Delmarva Chicken Association Awards Scholarships To Seven Students

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The Delmarva Chicken Association has presented seven students with more than $17,000 in scholarship money as they pursue college and graduate studies related to Delmarva chicken industry careers. “By supporting these students, DCA is investing in the next generation of leadership for our chicken community,” DCA Executive Director Holly Porter said. “We’re glad these young…

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Del. Honors 4 More Century Farm Families

Delaware Century Farm Families 2022 (photo courtesy of Delaware Department of Agriculture)
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Four Delaware farm families have been recognized by the Delaware Century Farm Program.The program was established in 1987 to honor families who have owned and farmed their land for at least 100 years. The farms must include at least 10 acres of the original parcel or gross more than $10,000 annually in agricultural sales.  “While…

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Chicken Chat: Delmarva Chicken Association Releases 2021 Facts

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Chicken is a big deal on Delmarva.How big?According to the Delmarva Chicken Association 2021 fact sheet, the region’s chicken community produced 567-million chickens last year, generating 4.2-billion pounds of shelf- and table-ready chicken.Wholesale value of Delmarva chicken was also reported at a record $4.2-billion.Independent chicken growers experienced a slight decline in income from 2020 to…

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National Agriculture Day: Maryland Honors Century Farms

Governor Larry Hogan took part in Maryland's Century Farm honors Tuesday (photo courtesy of the office of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan)
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On National Agriculture Day, Maryland honored the families that have taken part in farming – sometimes for generations. Eight Maryland farm families were honored during the 2022 Century Farm induction ceremony at the State House in Annapolis. The program recognizes farms that have been owned and operated by the same family for more than 100…

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Delmarva Chicken Association Opens Scholarship Applications

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The Delmarva Chicken Association is accepting applications for college scholarships from students who are interested in chicken-related careers. The DCA is making scholarships available of $2,000 for undergraduates and $3,000 for graduate-level students. Chicken-related jobs go well beyond those at farms and poultry processing plants: backgrounds in accounting, engineering, marketing, veterinary science, nutrition and several…

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Gov. Carney Releases Delaware Climate Action Plan

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Governor John Carney has released a Delaware Climate Action Plan, which he says is a blueprint for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and to leave the state better prepared for the impacts of climate change by prioritizing clean energy and improved energy efficiency. The Climate Action Plan resulted from a year-long process that involved Delawareans,…

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Postal Service Lapses Impact Del. Agriculture

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The Delaware Farm Bureau wants the US Postal Service to step up its game. Leadership with the Farm Bureau have sent a letter to members of the state’s congressional delegation detailing their concerns about delays in mail service and how they can affect agriculture. Already, Senator Chris Coons has testified about some of the many…

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Md. Directs COVID Relief Toward Agriculture, Seafood Industry

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Maryland farmers, producers and watermen that have been impacted by the pandemic could be eligible for COVID relief funding. Governor Larry Hogan said Tuesday that the targeted relief of more than $9-million comes from a $600-million economic relief packaged announced by the state during the pandemic. The Maryland Department of Agriculture and the Department of…

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More Del. Farmland To Be Preserved

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Delaware looks to preserve an additional 5,500 acres of land for future generations to farm. The Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation has made its 24th consecutive round of easement selections for the Aglands Program. More than 139,000 acres have been permanently preserved, and Delaware ranks second in the nation for its effectiveness at preserving farmland…

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Mountaire Farms first in the nation to become One Health Certified

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Mountaire Farms has become the first chicken company in the United States to become approved in One Health Certified™, a new comprehensive animal care program that is verified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. One Health Certified™ focuses on five core areas of animal production: disease prevention, veterinary care, responsible antibiotic use, animal welfare, and…

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Delaware Grown Week Celebrates State’s Agricultural Diversity, Accessibility

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The week-long Delaware Grown Week campaign highlights the fruits, vegetables and value-added agricultural products produced in the first state. An official kick-off of the event was held at the Rehoboth Beach Farmers’ Market, with appearances by Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse, state legislators and other officials. State Rep. Lyndon Yearick, a Republican from Camden-Wyoming authored…

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First Ever Delmarva Farmers Union Convention Held Over the Weekend

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Area farmers converged on Pocomoke City this weekend for the first annual Delmarva Farmers Union Convention. The inaugural event kicked off what organizers hope to be an annual gathering, focusing on discussing issues pertinent in agricultural communities. Among the issues: access to food markets, creating opportunities for new farmers, and regulations that hinder sales across…

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