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 members are dedicated to producing high-quality, wholesome food - while doing what's right for the communities in which we work and live.


DPI provides scholarships of $1,500 and up to college and graduate students with majors related to the chicken industry. Applications for the 2017 scholarship are being accepted now, and are due April 3.

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.



  • February 15, 2018 - DPI Applauds New Legislation Clarifying Scope of CERCLA

    Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) applauds the 20 United States senators who introduced a bill negating the need for a pending federal court requirement that farmers raising chickens must calculate and report to fede...

  • January 26, 2018 - Family Farmers Ask Maryland Legislators to Oppose Costly, Unneeded Air Monitoring Bill

    Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) members, including family farmers raising chickens, testified against Senate Bill 133 in the Maryland General Assembly, urging members of the Senate Education, Health, and Environmen...

  • January 15, 2018 - Todd Baker, Jennifer Timmons to lead Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. in 2018

    Experienced leaders in agricultural research and education have been elected to serve in leadership roles for Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. in 2018. Todd Baker, a manager for Cobb-Vantress Inc., is serving as DPI's pre...

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