Delmarva's Poultry Industry: An Agricultural Cornerstone
The poultry industry is the mainstay of agriculture on the Delmarva Peninsula, accounting for nearly 70% of the agricultural income in this region. Each year about 600 million broiler chickens are produced on Delmarva with a total economic value of nearly $2 billion. Farmers in the region also benefit economically, producing more than
80 million bushels of corn and soybeans annually as feed for this vitally important, global agribusiness. Others in the community benefit as well, because seven jobs in other employment sectors are created for each of the 16,000 jobs in the poultry industry.
Facts About Delmarva's
For the latest statistics on the poultry industry, visit the Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. website