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.

Farm Videos

Curious about how farmers keep their chickens healthy? Put yourself in the farmers' shoes with these videos showcasing how chickens are really raised.

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.


Clark White, a past Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. president and a leading historian for Delmarva's chicken community, received the J. Frank Gordy, Sr. Delmarva Distinguished Citizen Award at DPI's Booster Banquet in Salisbury, Md., April 16, 2019.

Family Farmers and Chicken Industry Advocates Honored at Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. Booster Banquet

Twelve outstanding chicken growers and four honorees were recognized for their dedication to the poultry industry today as Delmarva's chicken community gathered in Salisbury, Maryland for the D... Read More

Delmarva’s chicken industry boosts economic output and generates $1.05 billion in income for workers, farmers

Delmarva's meat chicken industry increased its economic output by 18.6 percent in the past five years by producing 4.3 billion pounds of chicken worth $3.4 billion in 2018, according to new data r... Read More