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More Than 120 Soybean Regulations for Delaware Farmers

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There’s a new study that found that there are more than 120 regulations that must be followed by soybean producers in Delaware.

The Delaware Soybean Board authorized the study.

And Chairman Jay Baxter a farmer himself told WBOC that the local farmers needed to be educated about the many rules.

He adds that some of the regulations may not be necessary.

Delaware Agriculture Secretary Michael Scuse told the television station that the regulations were there to protect the agriculture industry and not to burden the farmers.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.