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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 April 20 for the Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) Booster Banquet, the 1,800-member trade association's annual membership dinner. During its 60th banquet, DPI recognized 12 outstanding chicken growers and four individuals for their work on behalf of the chicken industry.

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Outstanding Chicken Growers Honored at Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. Banquet

Twelve outstanding Delmarva Peninsula chicken growers were honored at the April 20, 2016 Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. Booster Banquet. These farm families were selected by their chicken companies for the recognition based upon their flock results, attitude and cooperation with company, adoption and use of more than minimum on-the-farm environmental practices, overall farm appearance, community involvement, and other factors.

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Useful Information Shared at Wicomico County, Maryland Meeting on Chicken Houses

Close to 300 persons, mostly folks in the chicken and agricultural community, attended a March 22 meeting called by Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver. The meeting was intended to share information from three state of Maryland agencies about their role in the construction of chicken houses and to answer questions about the human health and environmental impact, or LACK OF IMPACT, from chicken houses.

Representatives of the Department of Agriculture, Department of the Environment, and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene provided THE FACTS and sought to dispel myths and misinformation. They did a good job helping to inform people critical of the chicken industry.

County Executive Culver convened the meeting as the county council is considering legislation to change the zoning requirements for new chicken houses. Six of the seven council members were there.

Persons attending the meeting were greeted by a handful of protesters who do not want new family owned chicken houses in the county.

Dozens of written questions submitted by audience members were answered by the state agency representatives.

Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc., which encouraged its members to attend the meeting, commends County Executive Culver for holding the meeting.

DPI College Scholarship Golf Tournament
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Green Hill Country Club
Quantico, Maryland

Registration is open for the Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) College Scholarship Golf Tournament to be held on June 8 at Green Hill Country Club near Quantico, Maryland, just 7 miles west of Salisbury. We are excited to be back at Green Hill. We ran out of slots last year, so register early to avoid being shut out.

Money raised through this day of fun and competition will fund DPI's college scholarship program.  In recent years we have provided tens of thousands of dollars for scholarships to students who have an interest in the chicken industry.  We can only do that with support from interested individuals and companies wanting to enroll teams or make donations.

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New Grower Biosecurity Videos Available

The University of Maryland Extension, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has developed three Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza biosecurity videos. We encourage you to take a few minutes to view the videos to reinforce important messages about protecting Delmarva's chicken industry.

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Nationwide Survey Reveals Nearly 80 Percent of Americans Mistakenly Believe Chicken Contains Added Hormones or Steroids

The National Chicken Council has released new national survey findings on consumers' perceptions about chicken production, revealing that nearly 80 percent of Americans mistakenly believe that chicken contains added hormones or steroids, when in fact no chicken sold or raised in the U.S. is given hormones or steroids.

In fact, the USDA has banned all hormones and steroids in poultry since the 1950s. Good breeding, proper nutrition, care by a veterinarian, and better living conditions all contribute to the healthier growth of birds.

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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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