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Monday, January 15, 2018

Houston farm family wins environmental award

For the third year in a row, an Allen Harim farm family was presented with the Environmental Stewardship Award on Monday during Delaware Ag Week. Randy and Jordan McCloskey own Single Silo Farm in the...

Fifer Orchards wins top state agriculture award

Fifer Orchards was honored with the Secretary’s Award for its overall contribution to agriculture at the Delaware Agricultural Industry Dinner this week.  “There has never been a time that I have asked to bring the...

DuPont Sumitomo announce crop protection agreement

DuPont and Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited announced a global agreement to collaborate on the development, registration, and commercialization of protection products applied to crop seeds. DowDuPont, the product of a recent merger, plans to spin...

More residents near Mountaire plant getting bottled water after well tests

The  Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has determined that more homes near the Mountaire chicken processing plant near Millsboro should receive bottled water.  DNREC  working with the Delaware Division of Public Health to sample water...

Mountaire fires wastewater workers, announces plans for upgrades at Millsboro site

Mountaire Farms has fired workers at its wastewater treatment plant in Millsboro following the discovery of problems that led to a Violation Notice this month from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental...

Mountaire gets DNREC notice of violation for spray irrigation site

Poultry processor Mountaire has been served with a notice of violation for its wastewater operations at its plant in Millsboro by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and  Environmental Control. The plant uses a spray...

Congresswoman checks out poultry industry

Congresswoman  Lisa Blunt  Rochester D-Delaware  toured Delaware poultry operations early this week.  visited  a Mountaire Farms hatchery, an Allen Harim-contracted family. Rochester  visited  a Mountaire Farms hatchery, an Allen Harim-contracted family farm  and a Perdue Farms processing...

Allen Harim breaks ground on $22 million hatchery

Allen Harim  Wednesday broke ground on a  $22 million hatchery.   The new facility will have a capacity of 2.5 million eggs per week. In attendance were public  officials including Delaware Gov. John Carney, The new...
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Delmarva Poultry Industry gets grant to help growers plant bee-friendly plots

  Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) is partnering with Bayer to help chicken growers plant bee pollination plots on their farms. The effort  builds on the group's  long-running Vegetative Environmental Buffers program.  DPI’s effort is part of...

Young farmers loan program seeks applicants

Delaware farmers, between 18 and 40, have the opportunity to apply for the Young Farmers Loan Program through November 30.  The program provides long-term, no-interest loans to help eligible farmers purchase land, reducing the...
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