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Virgin Islands Office

State Executive Director

Christy Marshall

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State Office Address

4500 NW 27th Avenue
Bldg D-1
Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 379-4500
(833) 881-9156

2021 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections Underway

USDA began mailing ballots the week of Nov. 1 for FSA county and urban county committee elections to all eligible agricultural producers and private landowners across the country. Elections are occurring in certain Local Administrative Areas (LAA).

To be counted, producers and landowners must return ballots to the local FSA county office or have postmarked by Dec. 6, 2021. County committees are unique to FSA and serve as a direct link between agricultural communities across the country and USDA. For more information on FSA county committees, visit fsa.usda.gov/elections.


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Pandemic Response and Safety Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will soon publish Requests for Applications (RFAs) for the Pandemic Response and Safety (PRS) Grants program to support agricultural stakeholders who haven’t yet received substantial federal financial assistance in responding to the COVID-19 crisis. This grant program will provide assistance to small businesses in certain commodity areas, including small scale specialty crop producers, food processors, manufacturers, distributors and farmers markets.

Eligible entities should visit the PRS grant portal at usda-prs.grantsolutions.gov for complete information on the program, including how to obtain a free of charge DUNS Number from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) before applying for this program. Entities can submit their grant applications through the portal beginning September 23.


USDA Announces the Appointment of Richard Wilson to Serve on the Farm Service Agency State Committee in Florida and the US Virgin Islands

On August 13, 2021, the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the appointment of Richard Wilson to serve on the FSA state committee in Florida and the US Virgin Islands which ensures the effective and efficient delivery of FSA federal farm programs to the state’s agricultural producers.


Coronavirus and USDA Service Centers

USDA Service Centers in the US Virgin Islands will continue to be open for business by phone appointment only and field work will continue with appropriate social distancing. While our program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, they will be working with our producers by phone, and using online tools whenever possible.

All Service Center visitors wishing to conduct business with FSA are required to call their Service Center to schedule a phone appointment. In the event a Service Center is not currently available to serve customers on location, producers can receive assistance from the closest alternate Service Center by phone. Learn more at farmers.gov/coronavirus.


Farm Service Agency Annual Policy Reminders


County Committee Elections

Elections will take place starting in November.

County committees are unique to FSA and serve as a direct link between agricultural communities across the country and USDA. For more information on FSA county committees, visit fsa.usda.gov/elections.

Important Election Dates

Nov. 1, 2021

Ballots mailed to eligible voters.

Dec. 6, 2021

Last day to return voted ballots to the USDA Service Center.

Jan. 1, 2022

Newly elected county committee members take office.


State Committee Members

Richard Wilson - Miami-Dade



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