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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In the past year, the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDA) in conjunction with the UVI Cooperative Extension Service Environmental Health and Climate Team, successfullyapplied for and became a part of the U.S. Drought Monitor which shows the location and intensity of droughts across the United States

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan on Sunday announced former St. Croix Senator Terrance “Positive” Nelson as his commissioner nominee for the Department of Agriculture. Nelson, a longtime educator and former seven-term senator for the district of St. Croix, is the sponsor of the Agriculture in the Classroom Act and was

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the Committee on Finance chaired by Sen. Kurt Vialet, held a meeting at the Capitol Building on Tuesday, to receive testimony from the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDOA), and the West Indian Company Limited on the FY 2019 budget appropriations. VIDOA General Fund request

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HAPPY TIMES: The owner of Hook, Line and Sinker gets electricity back on St. Thomas. FREDERIKSTED — Power restoration is “expected to spike” over the next two weeks as many significant neighborhoods are nearly ready to be energized, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Friday following a briefing on power restoration and debris removal.

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LOADS AND LOADS OF PIPE: Gov. Kenneth Mapp says that the V.I. Department of Agriculture under his control has been working as fast as possible to get needed water to farmers at Community Gardens in St. Croix. FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDOA) said that it is

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FREDERIKSTED — The territory has a small, but dedicated farm industry. Many farm in the Community Gardens on St. Croix and they struggle to receive basic government-sponsored support services such as proper and timely land preparation, and access to a reliable water supply to irrigate. They also have to fight

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ON THE BALLS: Gov. Ken Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Following much discussion and deliberation the membership of the St. Thomas – St. John Agriculture and Food Fair Committee has made the decision to cancel the 33rd Annual Agriculture and Food Fair “based on logistical and numerous other challenges. A meeting

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDOA) invites persons who are interested in applying for a Specialty Crop Block Grant to an informational workshop to be held at the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service REC room 133 on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture invites persons who are interested in putting their fruit orchards on a fruit farm tour scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. The farm was supported by Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) program funding. Persons are asked to meet at

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