Cargill

A Wayzata-based international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services.

Business
September 27, 2018
Cargill said its adjusted operating profit in the June-August quarter was flat, shaped by small declines in three of its four business units.

Cargill's net profit rises 5 percent, but adjusted earnings are flat

Its trading business saw an increase, but other units came under pressure this summer.
Business
April 7, 2016
Cargill's adjusted profit rose 13% in the Dec.-Feb. quarter, its best performance of the fiscal year.

Cargill's adjusted profit jumps 13 percent despite broad pressure on commodity prices

The third-quarter jump occurred despite pressure on commodity prices.
Business
January 25, 2016

Cargill reveals spinoff of largest Black River unit as Proterra Investment Partners

Proterra Investment Partners will manage more than $2 billion in funds.
Business
October 7, 2015
Cargill's operating results were flat in the summer quarter, with the biggest gain in its biggest business of grain processing.

Cargill reports steady operating results, bounce in net profit

The agribusiness giant, though a private company, is making differences in its results more clear.
Business
August 17, 2015
Cargill bought a Norwegian-based maker of feed for farm-raised salmon.

Cargill buys Norwegian salmon-feed company for $1.5 billion

Purchase of Norwegian salmon feed producer boosts profile in a rapidly growing market.
Business
April 10, 2015
Cargill's fiscal third quarter profit was lifted by strong results in its animal nutrition and protein businesses, and the absence of losses in its en

With no energy trading misstep, Cargill profit jumps 33 percent

Third-quarter results were strong compared with last year, with gains in energy trading and protein and animal nutrition.
Business
March 21, 2015
Cargill lobbyist Devry Boughner Vorwerk at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington.

Cargill's Vorwerk makes case for ending Cuba embargo

A trade mission with 95 agriculture leaders from 12 states visited Cuba earlier this month. Many were members of the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba,…
Business
March 3, 2015
Whitney MacMillan, retiring CEO of Cargill, Inc., at the Administrative Lake Office, known as the mansion, a historic old country home near Lake Minne

14 Cargill heirs on Forbes' annual list of billionaires

The family earns the distinction of having the most members make the worldwide list.
Business
January 31, 2015

Schafer: For Cargill, changing climate is about risk

Business leaders looking for a smart way to influence the most controversial questions in public life can do much worse than follow the example of…
Cargill farms
January 29, 2015
At the Cargill pig farm in Dalhart, Texas, sows are kept in group housing with more room to move and socialize.

Cargill says conversion to more humane sow farms is complete

It moved away from gestation crates into "group housing."
Business
January 26, 2015
Animal research technician Leda Mox changes the feed in the shrimp tanks at Cargillā€™s aquaculture lab in Elk River, where the company is expanding.

Cargill trying to get more of the fish feeding frenzy

Fish need to eat, and that's an opportunity for Cargill ā€” one of the world's largest animal feed producers.
National
January 16, 2015
Cargill's director of Latin American corporate affairs, Devry Boughner Vorwerk, will lead a group of businesspeople to Cuba in March to help them lear

Cargill takes the lead in urging end to Cuba trade restrictions

Cargill and the new U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba ā€” more than two dozen trade associations representing virtually every crop and meat produced in the United States ā€” have engaged Minnesotans in Congress for help.
Business
January 15, 2015
McDonald's Chicken McNuggets

Cargill: Plastic found in Japan McNuggets didn't come from us

Cargill investigated its operations and concluded the piece of chicken with plastic in it did not originate from the company.
Business
January 9, 2015
Cargill's fiscal second quarter profit rose sharply despite a drop in revenue.

Grain, meat drive big profit jump at Cargill

While quarterly revenue was down for the food processing giant, profit jumped 41 percent.
Business
January 8, 2015
McDonald's Holdings Company Senior Vice President Takehiko Aoki, right, and McDonald's Company Ltd. Senior Vice President Hidehito Hishinuma, center,

Cargill apologizes for McNugget problem in Japan

After plastic popped up in McDonald's Chicken McNuggets sold in Japan, Cargill is extending all apologies. That's because the suspect nuggets were supplied by Cargill's chicken processing operations in Thailand.
Cargill suit
October 22, 2014
Cargill lost a legal attempt to prevent a former executive from going to work for a rival.

Cargill loses effort to stop ex-exec from working at rival

Cargill tried to stop an executive from working for its meatpacking rival JBS.
Business
October 21, 2014
Signage for Cargill Inc.

Cargill disputes link to child slavery claims on Ivory Coast cocoa farms

Minnesota-based ag giant wants court to overrule decision that connects it to Ivory Coast farms that used child labor.
Business
September 13, 2014
Signage for Cargill Inc. is displayed at their booth at the Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting & Food Expo In Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on

Cargill sues Syngenta Seed over China shipments

The company said it lost $90 million after corn grown from genetically modified Syngenta seed was refused by China.
Chocolate deal
September 2, 2014
Cargill acquired the chocolate business of rival ADM for $440 million.

Cargill buys ADM's chocolate business for $440M

The $440 million deal is a significant consolidation move in the global chocolate industry.
Business
August 23, 2014

Cargill sues former executive, accusing him of stealing secrets

The agribusiness giant said the executive stole secrets when leaving for competitor JBS.
Cargill results
August 8, 2014
Cargill's fiscal fourth quarter profit fell 12%, ending a year of financial declines for the agribusiness company.

Cargill reports difficult year; profits down 19 percent

Despite a turnaround in its beef business, Cargill was affected by troubles in its energy trading unit and sluggish demand.
Business
July 31, 2014

Cargill closing its Milwaukee beef plant on Friday

The facility that employs 600 workers will go dark on Friday.
Business
July 30, 2014

Cargill buys Michigan salt mine, plant from Mosaic

Cargill Inc. said Wednesday that it acquired a Michigan mine and production facility that it will use for salt from Mosaic Co., its former fertilizer…
Business
July 19, 2014
In this turkey farm in Parkers Prairie, Minn no antibiotics were being used, because the flock was in very good health.

Cargill to ease up on antibiotics

The company is phasing out the growth-promoting drugs in its turkeys amid concern about their effects on humans.
State + Local
July 14, 2014
Five-pound bags of table sugar from beets are filled at American Crystal Sugar Company in Moorhead.

National sweetener battle grows increasingly bitter

Minnesota ag titans Cargill and American Crystal Sugar face off in a legal fight that even doctors say isn't about public health.