Cargill Limited to close Aberdeen grain operations

    WINNIPEG, Jan. 22 /CNW/ - Cargill announced today the discontinuation of
its Aberdeen, Saskatchewan, grain elevator operations, effective May 31, 2008.
Cargill will continue to provide customer service at the existing facility,
including crop input products and services.
    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 Aberdeen 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
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For further information: Rob Meijer, (204) 947-6370,

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