Category: DEFB News

Advocacy / DEFB News

Delaware Farm Bureau announces Blue Jacket Bonanza awardees for 2021

The Delaware Farm Bureau is proud to announce the winners of its annual Blue Jacket Bonanza.  The program benefits students enrolled in the FFA program in Delaware who might be financially unable to purchase their own traditional blue jacket.  They are awarded based on need, community service activities, leadership skills and a commitment to the[…]

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Ag Safety / DEFB News

Delaware Farm Bureau plans annual Safety Conference for mid-March

The Delaware Farm Bureau will hold its fourth annual Ag Safety Conference virtually Wednesday, March 17. After postponing the event last year, eventually canceling it altogether due to the pandemic, Ag Safety Conference Chair June Unruh said the P&E Committee is excited to bring the conference back to benefit farmers and consumers in the first[…]

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DEFB News

President Wilkins speaks to WBOC, WRDE about poultry production

Delaware Farm Bureau Richard Wilkins spoke to reporters from WBOC and WRDE about poultry production and distribution earlier this week. The interview requests came after the Delmarva Chicken Association released an economic report stating that “. . .chicken production on the peninsula dipped by 5% in 2020,” according to WBOC. The report also said the[…]

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Advocacy / Ag Safety / DEFB News

Nationwide Opens Eighth Annual Safety Contest to Prevent Grain Entrapments

Though the hazards of entering a grain bin are well-known, farmers and agricultural professionals often underestimate them until it’s too late. It only takes seconds, or a simple mistake, for an adult to sink in the quicksand-like flow of grain and become fully entrapped or engulfed. Such accidents have resulted in a 62% fatality rate[…]

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DEFB News

Quality Loss Assistance now available for eligible producers affected by 2018, 2019 natural disasters

The Quality Loss Assistance Program (QLA) provides assistance to producers who suffered eligible crop quality losses due to natural disasters occurring in 2018 and 2019. The deadline to apply for QLA is Friday, March 5, 2021. Eligible Crops Eligible crops include those for which federal crop insurance or Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage[…]

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DEFB News / Meet Your Farmer

Meet Your Farmer: Alan Bailey

Alan Bailey is a third generation farmer in Sussex County and one of the newest members of Delaware Farm Bureau’s board of directors. “It’s kind of in the blood, I guess,” he chuckled in a phone interview.  The family farm, dubbed J Bailey & Sons, Inc., is located just outside of Greenwood on the Maryland/Delaware[…]

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DEFB News

Delaware Farm Bureau announces photo contest winners

Brittany Dempsey-Newman of Dover knew she had a special photograph on her hands when she saw her father driving a combine in a field one day while her two children watched from a distance. “Lia is three; Luke is six. They both were excited to see Pop-Pop out in the field next to us in[…]

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DEFB News

Sussex County holiday lighting display highlights 70 years of farming in Delaware

An agriculture-themed holiday lighting display is turning heads in Sussex County, Delaware this year. Delaware Farm Bureau members James and Tammy Carpenter of Milton, James’ sister Kay Dukes and their families decided they would not have idle farm equipment during the winter months – instead, they used their tractor and combines as an outline for[…]

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Advocacy / DEFB News

Senator Coons receives Friend of Farm Bureau Award at Delaware Farm Bureau office in Camden

U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) was honored with the Friend of Farm Bureau Award Monday in recognition of his legislative support of American farmers and ranchers. The award, offered by the American Farm Bureau Federation, was presented by Delaware Farm Bureau President Richard Wilkins at the DEFB office in Camden. Also on hand for the[…]

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