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Future of Poultry During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Part 2)

elizabeth prata
creative commons

With the expected slaughter of 2 million chickens on Delmarva due to staffing shortages at the poultry processing plants resulting from the coronavirus the prospects for chicken growers is uncertain. Virgil Shockley, a Worcester County farmer and chicken grower, says if the current pandemic continues it could spell serious financial trouble for region and the state.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.