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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...
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Effect of traffs light in Delaware when compared to other ag states

Delaware businesses have paid an extra $51 million in import taxes on products subject to Trump Administration tariffs, including $3.8 million in September. The figures come from Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, a group comprised of...
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Chemours gets Chancery Court stay in DuPont-Chemours dispute

Chemours Co. gained a court stay an increasingly bitter dispute with former parent DuPont Co. over environmental liabilities. Lawyers for DuPont continue to press for the matter to go to arbitration under the terms of...
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DNREC, Mountaire sign agreement that resolves Delaware violations

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control signed an agreement with Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc. late last week that  resolves spray irrigation and land application permit violations cited  in a Nov. 2,...
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Delmava Poultry sees big flaws in ammonia study

Delmava Poultry Industry has called into question a study of ammonia emissions from chicken houses in Maryland. The study from the University of North Carolina did not include   Delaware. Holly Porter, executive director of...
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From UDaily: Researchers find enzyme that may contribute to ‘wooden breast’ condition in...

(From UDaily/University of Delaware) University of Delaware researchers have discovered that an enzyme may be contributing to wooden breast syndrome in broiler chickens.  Wooden breast syndrome can affect broiler chickens, making the meat hard and chewy....