Category: DEFB News

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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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Free Investing in Your Farm’s Future online series to begin next week

A free, online series entitled “Investing in Your Farm’s Future” will begin on Thursday, August 6 and will run for four consecutive Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Topics include “Retirement Planning” (August 6), “Health Insurance in Later Years” (August 13), “Business Planning and Communications” (August 20), and “Legal Topics, Planning Tools and Finding the[…]

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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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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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Hannah O’Hara chosen as Delaware Farm Bureau’s marketing intern

Hannah O’Hara of Milford came on board this week as the Delaware Farm Bureau’s newest office member. Her role as marketing intern will have her engaging members, improving marketing efforts and other needs as they arise. Read more about Hannah below! I attend Susquehanna University and major in Luxury Brand Marketing and Management. Marketing is[…]

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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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