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on March 24, 2011

Poultry production accounts for $3 billion of Delaware agricultural output

Total agriculture industry at $8 billion annually

According to a University of Delaware report, Delaware's poultry production accounts for $3 billion of the state's $8 billion-a-year agriculture industry.

The Delaware poultry industry itself employs 13,000 people. The report found that there are fewer farmers in Delaware, but existing farms are getting larger and more productive — the average size of a farm in Delaware is 200 acres.

The report updates facts and figures last collected in the 1980s, said state officials.

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