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The livestock pens at the St. Croix abattoir. (Source photo by Linda Morland)

Agriculture to Hold Meeting for Livestock Farmers’ Abattoir Facility Use

The V.I. Department of Agriculture is inviting livestock farmers to attend a meeting on Friday, July 17, at the St. Croix Abattoir.

Good Food Coalition Collects Data on Territory’s Farmers

The coalition surveyed food producers in the U.S.V.I. to better understand the impact the pandemic was having on production capacity, market interruption, critical service gaps and the overall well-being of farmers.

Agriculture Updates St. Croix Water and Soil Distribution Plans

The Department of Agriculture is urging farmers to practice water and soil conservation practices, the benefits of which are increased yields per unit of land, better production per unit of labor and improved reliability of yields.

USDA Approves Virgin Islands Hemp Plan

Bryan reiterated his call for Senate action on his administration’s proposed expansion of the Medicinal Cannabis Patient Care Act, which aims to establish a taxed regulated system for the cultivation, manufacture and distribution of cannabis for medical, non-certified and sacramental use.

Roach Encourages Farmers, Fishermen to Apply for Economic Injury Disaster Help at SBA

An individual cannot apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan at local banks. Farmers and fishermen are required to go directly to the Small Business Administration website.

Explore and Learn About Caribbean Wetlands During National Wetlands Month

May is American Wetlands Month, a time to celebrate one of nature’s most productive ecosystems and the wonderful ways wetlands enrich the environment and people’s lives.

CFVI and Red Cross to Award $1M in Grants to Farmers and Needy

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands has awarded more than $1 million in grants supporting U.S.V.I. farmers and social services clients across the territory through a collaborative grant program funded by the American Red Cross.

Agriculture Alerts Livestock/ Horse Owners to Prepare for Dry Weather

The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDA) is urging livestock and horse owners to prepare their animals for the dry period this year and begin to implement steps to reduce any harmful effects to their animals.

‘Plow to Plate’ Seeking Applications From Farmers, Fishers, Businesses for Grants

Applications are available to smallholder farmers and agribusinesses, commercial fishers and fisheries, as well as food-related small businesses that produce or distribute food at a local level. The grants are for projects costing up to $20,000.

Farmers Markets Relocating But Open Saturday

The V.I. Department of Agriculture, with advice from the Police Department and Health Department, will be allowing farmers to vend produce at the Rudolph...

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