Perdue AgriBusiness’ organic grain facility will meet organic feed demand
Published: December 6, 2018
Category: Organic News, The Organic & Non-GMO Report Newsletter
Perdue Farms is the number one producer of USDA certified organic chicken. Its subsidiary Perdue AgriBusiness sources and provides agricultural commodities, and will open a $30 million organic grain receiving and storage facility for organic feed ingredients. The building will also accommodate grain and oilseed processing and milling.
The building will be housed at Tradepoint Atlantic, an industrial park strategically located at the Port of Baltimore, Maryland. “Tradepoint Atlantic…is ideally located to receive grain and supply organic customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region,” said Perdue AgriBusiness president Dick Willey. “We work directly with local farmers and traders in the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia to source organic grain and soybeans.”
The resulting integrated supply chain “enables us to increase business and reduce the cost while maintaining the quality of our organic products,” Willey added.
State Commerce Secretary Mike Gill says Tradepoint Atlantic will provide Perdue with access to major interstates, rail lines, and the “world-class Port of Baltimore,” enhancing regional deliveries.
Perdue Farms wants to make organic chicken available to more consumers, according to Perdue Farms CEO Randy Day—and a supply of organic grain is vital to that effort.
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