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Monday, August 3, 2020
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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...
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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...