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.



  • October 10, 2018 - Eight Delmarva Flock Supervisors Honored for Work with Farmers

    At Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.'s (DPI) 53rd National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing, and Live Production, eight flock supervisors from Delmarva's five chicken companies received Outstanding Flock Su...

  • September 12, 2018 - Poultry Health and Processing Meeting Returning to Delmarva

    A top gathering for the chicken industry, the 53rd National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing, and Live Production, is returning to Delmarva in October. Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI)'s annual event, held this...

  • September 10, 2018 - Chicken Growers Should Prepare Now for Hurricane Florence

    It has been several years since Delmarva has felt the full force of a hurricane, but this week, Hurricane Florence appears poised to approach the East Coast, and it is highly likely to produce troublesome winds and rain...

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