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States join Cargill/Con Agra flour deal probe

July 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON A group of wheat-growing states has joined the U.S. Justice Department in investigating a proposed joint venture by Cargill, CHS and ConAgra, which would make the largest U.S. flour miller even larger, two sources told Reuters. Continue Reading

Cargill cited for 23 serious safety violations at Milwaukee slaughterhouse

December 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnetonka, Minn.-based Cargill is one of the nation’s largest beef processors. Federal workplace regulators this week cited Cargill Inc.’s Milwaukee beef slaughterhouse for 23 serious safety violations, the most violations the agribusiness giant has received at any of its U.S. plants in at least a decade. Continue Reading

Cargill recalls dog food; none in Minnesota, N.D.

December 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Cargill Inc. has voluntarily recalled dry dog food sold in 15 states or territories after detecting unacceptably high levels of aflatoxin, a chemical that can damage the livers of animals.
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Cargill to cut up to 2,000 jobs globally

December 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Cargill Inc. said it will lay off up to 2,000 workers — about 1.5 percent of its sprawling global workforce — as the agribusiness giant is buffeted by challenging world economic conditions. Continue Reading

Cargill accused of hiring discriminiation at Arkansas turkey plant

November 30, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Federal labor regulators have accused Cargill Inc. of hiring discrimination at an Arkansas turkey plant, proposing to penalize the agribusiness giant by stripping it of more than $550 million in federal contracts. Continue Reading

Labor Department accuses Cargill of discrimination

November 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Labor officials have moved to cut off federal contracts held by one of the nation’s largest meatpackers, saying it discriminated against women and non-Asians. Continue Reading

Cargill MacMillan Jr., heir to Cargill agribusiness fortune, dies at 84

November 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Cargill MacMillan Jr., the multibillionaire heir to the agribusiness fortune of Cargill, Inc., the world’s largest private company, has died in Southern California. He was 84. Continue Reading

Race to develop plant-based omega-3 oils now includes Cargill-BASF partnership

November 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Cargill Inc. is partnering with German chemical giant BASF in the race to develop a plant-based source of omega-3 oils, a potentially lucrative market as demand for the healthy ingredient soars. Continue Reading

COMMENTARY: Food recalls sign that system works, if not perfect

October 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

“Some will say these tragedies confirm all that is wrong with how food is grown, distributed and sold in the U.S. and much of the developed world,” Minneapolis columnist Eric Wieffering writes. “I’d argue the opposite: that the recalls prove that the U.S. food safety system works far better than most people give it credit for.” Continue Reading

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West Fargo busines expanding

September 20, 2011 in WDAY

West Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) – A West Fargo business is expanding and rebuilding. Continue Reading