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Cargill to expand Canadian grain handling capacity

Global agriculture and industrial concern Cargill is to expand its grain storage facility in Manitoba, Canada.

The expansion of the Elva grain facility, which primarily handles wheat, canola, barley and oats, will see capacity jump from 14,500 metric tonnes to 24,500. Rail car handling is also set to rise from 56 cars to 112.

‘This decision comes from Cargill’s commitment to helping growers prosper by improving access to services for farmers in southwestern Manitoba and southeastern Saskatchewan,’  says Cargill farm service group manager Sheldon Spearman.

Construction was set to begin by the end of August 2012, with completion anticipated for the harvest period in 2013.