Author: Kali Voshell

DEFB News

DEFB, iHeartRadio team up to market local produce

A grant made available to Delaware Farm Bureau is making it possible for the non-profit organization to promote local farmers and produce side-by-side with iHeartMedia. The campaign will run for two-years through December 2021, digitally introducing 24 fresh market specialty crops available seasonally at markets all over Delaware to consumers who are on the go[…]

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USDA approves program to feed kids in Delaware, Oregon

Pandemic EBT to Feed Children during COVID-19 National Emergency U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Delaware and Oregon have been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), signed by President Trump, which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free[…]

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Assistance available to expand conservation activities on Delaware farms

For the original press release, click here. Delaware farmers and landowners are encouraged to sign up by June 5 for financial and technical assistance to expand existing conservation activities on their agricultural land. Financial and technical assistance is now available through the updated Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service[…]

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DEFB News / Meet Your Farmer

Meet your farmer: Connie Fox

Farming seemed to come naturally for a young Connie Fox who found herself at the Philly and Baltimore stockyards with her father at Christmastime and during the summer where livestock was sold and purchased at auction. Little did she know she would grow up to become a farmer much like the ones she met on[…]

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Agriculture recognized as a critical industry during the COVID-19 outbreak

One of Delaware’s top industries, the agriculture industry, was listed as one of 16 critical industries by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in response to businesses and organizations closing throughout the country due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security,[…]

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Delaware Farm Bureau promotes ag literacy with book barns at local elementary schools

Hand-crafted book barns stocked with “ag-accurate” books headed to several schools in New Castle County earlier this year thanks to the Delaware Farm Bureau and passionate volunteers. The program began in 2015 after local farmer and president of the NCC Farm Bureau Stewart Ramsey saw a similar project run by another farm bureau. In bringing[…]

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DDA: Delaware agriculture critical to supplying consumers with food during COVID-19 outbreak

See the original press release here from Delaware’s Department of Agriculture. The Delaware Department of Agriculture continues to provide services to the public and industry to ensure that our food supply remains safe and plentiful for consumers during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. “As Delaware’s number one industry, family farms are crucial to supplying[…]

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Ag Safety / DEFB News

Delaware Farm Bureau Ag Safety Conference postponed

Governor John Carney issued a state of emergency declaration Thursday, March 12, to prepare for the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The state of emergency directs the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and the Delaware Department of Health & Social Services’ Division of Public Health to mobilize state agency resources to assist with Delaware’s response to[…]

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