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Cargill Moves Crop Input Operations in Alberta

21 July 2011

CANADA - Cargill is to close its crop inputs facility in Grimshaw, Alberta, from 31 July.

"Our facility in Grimshaw has become an aging asset and as Cargill continues to demonstrate a commitment to maintaining safe, efficient and cost effective networks of farm service centres across Canada, we could no longer justify keeping this facility operational," said Mike Witkowicz, Cargill Farm Service Group Manager.

Cargill said it recently completed upgrades at its nearby Fairview fertiliser facility and plans to build a state-of-the-art distribution centre in McLennan to better serve customers in the Grimshaw area.

The centre will include a new 28,000 metric tonne (MT) grain facility, which will be able to load rail cars at a rate of 50,000 bushels per hour; a crop inputs distribution centre, including a 5,000 sq foot chemical and seed shed; a 240 MT fertiliser blending tower; a 13,000 MT fertiliser shed - making it the largest in the Peace River area - and two 50 MT bins for straight product loading. The fertiliser distribution and blending system will allow Cargill to load out around eight Super B loads per hour.

For all chemical needs, Cargill will continue to offer their valued customers direct-to-farm services or alternatively, pick-up services can be arranged out of Cargill's Manning, Fairview or McLennan facilities.

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