Agriculture

CONGRESS PASSES FOURTH BIPARTISAN CORONAVIRUS PACKAGE TO BOLSTER SMALL BUSINESSES, FARMERS AND HEALTH CARE NEED

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry April 23, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESS PASSES FOURTH BIPARTISAN CORONAVIRUS PACKAGE TO BOLSTER SMALL BUSINESSES, FARMERS AND HEALTH CARE NEEDS “This Legislation Provides Small Business Funding, Supports Hospitals and Farmers, and Invests in Nationwide Testing,” stated Congresswoman Plaskett Washington, DC - Congresswoman Stacey E. P... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN PLASKETT HOSTS CHAIRMAN OF U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE FOR 49TH ANNUAL AGRICULTURE AND FOOD FAIR

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry February 19, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS RELEASE CONGRESSWOMAN PLASKETT HOSTS CHAIRMAN OF U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE FOR 49TH ANNUAL AGRICULTURE AND FOOD FAIR Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement after hosting Members of Congress from the U.S. House of Representatives Agricultur... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF DISASTER AID AND TAX RELIEF BILL FOR U.S. TERRITORIES

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF DISASTER AID AND TAX RELIEF BILL FOR U.S. TERRITORIES Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding H.R. 5687 - the emergency supplemental appropriations bill passed in the House by a vote of 237 – 161 which will provide support to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico following a... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT APPOINTED CHAIRWOMAN OF THE BIOTECHNOLOGY, HORTICULTURE, AND RESEARCH SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT APPOINTED CHAIRWOMAN OF THE BIOTECHNOLOGY, HORTICULTURE, AND RESEARCH SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), has been appointed to serve as the Chairwoman of the Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Subcommittee of the House Committee on Agriculture. The Congresswoman released the followin... Read more »

Plaskett Statement on National Farmer's Day

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ST. CROIX– Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released the following statement commemorating National Farmer's Day: "We cannot overstate the importance of our farmers and local producers to our Virgin Islands economy and the health and well being of its residents. As we continue to grow our agricultural product and establish our sustainability, let us take this National Farmer's Day to n... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Named as a Conferee to the Conference Committee on the Farm Bill

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), a member of the House Agriculture Committee released the following statement after being named one of the House Democratic Members to serve on a conference committee on the Farm Bill: “I am thankful to the Democratic House Leadership for appointing me as a conferee to the conference committee for the 2018 Farm Bill. The conference committ... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett’s Statement Regarding Amendment to Farm Bill Proposing to Ban Cockfighting in the Virgin Islands

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement regarding an amendment offered to H.R. 2 – Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 that would ban cock fighting in the Virgin Islands: “Cockfighting, like horse racing, is a long-standing recreational activity in the U.S. Virgin Islands with historical and cultura... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Says Including Rural Broadband in His Infrastructure Proposal is a Step in The Right Direction for President Trump and His Administration

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WASHINGTON, DC– Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, a Member of the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement after the announcement by President Trump regarding rural broadband being included in his infrastructure proposal: “Broadband is not a luxury it is a necessity. Affordable broadband is a building block for healthy c... Read more »

USDA designates St. Croix a primary disaster area due to severe drought

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Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated St. Croix a primary disaster area, allowing farmers to now apply for aid through the Farm Service Agency. “We are pleased to announce that the USDA has designated St. Croix a disaster area. Our office has been working closely with local farmers and with the FSA in hop... Read more »