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Perdue AgriBusiness announces $30 million grain facility in Baltimore County

Perdue AgriBusiness, a division of Perdue Farms, announced today a $30 million investment to open an organic grain receiving and storage facility at Tradepoint Atlantic in eastern Baltimore County. The facility will also include...
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Update: ATF at scene of fire that destroyed Townsend’s Willey Farms

A five-alarm fire early Monday morning destroyed a Townsend market and garden center.  The state Fire Marshal's Office remained mum on the possible cause of the blaze but disclosed that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...

Ag spinoff Corteva to manage DuPont pension plan

Corteva Agriscience will handle pension plans for both DuPont and Corteva after the two companies are separated from DowDuPont next year. The announcement was made by Edward Breen, CEO of  DowDuPont. The letter from Breen came...

DowDuPont announces boards of spinoff companies

DowDuPont announced the members of the future boards of directors its three future spinoffs -  of Dow, DuPont, and Corteva Agriscience. DowDuPont CEO Ed Breen will become executive chairman of DuPont, with longtime DuPont board...

Poultry processor Allen Harim agrees to $300,000 settlement with DNREC

The Delaware  Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and Allen Harim, LLC  signed a Conciliation Order by Consent in settling violations at a  poultry processing facility in Harbeson and at its hatchery...

Deadline extended as farmland preservation effort seeks applicants 

The State of Delaware, armed with additional funds,  wants more farms in its farmland preservation efforts and has extended the deadline for applications.  Since 1996, the Delaware AgLands Preservation Program has preserved 127,000 acres of...

Potentially destructive Lantern Fly found in Dover area believed to be lone ‘hitchhiker’

Early on the Delaware Department of Agriculture dubbed the invasive spotted lanternfly, present in portions of Pennsylvania and found in New Castle County last November, a ‘hitchhiker bug.’ The spotted lanternfly found in Kent County...

Industrial accident claims life of Allen Harim worker at Harbeson plant

Delaware State Police are investigating the death of a man in an industrial accident at a Sussex County poultry processing plant.  On Friday at about 8:54 p.m. troopers were dispatched to the Allen Harim plant at...

Mountaire’s donates $210,000 to Selbyville for road reapair

Mountaire's Amanda Irwin, senior director of processing operations, presented Selbyville, with a donation of $210,000 to help pay for improvements to Railroad Avenue. The company's donation will pay for more than half of the  project....