Perdue Farms will open farmhouse for tours

Perdue Farms will open the historic Perdue Family Farmhouse for public tours as part of the company’s celebration of its 100th anniversary in 2020. The farmhouse, which is part of the company’s logo and located across the street from the corporate office of Perdue Farms in Salisbury, was built in 1917 by company founder Arthur […]

Don Mabe, Perdue Farms’ former leader, dies at 88

Donald Wilson Mabe Sr., the renowned former President and CEO of Perdue Farms, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, following a prolonged illness. He was 88 years old and was a resident of Georgetown, S.C. A native of Kernersville, N.C., he graduated from North Carolina State University and then served for two years in the U.S. […]

Perdue AgriBusiness decides not to relocate to Delmar site

Delmar community hopes that Perdue Farms would cross the Delaware border and move its global AgriBusiness base from Maryland to Sussex County have hit a disappointing decision. Perdue officials announced that a proposed move to Delmar is no longer in the works. “After much thought and deliberation, Perdue Farms has made the business decision to […]

Perdue Farms to invest $30 million in Baltimore port

Perdue AgriBusiness, a division of Perdue Farms, will spend $30 million to open an organic grain receiving and storage facility at Tradepoint Atlantic in eastern Baltimore County to meet the rising demand for organic feed ingredients for Perdue Foods and other companies in the region. The facility will also include grain and oilseed processing/milling and […]

Sussex approves cash to aid Perdue AgiBusiness move

Sussex County is kicking in a little more than chicken feed to help bring jobs and a major poultry firm to southern Delaware. The County Council approved a resolution authorizing a one-time grant of $125,000 to the town of Delmar as the county’s contribution toward infrastructure improvements needed ahead of the planned Perdue AgriBusiness headquarters […]

Sussex, Delmar to help Perdue Agribusiness move

Sussex County is kicking in a little more than chicken feed to help bring jobs and a major poultry firm to southern Delaware. The County Council approved a resolution authorizing a one-time grant of $125,000 to the town of Delmar as the county’s contribution toward infrastructure improvements needed ahead of the planned Perdue AgriBusiness headquarters […]

Marking 50 years, Perdue celebrates Salisbury plant, workers

Fifty years ago, the introduction of Perdue-branded chicken forever transformed the chicken business and went on to make history. Last Friday, Perdue Farms commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Perdue brand at the hometown Salisbury processing plant that produced those very first chickens. “Before we processed our first chicken here, dad asked customers what they […]

Perdue bringing organic principles into plants

Salisbury-based Perdue Farms is investing more than $15 million at its Milford facility — the nation’s largest organic poultry plant — for a higher-welfare “controlled-atmospheric stunning system” plus a live-bird handling process that will be the first of its kind. Perdue is the only major poultry company in the country to commit to converting 100 […]

Jim Perdue honored with Leadership Award

On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the Perdue family name is synonymous with two industries: poultry and education. Salisbury University’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business recently recognized the chairman of Perdue Farms Inc., Jim Perdue, for his contributions to both, presenting him with the school’s Perdue Leadership Award. The honor was bestowed during a reception at […]

Photo Gallery: Perdue helps celebrate Wreaths Across America

Again this year, Perdue Farms participated in Wreaths Across America, the annual wreath-laying ceremony at veterans’ cemeteries nationwide. Started in 1992 by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester, the program’s mission is to remember, honor and teach. Every December, wreaths are picked up in Maine, transported and laid on graves throughout the country, with Perdue drivers taking […]