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Cargill expands its grain facilities

Sunday, March 27, 2005

NEW MADRID -- Cargill AgHorizons is expanding grain storage capacity by 1.4 million bushels at its New Madrid grain facility. Construction will begin this month and be completed in time for the 2005 fall corn harvest.

The addition of two 600,000-bushel tanks, one 200,000-bushel tank and a third on-site truck unloading area will help speed the delivery of grain for area producers, increasing from 35 to 55 the number of grain trucks per hour able to unload at Cargill AgHorizons' New Madrid facility.

"The construction of additional storage will help alleviate bottlenecks for producers delivering grain, especially once the harvest season begins," said Paul Thell, farm service group manager for Cargill AgHorizons' southeast Missouri grain elevator system. "Our larger storage capacity will address producers' need for more flexibility in delivering their crops while saving them time during the busy harvest season. We are pleased to have arrived at a solution that will benefit our producer customers."

A business unit of the Cargill, Cargill AgHorizons (http://

www.cargillaghorizons.com) is a customer-focused organization working to bring product and service solutions to producers. Cargill is an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services.

With 105,000 employees in 59 countries, the company is committed to using its knowledge and experience to collaborate with customers to help them succeed. For more information, visit http://www.cargill.com.