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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.

CFVI and Red Cross to Award $1M in Grants to Farmers and Needy

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands has awarded more than $1 million in grants supporting U.S.V.I. farmers and social services clients across the territory through a collaborative grant program funded by the American Red Cross.

USDA-NRCS to Hold Virtual State Tech Committee Meeting on May 28

RSVP to participate in the May 28 Micro TEAMS meeting. Please confirm your attendance.

Agriculture Alerts Livestock/ Horse Owners to Prepare for Dry Weather

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.

SBA Accepting Applications From Eligible Agricultural Small Businesses for Loans

Eligible agricultural small-businesses owners who have yet to submit an online application for this program are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible as these federal assistance loans are available for small businesses on a “first-come, first-served” basis.

‘Plow to Plate’ Seeking Applications for Funding Farmers, Fishers, Businesses

Applications are available to smallholder farmers and agribusinesses, commercial fishers and fisheries, as well as food-related small businesses that produce or distribute food at a local level. The grants are for projects costing up to $20,000.

Farmers Markets Relocating But Open Saturday

The V.I. Department of Agriculture, with advice from the Police Department and Health Department, will be allowing farmers to vend produce at the Rudolph...

Agriculture Updates Response to COVID-19, Gives Alternatives to Farmers’ Markets

DOA recognizes the importance of production within its local food system, especially at this critical time, and it wants to be as supportive as possible while maintaining the highest food and health safety standards.

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