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Perdue AgriBusiness Launches Web Site to Inform, Update Residents

SALISBURY, Md. — Perdue AgriBusiness has launched a new Web site, www.perdueagribusinesspa.com, where area residents, local officials, soybean farmers and agriculture-related businesses can find all the latest information about the company’s proposed grain elevator and soybean crushing facility in Conoy Township, Lancaster County.

The Web site serves as a single clearinghouse for all details related to the project, including a list of all regulatory approvals to date and clear analyses of local soybean markets and the economic benefits for Pennsylvania. The site also features a section explaining the oil-extraction process and technology Perdue AgriBusiness will employ at the facility.

Individuals also can sign up to receive news and updates about the project, which is under review by the state Department of Environmental Protection. And, local communities can learn more about The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of the Perdue Family of Companies, which was established in 1957.

“We look forward to continuing our investments in Pennsylvania’s agricultural community by bringing this exciting project to Conoy Township,” Perdue Project Manager Peter Heller said. “As part of our commitment to be a positive member of the community, we have created this Web site to provide timely information and serve as a resource for those looking for more information about the facility.”

Perdue AgriBusiness’ grain elevator will receive, process, dry, store and ship 1.5 million bushels of soybeans that are grown and harvested throughout the region. The processing plant will process 17.5 million bushels of soybeans per year and produce soybean meal, soybean hulls and soybean oil.The grain elevator and processing facility combined represent a $59 million investment that will generate more than 150 construction jobs, 35 long-term jobs upon completion and an additional 500 jobs in crop production and transportation.

Perdue AgriBusiness currently operates four grain receiving and storage facilities inPennsylvania that purchase $148 million in local grain and other products from more than 2,000 farmers and local businesses. The company also sells feed ingredients and refined soybean oil to Pennsylvania food and feed processors as well as dry fertilizers and crop protection products to farmers worth more than $225 million.

For more information, and to sign up for updates, visit www.perdueagribusinesspa.com.

 

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