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Delaware’s 20 wildland firefighters now battling Colorado’s Pine Ridge Fire

Date Posted: Monday, July 2nd, 2012
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service News

Delaware’s crew of 20 wildland firefighters is now assigned to the Pine Ridge Fire, located 13 miles northeast of Grand Junction, Colorado.




Delaware launches pilot EBT program at farmers’ markets

Date Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Department of Agriculture

Clients of Delaware’s Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) program can now buy vegetables, fruit and other items with their benefit cards at several farmers’ markets.




Delaware Loan Program Helping Spread Irrigation to More than 850 Acres of Farmland

Date Posted: Monday, June 25th, 2012
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) Office of the Governor

More than 850 acres of Delaware farmland will be irrigated this year with support from an innovative economic development and agricultural loan program now marking its first year.




Delaware jockeys help expand nutrition education program for riders

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

The Delaware Jockeys Health and Welfare Fund presented $1,000 to the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension to continue an initiative begun in 2009 to improve jockey nutrition.




Animal owners urged to watch for warning signs of heat stress

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

High temperatures can cause livestock and pets to suffer from heat-related stress, the Delaware Department of Agriculture reminds pet owners and farmers, offering tips to protect animals from the heat.




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