Report : Delmarva Chicken Industry Impacted By Pandemic

Delmarva Chicken Association

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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Contract Poultry Growers May Qualify For Relief

Del. Gov. John Carney (left) and Md. Gov. Larry Hogan (right) discuss an agricultural relief program in Hurlock, Md.

Delaware Governor John Carney and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Monday announced a grant program that will assist contract poultry growers who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The two governors gathered in Hurlock, Md. to make the announcement. Growers were not eligible for the USFA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. “When you talk about contract…

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#StillFarming Reminders Pop Up Around Delmarva


During your travels around Delmarva, you may spot a sign, #StillFarming. The Delaware Farm Bureau is joining its neighbors in Maryland, The Sussex and Kent Farm Bureaus, Delmarva Poultry Industry as well as Maryland Grain Producers in demonstrating that during the COVID-19 pandemic, farmers are still farming. It’s an effort to show their tenacity and…

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Maryland to Sample Air Quality on Lower Eastern Shore


Maryland officials are set to sample the air quality on the lower Eastern Shore, specifically the effects from large poultry houses. The Maryland Department of the Environment announced Tuesday that monitoring stations will collect preliminary data on ammonia and particulate matter levels near poultry houses for comparison with air quality elsewhere in the state. The…

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