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Friday, November 15, 2019

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...

Walther family, Johnson honored by New Castle County Farm Bureau

The  New Castle County Farm Bureau honored State Rep. Quinton Johnson with its  2019 Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award. Also honored will be NCCFB’s Farm Family of the Year, the William Walther family, for continuing...

Corteva loss narrows

Wilmington-based Corteva, Inc. reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30,  and provided guidance for the full year. Corteva is the combined agriscience businesses of Dow and DuPont. It was spun off earlier this year...

Grant program aims to convert farm irrigation systems from diesel

The Delaware Department of Agriculture has partnered with the Delaware Electric Cooperative to launch a new irrigation grant program to help Delaware farmers install more environmentally friendly irrigation systems.   The program will provide $10,000...

Corteva fund aims to help farmers profit from climate-positive practices

Wilmington-based  Corteva Agriscience  announced a $500,000 commitment in creating the Corteva Agriscience Climate Positive Challenge as a way to offset carbon emissions in a way that sustains farmers. The challenge grants will provide financial rewards to...

Researchers find sunscreen chemicals in Chesapeake oysters

Antibiotics, natural and synthetic hormones also detected in water, sediment and bivalve tissue By Timothy B. Wheeler, Bay Journal News Service The Chesapeake Bay’s oysters already have plenty of challenges to deal with — nutrient and sediment...

Delaware farms, business get solar energy grants from U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded  grants for projects in all states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to reduce energy costs for farmers, ag producers, and rural-based businesses and institutions. Under the  announcement, USDA...

Corteva posts earnings decline as agscience spinoff raises guidance

Wilmington-based  Corteva, Inc. reported lower earnings in its early days  as a standalone company. The company did raise earnings guidance. Corteva's  stock price is up a couple of dollars a share from the date of...

After bout of hot weather, State Fair goes on to set ...

The Delaware State Fair completed its centennial celebration by breaking attendance records.   Attendance rose to  328,000   for the 10 days of Fair which ran from Thursday, July 18th and ended Saturday night July 27th....