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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Agriculture’s Economic Impact In Del. Highlighted On National Agriculture Day

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In Delaware, agriculture remains the state’s number one industry, according to Governor John Carney.The Governor and Agriculture Secretary Michael Scuse cited a report Tuesday, Feeding the Economy, which shows that food and agriculture have a $21.7-billion economic impact and keep more than 122,000 people in Delaware employed. “Delaware has a rich farming history and this…

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Testing Detects More Cases Of H5N1 Avian Influenza

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Two more cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been discovered on Delmarva. According to the Delaware Department of Agriculture, federal lab testing confirmed the presence of H5N1 in a pullet operation in New Castle County and in a broiler flock in Queen Anne’s County. Cases had been confirmed previously at poultry farms in New…

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Del. Dept. of Agriculture Invites Applicants For Special Crop Block Grant Program

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Growers and people involved with specialty crops in Delaware are invited to submit a proposal with the Delaware Department of Agriculture for the 2022 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program The federal farm bill is alloting about $320,000 through competitive grants to fund innovative projects that support specialty crops and create new and better markets for…

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