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.

Electric Buying Group

Our 2018 electric buying group will provide an opportunity for savings for chicken growers, allied business members of DPI, and large residential electric buyers served by Delmarva Power. To take part, you must enroll by August 31, 2018.

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.



  • May 24, 2018 - Scholarships Help Nine Students Pursue Chicken Careers

    Nine students pursuing college and graduate studies connected to careers in Delmarva's chicken industry will receive scholarships through the Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) College Scholarship Program. Eight o...

  • April 18, 2018 - Outstanding Members of the Chicken Community Recognized at Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. Banquet

    Hundreds of farmers, chicken company employees, representatives of allied businesses, and friends of the Delmarva Peninsula's chicken community gathered in Salisbury, Maryland for the Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI...

  • March 23, 2018 - Regulatory Relief Arrives for Family Farmers Raising Chickens

    Farmers raising chickens all around Delmarva breathed a sigh of relief after Congress passed, and President Donald Trump signed, an omnibus spending bill that restores an exemption for farmers from burdensome regulations...

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