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.



  • March 13, 2018 - Modest Growth, Environmental Progress Emerge in Annual Chicken Industry Data

    Delmarva's meat chicken industry processed 4.2 billion pounds of Delmarva-raised chickens in 2017, resulting in a wholesale value of $3.4 billion, according to new data released by Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI)....

  • March 8, 2018 - DPI Director Testifies Before U.S. Senate to Support FARM Act

    Bill Satterfield, executive director of Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc., gave testimony today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory O...

  • February 26, 2018 - DPI, Universities Announce On-Farm Poultry Growers' Field Day

    Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. is partnering with the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension and University of Maryland Extension to host an on-farm Poultry Growers' Field Day on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

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