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World Central Kitchen Provides Latest Round of Support for Food Producers in V.I.

Food Producer Network grants are used to fund extraordinary capital investments, such as in tractors, ice machines, walk-in freezers, irrigation systems, engines and other similar equipment or infrastructure.

USDA-NRCS Seeks New Partnerships to Protect, Restore Wetland Ecosystems

Restored wetlands help improve water quality downstream, enhance wildlife habitat, reduce impacts from flooding and provide recreational benefits.

USDA-NRCS Awards $8.5M in Conservation Assistance to Caribbean Farmers in 2020

In FY 2020, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) continued working in partnership with farmers, ranchers and forest landowners in the Caribbean Area (PR and USVI) despite hardships from earthquakes to COVID-19 to tropical storms.
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett

Plaskett Announces $778,000 in Federal Grants for V.I. Farmers

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.

Agriculture Warns of Increased Threat of Disease to Livestock During Wet Weather

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
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett

Federal Government Grants UVI Over $170,000

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding a $170,964.00 grant for the University of the Virgin Islands.

NRCS Opens Sign-up Period for FY 2021 Environmental Quality Incentives Program for Farmers

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.
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett

Congresswoman Announces Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 for Farmers

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).
Hills are turning brown all over St. Thomas under drought conditions (sap photo)

USDA Designates V.I. Part of Drought Monitor, V.I. Eligible for Livestock Forage Disaster Program

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.

USDA-NRCS Offers Help to PR, USVI Communities With an Emergency Watershed Protection Program

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.

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