The USDA is seeking applications for grants to make housing repairs for low- and very-low-income rural residents. The grants are being provided through USDA’s Housing Preservation Grant program.
While the program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, the staff will be working with producers by phone and using online tools whenever possible.
Agricultural producers should visit www.farmers.gov/coronavirus for the latest information on available services and the latest status of service centers impacted by these locally-specific health measures.
The morning’s agenda will focus on 2018 Farm Bill overview and updates, hurricane recovery efforts under the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWPP), and updates from Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Caribbean Divisions, and federal and territorial partners.
Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released a statement after hosting members of Congress from the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee on St. Croix for the 49th annual Agriculture and Food Fair.
The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands and Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands invite children and families to visit the Play & Learn Tent at the Agricultural and Food Fair, Feb. 15-17.
On Jan. 21, Clean Sweep Frederiksted will launch the Urban Garden Workforce Development program, a free program that promises to teach participants the fundamentals of urban gardening and farming.
Luis A. Cruz-Arroyo joined the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Caribbean Area as its new director on Oct. 28.
The grant is in the amount of $149,877. This grant will be used to rebuild animal handling facilities at the University of the Virgin Islands Beef Cattle Research Facility.
Wet and muddy pens and pastures put animals at risk for many health problems.