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Delaware offers produce safety trainings to help farmers meet FSMA requirement

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Department of Agriculture is offering two one-day courses in March to help farmers growing fruits and vegetables comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. “About 1 in 6 Americans gets sick each year from foodborne illness,” said Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse. “The Food Safety […]




Sales at Delaware farmers’ markets second highest in 2017

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
Categories:  Department of Agriculture News

Media: Photographs are available for use on Flickr. DOVER, Del. – Delaware celebrated the second highest farmers’ market season with more than $3 million dollars in sales in 2017. Both residents and visitors of the state continue to buy locally because of the fresh, high quality products that Delaware’s farm families grow. “These numbers are […]




Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission names chief state steward

Date Posted: Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Chairman, W. Duncan Patterson announced today that the Commission has promoted James A. Lages to the position of Chief State Steward.




Fifer Orchards honored for service to Delaware agriculture

Date Posted: Friday, January 12th, 2018
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Fifer Orchards recognized for their overall contribution to agriculture at the Delaware Agricultural Industry Dinner on Thursday evening were presented with the Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service to Delaware Agriculture.




Houston poultry farmers receive Environmental Stewardship Award

Date Posted: Monday, January 8th, 2018
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Poultry farmers Randy and Jordan McCloskey were recognized during Delaware Ag Week for their efforts to improve water quality and reduce nutrient runoff with the 2017 Delaware Environmental Stewardship Award.





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