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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

State Fair kicks off its centennial year on Thursday with Tastykakes in lieu...

The Delaware State Fair is marking  its 100th anniversary by sticking to its agricultural roots. The fair opens at noon on Thursday. “I am thrilled and looking forward to the comeback of the Livestock Parade of...

Wilmington Council clears way for vertical gardening in the city

The Wilmington City Council approved amending an ordinance that would allow indoor gardening operations. The ordinance change comes in response to plans by Second Chances Farms  to locate a grow site in the city. null null The Second...

Giving Back: Nationwide, WSFS, Farm Bureau, Grotto Pizza

Nationwide, Farm Bureau team up on grain bin rescue tool  Nationwide insurance and the Farm Bureau helped in bringing a grain bin rescue tool to Harrington firefighters. This year, Nationwide opened its program up to those...

Farmland preservation program adds another 134,000 acres

More than 134,000 acres of Delaware farmland are now permanently preserved. It marks the  23rd consecutive year of easement selections by the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation. Sources for the funding for easements include the  USDA...

Mountaire buys Cartanza grain elevator near Dover

Mountaire Farms has purchased a  grain storage facility in the Dover area.  The purchase of the Cartanza Grain Facility, located on Little Creek Road  will help Mountaire buy more local grain from Kent and New...

Fire ants hitchhike their way from Florida to Sussex with palm...

The Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) is alerting local businesses and purchasers of tropical nursery stock of the recent detection of fire ants in a shipment of palm trees imported from Florida. The red imported...

Corteva makes debut as standalone company

Corteva Agriscience officials range the bell on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday to mark the company's separation from DowDuPont. The separation became official on Saturday. The spin-off will also result in DuPont becoming...

Perdue adds grass-fed beef producer to premium meat holdings

Panorama Meats, the nation’s largest producer of 100 percent grass-fed and grass-finished certified organic beef, has been acquired  by  Perdue Premium Meat Company, Inc. A release from Panorama described Perdue as "an industry leader in...

Delaware Electric Cooperative installs 100,000th meter

  Delaware Electric Cooperative  has installed its 100,000th meter, a  milestone for the not-for-profit utility founded  in 1936. The 100,000th meter was installed to serve a pole barn on the property of Erica Campbell outside of...

Mountaire opens North Carolina processing plant

 Officials in North Carolina cut the ribbon on this week on the  $170 million Mountaire processing plant in Siler City. The 40-acre complex will employ up to 1,250 people when all shifts are hired, and...