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WIC participants can now use WIC Farmers’ Market coupons at select Delaware farmers’ markets

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Department of Agriculture Public Health

Participants in Delaware’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program can now use special coupons to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at 11 Delaware farmers’ markets under a pilot program beginning this week.




Ash tree-killing insect confirmed in Delaware

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

A destructive, invasive beetle that kills ash trees, the emerald ash borer (EAB), has been confirmed in Delaware, making it the 28th state to have found the insect. The statewide impact is expected to be minimal, as ash trees make up only around two percent of Delaware’s tree stock and the state has been preparing for more than a decade. State forestry and plant health officials are providing advice to homeowners, municipalities and civic groups at de.gov/ashtrees.




Delaware wildfire crew returns after successful trip

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service Kent County New Castle County Sussex County

Delaware’s wildland fire crew is returning to the First State after successfully battling wildfires in Colorado and Wyoming. The Delaware Forest Service dispatched the firefighters to Colorado on July 25. Their first assignment was assisting Colorado’s Bureau of Land Management on the 492-acre Milk Fire near Craig, Colorado. Next, they were sent by the Rocky Mountain Geographic Area Coordination Center to the 1,287-acre Tokewanna Fire near Mountain View, Wyoming. Finally, on August 4, they were dispatched to the 12,276-acre Whit Fire, located east of Yellowstone National Park near Cody, Wyoming.




“Happy and Healthy Chickens” photo contest winners announced

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

The Delaware Department of Agriculture has announced the winners of its 2016 Happy and Healthy Chickens Photo Contest, celebrating the best snapshots of Delaware backyard poultry flocks. The winner, chosen from a field of nearly 100 photographs, was Weston Williams, 11, of Felton, for his photo “Proud Stance.”




Delaware wildfire crew headed to Rocky Mountains

Date Posted: Monday, July 25th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service Kent County New Castle County Sussex County

The Delaware Forest Service is sending a 20-person team of wildland firefighters to the Rocky Mountain region for a scheduled two-week assignment to battle wildfires for the National Interagency Fire Center. The crew departed Blackbird State Forest this morning and is headed to Denver, Colorado to be “pre-positioned” for a specific assignment.




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