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  Category: Department of Agriculture


Delaware State Fair connects fair-goers with Delaware agriculture

Department of Agriculture | Featured Posts | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019

DOVER, Del. — The countdown is on for many Delaware youth and adult exhibitors as they get ready to showcase their agricultural exhibits at this year’s Delaware State Fair. Along with rides, food, and games, the state fair is a great opportunity for fair-goers to learn more about agriculture – Delaware’s top industry. “By far, […]




Delaware announces largest round of farms preserved in state history

Agriculture | Department of Agriculture | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019

Governor John Carney announced that more than 134,000 acres of Delaware farmland are now permanently preserved for future generations. This is the 23rd consecutive year of easement selections by the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation. Many of the farms in this round would not have been preserved without matching funds from multiple sources, including the […]




Middletown FFA wins forestry career event

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Date Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019

Middletown High School FFA students won the 2019 “Forestry Career Development Event (CDE),” a challenging test of tree identification skills, forestry tools and knowledge, and math-related abilities. Also participating were teams from Sussex Central High School, Milford High School, and Millsboro Middle School. Each team consisted of four students who answered both individual and team-based questions. Middletown will now represent Delaware at the 92nd Annual National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis that begins on October 30, 2019.




Delaware adopts regulations for Produce Safety Rule compliance

Department of Agriculture | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) Food Products Inspection was granted statutory authority on June 11, 2019 to enforce compliance with the Produce Safety Rule in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The Food Safety Modernization Act is a proactive approach to prevent foodborne illnesses by strengthening the food supply. These regulations, […]




Emerald ash borer continues to threaten Delaware trees

Department of Agriculture | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

DOVER, Del. — Emerald ash borer (EAB), a destructive insect from Asia that attacks and kills ash trees, has been confirmed in Newark, Delaware. Originally found in northern Delaware in 2016, recent infestations were confirmed in both Middletown and Seaford in November 2018. Current guidelines recommend the removal or treatment of ash trees if located […]







  Category: Department of Agriculture


Delaware State Fair connects fair-goers with Delaware agriculture

Department of Agriculture | Featured Posts | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019

DOVER, Del. — The countdown is on for many Delaware youth and adult exhibitors as they get ready to showcase their agricultural exhibits at this year’s Delaware State Fair. Along with rides, food, and games, the state fair is a great opportunity for fair-goers to learn more about agriculture – Delaware’s top industry. “By far, […]




Delaware announces largest round of farms preserved in state history

Agriculture | Department of Agriculture | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019

Governor John Carney announced that more than 134,000 acres of Delaware farmland are now permanently preserved for future generations. This is the 23rd consecutive year of easement selections by the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation. Many of the farms in this round would not have been preserved without matching funds from multiple sources, including the […]




Middletown FFA wins forestry career event

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Date Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019

Middletown High School FFA students won the 2019 “Forestry Career Development Event (CDE),” a challenging test of tree identification skills, forestry tools and knowledge, and math-related abilities. Also participating were teams from Sussex Central High School, Milford High School, and Millsboro Middle School. Each team consisted of four students who answered both individual and team-based questions. Middletown will now represent Delaware at the 92nd Annual National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis that begins on October 30, 2019.




Delaware adopts regulations for Produce Safety Rule compliance

Department of Agriculture | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) Food Products Inspection was granted statutory authority on June 11, 2019 to enforce compliance with the Produce Safety Rule in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The Food Safety Modernization Act is a proactive approach to prevent foodborne illnesses by strengthening the food supply. These regulations, […]




Emerald ash borer continues to threaten Delaware trees

Department of Agriculture | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

DOVER, Del. — Emerald ash borer (EAB), a destructive insect from Asia that attacks and kills ash trees, has been confirmed in Newark, Delaware. Originally found in northern Delaware in 2016, recent infestations were confirmed in both Middletown and Seaford in November 2018. Current guidelines recommend the removal or treatment of ash trees if located […]