This economic impact payment is designed to support farmers as they continue to supply the local economy with fresh local produce at locations such as markets, school lunch programs, hospitals, senior citizen facilities, etc.
Starting Oct. 15, food producers in the U.S. Virgin Islands and The Bahamas will have the opportunity to take free business workshops on Zoom with the Food Business Bootcamp, presented by World Central Kitchen.
Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), chair of the Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research Subcommittee, released the following statement announcing over $778,000 in federal grants for U.S. Virgin Islands farmers and agriculture community.
Wet and muddy pens and pastures put animals at risk for many health problems. Commissioner Nelson recommends that all farmers fix leaky roofs and improve drainage in and around animal pens
Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding a $170,964.00 grant for the University of the Virgin Islands.
EQIP is a voluntary conservation program that provides financial and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers to help install and implement conservation practices on eligible agricultural land.
Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett made the following statement regarding the second round of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2.0).
This became extremely important when the U.S. Virgin Islands experienced a drought beginning in April that has not abated and continues with minimal relief.
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.
Drought conditions are expected to improve across the islands through September after near-record dryness in April through June.