Russian Demand for Delmarva's Chickens Celebrated in Seaford - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Reported by Ko Im

Russian Demand for Delmarva's Chickens Celebrated in Seaford

Updated:

SEAFORD, Del. - Delmarva's poultry industry touted the return of American chicken meat to Russian markets at a congratulatory celebration Monday in Seaford.

The former Soviet Union was the largest customer of the U.S. poultry industry before a ban over chlorine rinses stopped the trade. After 25 senators, including Delaware's Sen. Tom Carper, wrote a letter to President Obama, American leaders persuaded the Russians to lift the ban -- ironically, during a conversation over a hamburger meal.

"It turns out that one out of every five chickens we raise here on the Delmarva Peninsula we export to other countries,"  Carper said. "The largest export (is) to Russia. Russians like dark meat; Americans like white meat. It's a marriage made in heaven."

The Delmarva Poultry Industry says demand will increase, meaning better prices for Delmarva farmers. Sussex County produces the most chicken meat in the country.

  • Business NewsMore>>

  • Maryland Comptroller: Top Tax Evaders Owe Combined $12.7M

    Maryland Comptroller: Top Tax Evaders Owe Combined $12.7M

    Jul 12, 2018 9:36 AM2018-07-12 13:36:00 GMT
    Thursday, July 12 2018 9:36 AM EDT2018-07-12 13:36:08 GMT
    Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot (Photo: WBOC)Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot (Photo: WBOC)
    Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot (Photo: WBOC)Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot (Photo: WBOC)
    Maryland's comptroller says 20 individuals and 25 businesses owe more than $12 million in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest.More
    Maryland's comptroller says 20 individuals and 25 businesses owe more than $12 million in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest.           More
  • US Adds a Solid 213,000 Jobs; Unemployment up to 4 Pct.

    US Adds a Solid 213,000 Jobs; Unemployment up to 4 Pct.

    Jul 06, 2018 10:58 AM2018-07-06 14:58:00 GMT
    Friday, July 6 2018 10:58 AM EDT2018-07-06 14:58:43 GMT
     In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, photo, a recruiter in the shale gas industry, left, speaks with an attendee of a job fair in Cheswick, Pa.  (Photo: AP) In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, photo, a recruiter in the shale gas industry, left, speaks with an attendee of a job fair in Cheswick, Pa. (Photo: AP)
    In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, photo, a recruiter in the shale gas industry, left, speaks with an attendee of a job fair in Cheswick, Pa.  (Photo: AP)In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, photo, a recruiter in the shale gas industry, left, speaks with an attendee of a job fair in Cheswick, Pa. (Photo: AP)
    U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs, a sign of confidence in the economy despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China.More
    U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs, a sign of confidence in the economy despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China.        More
  • Drywall Contractor Pickets Salisbury Auto Dealership

    Drywall Company Pickets Salisbury Auto Dealership

    Jun 05, 2018 1:29 PM2018-06-05 17:29:00 GMT
    Tuesday, June 5 2018 4:06 PM EDT2018-06-05 20:06:05 GMT
    Workers from T&D Drywall picketed in front of CarMax in Salisbury on Tuesday, demanding payment for work the subcontractor completed on the dealership's building in December. (Photo: WBOC)Workers from T&D Drywall picketed in front of CarMax in Salisbury on Tuesday, demanding payment for work the subcontractor completed on the dealership's building in December. (Photo: WBOC)
    Workers from T&D Drywall picketed in front of CarMax in Salisbury on Tuesday, demanding payment for work the subcontractor completed on the dealership's building in December. (Photo: WBOC)Workers from T&D Drywall picketed in front of CarMax in Salisbury on Tuesday, demanding payment for work the subcontractor completed on the dealership's building in December. (Photo: WBOC)
    Employees of a local drywall contractor on Tuesday were protesting outside the CarMax dealership in Salisbury, Maryland, demanding money for work they did at the dealership six months ago.More
    Employees of a local drywall contractor on Tuesday were protesting outside the CarMax dealership in Salisbury, Maryland, demanding money for work they did at the dealership six months ago.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices