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Saturday, July 31, 2021
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State seeks disaster declaration after heavy rain in April and May damages crops

Excessive rain in April and May led Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse made a request for an emergency disaster declaration earlier this month to USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Service Center. Once...
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Update: Poultry processor Mountaire takes shots at law firms ...

Mountaire   Farms has responded to what it calls a "media blitz" by two firms that announced class action suit over water issues at its Millsboro site.  At a press event on Wednesday,   the...
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Shellfish industry gets a toehold in the inland bays

When a new shellfish grower recently placed his first shipment of tiny oysters in growing cages in Rehoboth Bay, it marked the physical start of Delaware’s shellfish aquaculture program administered by the Department of...
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Farmland preservation continues to take hold in state

More than 127,000 acres of Delaware farmland are now permanently preserved for future generations, with the purchase of the development rights of 41 farms totaling 3,534 acres. This is the 22nd consecutive year of easement...
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Mountaire issues statement regarding consent decree

Mountaire Farms of Delaware issued the following statement regarding the consent decree announced on Monday Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc. signed a Consent Decree agreed to by both Mountaire and DNREC, after careful discussion and...
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DNREC files consent decree in Mountaire pollution case

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has filed a consent decree related to pollution by poultry processor Mountaire Farms of Delaware. The action calls for Mountaire to make short-term corrective measures, long-term system...
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Poultry disposal composting, freezer aid available for young farmers in Kent

Approximately $1 million in conservation funding assistance is now available to help beginning farmers in Kent County address poultry mortality management The funding – for implementing water quality best management practices including composters and mortality...
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Delmarva Poultry honors industry leaders, outstanding growers

Hundreds of farmers, chicken company employees, representatives of allied businesses, and friends of the Delmarva Peninsula’s chicken community gathered in Salisbury for the Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.  Booster Banquet. Delmarva Poultry Industry, a 1,800-member trade organization,...
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U.S. Customs faces difficult task of inspecting fruit for hitchhiking inspect pests

U.S. Customs and Border Protection face a formidable job in inspecting fresh fruit arriving in the region, the agency noted in a rare press release that did not focus on an individual enforcement action. The...
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DNREC to keep comment period open on waste transport permits at Allen Harim sites

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will extend the written public comment period for amended waste transporter permit applications for Denali Water Solutions and Clark Environmental Services ( doing business as Chesapeake...