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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TAKES TIME TO LET EMPLOYEES RECUPERATE  The Department will be temporarily closed after success of this year’s annual AgriFest Kingshill, V.I., June 1, 2022 - Positive T.A. Nelson, Commissioner of...

VIDA STX Preparations for Fair

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DIVISION CLOSURES IN PREPARATION FOR THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ANNUAL CELEBRATION: AG-FAIR   Regularly scheduled services provided by the Abattoir, Nursery, Veterinary Team and Market will be temporarily...

STX Saturday’s Farmers’ Market Exchange Temporarily Moves to La Reine

Saturday Farmers Market Exchange will move from the Rudolph E. Shulterbrandt Complex to the previous Farmers Market site located at La Reine – across the street from Pueblo on the following dates beginning on: Saturday, May 21, 2022, May 28, 2022 & June 4, 2022

AG PLAN TASK FORCE UNVEILS 2021 AGRICULTURAL PLAN

US Virgin Islands, May 10, 2022 – The Agricultural Plan Task Force publicly unveiled the highly anticipated territorial Agricultural Plan during a hybrid event on Monday, May 9 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. As required by Act 8404, the Agricultural Plan contains policy and...

Public Invited to Unveiling of the USVI Agricultural Plan Monday, May 9, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

US Virgin Islands, May 03, 2022 – The Agricultural Plan Task Force will publicly unveil the highly anticipated territorial Agricultural Plan during a hybrid event on Monday, May 9 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. As required by Act 8404, the Agricultural Plan contains policy...

THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CONTINUES DISEASE SURVEILLANCE OF ALL SWINE AND CHICKEN (AVIAN) FARMS IN THE TERRITORY

The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture Veterinary Services Division (VIDA VS) has embarked on a robust swine health surveillance program in partnership with the USDA. In response to the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in pigs in the Dominican Republic and...

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

February 3, 2022, 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....

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...

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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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