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Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative - Environmental Practices

 

VPGC believes it is possible to support local agriculture and provide a safe, abundant and affordable food supply while protecting the environment.  While we recognize that Green Initiatives can be more costly to implement, we feel that the benefits outweigh the costs.

To that end, VPGC has invested in a new Waste Water Treatment facility at the Processing Plant.  Utilizing this new equipment will allow us to reduce the phosphorus level in our waste water by approximately 96%.

Additionally, we work with our Growers to develop Nutrient Management plans at the farms.  We are proud that several of our Growers have received numerous awards and recognition for their environmental stewardship.

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