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Thursday, July 9, 2020
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A big story flies under the radar

Hello everyone, One big Delaware story late last week had trouble getting past Middletown. 47 ABC reported that Allen Harim will ask some growers to "depopulate" their chicken houses, while producing a letter it obtained.  In the...
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Delmarva chicken industry reports slow growth in 2019

The region's chicken industry grew at a slower rate  in 2019 than the chicken industry did elsewhere in the U.S., data released by Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. indicated. The Delmarva chicken community did increase the...
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Man injured in accident at Millsboro Mountaire processing plant

Delaware State Police are investigating an industrial accident that injured a Virginia man. The preliminary investigation determined the industrial accident occurred on Sunday, at 2:24 p.m., at Mountaire Millsboro, 29106 John J. Williams Highway. Mountaire...
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Perdue says 25 percent of chickens now have outdoor access

Perdue Farms says it is leading the industry in raising chickens with outdoor access and recently expanded its free-range product offerings under its  Perdue  Harvestland brand. Perdue achieved its goal to provide outdoor access in 25 percent...
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Farm Bureau forms hemp growers group

The Delaware Farm Bureau is forming a hemp growers  group for  industrial hemp growers.  Late last month the United States  Department of Agriculture made  Delaware the second state on the East Coast to receive an...
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DNREC seeks written comments on Mountaire agreement

The Delaware  Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is seeking written comments on an agreement and consent decree with Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc. The agreement aims to resolve spray irrigation and...
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Delaware becomes 2nd East Coast state to get OK for hemp production

The Delaware Department of Agriculture announced   that the U.S. Department of Agriculture  approved the state plan submitted for the Delaware Domestic Hemp Production Program. Delaware is now the second state on the East Coast...
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Farmers Market sales post another record in 2019

Delaware  Gov.  John Carney and the Delaware Department of Agriculture on Thursday announced Delaware farmers’ markets hit an all-time high sales record of $3.28 million in 2019. The announcement comes during the 15th Annual Delaware Agriculture Week held at...
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From the Bay Journal: Committee, ag secretary see no need to delay manure ban...

Maryland Agriculture Secretary Joseph Bartenfelder sees no need to delay a state regulation that restricts the use of animal manure to fertilize farm fields, despite a study warning there are likely to be problems...
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Corteva sells herbicide brands to California company

American Vanguard Corporation announced the acquisition of four herbicide brands from Corteva Agriscience. American Vanguard is based in Newport Beach, CA, while Corteva, the combined DuPont-Dow seed, and crop protection operation, is based near Wilmington. The...