Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. is the 1,800-member trade association working for the common good of the meat chicken industry in Delaware, the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and Virginia's Eastern Shore.
Our mission: To be the Delmarva chicken industry's voice as the premier membership association focusing on advocacy, education and member relations.
Our vision: To be the most-respected chicken organization in the United States.
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Vegetative Environmental Buffers
Planting trees around chicken houses has both air quality and
water quality benefits. Properly designed buffers with farm
specific plants, either trees or grasses, help capture air
emissions from chicken houses and absorb nutrients. DPI is
leading the way in helping farmers get grants for buffers and giving
technical assistance in installing them.
We know our way around a kitchen here at
DPI, and over the years, we've collected some
great-tasting recipes that make chicken a focus.
If your business is linked even in part to the
chicken industry, please consider becoming a
member of DPI. We work tirelessly on behalf
of the entire industry. Help us ensure that an
industry you count on will continue to thrive.
Buffer Bites: Don't weed-whack your buffers!
Vegetative environmental buffers can be harmed by too-zealous weed trimming. Here, DPI's Jim Passwaters walks you through weed-control options on a chicken farm with buffers. - Posted: February, 19, 2020
Buffer Bites: Edible berries
You might be surprised to learn some families raising chickens on Delmarva are planting edible berries, like black chokeberries and blackberry bushes, on their farms as living buffers - making the farms less obvious to neighbors, muffling sound, filtering dust and odor, and improving water quality. Our vegetative environmental buffers expert, Jim Passwaters, talks about two berry plants that work well on chicken farms in this edition of 'Buffer Bites.' - Posted: February, 19, 2020
In these past few weeks, I've been interviewed by reporters from around the country, including many who don't usually cover the chicken community. At the end of each call, I'm usually asked: “Is... Read More