20 ENVIRONMENT After almost two decades, Perdue remains the only poultry company on Delmarva protecting the Chesapeake Bay and inland coastal bay watersheds by recycling nutrients from poultry production and processing, including poultry litter and hatchery waste. Recycling Nutrients to Protect the Chesapeake Bay and Improve Soil Our Perdue AgriRecycle composting operation, which replaced an energy- intensive drying-and-pelleting process, entered its second full year turning nutrient-rich by-products of poultry production and processing into a wide range of soil amendments that improve soil quality, increase water retention and reduce runoff. IN 2018, PERDUE AGRIRECYCLE RECYCLED: 70M 46M POUNDS OF NITROGEN POUNDS OF PHOSPHOROUS