Tag: Farming News

Jamaica Faces Marijuana Shortage As Farmers Struggle With Lack Of Rain

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica is running low on ganja. Heavy rains followed by an extended drought, an increase in local consumption and a drop in the number of marijuana farmers have caused a shortage in the island’s famed but largely illegal market that experts say is the worst they’ve seen. “It’s a cultural embarrassment,” […]

Department of Agriculture Begins Accepting Beekeeping Training Applications

FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDA) began accepting applications for its new Beekeeping Training Program on Friday. Intentionally designed to help bolster the bee population in the Virgin Islands, this program will train interested individuals on the basics of establishing a beekeeping colony and the benefits of beekeeping alongside crop production. Bees are […]

VIDA Given $715K To Fix Ancillary Facilities For Animal Slaughterhouse

FREDERIKSTED — The Office of Disaster Recovery announces that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated $715,091 in funding to the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDA). These funds will assist with repairs to animal pens, the veterinary building, and abattoir for damages caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017. At this time, livestock is […]