Maryland On Target to Meet 2025 Bay Restoration Goals
Prepared by Maryland Farm Bureau
- The most recent analysis by the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program office shows that Maryland is on target to meet the 2025 Bay restoration goals. In fact, we are ahead of schedule. A look at the agricultural sector shows that Maryland farmers are reducing nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment.
"According to our Maryland progress data, we achieved our 2013 milestone reduction targets for nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment pollution," said Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert M. Summers via news release. "In fact, Maryland finished this 2012-2013 period more than 3.5 million pounds reduced ahead of schedule for nitrogen, nearly 147,000 pounds reduced ahead of schedule for phosphorus and nearly 90 million pounds reduced ahead of schedule for sediment which places us on the right trajectory to reach our 2017 and 2025 goals."
America's Soybean Farmers Again Support DPI Programs
To help the largest consumers of American soybeans, the United Soybean Board again this year has a program to promote animal agriculture. For Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc., this means dollars to promote and educate people about the local chicken industry.
We are grateful to America's soybean farmers for their TREMENDOUS support.
Here is a summary of DPI projects in the coming year. Click here for details.
Details Announced on October National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing, and Live Production
The Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) sponsored National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing, and Live Production will be held October 6 - 8, 2014 in Ocean City, Maryland. This year, the American College of Poultry Veterinarians is holding its annual Sponsored Workshop October 5 - 6 in conjunction with the DPI meeting.
A strong lineup of speakers and topics make both meetings attractive to poultry industry personal across the nation. Registration for both meetings is being handled by DPI.
Details about the meetings' agenda, hotel accommodations, on-line registration, and other details can be found by clicking here.
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