Tag: V.I. Department of Agriculture

Due To Drought Conditions, USVI Farmers Might Qualify For USDA’s Livestock Forage Disaster Program

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 and its territories. This became […]

Bryan Promises ‘New Day’ In Agriculture By Tapping Former Senator Nelson As Commissioner

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 instrumental in the passage of […]

Agriculture and WICO Share Their Projected Budgets With Finance Committee

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 is $4,013,625. The budget is […]

Mapp Asks WAPA Why Is It Taking So Long To Restore Electricity To St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John

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. Mapp said that he requested […]