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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 to provide the nation with its food supply.

View Richard Wilkins’ TV spot about the #StillFarming movement on DelmarvaLife.

The hashtag, #StillFarming, was developed by the American Farm Bureau Federation to encourage farmers and consumers to tell the unstoppable stories found in the agriculture industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Clearly, farmers and ranchers were hungry for a unifying theme that speaks to their tenacity and commitment to their work. But #StillFarming is so much more than a rallying cry. It’s reaching consumers and connecting them to the people who grow their food, with a glimpse into how it’s grown. It has given consumers much-needed assurance in these uncertain times that the farm families of America are keeping our plates full even though some sparse grocery store shelves have caused concern due to supply chain stresses,” American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said in March shortly after the hashtag launched. “There is no shortage of food being grown in our country, thanks to the hard-working farmers and ranchers who are #StillFarming.”

Signs in Delaware, purchased by the Sussex and Kent County Farm Bureaus, feature the #StillFarming hashtag along with agriculture scenes from around the area inside the word “local” to celebrate local farmers.

“On behalf of all farmers on the Delmarva Peninsula, the Delaware Farm Bureau reminds our visitors that farmers are still farming to provide local chicken, eggs, meats, seafood, fruits and vegetables for their enjoyment,” Delaware Farm Bureau Board President Richard Wilkins said.

For more information about the Delaware Farm Bureau, visit defb.org.

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