2015 news releases

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  • Silveus to buy Cargill crop insurance agency

    30 Dec 2015

    Silveus Insurance Group and Cargill said they have reached an agreement under which Cargill will sell its crop insurance agency, Cargill Crop Insurance LLC (CCI), to Silveus.

  • Todd Hall elected to Cargill Board of Directors

    23 Dec 2015

    Todd Hall, a member of Cargill’s executive team and the leader of the company’s protein and salt businesses, has been elected to the Cargill Board of Directors, effective Jan. 1, 2016.

  • Cargill expands feed formulation expertise through acquisition of Format International Ltd.

    16 Dec 2015

    Driven by opportunities in the global feed software market to provide customers with integrated formulation software and solutions on a larger scale, Cargill has acquired Format International Ltd., a leading global feed formulation software company with more than 30 years of experience and more than 5,000 users across 93 countries. Format International specializes in the design, authoring and marketing of recipe optimization, ingredient allocation and food and feed formulation solutions for the animal feed, aqua feed, pet food, human food, premix and other industries.

  • Cargill’s ‘access to affordable funding for cocoa farmer cooperatives’ initiative wins FiE 2015 Best Sustainability Innovation Award

    02 Dec 2015

    A Cargill Cocoa Promise project addressing access to affordable funding for cocoa farmer cooperatives in Côte d’Ivoire, the first of its kind in the cocoa sector, has been named winner of the FiE 2015 Best Sustainability Innovation Award in Paris, France yesterday.

  • Meridian Institute publishes findings from Cargill Africa Learning Journey

    01 Dec 2015

    For its 150th anniversary, Cargill hosted events around the globe that ask big questions about how a changing world will feed itself in the years to come. Today, the Meridian Institute, a Washington D.C.-based facilitation and mediation organization that accompanied Cargill on its Africa Learning Journey in June, published a summary of findings that detail the complex state of food security in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Cargill launches a unique starch enabling a minimum of 50% fat reduction in yoghurt

    30 Nov 2015

    Dairy manufacturers can now achieve the optimal balance between healthier profiles and sensorial indulgence when reducing fat in yoghurt, a core food in most European consumers’ diets.

  • Cargill donates 30,000 pounds of turkey to Arkansas food banks

    18 Nov 2015

    Just in time for Thanksgiving, Cargill is doing its part to help families in Northwest and West Central Arkansas by providing 15,000 pounds each to the Northwest Arkansas (NWA) Food Bank and the River Valley Regional Food Bank.

  • Cargill surpasses 10 million hours without a lost time accident at Friona, Texas beef plant

    17 Nov 2015

    The process of producing a hearty steak is more complex than many may think. At Cargill’s beef processing facilities across the nation, producing cuts of meat requires many intricate steps, in the hands of an army of employees who work with surgical precision. For the more than 2,000 people who work at Cargill’s Friona, Texas, beef processing plant, this production choreography takes place five days-a-week, two shifts daily, resulting in nearly 1.6 billion pounds of nutritious, wholesome, flavorful beef annually for consumers to enjoy throughout the U.S. and abroad. The everyday duties performed by this “beef army” require training, skill focus and the understanding of the importance of the work they do to feed people. Many of the tasks at Friona involve the handling and cutting of large beef carcasses into smaller pieces by operating a variety of machinery, and using sharp, powerful tools and handheld knives, requiring safety at the plant to be a top priority.

  • No growth-promoting antibiotics used in Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook Farms turkey products for 2015 holiday season

    12 Nov 2015

    The Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook Farms turkey brands are in a giving mood this holiday season, with the gift of turkey raised without antibiotics used for growth promotion purposes. All fresh and frozen products currently produced under these two brands will meet the company’s promise made in early July 2014. These are the first turkey brands to achieve such status on a large scale in the U.S., which was made possible by the 700 independent family farms that raise their turkeys. The farming program without growth promoting antibiotics is certified as a USDA Process Verified Program and underscores the promise made to customers and consumers for Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook Farms turkey products.*

  • thr-thumb-70x70-kr-feedmill Cargill officially opens company’s largest feed mill in Pyeongtaek

    10 Nov 2015

    Opening of Agri Purina feed mill plant in Pyeongtaek reaffirms Cargill's investment in the country and signals its continued commitment to sustainable growth of Korea’s feed and livestock industry.

  • Cargill to modernize, centralize its North American Cocoa and Chocolate business

    29 Oct 2015

    In early 2016, Cargill will continue to take steps to improve and expand its chocolate, compound and chocolate liquor production offerings and services for North American food and beverage companies.

  • Cargill to sell stake in steel mini-mill joint venture to BlueScope

    25 Oct 2015

    Cargill has reached an agreement to sell its interest in North Star BlueScope Steel LLC (NSBS) to BlueScope Steel (BlueScope). Through the transaction BlueScope will pay $720 million in cash for Cargill’s equity stake in NSBS and will assume $40 million of NSBS net debt.

  • Enabling sustainable growth through innovation: Cargill at Food Ingredients Europe 2015

    15 Oct 2015

    Sustainable growth through innovation will be the cornerstone of Cargill’s presence at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE), the international food and beverage ingredients trade show taking place in Paris Nord Villepinte, France.

  • New AccuBrine® blend truck loading & blending system from Cargill Deicing Technology helps take brine makers to next level

    13 Oct 2015

    As recent winters have continued to deliver cold temperatures and an increase in snowfall rates throughout much of the country, it is clear that winter maintenance professionals are in need of more than just road salt to keep the roads safe. That’s why Cargill Deicing Technology has created the AccuBrine® blend truck loading & blending system to create custom liquid blends to tackle any winter weather situation.

  • Cargill Deicing Technology releases the next generation of fully-automated brine makers

    13 Oct 2015

    With the initial release of the AccuBrine® automated brine maker, Cargill Deicing Technology demonstrated the valuable time and money to be saved with a fully-automated system. Today there are more options of brine makers available than ever before and as customers’ needs grow, so has one of the most recognized names in the winter maintenance industry.

  • Cargill brings together industry leaders in Asia to encourage dialogue about sustainability in the global food system

    12 Oct 2015

    By 2050, there will be 5 billion people in Asia and the Pacific. As the region’s economies advance and people become more affluent, diets change and consumers become more sophisticated and concerned about what they put on their plate. This places increasing pressure on the food industry to ensure that this generation has access to safe, nutritious and affordable food without compromising the needs of future generations. As an industry leader, Cargill believes that companies have a fundamental responsibility to address the social and environmental impact of doing business.

  • Cargill spawns new era in aquaculture with completion of EWOS transaction

    07 Oct 2015

    Cargill is ushering in a new era in meeting the world’s demand for protein with the completion of its acquisition of EWOS, a global leader in salmon nutrition, for 1.35 billion euros. In August, Cargill entered into an agreement with Altor Fund III and Bain Capital Europe III to acquire EWOS. The deal closed today after meeting all necessary country regulatory approvals.

  • Cargill is now a Category 2 Member of the London Metal Exchange

    07 Oct 2015

    Cargill is now recognized as a Category 2 member with the London Metal Exchange (LME). The company applied for membership as part of its business expansion in risk management, offering hedging strategies and solutions in base metals derivatives.

  • thr-thumb-70x70-cargill-logo Cargill reports first-quarter fiscal 2016 earnings

    07 Oct 2015

    Cargill today reported financial results for the fiscal 2016 first quarter ended Aug. 31, 2015.

  • Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement has potential to create more prosperous, food-secure world

    05 Oct 2015

    The conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations in Atlanta take the world a step closer to becoming more prosperous and more food-secure.

  • UnitedHealth Group CEO Stephen J. Hemsley elected to Cargill Board of Directors

    01 Oct 2015

    Stephen J. Hemsley, chief executive officer of UnitedHealth Group, has been elected to the Cargill Board of Directors.

  • thr-thumb-70x70-eversweet-dairy Zero calories, great tasting: Cargill introduces new EverSweet™ next-generation, stevia sweetener

    01 Oct 2015

    Food and beverage companies are looking for sweetener options to satisfy consumer health without sacrificing great taste. Cargill’s answer to this: EverSweet™ next-generation zero calorie sweetener.

  • Cargill helps turkey farmers give back to their communities

    30 Sep 2015

    Cargill is kicking off this season of giving with a new Taking Care of Communities initiative for the independent farm families that raise its turkeys across the United States. The company’s Wichita-based turkey and cooked meats business is distributing “Giving Cards” – gift cards preloaded with $250 each, totaling more than $100,000 – to contract turkey farmers who will donate the cards to any charities of their choice in their respective communities. These farmers raise turkeys for Cargill’s Shady Brook Farms® and Honeysuckle White® brands.

  • Cargill to invest $111 million to convert Columbus, Neb., plant; relocate ground beef production to Wisconsin, Texas

    24 Sep 2015

    Cargill is investing $111 million to convert its ground beef plant at Columbus, Neb., to a cooked meats facility and relocate ground beef production currently taking place there. The converted plant will give the company capabilities it currently does not possess to produce specific types of cooked meat products for its customers. The conversion will begin in early December 2015, with cooked meat production scheduled to start in mid-2016. Ground beef production currently taking place at Columbus will be relocated to existing processing facilities at Butler, Wis., and Forth Worth, Texas.

  • new forest policy Cargill marks anniversary of no-deforestation pledge with new forest policy

    17 Sep 2015

    Cargill took the next step forward in meeting its commitment to do its part to end deforestation by 2030 in a new Policy on Forests released today.