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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.

Good Food Coalition Collects Data on Territory’s Farmers

The coalition surveyed food producers in the U.S.V.I. to better understand the impact the pandemic was having on production capacity, market interruption, critical service gaps and the overall well-being of farmers.

USDA Approves Virgin Islands Hemp Plan

Bryan reiterated his call for Senate action on his administration’s proposed expansion of the Medicinal Cannabis Patient Care Act, which aims to establish a taxed regulated system for the cultivation, manufacture and distribution of cannabis for medical, non-certified and sacramental use.

Roach Encourages Farmers, Fishermen to Apply for Economic Injury Disaster Help at SBA

An individual cannot apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan at local banks. Farmers and fishermen are required to go directly to the Small Business Administration website.

Explore and Learn About Caribbean Wetlands During National Wetlands Month

May is American Wetlands Month, a time to celebrate one of nature’s most productive ecosystems and the wonderful ways wetlands enrich the environment and people’s lives.

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