Delmarva Chicken Festival to Return for 100-Year Anniversary

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The Delmarva Chicken Festival is coming back–just for this year to celebrate 100 years of chicken. The festival will take place Saturday, October 7th at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury, Maryland from 1 to 7 pm. The event will be free and open to everyone. If anyone is interested in participating in the festival,…

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Avian Influenza Detected In Del. Chicken Flock – What Farmers, Growers Should Know

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A case of avian influenza has been confirmed in a Delaware poultry farm, according to the Delaware Department of Agriculture. Agriculture officials said Wednesday that the farm was showing increased mortality of birds over the past few days and a test confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza. “We have taken immediate action…

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NLRB Certifies Vote At Mountaire-Selbyville To Oust Union

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The National Labor Relations Board has certified the results of an election in which employees of Mountaire Farms in Selbyville voted overwhelmingly to separate from United Food and Commercial Workers Local 27. An election last year was legally challenged and the results were thrown out without a ballot count. In the recent election, the vote…

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Report : Delmarva Chicken Industry Impacted By Pandemic

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Shifts in demand and challenges related to keeping workers at processing facilities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic had an effect on the chicken industry in 2020, according to a report prepared by the Delmarva Chicken Association. 570-million chickens were raised with a wholesale value of $3.4-billion. That was a five-percent decline from 2019. “Restaurants, hotels,…

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Mountaire Farms first in the nation to become One Health Certified

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Mountaire Farms has become the first chicken company in the United States to become approved in One Health Certified™, a new comprehensive animal care program that is verified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. One Health Certified™ focuses on five core areas of animal production: disease prevention, veterinary care, responsible antibiotic use, animal welfare, and…

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Perdue Voluntarily Recalls Numerous Refrigerated Chicken Products

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Salisbury-based Perdue Foods has announced the voluntary recall of 31,703 pounds of numerous refrigerated chicken products including chicken tenders, strips and nuggets. Perdue made the announcement in cooperation with the USDA on Friday. They say the products are no longer in stores, but if you already bought them you need to check the bar code…

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