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Milford Beacon
  • Delaware remains first in key agricultural categories

  • Delaware remains first in the nation in the value of agricultural products sold per acre, according to U.S. Census of Agriculture data.
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  • Delaware remains first in the nation in the value of agricultural products sold per acre, according to U.S. Census of Agriculture data.
    Sussex County remains the number one broiler chicken-producing county in the nation, a position that dates back to the 1940s.
    “Delaware farmers are maintaining their long and proud tradition of producing the best and freshest farm products,” said Gov. Jack Markell. “This is a testament to their hard work, resilience and dedication to their craft.”
    The new census data also shows that agriculture remains Delaware’s largest single land use, with 41 percent of Delaware’s land (or 508,652 acres) in farming – 24 percent of New Castle County’s land, 46 percent of Kent County’s and 45 percent of Sussex County’s.
    For more information: agcensus.usda.gov.

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