USDA 1890 National Scholars Program offers scholarships to U.S. citizens who are seeking a bachelor's degree at one of the 19 universities in the field of agriculture, food, natural resource sciences or related disciplines.
This webinar will showcase the different research projects using the i-Tree tool in the Caribbean. Scientists will present how the i-Tree tool has been comprehensively used to carry out their research.
The funds will be used by program participants to finance capital improvements such as building chicken coops, upgrading food packing facilities, installing irrigation systems., and much more.
The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is investing $50 million in 118 partnerships to expand access to conservation assistance for climate-smart agriculture and forestry, including four projects targeting the PR and the USVI.
Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster.
NRCS Delivers Conservation Assistance, Healthier Natural Resources to Caribbean Area Farmers in 2021
In 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) continued a proud tradition of working in partnership with farmers, ranchers and forest landowners in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI).
The National Young Farmers Coalition (Young Farmers) offers grants to help young and beginning farmers as well as ranchers start up and grow their businesses.
The Caribbean chapter of the Fifth National Climate Assessment will host a virtual workshop on Jan. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to gather participants’ thoughts on the climate change issues that are most important to the U.S. Caribbean region.
APHIS The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is confident that its many existing preventative measures and mitigations, along with the protection zone, will protect the livestock industry from swine flu and ensure the continued export of U.S. pork.
The board would like the 50th Jubilee to be celebrated in grand fashion; however, with the current state of the pandemic and the recently discovered new variant, this may not be feasible.
The revised federal order, effective immediately, outlines mitigations that will allow certain products to move to the mainland, while continuing to provide the necessary protections against African swine fever.
“As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, I am happy to announce that effective today certain swine products and byproducts are now permitted for interstate travel from the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to the mainland United States."
Wet and muddy pens and pastures put animals at risk for many health problems. Commissioner Nelson recommends that all farmers fix leaky roofs and improve drainage in and around animal pens.
USDA--NRCS offers voluntary conservation programs to help Caribbean area farmers and landowners secure cleaner water and air, healthier soil and enhanced wildlife habitat while maintaining a vibrant agricultural business.
I was informed that there are discussions among some legislators who are thinking about exchanging prime government agricultural farmlands with other lands to allow a development to move forward. Act 6836 forbids the use of prime government agricultural lands for non-agricultural uses.
"The increased salaries for these and other positions will greatly assist the agency in meeting its staffing goals and improving the quality of life for the affected employees.”
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program is a voluntary conservation program that provides financial and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers to help install and implement conservation practices on eligible agricultural land.
St. Croix filmmaker Ramon Richardson recently released a documentary about the importance of agriculture on his home island.
The panel discussion, "Creating Resilient Food Systems in the Caribbean," will be held at 3 p.m., Monday, July 19.
Chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research Stacey Plaskett delivered the following statement at Monday's hearing titled “Supply Chain Recovery and Resiliency: Small Producers and Local Agricultural Markets.”