Press Releases
 
This page contains Press Releases from Louis E. Petersen, Jr. Ph.D. the Commissioner of Agriculture.
IMPORT BAN ON HORSES IS RELEASED
   
 
(June 06, 2013)
 
The Commissioner of Agriculture, Louis E. Petersen, Jr., PhD, wishes to inform the public that the temp.....
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RESTRICTIONS ISSUED FOR IMPORTATION OF HORSES TO THE VI
   
 
(May 24, 2013)
 

The Commissioner of Agriculture, Louis E. Petersen, Jr., PhD, wishes to inform the public that import restrictions have.....

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VIDOA Advises Farmers About Livestock Health Problems Due to Dry Weather
   
 
(March 06, 2013)
 
With the extended period of dry weather, the Commissioner of Agriculture, Dr. Louis Petersen, would like to caution livestock farmers about the increased th.....
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Chicken and Pet Bird Owners Beware of Teflon Coated Lightbulbs
   
 
(November 15, 2012)
 

With the increasing interest in raising poultry, the Commissioner of Agriculture, Louis E. Petersen, Jr., PhD., warns poultry owners to be careful when using heat lamps and other light bulbs around.....

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Second Annual Bee Buzzar
   
 
(September 10, 2012)
 
The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture annouces it's Second Annual Bee Buzzar which is located on St. Croix on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m located at the Sunshine Mall.....
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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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ANIMAL DISEASE TRACEABILITY
On February 5, 2010, USDA announced a new, flexible framework for animal disease traceability in the United States. The framework will provide the basic tenets of an improved animal disease traceability capability in the United States.  USDA’s efforts will: Only apply
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