Delaware Department of Agriculture and EPA joining forces

DELAWARE– The relationship between the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Delaware Department of Agriculture is improving.

On Wednesday, the two agencies signed a pact to better tackle issues as a joined force.

The EPA and DDA will now communicate better in order to continue to provide the community with clean water and sustainable farms.

47ABC was told together these organizations can better expand activities to prioritize funding, coordinate on regulatory issues, and provide more education for farmers.

“At the end of the day, this is going to benefit just what we’ve been able to do that last couple of years with the relationship we’ve had. It’s been a huge benefit for agriculture, I think the region 3 office has a much better understanding now because of open lines of communication of what we do here in Delaware,” Secretary Michael Scuse, Delaware Department of Agriculture, said.

This is a five-year pact and 47ABC was told it’s the first of its kind.

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