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Monday, May 25, 2020
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Delmarva Poultry Industry recognizes growers, industry supporters

Twelve  chicken growers and four honorees were recognized at the Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) Booster Banquet. The banquet is a 1,800-member trade association's annual membership event. The J. Frank Gordy, Sr. Delmarva Distinguished Citizen...
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DuPont study shows growing interest in plant-based meat options

 DuPont Nutrition & Health released a report showing consumer attitudes toward plant-based meat alternatives reveal interest and market opportunity in the meat-free, meal solution segment. At the same time, consumers are looking for improvements in...
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Controlled burn aims to provide home for pollinators that have fallen victim to...

 State officials hope that a controlled burn last month  on a 43-acre former farm field along U.S. Route 301 will aid  “Delaware’s first pollinator mitigation site." The site will combat the loss of woods and...
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Smithfield Foods to open distribution center in western Cecil County, MD

Smithfield Foods, Inc., the world's largest pork processor and hog producer, is opening a new distribution center in Cecil County that will create  240 new jobs. The 420,000 square-foot facility will be constructed in the...
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Dow now listed on stock exchange with completion of first DowDuPont spinoff

Dow will trade on the New York Stock Exchange beginning today. The separation was completed on Monday for the Michigan-based company.  DowDuPont common stockholders received one share of common stock of Dow for every three shares...
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Flooding, softer plastics market lower earnings forecast as Dow splits off

Flooding in the Midwest and softer results in plastics and  packaging are  expected to have a negative effect on DowDuPont’s first quarter results. The company begins its three-way split today, with Materials Science separating into...
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Elizabeth Warren takes on ag giants

Good afternoon, Mention the name Elizabeth Warren and you are bound to raise the blood pressure of executives in Delaware and elsewhere. The Massachusetts senator, presidential candidate and longtime critic of the banking and student loan...
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State ag department offers funding for specialty crop efforts

The Delaware Department of Agriculture is seeking applications for this year’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, with nearly $359,000 allocated to assist in increasing the competitiveness of Delaware-grown specialty crops. Applications will be accepted through...
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Food Bank’s $15 million investment in our future

Good  afternoon, I had a chance to tour the new Food Bank of Delaware’s impressive   80,000-square-foot  warehouse on Lake Drive  in the Pencader area south of Newark. The former UPS location will allow the nonprofit organization to...
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Delaware Ag Department, Delaware State launch hemp research pilot program

The Delaware Department of Agriculture launched the Delaware Hemp Research Pilot Program in partnership with Delaware State University’s College of Agriculture and Related Sciences. “The research component announced today gives producers an opportunity to see...