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Consumer caution urged on firewood sales

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

As Delawareans stock up their firewood supplies, state officials remind buyers and sellers that firewood must be sold and advertised only by cords. Under Delaware Code, firewood and stove wood must be advertised, offered for sale, and sold only by a cord measure or fractions of a cord or cubic meter. Selling firewood by truckload, rack, face cord or pile is not permitted under state law.




Thirteen farms added to preservation program

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Thirteen farms totaling more than 1,060 acres have been selected for permanent easements to add to the Delaware Farmland Preservation Program. Under the Markell administration, 304 farms totaling 27,700 acres have been preserved.




Delaware Forest Service seeking motivated recruits for wildfire training

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

The Delaware Forest Service (DFS) is seeking recruits to enroll in its upcoming wildfire training classes at the Delaware State Fire School. Candidates should be at least 18 years of age, physically and mentally fit, motivated to learn, and willing and able to travel for at least two weeks or more (usually during the summer) for out-of-state fire assignments. Previous firefighting experience is not required. The deadline for course registration is January 3, 2015.




Locally-grown Christmas tree shopping season under way

Date Posted: Thursday, December 11th, 2014
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

More than 30 Delaware farmers have Christmas trees available for First State families this holiday season, with local firs, spruces and pines in abundance – and easy to find and buy with the Delaware Fresh mobile app and the Delaware Buy Local guide, de.gov/buylocal.




Winter application of fertilizer and manure regulated in Delaware

Date Posted: Monday, December 8th, 2014
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Delaware farmers, lawn care companies, golf courses and other nutrient handlers should not apply nutrients to the ground during the winter months, the Delaware Department of Agriculture says in a reminder.





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