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Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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Exectutives at 2 chicken processors indicted on price fixing charges

The CEO of one of the largest poultry processors has been indicted on charges of price-fixing, the Wall Street Journal (paywall) reported. Indicted was the chief executive of Pilgrim's Pride, a Colorado-based processor and present...
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Perdue hosts virtual town halls in Georgetown, other areas where it operates

Perdue held  virtual town hall webinars in Georgetown and other areas where it has operations. Invited were local community leaders including pastors, healthcare professionals, elected officials, civic organizations, and others. During the meetings, members of the local...
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Ag Department delays opening of farmers markets

The Delaware Department of Agriculture has delayed the opening of farmers market. "The decision made to delay the opening of seasonal farmers’ markets in communities throughout Delaware was not an easy one. We know that...
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Rehoboth opens Bandstand Circle

You can now get a glimpse of the beach when making that well-known U turn in Rehoboth after the  City of Rehoboth Beach reopened the Bandstand Circle on Friday. This area was closed to vehicular...
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Growers may be forced to kill chickens after processor reports high absentee rate...

Absenteeism at a Delaware poultry processing plant may lead to growers killing chickens that have been in short supply at supermarkets. 47 ABC TV station  in Salisbury, citing a letter from Allen Harim,  said the...
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A big story flies under the radar

Hello everyone, One big Delaware story late last week had trouble getting past Middletown. 47 ABC reported that Allen Harim will ask some growers to "depopulate" their chicken houses, while producing a letter it obtained.  In the...
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Delmarva chicken industry reports slow growth in 2019

The region's chicken industry grew at a slower rate  in 2019 than the chicken industry did elsewhere in the U.S., data released by Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. indicated. The Delmarva chicken community did increase the...
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Man injured in accident at Millsboro Mountaire processing plant

Delaware State Police are investigating an industrial accident that injured a Virginia man. The preliminary investigation determined the industrial accident occurred on Sunday, at 2:24 p.m., at Mountaire Millsboro, 29106 John J. Williams Highway. Mountaire...
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Perdue says 25 percent of chickens now have outdoor access

Perdue Farms says it is leading the industry in raising chickens with outdoor access and recently expanded its free-range product offerings under its  Perdue  Harvestland brand. Perdue achieved its goal to provide outdoor access in 25 percent...
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Farm Bureau forms hemp growers group

The Delaware Farm Bureau is forming a hemp growers  group for  industrial hemp growers.  Late last month the United States  Department of Agriculture made  Delaware the second state on the East Coast to receive an...