NASDA Member
Michael Scuse

Michael Scuse

Delaware Department of Agriculture
Business Address
2320 South Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901
Delaware Department of Agriculture

The Delaware Department of Agriculture’s mission is to sustain and promote the viability of food, fiber, and agricultural industries in Delaware through quality services that protect and enhance the environment, health, and welfare of the general public.

Delaware agriculture takes up 39 percent of the state’s land. Broilers are Delaware’s top commodity, with an annual aggregate output of $3.2 billion, supporting 13,400 jobs. Sussex County, the birthplace of the nation’s broiler chicken industry, ranks No. 1 in the United States for broiler production with more than 200 million birds each year.

Numerous department divisions serve the state’s agricultural needs, including Agriculture Compliance, Delaware Standardbred Breeders' Fund, Food Products Inspection, Forest Service, Harness Racing Commission, Information & Education, Land Use Planning & Preservation, Marketing, Nutrient Management, Pesticides, Plant Industries, Poultry & Animal Health, Thoroughbred Racing Commission and Weights & Measures.

On the Farm: Delaware's Top Commodity Reciepts

  • Broilers/Roasters $786,094,000
  • Corn $70,312,000
  • Soybeans $59,767,000
  • Vegetables (all) $59,452,000
  • Vegetables (fresh market) $32,699,000
    • Watermelons $10,856,000
    • Sweet corn $9,093,000
    • Potatoes $4,284,000
    • Pumpkins $2,093,000
  • Vegetables (processing) $26,753,000
    • Green Lima beans $7,544,000
    • Sweet corn $5,163,000
    • Green peas $2,756,000
  • Wheat $14,254,000

Delaware Department of Agriculture on Flickr

  Organization Address  
2320 South DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Phone (302) 698-4500
Fax (302) 697-6287
  Organization Website  
State Ag Statistics