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Governor Congratulates Senepol Cattle Breeders on 100th Anniversary

In 1918, Bromley Nelthropp began this new breed of cattle by crossing the N’Dama cattle, originally from Senegal, West Africa, with the Red Poll breed from England, resulting in animals that were heat tolerant, insect resistant, docile, high milk-producing and very good beef.

USDA-WHIP Announces Natural Disaster Recovery Assistance for Farmers

Through the new Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (WHIP), eligible crops, trees, bushes or vines located in a county declared in a Presidential Emergency Disaster Declaration as a ‘primary county’ are eligible for assistance if the producer suffered a loss as a result of a 2017 hurricane or wildfire.

Now Is Time for Farmers to Make Preparation to Protect Animals From Storms

V.I. Department of Agriculture urges farmers to make preparations to protect livestock and horses from hurricanes and floods, reduce disaster related loss and damage.

Democrats Appoint Plaskett to Conference Committee on 2018 Farm Bill

I look forward to being a part of the diverse House Democratic conferees who will bring the strength of our values and wide-ranging expertise to the work of crafting a bipartisan Farm Bill that honors our responsibility to the farmers and people of the Virgin Islands.”

Farmers Rebuild After Caribbean Hurricanes

This is the story of one farmer, Charles Leonard, who survived the hurricanes of 2017. He has 170 fruit trees that he raises on a few acres on St. Thomas and was one of the first farmers to get a lease to farm on the island.
Fresh local produce is sold at the Jackson Farm stand on St. Croix (Bill Kossler photo)

DOA Launches ‘Fresh From the Farm’ Radio Talk Shows

These radio talk shows have been created to promote sustainable agriculture, marketing and the competitiveness of specialty crops in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Homeowners Urged to Seek Help for Bat Removal; Protection of Mastiff Bats Is Imperative

Each bat eats enormous amounts of insects, including mosquitos that carry dengue and zika, and plays an important role in pest control. They are no threat to humans.
The mulch, made from hurricane vegetative debris, does not appear to have any non-organic waste in it.

VIWMA Informs Community Free Clean Mulch Is Available

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise Team advises the community that clean mulch is available at no charge at the Anguilla...

Mulch Now Available for Pick-up in St. Thomas-St. John District

Chipped vegetative hurricane debris is now available for pick-up in the Estate Bordeaux farming community, just north of the bus turnaround, on St. Thomas.

Mulch Available for Pick-up at Susannaberg Transfer Station

Residents must bring their own truck, shovels and other necessary equipment for pick-up.

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