Sen. Carper visits Millsboro Business to See Delaware’s Efforts in Nutrient Management and Biosecurity
MILLSBORO, Del. – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Ranking Member on the Senate Committee for Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, toured Greener Solutions, a Millsboro-based company focused on nutrient management and biosecurity in the poultry industry. He was joined by Greener Solutions co-founders Terry Baker and Victor Clark, Kasey Taylor, state conservationist from National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and Ed Kee, Delaware’s Secretary of Agriculture.
Greener Solutions uses a freezer system rather than composting for routine poultry mortality. Poultry growers in other parts of the country have been using on-farm freezer collection units for routine mortality for more than 20 years. Thanks to new support from the NRCS and the Delaware Department of Agriculture, the practice will be more widely adopted on the Delmarva Peninsula. NRCS recently announced that freezer collection units are now eligible for cost-share funding in Delaware and Virginia.
The poultry industry is vital to Delaware’s economy. Sussex County, Del., raises more chickens than any other county in the United States. Earlier this month, Sen. Carper participated in a productive hearing in the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on the Avian Influenza outbreak, and what Delaware is doing to prevent the spread to this part of the country.