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  Category: Agriculture


Delaware Farmers’ Markets To Open Under New COVID-19 Protocols

Agriculture | Department of Agriculture | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Monday, May 11, 2020

With the assistance of the Delaware Farmers’ Market Coalition, a group of market managers from across the state, the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) is issuing protocols to help farmers’ markets safely begin opening starting May 15.




Delaware Farmers’ Markets Continue to Grow in Popularity

Agriculture | Department of Agriculture | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Governor Carney declares Delaware Agriculture Week January 13 through January 17, 2020 DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney and the Delaware Department of Agriculture on Thursday announced Delaware farmers’ markets hit an all-time high sales record of $3.28 million in 2019. The announcement comes during the 15th Annual Delaware Agriculture Week held at the State Fairgrounds in Harrington, a week-long conference that covers […]




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 […]




Deadline extension for agricultural preservation districts puts Delaware closer to preserving 381,000 acres of farmland

Agriculture | Department of Agriculture | Governor John Carney | Date Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation voted to extended district enrollment until December 31, 2018 to any agricultural landowners who want to preserve their farms and still have the opportunity to submit an application for the upcoming round. Farms must be enrolled in a preservation district before the landowner can sell an easement.




Sussex Tech’s Mitchell earns DFA forestry scholarship

Agriculture | Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Governor John Carney | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Shawn Patrick Mitchell of Greenwood, a recent graduate of Sussex Tech who plans to study wildlife and fisheries at Frostburg State University, received the Delaware Forestry Association’s 2018 scholarship at the Delaware State Fair last week. Agriculture Secretary Michael T. Scuse and Governor John C. Carney were there to present the ceremonial check to Mitchell as his parents David and Melissa looked on. Once he earns his bachelor’s of science degree, Mitchell hopes to be a game warden or park ranger one day.







  Category: Agriculture


Delaware Farmers’ Markets To Open Under New COVID-19 Protocols

Agriculture | Department of Agriculture | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Monday, May 11, 2020

With the assistance of the Delaware Farmers’ Market Coalition, a group of market managers from across the state, the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) is issuing protocols to help farmers’ markets safely begin opening starting May 15.




Delaware Farmers’ Markets Continue to Grow in Popularity

Agriculture | Department of Agriculture | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Governor Carney declares Delaware Agriculture Week January 13 through January 17, 2020 DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney and the Delaware Department of Agriculture on Thursday announced Delaware farmers’ markets hit an all-time high sales record of $3.28 million in 2019. The announcement comes during the 15th Annual Delaware Agriculture Week held at the State Fairgrounds in Harrington, a week-long conference that covers […]




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 […]




Deadline extension for agricultural preservation districts puts Delaware closer to preserving 381,000 acres of farmland

Agriculture | Department of Agriculture | Governor John Carney | Date Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation voted to extended district enrollment until December 31, 2018 to any agricultural landowners who want to preserve their farms and still have the opportunity to submit an application for the upcoming round. Farms must be enrolled in a preservation district before the landowner can sell an easement.




Sussex Tech’s Mitchell earns DFA forestry scholarship

Agriculture | Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Governor John Carney | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Shawn Patrick Mitchell of Greenwood, a recent graduate of Sussex Tech who plans to study wildlife and fisheries at Frostburg State University, received the Delaware Forestry Association’s 2018 scholarship at the Delaware State Fair last week. Agriculture Secretary Michael T. Scuse and Governor John C. Carney were there to present the ceremonial check to Mitchell as his parents David and Melissa looked on. Once he earns his bachelor’s of science degree, Mitchell hopes to be a game warden or park ranger one day.