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Proposed New Maryland Environmental Regulation Gains Support

Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. Supports New Phosphorus Management Program in Maryland

DPI Statement on Withdrawal of Maryland Phosphorus Management Tool Regulation

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Herbed Chicken Thighs with Apples and Cranberries

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Outstanding Persons Recognized at Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. Banquet

Hundreds of persons supportive of the Delmarva Peninsula's chicken community gathered in Salisbury, Maryland on the evening of April 15 for the Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) Booster Banquet, the 1,800-member trade association's annual membership dinner. During its 59th banquet, DPI recognized 12 outstanding chicken growers and three individuals for their work on behalf of the chicken industry.

The J. Frank Gordy, Sr. Delmarva Distinguished Citizen Award, DPI's highest honor, was presented to Jenny Rhodes of Queen Anne's County, Maryland.

The Edward H. Ralph DPI Medal of Achievement was presented to Jeff Smith of near Ocean City, Maryland, the Immediate Past Chairman of the DPI Environmental Committee.

The DPI Medal of Achievement for an elected official went to Maryland State Senator Jim Mathias.

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Help Fund College Scholarships – Play Golf On June 17

Registration has opened for the June 17, 2015 DPI College Scholarship Golf Tournament to raise money for local students interested in a career in Delmarva's chicken industry.

The two-flight tournament at the Green Hill Country Club, just seven miles west of Salisbury, Maryland, is a bargain at just $90 per golfer.

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World Premieres of New Documentary on History of Delmarva's Chicken Industry Cluck, Pluck, and Luck Planned for Salisbury, Maryland and Georgetown, Delaware

After nearly a year of research, interviews, production, and editing, the new documentary about the early years of Delmarva's chicken industry soon will be premiered at two locations. We invite you to attend one or both of the late April world premieres.

Produced by 302 Stories, Inc. and Berkana, Center for Media and Education, Inc., this hour-long documentary will show highlights of the early years of the local chicken industry, from its improbable formation in the 1920s through the 1960s. Photographs, early motion pictures, and interviews with persons knowledgeable about the early years are sure to make this an interesting and entertaining film. Click here for details.

About DPI

DPI is the nonprofit trade association working for the continued progress of the meat chicken industry in Delaware, the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

In existence since 1948, DPI's members include more than 1,000 farm families raising chickens, five companies producing birds on Delmarva, and hundreds of chicken company employees, hundreds of allied industry suppliers of products and services, and Delmarva-based, non-chicken businesses that recognize the important work DPI does to keep the local chicken industry strong.

Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.
16686 County Seat Hwy.
Georgetown, DE 19947-4881
(302) 856-9037


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