2016 news releases

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  • Cargill to sell Texas cattle feed yards to Friona Industries

    08 Jul 2016

    Cargill is announcing the sale of its beef cattle feed yards at Bovina and Dalhart, Texas, to Amarillo-based Friona Industries, L.P. Terms of the pending sale are not being disclosed. Finalization of the transaction will take place upon the completion of definitive agreements and any required regulatory reviews. Cargill will retain its cattle feed yards at Yuma, Colo., and Leoti, Kan.

  • Agrium to acquire Cargill’s U.S. Ag-Retail business

    06 Jul 2016

    Agrium Inc. (TSX and NYSE: AGU) announced today a binding purchase agreement between its Crop Production Services (“CPS”) and Cargill AgHorizons (U.S.) (“Cargill”) for the acquisition of 18 ag-retail locations with annual revenues of over $150-million. The outlets are located across the northern U.S. corn-belt region, in the states of Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana.

  • Cargill finds consumers continuing to look for lower saturates in its FATitudes™ primary research

    29 Jun 2016

    Cargill’s primary market research data FATitudes™—the consumer perspective of fat and oils in North America—has found that after sugar, fat is the second-most important ingredient consumers are monitoring on food product labels.

  • thr-thumb-70x70-amazon Cargill’s goal: Help improve more than 1 million people’s lives by 2020

    14 Jun 2016

    Through a broad set of programs focused on the intersection of food security, sustainability and nutrition, Cargill is awarding more than $13 million in grants that will improve the lives of more than 1 million people in 15 countries around the world.

  • Cargill releases the EWOS sustainability report

    08 Jun 2016

    Cargill’s EWOS brand continues to make measureable progress in its key sustainability indicators, according to its annual sustainability report issued today. The EWOS sustainability report is an integrated report based on GRI G4 and captures important performance measures on environmental and social indicators.

  • Cargill to acquire Fort Worth-based Five Star Custom Foods, Ltd.

    01 Jun 2016

    Cargill has signed an agreement to acquire Fort Worth, Texas-based Five Star Custom Foods, Ltd., a business specializing in cooked protein products and custom prepared soups and sauces for the foodservice and food processing sectors.

  • U.S. FDA issues GRAS No Objection Letter for EverSweet™ next-generation sweetener

    01 Jun 2016

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a GRAS (generally recognized as safe) No Objection Letter, for Cargill’s next-generation sweetener, EverSweet, qualifying it for use in food and beverages.

  • Cargill opens $8.5 million animal nutrition plant in Nghệ An

    30 May 2016

    The new facility will provide animal feed for livestock and will have a total capacity of 66,000 metric tons per year.

  • JFC and Cargill to Build Poultry Processing Facility

    25 May 2016

    Jollibee Foods Corporation (“JFC”), the largest Asian food service company, and Cargill Philippines, Inc. (“Cargill Philippines”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Cargill Inc. (“Cargill”), have entered into an agreement to build and operate a poultry processing plant in Santo Tomas, Batangas, in the Philippines.

  • 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.