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"eNewsbytes" are periodic reports that provide newsworthy information about innovative projects, conservation successes, outreach and partnership activities and events throughout Delaware.  To submit news or subscribe/unsubscribe to the mailing list, contact NRCS Public Affairs Specialist Dastina Wallace at (302) 678-4179 or

Delaware eNewsbytes Date
eNewsbytes - December 2019 (Features: Message from the State Conservationist; Video Feature: Efficient and Effective Irrigation Benefits Family Orchard; Upcoming Program News and Deadlines; Partner News and Events) 1
eNewsbytes - October 2019 (Features: Message from the State Conservationist; Video Feature: Wetlands for Wildlife and A Family Legacy; Landowners Invited to ATtend Workshop for Wetland and American Black Duck Habitat Restoration; Wildlife Guide Available; Partner News and Events; Program Deadlines) 10/16/2019
eNewsbytes - August 2019 (Features: Message from the State Conservationist; Video Feature on PSNT; Feature: Get Your Soils Info on the Go!; USDA Service Center in Kent County Moving Soon; and Partner News and Events) 8/26/2019
eNewsbytes - June 2019 (Features: Message from the State Conservationist; Conservation Feature: Building a Soil Health Legacy for the Land; Partner News and Updates; and Upcoming Program Deadlines) 6/14/2019
eNewsbytes - April 2019 (Features: Message from the State Conservationist; Video Feature: Small Farmer Reaps Conservation Rewards; 2017 Ag Census Available; State Technical Committee Meeting; and Upcoming Program Deadlines) 4/17/2019
eNewsbytes - September 2018 (Features: Message from the State Conservationist; NRCS Encourages Farmers to Apply for Conservation Assistance; Brothers Bond over Farming; Podcast: From Cloud to Cab; Partner News and Events) 9/12/2018
eNewsbytes - July 2018 (Features: Message from the State Conservationist; Feature- Helping You Help Pollinators; Growing Organic Resources; Partner News & Events) 7/12/2018
eNewsbytes - May 2018 (Features: Message from the State Conservationist; Feature - Family, Farming and Conservation. A Perfect Fit.; 2018 Omnibus Bill Eliminates DUNS and SAM Requirement for Farmers; Bringing Relief to Farmers After Hurricane Maria; Growing Organic; State Technical Committee Meeting; Partner News - Funding assistance to beginning farmers for poultry mortality management) 5/22/2018
eNewsbytes - March 2018 (Features: Message from the State Conservationist; Feature - Small Farmer Models Conservation Behavior on the Farm and for Future Generations; News Release- Funding Available to Restore American Black Duck Habitat; News Release- Renew Your CSP Contract; NRCS' Mighty Mini Microbe Update; 2017 Outstanding State Conservationist Award; and Partner News & Events) 3/13/2018
eNewsbytes - January 2018 (Features:  Message from the State Conservationist; Funding Available to Protect Delaware Wetlands and Farmlands; USDA Seeks Innovative Conservation Projects; Feature Article- The Submerged Soils; and Partner News & Events) 1/5/2018

eNewsbytes - October 2017 (Features: Message from the State Conservationist; Feature- The Value of Conservation Planning; Interested in Going Organic; Program Deadlines and Partner News & Events.)

Note: USDA Rural Development is offering value-added producer grants to help ag producers enter into value-added activities. Those producers transitioning to organic may qualify. View resources: Value-Added Groducer Grant Flyer and the Value-Added Producer Grant Info Sheet.

eNewsbytes- August 2017 (Features: Message from the State Conservationist; Upcoming Soil Health Workshop; Conservation Innovation Grant Investment in Delaware and Pennsylvania; Father and Son Team Named Cooperators of the Year; USDA Seeks Nominations for the National Organic Standards Board.  8/2/2017
eNewsbytes - June 2017 (Features: Message from the State Conservationist; Precisely the Right Choice, article on nutrient management; and Conservation Client Gateway update) 6/5/2017

eNewsbytes- March 2017 (Features: Message from the State Conservationist; Restoring Habitat for American Black Duck; RCPP Application Webinars, Looking to Reduce Energy; Delaware SH Successes at the National Level, Envirothon)

eNewsbytes- December 2016 (Features: Message from the State Conservationist; Assistance Available to Restore American Black Duck Habitat; Bringing Back Milkweed to Bring Back Monarch Butterflies; Introducing the Improved CSP; Chesapeake Bay Progress Report) 12/23/2016
eNewsbytes - July 2016 (Features: Message from the State Conservationist; Article- The Value of One Percent; Upcoming Soil Health Field Day; Available Wildlife Fact sheet; Translation Assistance) 7/26/2016
eNewsbytes - May 2016 (Features: Message from the State Conservationist; Delmarva Farmers Talk Soil Health Video; Feature article: Wetlands. Here to Protect and Serve our Natural Resources; 2016 Ag and Urban Conservation Award Winners Recognized) 5/31/2016
eNewsbytes- March 2016 (Features: Message from the State Conservationist; Feature article: A Bird's Eye View; News: Proposals Requested for Conservation Innovation Grants; Current News Releases Impacting Farmers; National Black Farmers Association Scholarship Program) 3/23/2016
eNewsbytes - January 2016 (Features: Message from the State Conservationist, Article: Don't Be Led Anywhere, Plan Ahead; Article: Take it from Them, Soil Health matters; and Upcoming Events) 1/26/2016
eNewsbytes - November 2015 (Features: Message from the State Conservationist, Feature article on Colvine Bison Farm: A Loving Family Transition, and Delaware's Strong Conservation Partnership) 11/17/2015
eNewsbytes - September 2015 (Features: Message from the State Conservationist, A Call for Conservation, Innovative Technology Introduced to Sussex County Farmers) 09/02/2015
eNewsbytes - July 2015 (Features: Message from the State Conservationist, Conservation Client Gateway, Soil Health Update) 7/6/2015
eNewsbytes - May 2015 (Features: A Small Farmer's Determination is her Success, All About Soil Health, RCPP Update and District Cost-Share Update) 5/11/2015
eNewsbytes - March 2015 (Features: ACEP Interim Final Rule Comment Period Details, Soil Health Excerpt, NRCS Updates and Reminders and Partner Events and Activities) 3/6/2015
eNewsbytes - November 2014 (Features: USDA Farm Bill Briefings, 2014 Accomplishments Report, and High Tunnel Success Story) 11/7/2014
eNewsbytes - September 2014 (Features: Conservation Easements Protect Ag Lands from Developmental Pressures, Innovation for Managing Poultry House Emisl and Gov Delivery Update) 9/11/2014
eNewsbytes- June 2014 (Features: Regional Conservation Partnership Program, National Water Quality Initiative, NRCS Employee Recognized for GIS Work and USDA People's Garden Planting) 6/24/2014
eNewsbytes- April 2014 (Features: National Volunteer Week 2014) 4/7/2014
eNewsbytes - March 2014 (Features: 2014 Farm Bill Update; Advancing Soil Health in Delaware) 3/27/2014
eNewsbytes - November 2013 (Features: Welcome from New State Conservationist, Delaware Growers Cut Costs by Conserving Energy and Helping Habitat to Help Bog Turtles) 11/19/2013

eNewsbytes- May 2013 (Features: May is Wetlands Month; NRCS Invests Resources to Protect Clear Brook Watershed and NRCS Celebrates Earth Day 2013)


eNewsbytes - March 2013 (Features: Conservation is a Constant, Not a Trend; Web Soil Survey Reports in Spanish and Applications Due Soon for Conservation Grants)


eNewsbytes- January 2013 (Features: Wetland Easement Helps Create Wildlife Legacy and Unlocking the Secrets to Healthy Soil)


eNewsbytes-December 2012


 eNewsbytes - November 2012


Subsurface Drip Irrigation Research Not Final, but Insightful


High Tunnel Field Day Highlights Benefits to Growers 


Delawareans Learn "Secrets" of Small Farm Profitability from Virginia Producers


Partnership Plugs Resources into Electric Irrigation Systems for Delawareans


Forage Radish as a Cover Crop


Partnership Explores Subsurface Drip Irrigation in Delaware


NRCS Emphasizes Energy at Ag Week 2012


Profiting from a Few Acres


Community Garden: Yielding Produce and Recovery


Sweet Taters, Pumpkins, Mums and More


2011 Delaware State Fair - Stepping Inside to Learn about the Outside


NRCS Participants Receive Wetland Warrior Award


RC&D Grant Allows for the Continued Cultivation of People


Celebrating Agriculture and Ice Cream


Delaware Students Get Hands-On Experience at Annual Envirothon


People's Garden Partnership Grows to New Heights in Delaware


Women in Agriculture 2011 Conference


High Tunnel a Win-Win for Grower and the Environment


NRCS Supports Ag Week 2011



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