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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

From the Bay Journal: Committee, ag secretary see no need to delay manure ban...

Maryland Agriculture Secretary Joseph Bartenfelder sees no need to delay a state regulation that restricts the use of animal manure to fertilize farm fields, despite a study warning there are likely to be problems...

Corteva sells herbicide brands to California company

American Vanguard Corporation announced the acquisition of four herbicide brands from Corteva Agriscience. American Vanguard is based in Newport Beach, CA, while Corteva, the combined DuPont-Dow seed, and crop protection operation, is based near Wilmington. The...

Effect of traffs light in Delaware when compared to other ag states

Delaware businesses have paid an extra $51 million in import taxes on products subject to Trump Administration tariffs, including $3.8 million in September. The figures come from Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, a group comprised of...

Chemours gets Chancery Court stay in DuPont-Chemours dispute

Chemours Co. gained a court stay an increasingly bitter dispute with former parent DuPont Co. over environmental liabilities. Lawyers for DuPont continue to press for the matter to go to arbitration under the terms of...

DNREC, Mountaire sign agreement that resolves Delaware violations

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control signed an agreement with Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc. late last week that  resolves spray irrigation and land application permit violations cited  in a Nov. 2,...

Delmava Poultry sees big flaws in ammonia study

Delmava Poultry Industry has called into question a study of ammonia emissions from chicken houses in Maryland. The study from the University of North Carolina did not include   Delaware. Holly Porter, executive director of...

From UDaily: Researchers find enzyme that may contribute to ‘wooden breast’ condition in...

(From UDaily/University of Delaware) University of Delaware researchers have discovered that an enzyme may be contributing to wooden breast syndrome in broiler chickens.  Wooden breast syndrome can affect broiler chickens, making the meat hard and chewy....

Company buying Perdue compost plant with goal of using digesters to produce natural...

Bioenergy DevCo (BDC), entered a 20-year partnership with Perdue Farms for the supply of organic material from Perdue processing facilities as well as the purchase and management of the Perdue AgriRecycle organic soil composting...

Wright family and Barbara Sapp honored by Farm Bureau

Sussex County Farm Bureau honored Barbara Sapp of Milton and the Herbert Wright family of Delmar at the annual banquet last month. Sapp received the Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award and the Wrights’ children accepted...

Trending: Irish company with roots in dairy industry may be lead bidder for DuPont...

An Irish company whose premium cheese and butter products  are common  items on U.S. refrigerated cases,  could be the lead bidder for DuPont's nutrition business. The Irish Times reported the Kerry Group may be poised...