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Things to Consider about Buying Avian Influenza Business Interruption/Loss of Income Insurance August 2015

  • Make sure the policy will cover all types of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza as determined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. There are more than 100 different possible avian influenza subtypes (16 possible H subtypes and 9 possible N subtypes) that change and re-combine regularly, just like human influenza viruses. Policies that limit coverage to just a few named avian influenza subtypes might not cover you adequately.

  • Learn if the policy will cover introduction of Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza. On Delmarva, there will be depopulations and control areas if Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza is detected. There is a U.S. Department of Agriculture definition of Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza.

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Recruitment Begins for New DPI Electric Buying Group

Enrollment Necessary by August 31, 2015

Over the last 10 years, DPI members served by Delmarva Power have saved more than one million dollars on their electric costs through DPI's seven Electric Buying Groups. Now, it's time to form #8.

This money saving program is available to qualified DPI members served by Delmarva Power.  DPI's electric consultant Ed Jackson with Affinity Energy Management will seek multi-year electric prices from 3rd party suppliers and select the one that is the best deal for DPI members.

To learn how you can join the group and save money, click here.

DPI Challenges Assateague Coastkeeper to Tell the Truth

Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. has notified the Board of Directors of the Assateague Coastal Trust, the group associated with the Assateague Coastkeeper, that a posting on the coastkeeper Facebook page on July 15, 2015 contains false information about Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. and Executive Director Bill Satterfield.

The letter reminded the board of the federal judge's opinion about the coastkeeper during that group's 2012 federal Clean Water Act lawsuit against two family owned Eastern Shore chicken businesses.  Judge William Nickerson wrote, "the Court observed in her testimony and her conduct a certain "ends justifies the means" approach, where truth can be "spun" to achieve a desired goal."

The most recent example of incorrect information from the coastkeeper was false allegations against DPI and Mr. Satterfield about activities during the July 14, 2015 meeting of the Somerset County Commissioners.

The DPI letter called upon the Assateague Coastal Trust to "cease and desist" disseminating false information about Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. and its executive director.

To read the letter, click here.

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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