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Perdue AgriBusiness Buys Associated Grain

Last independent grain dealer in Virginia says 'time is right' to sell

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Associated Grain, Parksley, VA, the last independent grain dealer in Virginia, has officially sold its operation to Perdue AgriBusiness, Salisbury, MD, reports the Shore Daily News.

Richard Lewis, third generation owner of Associated Grain, said it was the right time to sell the business.

"The industry is changing greatly and quickly, making it harder for small businesses like Associated Grain to stay afloat," he told the Daily News. "We are excited for Associated’s future and thank Perdue for the opportunity to partner with them.”

An announcement by Perdue AgriBusiness said, that as a family-run business, it loves adding new farmers and employees to its network.

"We can’t wait to start working with you at Parksley and Exmore," the announcement said. "You’ll see the same faces at Parksley and Exmore that you always have, and we are ready to receive your corn, beans, wheat, Plenish, milo, and barley.”

About Associated Grain, Inc.
Associated Grain, Inc. is the outgrowth of an agricultural business which began in 1921 as Lewis and Middleton in Parksley, VA. Originally the company was a produce broker of Eastern Shore grown products, including potatoes, vegetables, corn and more. In the 1940s, the company refocused its efforts on grain and poultry and eventually became Associated Grain. In 2021, the company celebrated 100 years.

About Perdue AgriBusiness
Perdue AgriBusiness, Salisbury, MD, builds on the vast experience and resources of one of the nation’s most established agricultural companies to bring a wide variety of products and services.

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