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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Delaware Electric Cooperative installs 100,000th meter

  Delaware Electric Cooperative  has installed its 100,000th meter, a  milestone for the not-for-profit utility founded  in 1936. The 100,000th meter was installed to serve a pole barn on the property of Erica Campbell outside of...

Mountaire opens North Carolina processing plant

 Officials in North Carolina cut the ribbon on this week on the  $170 million Mountaire processing plant in Siler City. The 40-acre complex will employ up to 1,250 people when all shifts are hired, and...

Delmarva Poultry Industry recognizes growers, industry supporters

Twelve  chicken growers and four honorees were recognized at the Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) Booster Banquet. The banquet is a 1,800-member trade association's annual membership event. The J. Frank Gordy, Sr. Delmarva Distinguished Citizen...

DuPont study shows growing interest in plant-based meat options

 DuPont Nutrition & Health released a report showing consumer attitudes toward plant-based meat alternatives reveal interest and market opportunity in the meat-free, meal solution segment. At the same time, consumers are looking for improvements in...

Controlled burn aims to provide home for pollinators that have fallen victim to...

 State officials hope that a controlled burn last month  on a 43-acre former farm field along U.S. Route 301 will aid  “Delaware’s first pollinator mitigation site." The site will combat the loss of woods and...

Smithfield Foods to open distribution center in western Cecil County, MD

Smithfield Foods, Inc., the world's largest pork processor and hog producer, is opening a new distribution center in Cecil County that will create  240 new jobs. The 420,000 square-foot facility will be constructed in the...

Dow now listed on stock exchange with completion of first DowDuPont spinoff

Dow will trade on the New York Stock Exchange beginning today. The separation was completed on Monday for the Michigan-based company.  DowDuPont common stockholders received one share of common stock of Dow for every three shares...

Flooding, softer plastics market lower earnings forecast as Dow splits off

Flooding in the Midwest and softer results in plastics and  packaging are  expected to have a negative effect on DowDuPont’s first quarter results. The company begins its three-way split today, with Materials Science separating into...

Elizabeth Warren takes on ag giants

Good afternoon, Mention the name Elizabeth Warren and you are bound to raise the blood pressure of executives in Delaware and elsewhere. The Massachusetts senator, presidential candidate and longtime critic of the banking and student loan...

State ag department offers funding for specialty crop efforts

The Delaware Department of Agriculture is seeking applications for this year’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, with nearly $359,000 allocated to assist in increasing the competitiveness of Delaware-grown specialty crops. Applications will be accepted through...