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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...

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,...

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...

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...

Inland Bays report takes Mountaire, DNREC to task for wastewater problems

The Center for the Inland Bays  has taken Mountaire and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to task for what the organization sees as  wastewater management and a lack of regulatory enforcement at...

Poultry processor Mountaire gets permit for sludge storage as improvements to waste treatment system...

Delaware Department of Natural Resources Secretary Shawn Garvin has issued an order allowing poultry processor Mountaire to store sludge from its wastewater operation in Millsboro. Mountaire has been working to upgrade its wastewater facilities and...

Law firms threaten Mountaire with federal lawsuit over water pollution allegations

Environmental toxic tort lawyers at Jacobs & Crumplar and other firms have sent a warning to Mountaire Farms poultry processing plant  that calls for the processor to stop polluting or face a federal lawsuit....

Allen Harim to appeal DNREC wastewater penalties totaling nearly $250,000

Allen Harim’s Harbeson plant faces nearly $250,000 in penalties for wastewater violations. The Secretary’s  Order from The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control calls for a $242,000 penalty and another $7,888 in estimated...

Poultry industry praises emissions exemption in budget bill

The  omnibus spending bill passed by Congress and signed by President Trump restored an exemption for farmers from regulations under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, or CERCLA. The change followed testimony on...

Corteva ag software business expands ties with satellite image company

Corteva  and its software business  Granular, announced  an agreement with Planet – an integrated aerospace and data analytics company. Corteva is the newly named agriculture operation of DowDuPont. The company will be headquartered in Delaware...
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