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8:22 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Broiler Production Up Last Year on Delmarva

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Last year saw a 23.3% increase in the value of Delaware’s broiler chicken output from $752 million to $927 million even though output increase just slightly to 215.6 million birds.

That was up from 212 million in 2012.

In Maryland broiler production was up by 1.2 million birds reaching 305 million total for last year.

The valued output was $960-million.

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11:54 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Delaware Lawmakers Hail WTO Decision on Broilers

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The Delaware congressional delegation praised the decision by the World Trade Organization decision that Chinese poultry barriers are unfair.

American poultry farmers complained that China’s decision to impose higher duties on chicken broiler products was unjustified under international trade laws.

The imposition of the duties was followed by an 80 percent drop in American exports to China.

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