Cargill Limited to close Humboldt grain operations



    WINNIPEG, Jan. 22 /CNW/ - Cargill announced today, the discontinuation of
its Humboldt, Saskatchewan, grain elevator operations, effective Jan. 31,
2008. Cargill will continue to provide customer service at the existing
Horizon Fertilizers location, including administration, pricing, grain
sampling/moisture testing and the issuance of grain checks.
    As part of a longstanding commitment to maintain a sustainable, efficient
and cost-effective network of farm products and services, Cargill will utilize
its existing operations in Clavet, Saskatchewan to ensure a seamless
transition in supporting local farm customers' needs.
    "The decision for Humboldt came after serious consideration as to how to
best provide our valued farmers with the diverse and timely services and
products they need in the management of their business," said Blaine Duncan,
manager of Cargill's Prairieland farm service group. "We remain deeply
committed to our farm and upstream customers and will provide an enhanced
level of customer service, support and professionalism through our realigned
network. We will continue to evolve our operations in order to provide
solutions on which farmers can depend."

    Cargill, which operates grain handling and crop input facilities across
Ontario and the Prairies, works in partnership with producers to develop
grain-marketing solutions. Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Cargill
Limited employs over 10,000 people across Canada and has business interests in
meat, egg and oilseed processing, animal feed, salt, chocolate, natural gas,
crop inputs, as well as grain handling, merchandising and milling. For more
information, visit www.cargill.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Rob Meijer, (204) 947-6370,
robert_meijer@cargill.com

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