A panel of four state judges has rejected a challenge to the state’s air-quality permit issued for the new Perdue Agribusiness soybean-processing plant now operating in northwestern Lancaster County. After a seven-month review, the state Environmental Hearing Board determined that the $60 million plant’s uncaptured air emissions would not further worsen the area’s air pollution and that the state Department of Environmental Protection thoroughly checked for any impacts on health.
Contractors worked to wrap up a few details Monday as the ceremonial first truckload of soybeans was weighed at Perdue AgriBusiness’s new processing plant. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Perdue Farms Chairman Jim Perdue were both on hand to cut the ribbon declaring the plant open for business.
10 facts about the new $60M Perdue soybean plant in Conoy Township opening today
September 26, 2017
Gov. Tom Wolf helped to dedicate Perdue's new soybean plant in western Lancaster County on Monday. The plant, along Route 441 in Conoy Township, is described as “Pennsylvania’s first large-scale, commercial soybean processing plant.” “This plant is a game changer for farmers in Pennsylvania, opening new lanes of supply, new markets, and new opportunities in the commonwealth’s agricultural economy,” Wolf said.
Gov. Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding joined Perdue Farms Chairman Jim Perdue and other company and local officials to celebrate the opening of Pennsylvania’s first large-scale, commercial soybean processing plant. The Lancaster County plant will create 35 local jobs and hundreds more in the state’s supply and distribution chain for agricultural products. The plant also promises to more than double the state’s soybean processing capacity, providing better prices and increased demand for area soybean farmers’ crops.
Perdue's new soybean plant along Susquehanna River called 'game changer for farmers'
September 25, 2017
Perdue AgriBusiness opened its $60 million soybean processing plant in Conoy Township, Lancaster County on Monday. The plant has the capacity to process 17.5 million bushels of soybeans a year. It's billed as Pennsylvania's first-ever, large-scale commercial plant for processing soybeans. Gov. Tom Wolf, in a news release, called it "a game changer for farmers in Pennsylvania."