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USDA Increases Incentives for Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

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The USDA has announced an increase in the maximum incentive payments that private landowners can receive for participating in the Delaware Conservation Reserve Enhance Program. More>>




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  • Study: States Short on Some Chesapeake Bay Goals

    Study: States Short on Some Chesapeake Bay Goals

    A study finds states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have made strides in reducing pollution in the nation's largest estuary. But it found many jurisdictions in the six-state watershed are falling short in curtailing pollution from farming as well as urban and suburban runoff.More
    A study finds states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have made strides in reducing pollution in the nation's largest estuary. But it found many jurisdictions in the six-state watershed are falling short in curtailing pollution from farming as well as urban and suburban runoff.More
  • Md. to go After Mosquitoes with Larvicide

    Md. to go After Mosquitoes with Larvicide

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 8:25 AM EDT2014-06-04 12:25:17 GMT
    The Maryland Department of Agriculture says it will be doing aerial spraying on Wednesday in wetlands and salt marshes to kill mosquitoes before they develop into adults and fly into populated areas and put people, dogs and horses at risk of mosquito-borne diseases.More
    The Maryland Department of Agriculture says it will be doing aerial spraying on Wednesday in wetlands and salt marshes to kill mosquitoes before they develop into adults and fly into populated areas and put people, dogs and horses at risk of mosquito-borne diseases. More
  • USDA to Survey Va. Farms' Crops, Supply Levels

    USDA to Survey Va. Farms' Crops, Supply Levels

    Monday, June 2 2014 8:43 AM EDT2014-06-02 12:43:58 GMT
    Nearly 1,600 farms across Virginia will be surveyed by the federal government in June to determine this year's crop production and supply levels.More
    Nearly 1,600 farms across Virginia will be surveyed by the federal government in June to determine this year's crop production and supply levels.More
  • 2014-2015 Cover Crop Sign-up Open for Farmers

    2014-2015 Cover Crop Sign-up Open for Farmers

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-05-28 18:02:02 GMT
    The Maryland Department of Agriculture has announced that its 2014-2015 cover crop sign-up will take place at soil conservation districts statewide June 24 through July 15.More
    The Maryland Department of Agriculture has announced that its 2014-2015 cover crop sign-up will take place at soil conservation districts statewide June 24 through July 15.More
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  • USDA Seeks Partnerships to Protect Soil, Water

    USDA Seeks Partnerships to Protect Soil, Water

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-05-27 17:42:12 GMT
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is teaming with businesses, nonprofits and others on a five-year, $2.4 billion program that will fund locally designed soil and water conservation projects nationwide, including the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.More
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is teaming with businesses, nonprofits and others on a five-year, $2.4 billion program that will fund locally designed soil and water conservation projects nationwide, including the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.More
  • Grants Available for Delaware Crop Promotion and Research

    Grants Available for Delaware Crop Promotion and Research

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-04-30 16:54:27 GMT
    More than $336,000 in federal grant funding is now available for projects to help produce, market or access Delaware-grown fruit, vegetables and certain other crops. The Delaware Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program through June 9.More
    More than $336,000 in federal grant funding is now available for projects to help produce, market or access Delaware-grown fruit, vegetables and certain other crops. The Delaware Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program through June 9.More
  • Va. Horse Owners Urged to Get Animals Vaccinated

    Va. Horse Owners Urged to Get Animals Vaccinated

    Monday, April 28 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-04-28 12:20:51 GMT
    Virginia agriculture officials are concerned that horse owners might not have their animals vaccinated because of a lack of disease activity last year.More
    Virginia agriculture officials are concerned that horse owners might not have their animals vaccinated because of a lack of disease activity last year.More
  • Program Offers First State Farmers Loans for Irrigation Systems

    Program Offers First State Farmers Loans for Irrigation Systems

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:43 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:43:16 GMT
    DOVER, Del.- An partnership now in its fourth year offers help to Delaware farmers who want to add new irrigation systems. The Delaware Rural Irrigation Program, or DRIP, offers no-interest loans to install new equipment in partnership with private lending institutions.Eligible farmers must have been actively engaged for at least two years in growing and harvesting of cash crops, such as corn, soybeans, fruit and vegetables, in Delaware, and must own or lease the land to be irrigated.The loan...More
    DOVER, Del.- An partnership now in its fourth year offers help to Delaware farmers who want to add new irrigation systems. The Delaware Rural Irrigation Program, or DRIP, offers no-interest loans to install new equipment in partnership with private lending institutions.Eligible farmers must have been actively engaged for at least two years in growing and harvesting of cash crops, such as corn, soybeans, fruit and vegetables, in Delaware, and must own or lease the land to be irrigated.The loan...More
  • Va. Corn Plantings Expected to be Down Slightly

    Va. Corn Plantings Expected to be Down Slightly

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-04-01 13:19:01 GMT
    Virginia corn producers plan to reduce their plantings slightly this year.More
    Virginia corn producers plan to reduce their plantings slightly this year.More
  • Farm Stand Owners Invited to Free Marketing Workshop

    Farm Stand Owners Invited to Free Marketing Workshop

    Monday, March 10 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-03-10 18:13:39 GMT
    DOVER, Del.- Delaware farm stand owners are invited to a free marketing workshop next month to learn how to reach more customers and improve profits. "Using the latest marketing techniques can make aMore
    Delaware farm stand owners are invited to a free marketing workshop next month to learn how to reach more customers and improve profits.More
  • Ocean Pines Farmers Market to Extend Hours

    Ocean Pines Farmers Market to Extend Hours

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 10:11 AM EST2014-02-19 15:11:05 GMT
    OCEAN PINES, Md.– The Ocean Pines Farmers Market will extend its operating hours beginning May 3, according to organizers. It will be open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., a change from its current hours of operationMore
    The Ocean Pines Farmers Market will extend its operating hours beginning May 3, according to organizers.More
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