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Sunday, June 28, 2020
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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...
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Lantern fly quarantine order calls on businesses, residents to look for egg masses

  The Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) is quarantining 11 zip codes in northern New Castle County in an effort to eradicate, control, and prevent the spread of spotted lanternfly in Delaware and to surrounding...
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Merck Animal Health expands Millsboro operation

Merck Animal Health announced increased investment and expansion at its U.S. manufacturing and warehousing site in  Millsboro. The company expanded its manufacturing capacity and capabilities in Millsboro last year with additional expansion activities planned over the...
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Corteva acquires Canola product line from BASF

Wilmington-based  Corteva Agriscience , Agriculture Division of DowDuPont  has acquired the Clearfield  Canola Production System  in Canada and the United States from BASF. Clearfield canola is a  non-genetically modified herbicide tolerance  system, consisting of an herbicide...
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Mountaire completes clean-up at Millsboro area site after sewage discharge

Mountaire Farms of Delaware reported to the Delaware  Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Friday that the company’s cleanup of an accidental release of partially treated wastewater on Wednesday at Mountaire’s Millsboro area...
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Mountaire sewage spill did not move into waterways

(Editor's note: The Town manager of Millsboro asked that it be made clear that the spill did not take place within the municipality) The Mountaire  poultry processing plant in the  Millsboro area reported the release...
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DowDuPont shares drop on flat sales and possible slowdown in economic growth

DowDuPont reported flat sales and operating income in the fourth quarter.  The company missed    Wall Street sales estimates,  with shares tumbling nine percent as the company offered a more cautious worldwide outlook for 2019  General...