The USDA is seeking applications for grants to make housing repairs for low- and very-low-income rural residents. The grants are being provided through USDA’s Housing Preservation Grant program.
While the program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, the staff will be working with producers by phone and using online tools whenever possible.
Agricultural producers should visit www.farmers.gov/coronavirus for the latest information on available services and the latest status of service centers impacted by these locally-specific health measures.
Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released a statement after hosting members of Congress from the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee on St. Croix for the 49th annual Agriculture and Food Fair.
On Jan. 21, Clean Sweep Frederiksted will launch the Urban Garden Workforce Development program, a free program that promises to teach participants the fundamentals of urban gardening and farming.
Luis A. Cruz-Arroyo joined the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Caribbean Area as its new director on Oct. 28.
The grant is in the amount of $149,877. This grant will be used to rebuild animal handling facilities at the University of the Virgin Islands Beef Cattle Research Facility.
Wet and muddy pens and pastures put animals at risk for many health problems.
V.I. Developmental Disabilities Council Receives Rural Economic Development Innovation Technical Assistance
Joel Baxley, acting assistant to the secretary for rural development, recently announced the names of 47 rural communities and regions, including the U.S. Virgin Islands, that will receive technical assistance to help create and implement long-term economic development plans.
The census provides the most widely used statistics in the agriculture industry. It is the leading source of statistics about the USVI's agricultural production and the only source of comprehensive, comparable data at the island level.