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Investment in young farmers strengthens Delaware’s economic future

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Delaware farmers, between 18 and 40 years old have the opportunity to apply for the Young Farmers Loan Program through November 30, 2017. The program provides long-term, no-interest loans to help eligible farmers purchase land, reducing the financial impact on farmers just starting out or looking to expand.




USDA seeks feedback from Delaware farmers on 2017 small grains production

Date Posted: Friday, September 8th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse is reminding farmers to complete the small grain production survey that has been sent out to nearly 300 producers by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The agency is taking a comprehensive look into the 2017 production and supply of small grains, which include wheat, oats, barley, and rye. 




Whether one hive or one hundred, it’s important to register your bee hive

Date Posted: Thursday, September 7th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Healthy Bees are essential to Delaware’s vegetable production and agricultural economy. Delaware’s beekeeping laws aim to reduce the impact of stressors through specific requirements of all beekeepers in the state, such as hive registration, colony and equipment inspection for sale, trade or gifting of bees.




West Nile Virus confirmed in Delaware horse

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

The Office of the State Veterinarian today announced the Delaware’s first case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a horse in 2017. This is the first confirmed case of WNV in a horse in Delaware since 2015.




Supporting Delaware growers to meet third party food safety trends

Date Posted: Thursday, August 10th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Delaware fruit and vegetable growers can now receive financial support in obtaining a third party audit to verify they are following effective food safety practices. The Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) is extending its Food Safety Audit Cost-Share Program for growers to include any third party food safety audit, not just USDA Harmonized GAP audits.





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