September 19, 2023

Ministry of Agriculture Notifies Public of Changes to COVID-19 Response

Department of Agriculture of the Virgin Islands

Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the territory, the VI Department of Agriculture will reduce its hours, with immediate effect, until Monday, January 10, 2022, to limit exposure and promote safety and welfare. be our employees, customers and the Virgin Islands community as a whole.

VIDA will change the hours of operation from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., effective Tuesday, December 28. The department encourages its customers and farmers to limit visits to VIDA offices unless purchasing seedlings, feed or other farm supplies.

Otherwise, most of the required forms or documents are available on the website at or they can be emailed to you directly. For more information, write to us at [email protected].

For any request outside these hours, contact us at 778-0997 on Sainte-Croix; 774-5182 on Saint-Thomas; or 776-6274 on St. John. Visitors to the department’s offices will be required to maintain the six-foot social distancing policy at all times.

Veterinary services are essential and permanent; contact Dr. Bethany Bradford at 642-7320 or email her directly at [email protected].

Ministry of Agriculture urges community members to keep safety in mind as VIDA staff continue to serve their mission of developing, supporting and promoting an economically lucrative agricultural industry in the Virgin Islands while protecting consumers, farmers and the environment.

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