Herbed Chicken Thighs with Apples and Cranberries
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Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc., the trade association for the chicken industry on Maryland's Eastern Shore, Delaware, and the Eastern Shore of Virginia, applauds Governor Larry Hogan for his newly announced initiative to improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay while recognizing the needs of Maryland's farmers and chicken growers.
"Since taking office, Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. and other agricultural groups have been working with Governor Hogan and his team to develop a workable, sensible, affordable program to improve water quality," noted President Kurt Fuchs. "We appreciate being at the table during these discussions and look forward to working with Governor Hogan and members of the General Assembly to continue the agricultural community's already considerable progress on environmental protection."
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It's time for chicken growers to enroll in the new DPI-sponsored electric generator Demand Response Program. This is the program that will pay growers twice a year for making their electric generators available to the local power grid during the summer at times of high electric demand.
Chicken growers on the Maryland Eastern Shore and the Virginia Eastern Shore, whether they are served by Delmarva Power, the Choptank Electric Cooperative, or the A & N Electric Cooperative, generally are eligible to participate. Only farms with at least two chicken houses qualify. Unfortunately, because of stricter air quality regulations in Delaware, our Delaware members cannot take advantage of this DPI program.
Growers can anticipate being called upon to run their generators once or twice per summer when the power grid is under high peak load conditions. Growers will earn income from the program regardless of whether the PJM grid operator calls an actual emergency event or just a prescheduled one-hour test event. Participating farms can expect to receive between several hundred dollars to more than $1,000 per year with larger farms earning more.
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Applications are being accepted for the 2015 Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. College Scholarship Program. Applications are being accepted for undergraduate and graduate scholarships that are available to residents of the Delmarva Peninsula in the amount of $1,500 or more.
Applications must be completed and received at the following address by April 1, 2015.
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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