85 millionbushels of grain storage at facilities from New York to Florida, and as far west as Indiana
300 millionbushels of grain handled
8,500+farmers we purchase grains from
Perdue Farms continued its support for the National Future Farmers of America Organization by providing FFA members with the opportunity to grow into leaders, build their communities and strengthen agriculture through Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) grants.
In 2018, Perdue provided a $10,000 grant from the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the company’s charitable giving arm, to the National FFA Foundation to fund SAE grants in selected states. FFA members who wish to initiate or improve their supervised agricultural experiences can apply for an SAE grant. The SAE Grants Committee selects the recipients of grants, which are based primarily on financial need.
A long-term warehouse lease for an organic grain receiving and storage facility at Tradepoint Atlantic at the Port of Baltimore in Maryland will better position the company to meet demand for organic feed ingredients.
We work directly with local farmers and traders in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia to source organic grains and soybeans. This new facility will be part of an integrated supply chain that enables us to increase business and reduce cost while maintaining the quality of our organic products.
Investments and expansion of grain receiving facilities, increased operating hours during harvest and re-commitment to serving the farmer meant shorter wait times at our elevators.
Our edible oil refinery achieved Non-GMO Project Verified status for non-GMO soybean and canola oils. Along with the ability to custom blend oils, we offer healthier profiles with oils from DuPont Pioneer Plenish® soybeans. Perdue AgriBusiness is positioned to help our edible oil customers keep pace with changing consumer expectations.
Perdue AgriBusiness is expanding our ability to supply internal and external customers with conventional and organic feed ingredients. By focusing on digestive health, amino acids and fatty acids, Perdue’s Animal Nutrition Group is developing science-based products and services for the poultry and dairy industry. These products and services enhance nutrient utilization, supporting animal health and producer profitability.
Our science-based dairy amino acid supplements optimize milk yields and milk components, improving the bottom line for dairy farmers.
From the changeable weather to the volatile commodity markets and the ripple effects of global trade policies, farmers face uncertainty from the time they have faith to put seed in ground.
One certainty is the Perdue AgriBusiness “you grow it, we’ll buy it” promise to local farmers. Our focus on local origination assures farmers they’ll have a competitive local market for the row crops they choose to produce. We’ll never turn farmers away.
Since the construction of our first grain receiving facility in Salisbury, Md., in 1960, Perdue AgriBusiness has been focused on bringing value to the farmer—recognizing that viable crop farms are the foundation of our supply chain. While our business has grown significantly in size and scope, we remain focused on helping farmers optimize the profitability of their operations.
By creating and supporting markets for specialty crops, such as high-erucic acid rapeseed and DuPont® Pioneer® Plenish® high-oleic acid soybeans, along with organic grains and cover crops, such as winter wheat, we continued to provide opportunities for farmers to diversify their operations and potentially increase revenue per acre.
With a local presence in South America through our merchandising office in São Paulo, Brazil, Perdue AgriBusiness has developed the relationships and resources to originate millions of bushels of ag commodities for export.
Coupled with the Perdue AgriBusiness deep-water port in Chesapeake, Va., this enables Perdue AgriBusiness to access harvests in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and be a year-round supplier to our customers.
Perdue AgriBusiness exports grains, soybeans, soymeal and soy oil by vessel and containers, and our Chesapeake facility is connected to the eastern U.S. through a grain receiving and handling network by barge, rail and truck.