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Delaware second state on east coast for USDA hemp plan approvalDate Posted: January 28, 2020
Child Support Needs Updated Mailing Addresses to Ensure Transition for Recipients to New Debit CardDate Posted: January 28, 2020
DNREC, Delaware City Refining Company, LLC agree to penalty settlements on refinery’s outstanding air violationsDate Posted: January 27, 2020
DNREC breaks ground on Brandywine Zoo Madagascar exhibit that will house endangered lemurs, tortoisesDate Posted: January 27, 2020
Report: Delaware tourism sets new recordsDate Posted: January 27, 2020
Justin Day to Head Up New Partner Services Team at DTIDate Posted: January 27, 2020
DPH Announces Two Additional Flu-Related Deaths; Delawareans Should Follow Basic Tips to Stop Spread of GermsDate Posted: January 24, 2020
Wilmington jury convicts drug trafficker in murder-for-hire plotDate Posted: January 24, 2020
Flags to be lowered Monday in remembrance of Harry “Hal” HaskellDate Posted: January 24, 2020
Transportation Infrastructure Investment Fund LaunchesDate Posted: January 24, 2020
Delaware Secretary of Agriculture recognizes Barczewski for contributions to agricultureDate Posted: January 24, 2020
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Jan. 13-19Date Posted: January 24, 2020
Division of the Arts Announces New Focus for Two FY2021 Grant CategoriesDate Posted: January 24, 2020
Governor Carney Delivers 2020 State of the State AddressDate Posted: January 23, 2020
Delaware’s Tax Season Officially Starts January 27Date Posted: January 23, 2020
Delaware Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish to meet Jan. 28 in DoverDate Posted: January 23, 2020
Treasurer Davis Shares Important Lesson with Third GradersDate Posted: January 22, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Major Investment in Wilmington SchoolsDate Posted: January 22, 2020
Department of Insurance Celebrates Response to Fraud in 2019Date Posted: January 22, 2020
Governor Carney, Legislators Announce Major Investments in Clean WaterDate Posted: January 21, 2020
Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs sponsors 14 special events during February 2020Date Posted: January 21, 2020
Governor Carney Nominates Kathleen Amalfitano as Court of Common Pleas Judge in Kent CountyDate Posted: January 17, 2020
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Jan. 6-12Date Posted: January 17, 2020
Prosecutors secure conviction, sentence in Sussex County homicidesDate Posted: January 17, 2020
DPH to Hold Public Workshop On Solicitation of Water Infrastructure Improvement ProjectsDate Posted: January 16, 2020
Delaware Farmers’ Markets Continue to Grow in PopularityDate Posted: January 16, 2020
Recycling Public Advisory Council to meet Jan. 22 in DoverDate Posted: January 16, 2020
Governor Carney, Division of Small Business Award EDGE Grants to 10 Delaware CompaniesDate Posted: January 16, 2020
2020 LIFE Conference Offers Keynote from Self-AdvocatesDate Posted: January 16, 2020
Commissioner Trinidad Navarro Appointed Chair of National Antifraud Task ForceDate Posted: January 16, 2020
Governor Carney’s Statement on Senate Confirmation of Paul Fioravanti, Jr. to Court of ChanceryDate Posted: January 15, 2020
DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation grows White Clay Creek State Park with new superintendent, acreageDate Posted: January 15, 2020
$1 Million Awarded to Housing Development Fund Projects StatewideDate Posted: January 15, 2020
Delaware’s Strong Fiscal Management Again Earns Triple-A Bond RatingDate Posted: January 15, 2020
Special Weather Statement issued January 15 at 3:53AM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 15, 2020
Special Weather Statement issued January 15 at 12:34AM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 15, 2020
Special Weather Statement issued January 14 at 9:52PM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 14, 2020
Delaware Division of the Arts Announces 2020 Individual Artist Fellowship AwardeesDate Posted: January 14, 2020
Marking Delaware’s Progress Improving Reentry ServicesDate Posted: January 13, 2020
Urban Forestry Grants Up to $5,000 AvailableDate Posted: January 13, 2020
Department of Insurance Recovers Nearly $700,000 in Fines through Company Compliance ExamsDate Posted: January 13, 2020
Special Weather Statement issued January 12 at 7:28AM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 12, 2020
Special Weather Statement issued January 12 at 6:32AM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 12, 2020
Special Weather Statement issued January 12 at 6:00AM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 12, 2020
Wind Advisory issued January 12 at 6:07AM EST until January 12 at 1:00PM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 12, 2020
Special Weather Statement issued January 12 at 5:54AM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 12, 2020
Special Weather Statement issued January 12 at 1:47AM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 12, 2020
Arbor Day Poster Contest for Grades K to 5Date Posted: January 10, 2020
Chester man sentenced to 20 years in prison for rapeDate Posted: January 10, 2020
Attorney General Jennings secures relief for over 120 teachers in connection with their retirement accountsDate Posted: January 10, 2020
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Dec. 30 – Jan. 5Date Posted: January 10, 2020
Delaware Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries to meet Jan. 15 in DoverDate Posted: January 10, 2020
Delaware Emergency Management Agency Earns AccreditationDate Posted: January 8, 2020
Wind Advisory issued January 8 at 2:55PM EST until January 8 at 8:00PM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 8, 2020
DART to Host Community Conversations in New Castle CountyDate Posted: January 8, 2020
DNREC, Division of Public Health accepting proposals for wastewater, surface water, and drinking water planning grantsDate Posted: January 8, 2020
Program on historic African American beaches and resorts at Lewes’ Zwaanendael Museum on Jan. 18, 2020Date Posted: January 8, 2020
Wind Advisory issued January 8 at 10:25AM EST until January 8 at 8:00PM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 8, 2020
Jan. 22 deadline approaching to register for 2020 Delaware Wetlands ConferenceDate Posted: January 8, 2020
Revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps to become effective Jan. 22 for portions of New Castle CountyDate Posted: January 8, 2020
Special Weather Statement issued January 8 at 9:19AM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 8, 2020
Snow Squall Warning issued January 8 at 8:50AM EST until January 8 at 9:15AM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 8, 2020
Snow Squall Warning issued January 8 at 8:28AM EST until January 8 at 9:15AM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 8, 2020
Snow Squall Warning issued January 8 at 8:10AM EST until January 8 at 8:30AM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 8, 2020
Snow Squall Warning issued January 8 at 7:44AM EST until January 8 at 8:30AM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 8, 2020
Special Weather Statement issued January 8 at 4:01AM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 8, 2020
Wind Advisory issued January 8 at 3:15AM EST until January 8 at 8:00PM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 8, 2020
DNREC awards $150,000 to Delaware City for enhancing education, city’s restoration work, and recreational opportunitiesDate Posted: January 7, 2020
Winter Weather Advisory issued January 7 at 2:32PM EST until January 8 at 12:00AM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 7, 2020
Wind Advisory issued January 7 at 2:27PM EST until January 8 at 8:00PM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 7, 2020
DPH Reminds Delawareans to Get Their Flu Vaccines as it Announces First Flu-Related Deaths of 2019-2020 SeasonDate Posted: January 7, 2020
New chief of staff named for DNREC’s Office of the SecretaryDate Posted: January 7, 2020
Winter Weather Advisory issued January 7 at 6:19AM EST until January 8 at 12:00AM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 7, 2020
Nominations Sought for Delaware’s Top Youth VolunteersDate Posted: January 6, 2020
Wind Advisory issued January 5 at 7:38AM EST until January 5 at 12:00PM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 5, 2020
Dense Fog Advisory issued January 4 at 10:20AM EST until January 4 at 1:00PM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 4, 2020
Dense Fog Advisory issued January 4 at 8:33AM EST until January 4 at 11:00AM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 4, 2020
Special Weather Statement issued January 4 at 8:02AM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 4, 2020
Special Weather Statement issued January 4 at 6:27AM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 4, 2020
DNREC Environmental Crimes Unit arrests two Wilmington men on multiple drug and weapon-related chargesDate Posted: January 3, 2020
2020 Annual Prevailing Wage SurveyDate Posted: January 3, 2020
Drug Investigation Leads to Man Wanted For ShootingDate Posted: January 3, 2020
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Dec. 16-29Date Posted: January 3, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Nomination of Paul Fioravanti, Jr. to Court of ChanceryDate Posted: January 3, 2020
Office Of The State Treasurer And Department Of Labor Roll Out Upgraded Unemployment Payment SystemDate Posted: January 3, 2020
DNREC monitoring another Lewes WWTP malfunction and discharge of partially-treated effluent into Lewes-Rehoboth CanalDate Posted: January 2, 2020
Delaware Shellfish Advisory Council to meet Jan. 7 in DoverDate Posted: January 2, 2020
DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces 2019 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest winnersDate Posted: January 2, 2020
Coastal Flood Statement issued December 31 at 9:43PM EST until December 31 at 10:00PM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: December 31, 2019
Coastal Flood Statement issued December 31 at 7:26PM EST until December 31 at 10:00PM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: December 31, 2019
Coastal Flood Statement issued December 31 at 4:49PM EST until December 31 at 8:00PM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: December 31, 2019
Coastal Flood Statement issued December 31 at 2:15PM EST until December 31 at 5:00PM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: December 31, 2019
Emergency Sirens To Be TestedDate Posted: December 31, 2019
Lewes WWTP, fully operational, ends discharge of partially-treated effluent into Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, Delaware BayDate Posted: December 28, 2019
Special Weather Statement issued December 28 at 7:57AM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: December 28, 2019
Special Weather Statement issued December 28 at 3:25AM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: December 28, 2019
DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation hosts First Day Hikes across DelawareDate Posted: December 27, 2019
Prison Sentence for Rape of TeenagerDate Posted: December 27, 2019
Christmas tree recycling – a Delaware post-holiday tradition – carries on statewide for 2019/2020Date Posted: December 26, 2019
Dense Fog Advisory issued December 26 at 8:49AM EST until December 26 at 12:00PM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: December 26, 2019

Department of Agriculture | Governor John Carney | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Department of Agriculture announced today that the USDA approved the state plan submitted for the Delaware Domestic Hemp Production Program. Delaware is now the second state on the East Coast to receive approval to administer a domestic hemp program.
“I want to commend the staff at the Department of Agriculture for putting together a successful plan for smart domestic hemp production in Delaware,” said Governor Carney. “Not only does this help offer another crop for our farmers to produce, but it provides value-added products that will continue to grow small business in our state.”
“The final approval creates opportunities for growers within the state,” said Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse. “We know that many growers are looking to produce hemp for oil, but as with any farming operation, it is important to diversify to help spread the risk.” Hemp biomass is used to produce clothing textiles, industrial textiles, paper, building materials, and products to support other agricultural industries.
Grown in the United States from colonial days on, hemp was a major crop until the conclusion of World War II. In 1970, the Controlled Substances Act classified hemp as an illicit drug due to its close relationship with marijuana. The 2018 Farm Bill permanently legalized hemp and hemp products, establishing them as agricultural commodities, and removing them from the purview of the Controlled Substances Act.
The Delaware Department of Agriculture received notification from USDA’s Deputy Administrator Sonia N. Jimenez that the plan had been approved. With the approval, Delaware assumes “primary regulatory responsibility for hemp production within its jurisdiction.” Manufacturing of hemp products for human and animal consumption remains under the authority of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
“This has been a long time coming, but I am excited that our hard work has paid off and the State Plan has been approved by USDA,” said Plant Industries Administrator Jessica Inhof. “Now we can move forward to finalize the forms and participant guides, as well as the state regulations. I look forward to the 2020 hemp growing season and the future of the Delaware Domestic Hemp Production Program.”
According to Inhof, the Delaware Department of Agriculture will not release registration materials and participant guides to the public until February 7, online at https://de.gov/hemp.
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Department of Agriculture | Governor John Carney | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Department of Agriculture announced today that the USDA approved the state plan submitted for the Delaware Domestic Hemp Production Program. Delaware is now the second state on the East Coast to receive approval to administer a domestic hemp program.
“I want to commend the staff at the Department of Agriculture for putting together a successful plan for smart domestic hemp production in Delaware,” said Governor Carney. “Not only does this help offer another crop for our farmers to produce, but it provides value-added products that will continue to grow small business in our state.”
“The final approval creates opportunities for growers within the state,” said Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse. “We know that many growers are looking to produce hemp for oil, but as with any farming operation, it is important to diversify to help spread the risk.” Hemp biomass is used to produce clothing textiles, industrial textiles, paper, building materials, and products to support other agricultural industries.
Grown in the United States from colonial days on, hemp was a major crop until the conclusion of World War II. In 1970, the Controlled Substances Act classified hemp as an illicit drug due to its close relationship with marijuana. The 2018 Farm Bill permanently legalized hemp and hemp products, establishing them as agricultural commodities, and removing them from the purview of the Controlled Substances Act.
The Delaware Department of Agriculture received notification from USDA’s Deputy Administrator Sonia N. Jimenez that the plan had been approved. With the approval, Delaware assumes “primary regulatory responsibility for hemp production within its jurisdiction.” Manufacturing of hemp products for human and animal consumption remains under the authority of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
“This has been a long time coming, but I am excited that our hard work has paid off and the State Plan has been approved by USDA,” said Plant Industries Administrator Jessica Inhof. “Now we can move forward to finalize the forms and participant guides, as well as the state regulations. I look forward to the 2020 hemp growing season and the future of the Delaware Domestic Hemp Production Program.”
According to Inhof, the Delaware Department of Agriculture will not release registration materials and participant guides to the public until February 7, online at https://de.gov/hemp.
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Related Topics:  approval, Delaware Domestic Hemp Production Program, Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse, hemp, state plan, USDA

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