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Grant program aims to convert farm irrigation systems from diesel

The Delaware Department of Agriculture has partnered with the Delaware Electric Cooperative to launch a new irrigation grant program to help Delaware farmers install more environmentally friendly irrigation systems.   The program will provide $10,000...
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Corteva fund aims to help farmers profit from climate-positive practices

Wilmington-based  Corteva Agriscience  announced a $500,000 commitment in creating the Corteva Agriscience Climate Positive Challenge as a way to offset carbon emissions in a way that sustains farmers. The challenge grants will provide financial rewards to...
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Researchers find sunscreen chemicals in Chesapeake oysters

Antibiotics, natural and synthetic hormones also detected in water, sediment and bivalve tissue By Timothy B. Wheeler, Bay Journal News Service The Chesapeake Bay’s oysters already have plenty of challenges to deal with — nutrient and sediment...
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Delaware farms, business get solar energy grants from U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded  grants for projects in all states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to reduce energy costs for farmers, ag producers, and rural-based businesses and institutions. Under the  announcement, USDA...
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Corteva posts earnings decline as agscience spinoff raises guidance

Wilmington-based  Corteva, Inc. reported lower earnings in its early days  as a standalone company. The company did raise earnings guidance. Corteva's  stock price is up a couple of dollars a share from the date of...
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After bout of hot weather, State Fair goes on to set ...

The Delaware State Fair completed its centennial celebration by breaking attendance records.   Attendance rose to  328,000   for the 10 days of Fair which ran from Thursday, July 18th and ended Saturday night July 27th....
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State Fair kicks off its centennial year on Thursday with Tastykakes in lieu...

The Delaware State Fair is marking  its 100th anniversary by sticking to its agricultural roots. The fair opens at noon on Thursday. “I am thrilled and looking forward to the comeback of the Livestock Parade of...
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Wilmington Council clears way for vertical gardening in the city

The Wilmington City Council approved amending an ordinance that would allow indoor gardening operations. The ordinance change comes in response to plans by Second Chances Farms  to locate a grow site in the city. null null The Second...
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Giving Back: Nationwide, WSFS, Farm Bureau, Grotto Pizza

Nationwide, Farm Bureau team up on grain bin rescue tool  Nationwide insurance and the Farm Bureau helped in bringing a grain bin rescue tool to Harrington firefighters. This year, Nationwide opened its program up to those...
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Farmland preservation program adds another 134,000 acres

More than 134,000 acres of Delaware farmland are now permanently preserved. It marks the  23rd consecutive year of easement selections by the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation. Sources for the funding for easements include the  USDA...