pie to take home. (Linda Morland photo)

Agriculture and Food Fair Postponed Until May 2021

The rescheduled date for 50th anniversary of Agrifest is Memorial Day weekend, May 29-31, 2021.

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