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USVI Agriculture Plan Seeks to Boost Local Product Output From 3 Percent to 35 Percent by 2040

Linda Straker | May 10, 2022

Boosting local agriculture products from 3 percent to 35 percent is one of the goals for the agriculture sector as part of Vision 2040 – a developmental approach that is aimed at addressing the services, technology, energy, agriculture, and manufacturing sectors in the U.S. Virgin Islands. This was one of the many outcomes anticipated under the Vision 2040 Agriculture Plan component which was unveiled on Monday during a virtual and in-person ceremony, where members of the public had the opportunity to question aspects of the plan after it was unveiled by the Agricultural Plan Task Force. “The goal is to boost agriculture products by 2 per year…increase the acreage in production by 10 percent each year and increase the number of license farmers by 5 percent each year,” said co-chair of the Task Force Dr. David Hall, University of the Virgin…

USVI Agricultural Plan, Required by Act 8404, to be…

Staff Consortium | May 08, 2022

The Agricultural Plan Task Force will publicly unveil the highly anticipated territorial Agricultural…

Gittens Calls For Detailed Report From Dept. of Agriculture…

Linda Straker | May 05, 2022

Senator Kenneth Gittens, chairman of the Committee on Economic Development and Agriculture has requested…

Watch: Video, Pictures of the First Food Fair in St.…

Staff Consortium | April 29, 2022

St. Thomas this week has come alive with cultural activities — including many "first" events since the…

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AgriFest 2022 Postponed to May

Staff Consortium | December 09, 2021

The Agriculture and Food Fair of the U.S. Virgin Islands Board of Directors announced Thursday that after much consideration, the 50th Annual AgriFest has been postponed to May due to the ongoing unce...

Bill Aiming to End Hair Discrimination Moves Forward

Linda Straker | November 25, 2021

Legislation that will make it illegal for education administrators to discriminate against people because of their hair texture received the first step of becoming law when the Committee on Ed...

Miss UVI Wins National College Queens Competition

Staff Consortium | November 16, 2021

University of the Virgin Islands student ambassador, Miss UVI Jackeima Flemming, was crowned Miss National Black College Alumni (NBCA) Hall of Fame 2021-2022 on Saturday, Nov. 13, in Atlanta, Ga, UVI ...

Governor Bryan Aiming for Agrifest 2022

Ernice Gilbert | November 02, 2021

Agrifest 2022 has the backing of Governor Albert Bryan, with the territory's leader stating during his weekly press briefing that a successful fair would serve as a good test ahead of other events, in...

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