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Ag Census response will impact farm policy and industry

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Beginning in December, farmers in Delaware and Maryland will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on their communities and industry by taking part in the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Census data are used by all those who serve farmers and rural communities from federal, state and local governments to agribusinesses, trade associations, researchers, and many others.




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).




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. 




Food Benefits for 25,000 Students Being Mailed to Delaware Families through DHSS’ Summer EBT Program

Date Posted: Friday, June 30th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Department of Education

NEW CASTLE (June 29, 2017) – Electronic benefit cards with access to food benefits are arriving for 25,000 students through the Department of Health and Social Services’ Summer EBT Program. The program offers a way to support families in ensuring that their children have dependable access to food during the summer months. The Summer EBT […]




Summer Food Service Program Provides Nutritious Meals for Needy Children

Date Posted: Friday, June 23rd, 2017
Categories:  Department of Education Governor John Carney Kent County New Castle County News Office of the Governor Sussex County

Delaware’s First Lady is leading effort to ensure children have regular access to healthy meals WILMINGTON, Del. – First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney and the Delaware Department of Education are asking for your help in letting Delaware residents know of the availability of free meals this summer for children in need. The Summer Food Service […]





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