Cargill Becomes First Company to Offer E-Signatures on Contracts

Finally, someone is getting rid of the fax machine — Lyndsey Smith, editor, Real Agriculture

Finally, someone is getting rid of the fax machine — Lyndsey Smith, editor, Real Agriculture

Cargill’s AgHorizons farm customers now have the ability to sign a grain delivery contract online, the company announced today. Cargill is the first line grain company in Canada to offer the service.

Fran Burr, assistant vice-president of marketing for Cargill Limited says, “..What we’re hearing right now is that (farmers) want simplified solutions when it comes to signing grain contracts.”

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The very first Canadian farmer to have the opportunity to move towards an electronic contact signing method was Ron Krahn, (@RonKrahn)farmer and co-owner of Providence Farms, Manitoba. “Being able to complete a contract after business hours and knowing the transaction is completed gives peace of mind,” Krahn . “I did our first e-signature in our farm office and it couldn’t get more convenient than that.”

The new online e-signature service offered by Cargill provides farmers with the ability to sign agreements anytime, anywhere and eliminates the need for faxes and making business transactions.

To sign-up for the program, customers should get in touch with their local Cargill representative or location or by visiting


Lyndsey Smith

Lyndsey Smith is a field editor for RealAgriculture. A self-proclaimed agnerd, Lyndsey is passionate about all things farming but is especially thrilled by agronomy and livestock production.


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