Category: Advocacy

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Delaware Farm Bureau promotes #StillFarming movement

The Delaware Farm Bureau is celebrating farmers this summer along with the Maryland Grain Producers, Maryland Farm Bureau, Delmarva Poultry Industry and Sussex and Kent County Farm Bureaus. Thanks to their collaboration, new lawn signs can now be found throughout the Delmarva Peninsula promoting the agriculture industry and its professionals that are #StillFarming, working hard[…]

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Teens awarded with scholarships from the Delaware Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee

The Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee of the Delaware Farm Bureau is proud to announce two scholarship winners for the 2020-2021 school year. Maci Carter of Harrington and Shannon O’Hara of Milford will each be awarded with $1,000 from the committee to benefit their college education. Headed to the University of Delaware this fall, Carter[…]

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Urban farming project awarded with White-Reinhardt grant in Delaware

NCC Farm Bureau, Delaware Center for Horticulture secure funding for ag literacy program in Wilmington The New Castle County Farm Bureau was awarded a $1,000 grant to benefit the Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) to support urban farming and ag literacy in Wilmington. The White-Reinhardt Fund for Education, made available through the American Farm Bureau[…]

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First responders in Delaware awarded with grain bin rescue tubes, training

First responders in Delaware will have more access to grain bin rescue tubes and training this year thanks to Nationwide Insurance and the Delaware Farm Bureau. Nationwide’s seventh annual Nominate Your Fire Department Contest saw 41 winners this year, some of which included awardees whose training and equipment was paid for by local farm bureaus.[…]

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Delaware Farm Bureau works with U.S. Senators to request future COVID-19 relief for chicken farmers

The American Farm Bureau Federation has joined in advocacy efforts to encourage future relief aid for chicken farmers dealing with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. With several months of input from leaders such as Delaware Farm Bureau President Richard Wilkins, Co-Chairs of the Senate Chicken Caucus Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)[…]

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Farm Bureau members work to create new hemp production advisory committee

Farmers are organizing a game plan as hemp becomes the newest commodity crop to enter Delaware’s top industry. Approval from the United Stated Department of Agriculture for the new Delaware Domestic Hemp Production Program was announced Tuesday, Jan. 28 by the state’s Department of Agriculture, deeming Delaware the second state on the East Coast to[…]

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