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.

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.


Mack McCary, a Delaware chicken grower, is one of 200 Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. members who will save an average of $1,000 a year in utility costs by being part of DPI’s electric buying group. In total, the group’s projected savings is $600,000 over three years.

Farmers, Businesses to Save More Than $600,000 Through DPI Electric Buying Group

Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) negotiated with electricity providers to secure a new supply rate for its members in a new electric buying group that is 11 percent lower than the supply... Read More

Maureen Duffy, DPI Member Relations Manager

DPI Hires Maureen Duffy as Member Relations Manager

Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) announced the hiring of its first member relations manager, Maureen Duffy. She will be responsible for recruitment, retainment and relationship buildin... Read More