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Apply now for Delaware state forest turkey permit

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Delaware Forest Service (DFS) is accepting applications for its lottery to award state forest permits for the 2020 turkey hunting season, which begins April 11, 2020 and ends on May 9, 2020. A special one-day hunt for youth and non-ambulatory disabled hunters occurs on April 4, 2020. No Sunday hunting is allowed. State forest turkey permits are issued for one of four season segments: A (4/11-4/17), B (4/18-4/24), C (4/25-5/1), or D (5/2-5/9).




Severe crop damage at Redden State Forest creates public deer harvest opportunities to assist local farmers

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Date Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019

DOVER, Del. — A recent increase in severe deer damage to agricultural crops on two portions of Redden State Forest in Sussex County has created public deer harvest opportunities to assist local farmers. Through a partnership with DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife, the Delaware Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is opening specific portions of […]




Rolling application process provides flexibility for Delaware’s Young Farmer Loan Program

Department of Agriculture | Date Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019

DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Aglands Foundation Board announced that they will institute a rolling application process for their Young Farmer Loan Program to offer young farmers more flexibility in acquiring a farm. Delaware farmers, between 18 and 40 years old have the opportunity to apply for the Young Farmers Loan Program. The program provides […]




Delaware State Fair connects fair-goers with Delaware agriculture

Department of Agriculture | 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 […]







  Category: Department of Agriculture


Apply now for Delaware state forest turkey permit

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Delaware Forest Service (DFS) is accepting applications for its lottery to award state forest permits for the 2020 turkey hunting season, which begins April 11, 2020 and ends on May 9, 2020. A special one-day hunt for youth and non-ambulatory disabled hunters occurs on April 4, 2020. No Sunday hunting is allowed. State forest turkey permits are issued for one of four season segments: A (4/11-4/17), B (4/18-4/24), C (4/25-5/1), or D (5/2-5/9).




Severe crop damage at Redden State Forest creates public deer harvest opportunities to assist local farmers

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Date Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019

DOVER, Del. — A recent increase in severe deer damage to agricultural crops on two portions of Redden State Forest in Sussex County has created public deer harvest opportunities to assist local farmers. Through a partnership with DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife, the Delaware Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is opening specific portions of […]




Rolling application process provides flexibility for Delaware’s Young Farmer Loan Program

Department of Agriculture | Date Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019

DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Aglands Foundation Board announced that they will institute a rolling application process for their Young Farmer Loan Program to offer young farmers more flexibility in acquiring a farm. Delaware farmers, between 18 and 40 years old have the opportunity to apply for the Young Farmers Loan Program. The program provides […]




Delaware State Fair connects fair-goers with Delaware agriculture

Department of Agriculture | 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 […]