New Report: Delaware Farmers Face 120-plus Regulations

(DOVER, DELAWARE) June 20, 2017 – A new study of farm regulations by the Delaware Soybean Board (DSB) has revealed that farmers are required to comply with more than 120 separate regulations to operate an agricultural business in the First State. “The results demonstrate that Delaware farmers work in a highly-regulated environment,” stated Jay Baxter, chairman of the board and farmer from...

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First State Farmer Wins with First Year of High Oleic

(BRIDGEVILLE, DELAWARE) – High oleic soybeans have been available in Delaware since 2014. With more farmers growing this specialty soybean each year, Kevin Evans, a soybean farmer from Bridgeville, thought 2016 might be time to give it a try. As it turns out, it was. Evans won the 2016 statewide double crop yield award with 73.51 bushels per acre of his Pioneer 42T71 Plenish beans. “As a...

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Five Ways Delaware Farmers Are Excelling at Sustainability

(DOVER, DELAWARE) May 15, 2017 – When Delaware’s soybean farmers began planting this spring, they did so with the environment in mind. Based on statistics from the United Soybean Board’s “Soy Sustainability” report released in early 2017, Delaware soybean farmers produced 5.5 million bushels on 175,000 acres, averaging 32 bushels per acre in 2010. By 2015, through the responsible use of...

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Delaware Farmers Approve $50,200 in Soy Research

Projects address crop production, protection needs (DOVER, DELAWARE) – April 24, 2017 – Delaware soybean farmers serving on the Delaware Soybean Board funded six research projects totaling $50,200 on topics ranging from no-till weed management to delivering nutrients via irrigation, a process known as “fertigation.” Funding was provided by the soybean checkoff program. The checkoff,...

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Record-Setting Grower Says to Intensively Manage Your Soybeans for Better Yields

(HARRINGTON, DELAWARE) – January 12, 2017 – When Dan Arkels goes for high yields from his soybeans, he leaves no stone unturned. Everything he can think of gets scrutinized and optimized. And recorded to compare for next year. Arkels, of Peru, Ill., grew 104 bushels of soybeans per acre in 2014, becoming the first verified 100-plus bushel grower in that state. His current goal is 150...

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John Comegys wins Delaware soybean yield contest

(HARRINGTON, DELAWARE) – January 12, 2017 – John Comegys of Hartly in Kent County, Del., had the state’s top 2016 soybean yield with 80.74 bushels per acre of full season soybeans. Comegys planted Pioneer P36T86R. Kevin Evans of Bridgeville in Sussex County won the statewide double crop competition with 73.51 bushels per acre. Evans planted Pioneer 42T71, a Plenish bean which produces high-oleic...

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