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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At least two local farmers have joined the American Samoa Chamber of Commerce in lobbying the US Agriculture Department to include bananas on the list of specialty crops covered under the federal Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which assists “commercial...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Chamber of Commerce has requested more information from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on how to include local produce — such as taro and bananas — as allowable products for funding under federal COVID-19 funds, as local farmers were impacted...
Dear Editor, Unless the Senators, Faipule’s and DOA Dir. take the farmers emergency crisis more seriously than fa’alifu taro, we can never recover or compete with off island vendors. A budget of $100,000.00 allocated is a drop in the manure bucket. Tropical Storm Gita (2018) destroyed every farm in...