Category: Agribusiness

WILMINGTON — Like many of us, Greg Friedman gets alerts on his mobile device, but his alerts deliver weather updates for the Midwest because they are “bellwether areas for our customers.” Friedman is chief financial officer for Corteva Agriscience, which provides commercial farmers with chemicals and other products designed to improve plant performance and protect…

The National Chicken Council (NCC) unveiled a new video featuring four chicken farms in Maryland and Delaware that offer consumers a look onto the farms and their sustainability practices. The video features Rachel Rhodes, who raises chickens for Allen Harim; Janice Vickers, who raises chickens for Perdue Farms; and Michelle Chesnik and Terry Baker, who raise chickens…

Gov. John Carney on Tuesday announced that more than 134,000 acres of Delaware farmland have been permanently preserved. Each year, the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation makes selections for preservation, with support from federal, state and county governments. “Since the start of my administration, I have placed a high priority on preserving Delaware’s farmland so…

FMC Corporation, an agricultural sciences company, plans to invest more than $50 million over the next three years in capital improvement projects, including a new greenhouse and research facility at the company’s Global Research and Development headquarters in Newark, Delaware. The Philadelphia-based company purchased the Stine Research Center campus as part of its acquisition of…

For Jim and Chris Perdue, the success that Perdue Farms has enjoyed over its history can be summed up in four words — or values — that it crystallized in 2005 and 2006: quality, integrity, teamwork and stewardship. “The first two, quality and integrity, came from Arthur Perdue and Frank Perdue,” Chairman (and advertising spokesman)…

Plans for vertical farm take root in NE Wilmington

Second Chances Farm, LLC has entered into a Letter of Intent to purchase a 50,000-square-foot warehouse at 3030 Bowers St. in Northeast Wilmington and plans to open its first vertical farm by this fall if everything falls into place. Vertical farming is an industry that can work to supplement traditional agriculture by using a controlled…

The Cecil County Arts Council is partnering with local farms to launch a craft and food market at 135 E. Main Street in Elkton, Maryland. The collaboration is being called ‘The Market at 135’ and is now open to the public. Cecil County farms, including Luff Family Farms, Chesapeake Gold Farms, Rumbleway Farm, Stafford Angus,…

Nine students pursuing college and graduate studies connected to careers in Delmarva’s chicken industry will receive $2,000 scholarships through the Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) College Scholarship Program. Eight of the recipients will attend undergraduate colleges in the fall; one graduate student was also awarded a scholarship. “By supporting these students, DPI is investing in…