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Delaware Department of Agriculture

State agricultural officials are hoping to get local farmers some federal relief after spring’s heavy rains destroyed some crops and stymied others from reaching an optimal yield.


Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

Long considered the most beneficial way to dispose of dead chickens, composting has become a management tool of the past for some Delmarva poultry farmers.

Some local growers have shifted to a more environmental practice – freezer technology.


[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

A bill seeking to further reimburse Delaware’s primary care physicians cleared the House Health Committee Wednesday.

Courtesy of NOAA

A new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists says thousands of Delaware residents and their properties will be more prone to flooding aggravated by sea level rise by 2045.


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The City of Wilmington and partner agencies held an open house Tuesday to show off plans for the wetland park they believe will help alleviate flooding issues in the Southbridge neighborhood.

 


Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

South Bethany residents and a local environmental group started installing floating wetlands along many of South Bethany’s canals Tuesday, hopeful they’ll improve water quality that has historically suffered from high levels of nutrients.

Department of Public Health

Delaware’s Division of Public Health is running a mass care simulation exercise today.


Courtesy of The Nature Conservancy

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation released a draft plan recently to coordinate cleanup efforts in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Courtesy of Beebe Health

Beebe Healthcare expects to break ground on a new facility in Millville later this year, bringing services to the South Coastal area that some residents say they’ve been waiting for.


CDC

Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal is being recalled in several states, due to a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella.

 


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