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Delaware Public Media

Delaware has seen some heavy rain recently, and there’s more in the forecast. That’s good for some First State farmers but not others.

DowDupont

DowDuPont is expressing disappointment with a recent European Union court decision on genetically modified food.


Delaware Department of Agriculture

State agricultural officials are hoping to get local farmers some federal relief after spring’s heavy rains destroyed some crops and stymied others from reaching an optimal yield.


Susanne Zilberfarb / Delaware Soybean Board

The Chinese Government announced Wednesday, that if the Trump Administration imposes tariffs on steel and aluminum it would respond with tariffs on a list of items including soybeans and corn. Farmers in the First State say that would severely reduce their annual income.


Delaware Department of Agriculture

An impending nor'easter along with wet March weather could delay planting for a couple of crops in the First State, reducing yields and causing some farmers to forgo planting them this year.

Katie Young / Delaware Center for the Inland Bays

Environmentalists worry using poultry litter as fertilizer is a source of pollution for Delaware’s waterways, but a Maryland renewable waste company wants to take that litter and convert it into energy.

Courtesy of Mountaire Farms

Mountaire Farms says it will install deeper wells at no cost to 88 properties near its Millsboro plant.

Six Delaware families that have owned their farms for at least 100 years have been honored as Century Farms.

 

 


Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

No one has come forward yet to claim “Kiwi” — the stray emu that was wandering around Sussex County and was then brought to a shelter in Townsend.

 

 


Courtesy of Allen Harim

Allen Harim will hatch baby chicks from a new $22 million Dagsboro facility starting next fall.
 


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