Chesapeake Bay Area Farmers Doing a Good Job
Despite what the critics and naysayers might claim, a new U.S. Department of Agriculture report says farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are doing a good job and improving the number of on-the-farm practices to prevent water pollution. A record number of voluntary conservation practices adopted by watershed farmers since 2006 significantly have reduced the amount of nitrogen, sediment, and phosphorus leaving cultivated croplands.
The report, by USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, estimates that since 2006, conservation practices applied by farmers and landowners are reducing nitrogen leaving fields by 48.6 million pounds each year, or 26 percent, and reducing phosphorus by 7.1 million pounds, or 46 percent.
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DPI Opens 2014 College Scholarship Program
Candidates are being sought for the 2014 DPI College Scholarship Program. Applications are being accepted for undergraduate and graduate scholarships that will be awarded in the spring.
Applications must be received at the DPI office, 16686 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947, by April 1, 2014.
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Funding for the DPI College Scholarship Program is generated by proceeds from an annual DPI Golf Tournament to be held June 18, 2014 at the Green Hill Country Club near Salisbury, Maryland.
DPI is the nonprofit trade association working for the continued progress of the meat chicken industry in Delaware, the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
In existence since 1948, DPI's members include more than 1,000 farm families raising chickens, five companies producing birds on Delmarva, and hundreds of chicken company employees, hundreds of allied industry suppliers of products and services, and Delmarva-based, non-chicken businesses that recognize the important work DPI does to keep the local chicken industry strong.
Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.
16686 County Seat Hwy.
Georgetown, DE 19947-4881