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AG Task Force Releases PowerPoint Presentation, Requesting Additional Feedback

Dear Farming Community: Thank you for all of the ideas, suggestions, and input that you have provided to the Plan Task Force as we work to develop a comprehensive Agricultural Plan for the Virgin Islands, pursuant to the mandates of Act 8404. Through its commitment to...

Task Force to Present the Preliminary Territorial Agricultural Plan, Seeking Public Feedback; Territory-Wide Hybrid Town Hall on Thursday, September 23; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

September 16, 2021, US Virgin Islands – After months of research, consultation, and community outreach initiatives including three community town halls on three islands, focus groups, and surveys distributed to farmers, food retailers, and the general public the...

Agriculture Department Alerts the Public of Swine Disease in the Dominican Republic, Urges Travelers to be Vigilant

September 3, 2021, US Virgin Islands – The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDA) announces that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has confirmed African Swine Fever in pigs in the Dominican Republic. African Swine Fever is a debilitating and deadly...

AG Plan Task Force: Community Engagement Survey

The direct link (case sensitive) to the survey is as follows: https://bit.ly/VIAgComSurvey

Farmers’ Engagement Survey

May 17, 2021, US Virgin Islands –Pursuant to Act No. 8404 of the Thirty-Third Legislature of the Virgin Islands, the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture and the President of the University of the Virgin Islands are required to develop an Agricultural Plan...

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,...

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May 17, 2021, US Virgin Islands –Pursuant to Act No. 8404 of the Thirty-Third Legislature of the Virgin Islands, the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture and the President of the University of the Virgin Islands are required to develop an Agricultural Plan...

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