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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Delaware Ag Department, Delaware State launch hemp research pilot program

The Delaware Department of Agriculture launched the Delaware Hemp Research Pilot Program in partnership with Delaware State University’s College of Agriculture and Related Sciences. “The research component announced today gives producers an opportunity to see...

Lantern fly quarantine order calls on businesses, residents to look for egg masses

  The Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) is quarantining 11 zip codes in northern New Castle County in an effort to eradicate, control, and prevent the spread of spotted lanternfly in Delaware and to surrounding...

Merck Animal Health expands Millsboro operation

Merck Animal Health announced increased investment and expansion at its U.S. manufacturing and warehousing site in  Millsboro. The company expanded its manufacturing capacity and capabilities in Millsboro last year with additional expansion activities planned over the...

Corteva acquires Canola product line from BASF

Wilmington-based  Corteva Agriscience , Agriculture Division of DowDuPont  has acquired the Clearfield  Canola Production System  in Canada and the United States from BASF. Clearfield canola is a  non-genetically modified herbicide tolerance  system, consisting of an herbicide...

Mountaire completes clean-up at Millsboro area site after sewage discharge

Mountaire Farms of Delaware reported to the Delaware  Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Friday that the company’s cleanup of an accidental release of partially treated wastewater on Wednesday at Mountaire’s Millsboro area...

Mountaire sewage spill did not move into waterways

(Editor's note: The Town manager of Millsboro asked that it be made clear that the spill did not take place within the municipality) The Mountaire  poultry processing plant in the  Millsboro area reported the release...

DowDuPont shares drop on flat sales and possible slowdown in economic growth

DowDuPont reported flat sales and operating income in the fourth quarter.  The company missed    Wall Street sales estimates,  with shares tumbling nine percent as the company offered a more cautious worldwide outlook for 2019  General...

Organic poultry farm in Hartly opts for solar

A Delaware organic poultry farm has gone solar. “As you can imagine, our electric bills are rather costly, especially during the summer months,”  said  Katharine Parry, part owner of the Parry Poultry Farm, an 80-acre...

Mountaire offers $1 million to Selbyville in bid to quell traffic concerns

Mountaire Farms has offered $1 million in reaching a solution to traffic issues at the street leading to its plant in Selbyville. <span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span> At the request...

Harrington farmers honored for environmental stewardship

Poultry farmers John and Linda Brown were recognized during Delaware Ag Week for their efforts to improve water quality and reduce nutrient runoff with the 2018 Delaware Environmental Stewardship Award.  The Brown’s L&J Farm in...