The Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc. has been changed its name to Delmarva Chicken Association and the logo has been replaced with a new blue and yellow logo surrounding a broiler chicken.
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SELBYVILLE, Del. — Not even a global pandemic can stop Thanksgiving for Thousands. Mountaire’s annual event gathers hundreds of volunteers together to pack about 10,000 boxes with Thanksgiving dinners with a roaster chicken, stuffing, gravy and all the trimmings every November. Those dinners… Read more
The Maryland Department of Agriculture has adopted new regulations that will expand the state’s industrial hemp program. The new regulations bring the state’s program into compliance with provisions of the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill, and will establish industrial hemp as an agricultural commodity. Read more
Maryland farmers are finding a new source of income through a vacation rental platform. Hipcamp is similar to Airbnb, which allows people to rent out their homes, apartments and other private quarters for short stays. Read more
It has been more than six months since COVID-19 turned our lives upside down. Sheep and goat producers have been affected in different ways. Read more
The University of Maryland Extension is offering a webinar series to provide education on land care practices for small-scale natural area management. Read more
Direct-market farmers are often creative in their efforts to provide unique products and experiences for their customers, and this is evident in the offerings at Loew Vineyards in Mt. Airy, Maryland. Read more
A grant from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation will help Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. build and market an online and app-based chicken litter matching tool, connecting farmers who need litter to grow crops with chicken growers who have litter to sell. Read more