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  Category: Department of Agriculture


Grants up to $4,500 for Volunteer Fire Departments

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020

Delaware volunteer fire departments that respond to rural wildfires can apply for matching grants up to $4,500 from the Delaware Forest Service’s 2020 Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Equipment Grant Program. Since its inception, the program has provided more than $350,000 to enhance wildfire response in the First State. The application deadline is Wednesday, May 13, with awardees notified by June 1. All requests must show a 50-50 match in either cash or in-kind services, such as volunteer hours spent on training or responding to field fires. Projects and purchases must be completed by August 1, 2020. For more information, contact Kyle Hoyd at (302) 698-4548 or Kyle.Hoyd@delaware.gov




Delaware Secretary of Agriculture on Importance of Maintaining Food Supply Chain During State of Emergency

Department of Agriculture | Date Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

DOVER (March 18, 2020) – Maintaining the supply of food and fiber for our citizens, especially during times of an emergency, is of paramount importance. Our poultry industry plays a critical role in feeding our citizens and supplying an abundant, healthy source of protein. “It is extremely important that the entire vertically integrated chain of […]




Delaware agriculture critical to supplying consumers with food during COVID-19 outbreak

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020

DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Department of Agriculture continues to provide services to the public and industry to ensure that our food supply remains safe and plentiful for consumers during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. “As Delaware’s number one industry, family farms are crucial to supplying a variety of food from poultry and meats, […]




Redden Lodge and Forest Campsites Closed

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Agriculture | Division of Public Health | Forest Service | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020

To limit the potential spread of the Coronavirus, the Delaware Forest Service is announcing the following actions, effective immediately: The Lodge at Redden State Forest will be closed to the public until further notice. All campsites at Redden and Blackbird State Forests will be closed to the public until further notice. All large gatherings (>25 people) scheduled for any of the State Forests will be cancelled. State Forests will remain open to the general public for the time being for outdoor activities such as hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, etc.




Governor Carney Announces Government Efficiency & Accountability Review (GEAR) Public Meetings

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Agriculture | Department of Education | Department of Finance | Department of Human Resources | Department of Labor | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Department of State | Department of Transportation | Governor John Carney | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Office of Management and Budget | Office of the Governor | Sussex County | Date Posted: Friday, March 6, 2020

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor Carney on Friday announced the State of Delaware will host Government Efficiency & Accountability Review (GEAR) public meetings in each county as part of an ongoing review of state regulations. Governor Carney and members of his cabinet will host the meetings, and accept public comment on ways to improve state government […]







  Category: Department of Agriculture


Grants up to $4,500 for Volunteer Fire Departments

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020

Delaware volunteer fire departments that respond to rural wildfires can apply for matching grants up to $4,500 from the Delaware Forest Service’s 2020 Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Equipment Grant Program. Since its inception, the program has provided more than $350,000 to enhance wildfire response in the First State. The application deadline is Wednesday, May 13, with awardees notified by June 1. All requests must show a 50-50 match in either cash or in-kind services, such as volunteer hours spent on training or responding to field fires. Projects and purchases must be completed by August 1, 2020. For more information, contact Kyle Hoyd at (302) 698-4548 or Kyle.Hoyd@delaware.gov




Delaware Secretary of Agriculture on Importance of Maintaining Food Supply Chain During State of Emergency

Department of Agriculture | Date Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

DOVER (March 18, 2020) – Maintaining the supply of food and fiber for our citizens, especially during times of an emergency, is of paramount importance. Our poultry industry plays a critical role in feeding our citizens and supplying an abundant, healthy source of protein. “It is extremely important that the entire vertically integrated chain of […]




Delaware agriculture critical to supplying consumers with food during COVID-19 outbreak

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020

DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Department of Agriculture continues to provide services to the public and industry to ensure that our food supply remains safe and plentiful for consumers during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. “As Delaware’s number one industry, family farms are crucial to supplying a variety of food from poultry and meats, […]




Redden Lodge and Forest Campsites Closed

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Agriculture | Division of Public Health | Forest Service | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020

To limit the potential spread of the Coronavirus, the Delaware Forest Service is announcing the following actions, effective immediately: The Lodge at Redden State Forest will be closed to the public until further notice. All campsites at Redden and Blackbird State Forests will be closed to the public until further notice. All large gatherings (>25 people) scheduled for any of the State Forests will be cancelled. State Forests will remain open to the general public for the time being for outdoor activities such as hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, etc.




Governor Carney Announces Government Efficiency & Accountability Review (GEAR) Public Meetings

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Agriculture | Department of Education | Department of Finance | Department of Human Resources | Department of Labor | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Department of State | Department of Transportation | Governor John Carney | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Office of Management and Budget | Office of the Governor | Sussex County | Date Posted: Friday, March 6, 2020

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor Carney on Friday announced the State of Delaware will host Government Efficiency & Accountability Review (GEAR) public meetings in each county as part of an ongoing review of state regulations. Governor Carney and members of his cabinet will host the meetings, and accept public comment on ways to improve state government […]