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Perdue Farms Chairman Elected to the Meat Industry Hall of Fame Class of 2020

SALISBURY, Md., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Jim Perdue, Chairman of Perdue Farms, has been named to the Meat Industry Hall of Fame, honoring industry excellence in business leadership and community service.

Jim has been the Chairman and advertising spokesperson of Perdue Farms since 1991. As the third-generation leader of the company founded by his grandfather in 1920, Jim is responsible for ensuring the company stays true to its vision and values and has guided Perdue Farms to become a leader in workplace safety, associate health, and animal care.

Under his leadership, Perdue Foods has grown from an East Coast-centered label of premium fresh chicken to a national roster of premium protein brands, which includes turkey, pork, beef, and lamb, and Perdue AgriBusiness from a regional grain and oilseed business to a multi-faceted international player.

Jim holds multiple degrees and is a member of the board of the National

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Group to review controversial I-80 rockwall fence plan and elected officials aren’t invited

A group of elected officials say they want to be included in discussions about a controversial rockfall fence proposed for Interstate 80 in Warren County, near the New Jersey-Pennsylvania border.

The Bi-State Elected Officials United to Preserve the Gap is a newly formed group consisting of representatives from 14 municipalities from both states.

The group is opposed to the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s plan to build the fence along along the interstate as it winds through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

The project is intended to mitigate the hazards of rocks falling onto the highway.

The fence would detract from the natural beauty of the area, be costly to tourism and be a traffic nightmare for the projected five-year duration of construction, objectors have said.

Several elected officials have requested to sit down with DOT to find solutions that could improve the safety of the highway and

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