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  • Condensed by Lynda Kiernan-Stone, Unconventional Ag Media

Louis Dreyfus Acquires Grains & Oilseeds Facility in Argentina

Just one week after announcing the construction of a soybean processing plant in Ohio, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) has shared that it acquired a grains and oilseeds elevator facility in Trilí, La Pampa province, Argentina - making it the company’s second elevator in the province and 11th in the country.

The new plant will have the ability to handle large volumes of various grains and oilseeds on a year-round basis thanks to its static capacity of 1,600 tons in silos and an additional storage capacity of 40,000 tons in silo bags.

Additionally, the site’s connection to the Domingo Faustino Sarmiento railway line will facilitate the shipment of local production to LDC’s complex in General Lagos, Santa Fe, and its deep-water port in Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires.

LDC noted that this deal will increase the company’s presence in the province and will guarantee 100 percent traceability through direct origination of grains and oilseeds from regional producers. It also will allow the company to give local producers access to its entire range of integrated logistical and financial solutions, as well as its seed varieties, fertilizers, and crop protection products.

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