Category: Agribusiness

U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons today ensured that an amendment giving Delaware farmers better access to agricultural conservation programs was included in the 2018 Farm Bill that is being considered by the Senate this week. The amendment would allow farmers in the beginning stages of farming to apply for conservation funds through the Environmental Quality Incentives…

(AP) — Officials say low-income residents in a Delaware county who are 60 years and older will be able to receive free fresh fruits and vegetables through a state new program. State Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse tells news outlets in a statement the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program will provide coupons to Sussex…

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) is a global trade association representing the fresh produce and floral supply chains. Founded in 1949, the organization is based in Newark (55 of its 87 employees are in Delaware), but it has a truly global footprint, with members in more than 40 countries, including China, Chile, South Africa, Brazil…

Back in 2011, Allen Family Foods went through bankruptcy and was purchased by the Harim Group, based in South Korea. In 2014, the firm rebranded as Allen Harim Foods. In 2016, Joe Moran became CEO. And this year, the nearly 100-year-old poultry producer is making more moves. “We’re in a growth mode right now,” Moran…

Agriculture — from farming to food production — has long been a mainstay of Delaware’s economy. It’s the state’s single largest land use, with just under 40 percent of land devoted to agricultural production. And thanks to support from Delaware’s solid research infrastructure, both at the corporate and university level, First State farmers benefit from…

When decision-makers at Milwaukee, Wis.-based Proximity Malt went on the hunt for a Mid-Atlantic location, they struck gold on the Delmarva Peninsula. An abandoned feed mill in Laurel boasted concrete bins that were perfect for the company’s purposes. But the malt company, which was started in 2015, appreciated the area for more than the storage tanks. “Delaware…

At a sprawling plant along the Indian River in Millsboro, through three shifts on seven days a week, employees at Merck Animal Health manufacture vaccines and other pharmaceutical products for cats, dogs, pigs and cows. But like so much of the agriculture industry here in the First State, Merck’s biggest customer is the poultry industry.…

The Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market this week kicked off its 11th season with a ribbon cutting organized by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. A mix of vendors, volunteers and community members turned out for the celebration. The market hosts 15 local vendors, selling a mix of fruits, vegetables, artisanal breads, cheeses, herbs and freshly…