Cargill in talks to sell Ontario crop input and grain handling sites

Cargill is looking at downsizing its crop input and grain handling presence in Ontario.

The company is in talks to potentially sell its crop input and grain handling facilities in the province.

“After an in-depth evaluation of its crop inputs and grain facilities in Ontario, Canada, Cargill has begun the process of assessing crop inputs and grain businesses and entered into discussions with potential partners or buyers to realign or sell these operations,” says Cargill spokesperson Antonella Bellman, in a statement sent to RealAgriculture.

The terminal in Sarnia is not part of the discussions. Other Cargill businesses in Ontario are also unaffected.

The company has 13 crop input retail locations in Ontario: Alliston, Clinton, Courtland, Harriston, Harrow, Melbourne, Mount Albert, Princeton, Shetland, Staples, Talbotville, Tilbury and Waterford. There are also grain elevators at Melbourne, Princeton, Shetland, Staples, and Talbotville. All of these crop input and grain elevator assets are part of the “evaluation and assessment.”

The company hasn’t said by when it intends to make a decision on the future of these locations.

Cargill’s retail and grain elevator locations marked with green pins (source: CargillAg.ca)

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