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2017 Delaware Century Farm families recognized

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

Six Delaware families which have owned their farms for at least 100 years were honored as 2017 Century Farms. “Today we are recognizing farm families that have made a commitment for 100 years or more to keep their land in agriculture for future generations,” said Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse. “It’s in the true spirit of farm families who weather the ups and downs of farming that Delaware agriculture is able to remain strong.”




Spotted lanternfly confirmed in Delaware

Date Posted: Monday, November 20th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

The spotted lanternfly – a destructive, invasive plant hopper – has been confirmed in New Castle County. This insect is a potential threat to several important agricultural crops including grapes, apples, peaches, and lumber. State plant health and forestry officials are providing information, fact sheets, photographs, and links to other resources at de.gov/hitchhikerbug. Early detection is vital for the protection of Delaware businesses and agriculture.




Delaware receives federal funding for agriculture research and marketing projects

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

The Delaware Department of Agriculture announced today that seven projects received grant funding through USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant program. Delaware received nearly $300,000 to enhance the competitiveness of Delaware grown specialty crops, defined as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops (including floriculture).




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. 





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