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Sunday, November 19, 2017

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...

Mountaire acquires Eastern Shore grain company’s assets

Mountaire Farms Inc., Millsboro,  entered into  an agreement to purchase the grain elevators and operating assets of Lansing Trade Group LLC in Pocomoke, MD; and in  Eastville and Painter, VA. The price was not disclosed.  According...
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