Cargill to Build Large-Scale Soybean Processing Facility in Missouri
Cargill announced its plans to build a new soybean processing facility in Pemiscot County, Missouri, in response to continued growing global oilseed demand from the food, feed, and fuel sectors.
This year-round facility will be the first-of-its-kind in southeast Missouri with an annual production capacity of 62 million bushels of soybeans and offering access to both river and rail access, giving farmers the option to provide for increasing domestic demand as opposed to only relying on seasonal exports.
Agriculture is the top industry in Missouri, and Missouri Soybeans has been working collaboratively with several partners for more than two years to make this facility, which will add approximately 45 full-time jobs to the region, a reality.
Cargill has had a presence in the state since 1936, and this project is part of the company’s efforts to modernize and increase its capacity across its North American oilseeds network. Last year Cargill announced a series of continent-wide projects including significant improvements to its soybean crush facility in Sidney, Ohio, and the construction of a new canola processing plant in Regina, Saskatchewan.
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