Agriculture Department Informs Public of Changes in Response to COVID-19

Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture

Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the territory, the V.I. Department of Agriculture will be curtailing hours, effective immediately, through Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, to limit exposure and promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers and the Virgin Islands community at-large.

VIDA will modify business hours to 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., effective Tuesday, Dec. 28. The department encourages its customers and farmers to limit visits to VIDA offices unless purchasing seedlings, feed or other agricultural supplies.

Otherwise, most required forms or documents are available on the website at  or they can be emailed directly to you. For more information, email us at

For inquiries outside of these hours, contact us at 778-0997 on St. Croix; 774-5182 on St. Thomas; or 776-6274 on St. John. Visitors to the department’s offices will be required to maintain the social distancing policy of six feet at all times.

Veterinary services are essential and on-going; contact Dr. Bethany Bradford at 642-7320 or email her directly at

The Department of Agriculture urges community members to keep safety in mind as the staff at VIDA continues to serve in its mission to develop, support and promote an economically lucrative agricultural industry in the U.S. Virgin Islands while protecting consumers, farmers and the environment.