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More than 100,000 acres of Delaware farmland permanently preserved

Date Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2012
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) Office of the Governor

Thanks to efforts over the last two decades, Delaware has now permanently preserved more than 100,000 acres of farmland, a milestone that protects a fifth of all agricultural land in the state. “Preserving agriculture is vital to our state’s economy and growing jobs,” said Gov. Jack Markell.




Delaware Purchases 339 Acres of Sussex County Forestland With Help of U.S. Forest Service

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

Marking another milestone in its effort to conserve key natural resource areas, the State of Delaware has completed the purchase of 339 acres of Sussex County forestland that will now be part of the 12,400-acre Redden State Forest near Georgetown.




Agriculture officials urge storm-season preparedness for pets, livestock, poultry

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
Categories:  Department of Agriculture News

With hurricane season upon us, Delaware authorities are urging farmers and pet owners to plan ahead and prepare for weather emergencies.




Number of Delaware Farmers’ Markets Rises Dramatically

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) Office of the Governor

Delaware’s farmers’ market season will kick off bigger and better than ever this month, with the number of markets selling farm-fresh produce around the state substantially increased over last year.




Another Banner Year for Delaware Farmers’ Markets

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) Office of the Governor

For the 2011 Delaware Farmers’ Market Season, sixteen Delaware farmers’ markets grossed more than $1.8 million in sales (more than a $400 thousand increase over 2010). As in past years, the season began in April and ended in October. 2011 is the sixth straight year of Delaware Farmers’ Markets increasing sales to consumers.




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