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USDA Pays Nearly $2M to Farmers, Ranchers Transportation Cost Payment Program

Ninety-two producers in the USVI will receive more than $34,000 to help mitigate the increased costs of doing business.

Plaskett Hosts Members of House Agriculture Committee at 50th Annual Ag Fair

Over Memorial Day weekend, Congresswoman Plaskett, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, hosted her congressional colleagues, Agriculture Committee Vice Chair Alma Adams of N.C.’s 12th District and Congressman Salud Carbajal of California’s 24th District.
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Agriculture Continues Disease Surveillance of All Swine and Chicken Farms in USVI

In response to the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in pigs in the Dominican Republic and Haiti in 2021, every effort is being made to keep the disease out of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the United States.

USDA Investing $19.8M in USVI/ PR Watershed Infrastructure Projects to Benefit Rural Areas

These projects include rehabilitating dams, flood prevention and watershed restoration projects, and they are part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Farm Service Agency to Give Disaster Assistance for 2022 Livestock Forage Losses

County committees can only accept Livestock Forage Disaster Program applications after notification is received by the National Office of qualifying drought.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Updates Drought Report for Virgin Islands

Beneficial rains were observed across the local islands during the month of February. As a result, drought improvements were observed across portions of the local islands.

CBCC Hosts Residential Composting Workshop in Coral Bay

Composting uses the natural process of decay to convert kitchen waste into nitrogen rich material that can be spread in gardens to turbo-charge plant growth.

USDA-Rural Development Opens Application Process for Renewal Energy Pilot Program

There are continued plans in moving the territory towards being fully solar-powered, and this program can help the situation in many ways.

St. Croix Chamber of Commerce Informs Public of USDA Small Business 201 Workshop

This workshop is the second in the series of USDA’s efforts to support and showcase procurement opportunities to rural, minority, women’s, veterans’ and other small businesses.

National Association of Conservation Districts Awards Hans Lawaetz for Distinguished Service

This award recognizes someone who has made significant contributions to the conservation of natural resources. Hans Lawaetz has been a conservation leader for more than 50 years.