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Dept. of Agriculture Reminding Livestock Farmers of Increased Threat of Disease to Livestock During…

Staff Consortium | September 22, 2022

The V.I. Dept. of Agriculture is reminding livestock farmers about the increased threat of disease to animals caused by wet weather. According to the release, Agriculture Commissioner Positive T. A. Nelson recommends that all farmers fix leaky roofs and improve drainage in and around animal pens during the rainy season to reduce standing water, mud, and wet manure. The department said wet and muddy pens and pastures put animals at risk for many health problems. Mud can cause foot damage and lameness which prevents animals from moving around to eat and graze. Stomach worms thrive in wet manure and on muddy pastures where they can cause disease and even death in infected cattle, sheep, goats and pigs, D.O.A. said. To reduce exposure to worms, farmers should delay letting sheep and goats out on pasture in the mornings until the sun has dried…

Sarauw-Sponsored Bill Making it Unlawful to Discriminate…

Elesha George | September 15, 2022

A bill that makes it unlawful to discriminate against any person based on their sexual orientation has…

Expert Staff and Mindset Change Needed to Transform…

Elesha George | August 20, 2022

The V.I. Department of Agriculture says that growing technical expertise in local agriculture will be…

V.I. Agriculture Industry Can Recapture Hundreds of…

Elesha George | July 19, 2022

It has been called “the blueprint to grow agriculture” and “the most comprehensive and publicly engaged…

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Over 200 Pictures of Agrifest 2022 - Watch

Staff Consortium | May 29, 2022

We've uploaded over 200 pictures of the 2022 Agriculture and Food Fair, which takes place annually at the Schulterbrandt Agriculture Complex in Estate Lower on St. Croix. This year's event was the fir...

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