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Charlotte Amalie
Friday, September 25, 2020

Agriculture

Good Food Coalition Collects Data on Territory’s Farmers

Virgin Islands farmers On Sunday, April 19, Virgin Islands Good Food Coalition Inc. (VIGFC) launched its COVID-19 Producer Survey. The coalition surveyed food producers in...

Nelson to Host Medical Cannabis Conference

Positive T.A. Nelson is sworn in as agriculture commissioner in March. (File photo) Commissioner of Agriculture Positive T.A. Nelson will hold a conference Saturday as...

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

Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has announced it has awarded more than $1 million in grants...

Deadline to Sign-up for NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program Is Sept. 20

USDA-NRCS: United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service Juan C. Hernandez, PR – USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Caribbean Area acting director, reminds...

Agricultural Research Program to Present Information on Cooperative Business

The University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service (UVI-CES) and the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program invite the community to attend...

NRCS Caribbean Area Names Luis A. Cruz-Arroyo as New Director

Luis A. Cruz-Arroyo Luis A. Cruz-Arroyo joined the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Caribbean Area as its new director on Oct. 28. He is...
Hills are turning brown all over St. Thomas under drought conditions (sap photo)

USDA Designates V.I. Part of Drought Monitor, V.I. Eligible for Livestock Forage Disaster Program

This became extremely important when the U.S. Virgin Islands experienced a drought beginning in April that has not abated and continues with minimal relief.

Arborists’ Workshop to Teach Selection and Care of Trees

Flamboyant tree in the Virgin Islands The University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service’s (UVI-CES) Agriculture and Natural Resources Program, in partnership with the...

Explore and Learn About Caribbean Wetlands During National Wetlands Month

Abdiel Santana, Natural Resources Conservation Services Caribbean MLRA soil scientist, describes the soils in Jobos Bay wetlands. Farmers and landowners can help wetlands thrive in...

DOA to Hold Events Promoting WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

Fresh Fruit Farmers Market The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture’s (DOA) Marketing Division received $77,000 in grant funding to develop the Women, Infants and Children...