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Agriculture Department Announces 2021/2022 Micro-Grant for Food Security Project

2021/2022 MGFSP Application The objectives of this program are to increase the quantity and quality of locally grown food for food insecure individuals, families, neighborhoods, and communities; and to increase food security for at-risk members of the community...

AG Plan 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...

AG Plan 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...

Recent Press Releases

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...

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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...

Public Notices

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...

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