Message from the


VIDA CommissionerGreetings from the V.I. Department of Agriculture!  We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website that will convey information to you about our many ongoing projects in St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John.  We look forward to working with everyone in the USVI to continue the growth of our agri-business industry as an important contributor to the USVI economy.  Thank you for visiting our website and we thank you for attending all of the events we have sponsored or participated in!



Louis E. Petersen, Jr. Ph.D.

Governor John P. DeJongh, Jr.My Administration is firmly committed to supporting economic development in the United States Virgin Islands. We boast a strong and rapidly growing economy that is evident with an unprecedented influx of business development to our islands on a daily basis. We are unique and our beloved Territory offers many benefits: We use U.S. Currency and have the protection of the U.S. flag and U.S. courts. Manufacturers have duty-free, quota-free access to the U.
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