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Friday, September 18, 2020
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World Central Kitchen Offers Funding Up to $20,000 for Farmers, Fishers and Food Businesses

The nonprofit organization World Central Kitchen (WCK) has announced a second round of its Plow to Plate program in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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.

USDA-NRCS Offers Help to PR, USVI Communities With an Emergency Watershed Protection Program

NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to local Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands municipalities and agencies to relieve imminent threats to life and property.

National Integrated Drought Information System Gives Update for USVI

Drought conditions are expected to improve across the islands through September after near-record dryness in April through June.

Agriculture Recommends Preparations to Protect Livestock and Horses From Hurricanes

DOA’s Division of Veterinary Services assists farmers every day to protect the health of their livestock, the public health and the food supply. They are available to assist farmers to meet these recommendations and to help with other livestock health concerns.

Researchers Collaborate on Southern Region Water Resources Study, Need Farmers to Respond

The questionnaire was sent out to 100 farmers across the USVI and has yet to be answered by many. The questionnaire asks farmers to prioritize the water resource management issues they think are most important.

World Central Kitchen Awards ‘Plow to Plate’ Grants to Support V.I. Farming, Fishing

In the long-term, Plow to Plate aims to decrease the high rate of food imports into the USVI by supporting local food production.
Agriculture Commissioner Positive T.A. Nelson criticized abusive farming practices during Tuesday’s Finance Committee hearing. (V.I. Legislature Photo)

Agriculture Department Updates Its Response to COVID-19

The V.I. Department of Agriculture will be curtailing hours, effective immediately, to limit exposure and promote the safety and well-being of its employees, customers and the community-at-large.

Friends of VI National Park to Hold Plant Giveaway

Tyre palm The Friends of Virgin Islands National Park will hold a community tree giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 27. Planting native...

Department of Agriculture to Hold Zoom Meeting on Enforcement of Livestock Regulations

Senepol cattle on St. Croix. The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (DOA) invites community members to a discussion regarding the regulations for livestock owners in...