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Our Aspirations to Our Farm Partners


To offer a dependable market for their products and guidance in productivity, risk management, safety and environmental stewardship in support of the family farm.

Virginia Farmers
The capabilities and capacities of Perdue AgriBusiness enable us to respond quickly to changing market conditions to ensure farmers have a competitive market for their grains.
Coming to the Rescue of Virginia Farmers

Nowhere was our commitment to farmers and local origination, our operational flexibility and our ability to form partnerships more evident than with the recent Virginia barley crop. After agreeing to provide a start-up ethanol company with barley, Perdue AgriBusiness contracted with Virginia farmers to grow barley. Then, just as the harvest was coming in, the operators of the ethanol plant decided not to start up production.

For a moment, it looked as if farmers would be left holding the bag, bringing in a harvest that had no local market. At Perdue AgriBusiness, there was no hesitation. Keeping true to our "you grow it, we'll buy it" promise to grain farmers, we not only reassured farmers we would honor all their agreements with Perdue AgriBusiness, we also offered to buy barley from farmers who did not contract with Perdue.

We quickly worked with the Port of Richmond to establish temporary grain storage, then brought in the manpower and equipment necessary to handle the influx of millions of bushels of barley.
 


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