FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Ukraine Cargill Plant Seized
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:17 AM CDT

(Dow Jones) -- Cargill Inc. said its sunflower-seed processing plant in eastern Ukraine has been seized by "armed individuals" amid escalating violence.

The agribusiness conglomerate halted operations at the plant on July 4 due to increasing tension in the area. No Cargill employees are present at the facility, which produces sunflower oil and meal, according to a Cargill spokeswoman.

"The plant has subsequently been occupied by a small number of armed individuals whose intentions are not clear to us," she wrote in an emailed statement. Cargill "cannot predict" when the plant may reopen, she said.

Bloomberg News earlier reported the ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner Researchers have developed GE wheat that yields far better under hot conditions, a wheat gene is ...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • Fines for Fringe Benefits A little-noticed rule in the Affordable Care Act could impose huge penalties on small business. I...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Beef Checkoff Effort Resumes Members of the eight organizations comprising the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group were se...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
Related News Stories
Woodbury: Farm Family Business
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
Minding Ag's Business
Minding Ag's Business
Farmland Outlook
Minding Ag's Business
Finance Outlook
Iowans to Favor ARC?
Woodbury: Farm Family Business
Minding Ag's Business