The deadline for vendor application submissions is Friday, Oct. 26. The fair will be held on Nov. 17 and Nov. 18, at the Bordeaux Farmers’ Market.
The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture’s Marketing Division received $77,000 in grant funding to develop the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Farmers Market Nutrition Program in the territory.
Farmers interested in participating in the competition are asked to contact Errol Chichester at 778-0997.
Sydney Spence Gruters, the state director for U.S. Department of Agriculture -- Rural Development in Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands, is in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Applications Available for RUS Disaster Grants for Drinking Water Systems, Sewer/Solid Waste Disposal Systems
$163,475,000 is available for repairs to drinking water systems as well as sewer and solid waste disposal systems that were impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
The Senepol Cattle Breeders Association has awarded the Fritz E. Lawaetz Award to Robert Godfrey, Ph.D., director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor of Animal Science at the University of the Virgin Islands.
The program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements.
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.
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.
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.
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