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Growing Instructions

ANNOUNCING THE 2021 AGRICULTURAL PLAN TASK FORCE

Dear Virgin Islands Community: Pursuant to Act 8404 signed into law on December 11, 2020, the Commissioner of Agriculture and the President of the University of the Virgin Islands have been charged to create an Agricultural Plan for the Virgin Islands. An Agricultural...

AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT ALERTS FARMERS OF CLUSTER OF TROPICAL BONT TICKS FOUND IN ESTATE LOWER LOVE ON ST. CROIX ON A HERD OF SHEEP AND HORSES

April 13, 2021, US Virgin Islands – The Commissioner of Agriculture Mr. Positive T.A. Nelson announces that a cluster of tropical bont ticks were found in Estate Lower Love on St. Croix on a herd of sheep and horses. These ticks were discovered during a farm visit by...

AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT ALERTS LIVESTOCK AND HORSE OWNERS TO BE PREPARED FOR DRY WEATHER

March 1, 2020, US Virgin Islands – The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDA) is urging livestock and horse owners to prepare their animals for the dry period this year and begin to implement steps to reduce any harmful effects to their animals. Accordingly,...

Department of Agriculture to Hold Public Hemp Commission Meeting for Decision on Hemp Seed Distributor Permit

To view a recording and transcript of the meeting, please click here. February 10, 2021, US Virgin Islands – The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDA) is informing the community of a Public Hemp Commission Meeting to be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2021,...

THE AGRICULTURE AND FOOD FAIR OF U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS ANNOUNCES POSTPONEMENT OF THE ANNUAL FOOD FAIR FOR 2021

February 3, 2021, US Virgin Islands – After much gut-wrenching contemplation, discussion, and weighing, the Agriculture and Food Fair of the U.S.V.I., Board of Directors is sad to announce that due to ongoing uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety of...

AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT TO HOLD PUBLIC HEMP COMMISSION MEETING FOR HEARING AND CONSIDERATION OF APPLICATIONS

To view a recording and transcript of this meeting, please click here. February 2, 2020, US Virgin Islands – The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDA) is informing the community of a Public Hemp Commission Meeting to be held on Monday, February 08, 2021, at...

Backyard Farmer Development Program

INTRODUCTION The on-going COVID-19 pandemic seems to have threatened the food production industry on a global scale; and as such, many Virgin Islanders are now considering: “What if ships are unable to deliver food into the VI?” Thus, the consideration of such...

AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT INFORMS COMMUNITY OF ABATTOIR MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

JANUARY 21, 2021, US Virgin Islands – The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDA) is informing the community that the St. Croix Abattoir is being closed for maintenance as mandated by USDA Food Inspection Safety Service (FSIS).  Phase one of the Hazzard...

Department of Agriculture to Hold Public Hemp Commission Meeting for Decision on Hemp Licensure Application

Click here to view a partial recording of the meeting. December 22, 2020, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The VI Department of Agriculture (VIDA) will hold a Public Hemp Commission Meeting, on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 1:00 P.M. The media and the public are invited to...

Recent Press Releases

ANNOUNCING THE 2021 AGRICULTURAL PLAN TASK FORCE

Dear Virgin Islands Community: Pursuant to Act 8404 signed into law on December 11, 2020, the Commissioner of Agriculture and the President of the University of the Virgin Islands have been charged to create an Agricultural Plan for the Virgin Islands. An Agricultural...

Hemp Program

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Public Notices

ANNOUNCING THE 2021 AGRICULTURAL PLAN TASK FORCE

Dear Virgin Islands Community: Pursuant to Act 8404 signed into law on December 11, 2020, the Commissioner of Agriculture and the President of the University of the Virgin Islands have been charged to create an Agricultural Plan for the Virgin Islands. An Agricultural...

PUBLIC NOTICE: Federal Emergency Management Agency

In accordance with 44 CFR §9.8 for Executive Orders 11988 & 11990 Proposed Wind Resiliency Retrofit St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Notification is hereby given to the public of the intent of the Department of Homeland Security- Federal Emergency Management Agency...

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