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2016 news releases

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  • Lights, camera, gobble?
    Arkansas turkey farmers featured in online vignettes

    05 May 2016

    Busily scurrying around Northwest Arkansas one recent week, a video production crew captured audio and images from a pair of family-owned farms that raise turkeys for Honeysuckle White® and Shady Brook Farms®, and scouted a third farm for a future taping session. While curious, the turkeys were mostly oblivious to the activity related to videotaping efforts that will result in 60-second online vignettes celebrating farmers who produce the turkey we enjoy eating.

  • U.S. consumers hooked on health benefits of fish, Cargill survey finds

    04 May 2016

    According to a recent Cargill Animal Nutrition survey, U.S. consumers recognize there are more health benefits associated with eating fish and seafood compared to taking fish oil supplements. Consumers understand that the health benefits of fish, the world’s fastest growing protein source, outweigh that of fish oil supplements, despite their popularity.

  • $27 million “egg-spansion” to be dedicated at Michigan Cargill plant; 50 new jobs added

    03 May 2016

    Midday on Friday, May 6, Cargill, its customers, community leaders, government officials and employees will dedicate a $27 million expansion of the company’s Lake Odessa egg processing facility. The investment provides additional, specialized, egg processing capabilities for an important Cargill customer in support of its branded product business growth needs.

  • Cargill research identifies trio of novel solutions to reduce saturated fats in baked goods

    03 May 2016

    Using starches, vegetable waxes and emulsions, Cargill scientists have created fat systems that lower saturated fat by as much as 40 percent in shortenings, without compromising finished product attributes. Cargill researchers presented the three novel approaches to reducing saturated fat in bakery applications this week during the American Oil Chemists’ Society annual meeting.

  • Ventura Foods to acquire Cargill’s Dressings, Sauces and Mayonnaise business

    03 May 2016

    Cargill has reached an agreement to sell its Dressings, Sauces and Mayonnaise (DSM) business to Ventura Foods, based in Brea, California.

  • Cargill invests €20 million to expand animal nutrition facility in Spain

    22 Apr 2016

    Cargill’s animal nutrition business will streamline its production capabilities in Spain by extending its facility in Mequinenza (Zaragoza) with an additional state-of-the art production line. The €20 million (USD22 million) investment will create more than 20 new jobs.

  • NatureWax acquisition expands Cargill’s bio-industrial portfolio

    19 Apr 2016

    To help premium candle makers in North America meet the growing demand for cleaner, non-petroleum-based wax blends, Cargill has acquired NatureWax, a market-leading provider of natural, vegetable-based waxes.

  • World Food Program Cargill’s Joe Stone Joins World Food Program USA Board of Directors

    14 Apr 2016

    World Food Program USA (WFP USA) announced today that Cargill Corporate Senior Vice President Joe Stone has joined the non-profit’s board of directors, bringing with him more than two decades of experience in agricultural development, market access, and food security.

  • Cargill reports third-quarter fiscal 2016 earnings

    06 Apr 2016

    Cargill today reported financial results for the fiscal 2016 third quarter and first nine months ended Feb. 29, 2016.

  • Renaissance for Cameroon’s cocoa cooperatives

    31 Mar 2016

    The Cargill Coop Academy, an adult education managerial program aimed at cocoa farmer cooperative leaders, will now deploy in Cameroon. The training aims at helping to reduce poverty for vulnerable local communities and professionalize farmer organizations. A four year commitment providing education in partnership with Telcar to almost 900 executives from 227 farmer organizations has been made by IFC, a member of the World Bank and Cargill.

  • Cargill donates nutritious beef to Flint, Michigan

    24 Mar 2016

    Cargill will deliver 5,000 pounds of ground beef, the equivalent of 20,000 quarter-pound burger patties, to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan on Thursday, March 24 from its Schuyler, Neb. beef processing facility. The donation is part of a joint effort with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) to provide known lead-fighting nutrients to families impacted by the recent Flint, Mich. water crisis after lead contaminated the city’s water supply.

  • Cargill, WRI Partner to Monitor and Manage Deforestation and Water Risk Across Supply Chains

    21 Mar 2016

    Cargill and World Resources Institute (WRI) today announced a new 2-year partnership to work across value chains to better manage deforestation and water risk. This partnership brings WRI’s cutting-edge tools to the agriculture sector on a global scale. By working together, Cargill will leverage WRI’s world class maps, analytical tools and expertise, while WRI will benefit from Cargill’s global insights from working in food and agriculture in 70 countries around the world.

  • Cargill eliminates 20% of shared-class antibiotics used for beef cattle

    08 Mar 2016

    Cargill is eliminating 20 percent of shared-class antibiotics, those deemed important for human medicine and farm animals, from its four feed yards in Texas, Kansas and Colorado, and four additional feed yards operated by Friona Industries, which is a strategic business partner that supplies the company with cattle.

  • Cargill Cocoa Promise report: how livelihoods for cocoa farmers and their communities are improving

    07 Mar 2016

    Cargill has published its second report on the Cargill Cocoa Promise, highlighting its progress towards improving the livelihoods of cocoa famers and their communities. Strengthening the Cargill Cocoa Promise, the company has introduced a monitoring and evaluation system to improve the effectiveness of its activities, enabling a more evidence-based approach to help raise the living standards of farmers and their families, as well as to address the sustainability challenges in the cocoa supply chain.

  • Leadership changes for Cargill’s Ocean Transportation and North America Power and Gas businesses

    04 Mar 2016

    On March 1st, Jan Dieleman assumed the leadership of Cargill’s Ocean Transportation business with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Dieleman took over the position of Roger Janson who has managed the business successfully since 2011 and who will pursue a new role as the head of Cargill’s Agricultural Supply Chain enterprise in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

  • Cargill beefs up capabilities, commitment to protein, with South Carolina plant purchase

    04 Mar 2016

    People in the eastern United States love good beef burgers and beginning this spring Cargill will be able to better meet those needs through the acquisition of the FPL Food, LLC ground beef processing plant in Columbia, S.C. Purchase of the 100,000-square-foot plant, which employs more than 200 people, complements Cargill’s meat processing facilities in Georgia and Pennsylvania. The acquisition enhances the company’s ability to serve eastern retail and foodservice customers. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed, and the transaction is expected to close around the end of March.

  • Cargill Honored with a 2015 U.S. Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence

    01 Mar 2016

    Cargill was today awarded a 2015 U.S. Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) which recognizes American companies that make an important contribution to the growth and sustainable development of the local economies in which they work. The company was one of three finalists in the human rights and labor rights category.

  • Cargill and MV Cargo take final steps to build port terminal in Yuzhni, Ukraine

    24 Feb 2016

    Representatives of Cargill and MV Cargo today formalised their intention to construct grain terminal by signing a Share Purchase Agreement legally committing the two companies and enabling the construction of the facility by MV Cargo to go ahead.

  • Cargill enhances traceability for premium payments to cocoa farmers, €14M paid in 2015

    18 Feb 2016

    In 2015, cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire have received over €7 million in premium payments under the Cargill Cocoa Promise, while another €7 million were distributed as sustainability premiums to cooperatives for their certified beans’ deliveries. Over 50% of the sums paid to the cooperatives have been reinvested to strengthen cocoa cooperatives’ infrastructures, allowing for the construction of three warehouses and improving the transport and logistics for beans with the acquisition of over 50 trucks, many of which via the FiE Sustainability Innovation Award winning financing mechanism.

  • Cargill exits crop input business in Central and Eastern Europe to focus on origination

    17 Feb 2016

    Following a comprehensive review of its grain and oilseeds businesses in Central and Eastern Europe, Cargill is to stop providing crop inputs to farmers and to fully exit from these activities by the end of May 2016.

  • Cargill starts domestic production of Envirotemp™ FR3™ in Kurkumbh, Maharashtra

    11 Feb 2016

    Cargill India has opened a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for Envirotemp™ FR3 fluid in Kurkumbh, in the state of Maharashtra. The dielectric fluid, which was previously imported from the United States, will now be manufactured in India by using Cargill’s patented technology. The FR3 fluid that is manufactured in India will meet the specifications of international standards like IEC and IEEE.

  • Essential oils key to Cargill’s comprehensive approach to reducing antibiotics in poultry

    27 Jan 2016

    Cargill researchers are focusing on improving gut health in poultry to promote feed efficiency and keep birds healthy. Cargill has been researching the use of non-medicated feed additives for several years as an alternative to antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs). As an independent supplier, Cargill has performed cross-additive research and determined the most beneficial types of feed additives for individual customer needs. For consistent performance improvement, essential oils turned out to be a key solution because they impact all four key gut function areas (listed below).

  • Honeysuckle White, Shady Brook Farms debut new campaign “thanking” farmers

    25 Jan 2016

    – Today, Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook Farms turkey brands are launching a multi-channel marketing campaign encouraging consumers to “keep giving thanks,” to farmers who produce the turkey protein we eat. The multimillion dollar campaign includes a 30-second television ad featuring a Missouri turkey farmer on one of the 700 farms where birds are raised for both brands. The campaign will run January 25 to April 4 in key markets.

  • Cargill inaugurates USD100m wet corn milling plant in Karnataka

    21 Jan 2016

    Cargill today inaugurated a-state-of-the-art wet corn milling plant in Davangere, Karnataka, India. The plant was inaugurated by the Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka Sri Siddaramaiah in the presence of David MacLennan, Cargill’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Siraj Chaudhry, Cargill India’s Chairman, and a gathering of over 500 guests including customers, employees, local administration, and heads of gram panchayat as well as members of local community.

  • Cargill intends to close its London shipping office

    21 Jan 2016

    Cargill has announced its intention to close the London office of its ocean transportation arm, as the company consolidates its freight activities onto Geneva.

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