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Maryland, Delaware governors announce Covid-19 economic grant for poultry growers

Gov. John Carney, along with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, announced a new grant program to assist contract poultry growers impacted by the coronavirus  pandemic.  “The poultry industry on Delmarva is second to none and it’s because of...
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Delaware jobless rate falls to 8.2%

Delaware’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in September 2020 fell to  8.2 percent, down from 8.9 percent in August. A record-high  40,400 unemployed Delawareans in September 2020, more than double the  19,300 in September 2019. The US...
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Sussex County buys land in Inland Bays watershed

Sussex County has purchased several acres of land in the Inland Bays watershed to protect it from future development, preserving it as open space. County Administrator Todd F. Lawson announced during the County Council meeting...
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State, Inland Bays buy Assawoman tract, convert farmland to forest

The Center for the Inland Bays has partnered with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to protect and restore 52 acres of forest and wetland bordering the Indian River on Piney...
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U.S. Senators from Delaware, Maryland seek Covid-19 help for chicken farmers

Nineteen U.S. Senators have written a letter to Senate leaders asking that future legislation helping the country recover from the economic damage of Covid-19 include direct federal aid to chicken growers who have lost...
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Delaware farmland preservation total rises to 139,000+ acres of farmland

Delaware announced its 24th consecutive round of easement selections by the DelawareAgricultural Lands Preservation Foundation. With the preservation of another 5,500 acres, Delaware has permanently preserved more than 139,000 acres of farmland. In a recent report...
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Labor board to study doctrine that could delay efforts to oust union at...

The National Labor Relations Board will study  "the contract bar doctrine" in a dispute over decertifying the union representing workers at the Mountaire Farms poultry processing plant in Sussex County. The vote to push out...
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Laurel farm to pay $25,000 to EPA in pesticide settlement

 C&S Farms, Inc. of Laurel, DE agreed to  pay a $25,000 penalty as part of a settlement over alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act related to pesticide safety requirements for...
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Delmarva poultry companies donate 2.4 million pounds of chicken in home region

Delmarva Poultry Industry reported a donation of  2.4 million pounds of chicken. in its home territory. It was enough chicken for 9.4 million meals. In addition, Delmarva's five chicken companies donated 1 million pounds of chicken...