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  Category: Department of Agriculture


Delaware Farmers Encouraged To Participate In Environmental Deeds Questionnaire

Department of Agriculture | Date Posted: Monday, November 23, 2020

Along with the Delaware Nutrient Management Program’s annual report mailing, Delaware farmers are being encouraged to complete an additional 16-question implementation questionnaire. The questionnaire aims to measure nutrient applications and environmental deeds, allowing Delaware to recognize farmers for their stewardship efforts in 2020.




Kent County added to Delaware’s spotted lanternfly quarantine

Department of Agriculture | Date Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2020

DOVER, Del. (October 29, 2020) – Effective October 30, the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) will add Kent County in its entirety to the current spotted lanternfly quarantine of New Castle County. The expansion is due to established populations of spotted lanternfly found in Smyrna, Dover, and Harrington this past week. At this point in […]




Delaware Announces Grant Program for Contract Poultry Growers Impacted by COVID-19

Agriculture | Department of Agriculture | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Monday, October 19, 2020

The Delaware Department of Agriculture is administering the program and will be accepting applications until December 1, 2020.




Smokey visits St. Anne’s School for Fire Prevention Week

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | New Castle County | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Smokey Bear visited St. Anne’s Episcopal School to highlight the importance of fire safety and prevention during National Fire Prevention Week. Smokey’s timeless message –  “Only you can prevent wildfires!”  – has more resonance this year, as wildfires have wreaked destruction across many western states: the National Interagency Fire Center reports that more than 45,000 fires have burned over 7.9 million acres – including 4 million acres in California– a 43 percent increase over 2019.




Delaware Wildfire Crew Wraps Up Successful Assignment

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Date Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020

Delaware’s wildfire crew is returning to the First State after successfully battling blazes on a 14-day assignment in Arizona and California. Delaware’s 21-person team mobilized at Blackbird State Forest in Smyrna on August 28. On August 30 they were assigned to the Griffin Fire, a 61,821-acre blaze in Arizona’s Tonto National Forest in the U.S. Forest Service’s Southwest Region. They subsequently took on the Rockhouse Fire, a 19,506-acre blaze on land managed by the San Carlos Agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, located 22 miles southeast of San Carlos, AZ. On September 9, they were transferred to the Southern California Geographic Area and assigned to the Valley Fire, which has consumed 17,665 acres in the Cleveland National Forest and located 19 miles northeast of Chula Vista, CA. The crew is expected to arrive back at Blackbird State Forest in Smyrna, Delaware by Friday afternoon, September 18.







  Category: Department of Agriculture


Delaware Farmers Encouraged To Participate In Environmental Deeds Questionnaire

Department of Agriculture | Date Posted: Monday, November 23, 2020

Along with the Delaware Nutrient Management Program’s annual report mailing, Delaware farmers are being encouraged to complete an additional 16-question implementation questionnaire. The questionnaire aims to measure nutrient applications and environmental deeds, allowing Delaware to recognize farmers for their stewardship efforts in 2020.




Kent County added to Delaware’s spotted lanternfly quarantine

Department of Agriculture | Date Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2020

DOVER, Del. (October 29, 2020) – Effective October 30, the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) will add Kent County in its entirety to the current spotted lanternfly quarantine of New Castle County. The expansion is due to established populations of spotted lanternfly found in Smyrna, Dover, and Harrington this past week. At this point in […]




Delaware Announces Grant Program for Contract Poultry Growers Impacted by COVID-19

Agriculture | Department of Agriculture | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Monday, October 19, 2020

The Delaware Department of Agriculture is administering the program and will be accepting applications until December 1, 2020.




Smokey visits St. Anne’s School for Fire Prevention Week

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | New Castle County | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Smokey Bear visited St. Anne’s Episcopal School to highlight the importance of fire safety and prevention during National Fire Prevention Week. Smokey’s timeless message –  “Only you can prevent wildfires!”  – has more resonance this year, as wildfires have wreaked destruction across many western states: the National Interagency Fire Center reports that more than 45,000 fires have burned over 7.9 million acres – including 4 million acres in California– a 43 percent increase over 2019.




Delaware Wildfire Crew Wraps Up Successful Assignment

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Date Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020

Delaware’s wildfire crew is returning to the First State after successfully battling blazes on a 14-day assignment in Arizona and California. Delaware’s 21-person team mobilized at Blackbird State Forest in Smyrna on August 28. On August 30 they were assigned to the Griffin Fire, a 61,821-acre blaze in Arizona’s Tonto National Forest in the U.S. Forest Service’s Southwest Region. They subsequently took on the Rockhouse Fire, a 19,506-acre blaze on land managed by the San Carlos Agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, located 22 miles southeast of San Carlos, AZ. On September 9, they were transferred to the Southern California Geographic Area and assigned to the Valley Fire, which has consumed 17,665 acres in the Cleveland National Forest and located 19 miles northeast of Chula Vista, CA. The crew is expected to arrive back at Blackbird State Forest in Smyrna, Delaware by Friday afternoon, September 18.