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· Cargill may partner on $4.3 billion rail project, Brazil chief says
The Brazilian unit of Cargill Inc [CARG.UL] is in talks to form a consortium to bid for a $4.3 billion railway project that would unite grain-growing regions in central Brazil with northern ports…
· Cargill to pay $70,000, plus legal fees, to Washington environmentalists
· Cargill to expand Honduras broiler plant
Cargill may partner on $4.3 billion rail project, Brazil chief says
by Ana Mano; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe and Rosalba O'Brien, Reuters
December 4, 2017
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Brazilian unit of Cargill Inc [CARG.UL] is in talks to form a consortium to bid for a $4.3 billion railway project that would unite grain-growing regions in central Brazil with northern ports, the business head said on Monday.
Cargill’s prospective partners to bid for the Ferrogrão railway project include rival grain traders Archer Daniels Midland Co, Bunge Ltd, and Brazil’s Amaggi, said Luiz Pretti, president of Cargill in Brazil, on the sidelines of an American Chambers of Commerce event in São Paulo.
ADM, Bunge and Amaggi did not immediately reply to requests for comment.
Running about 1,100 kilometers (684 miles), the Ferrogrão railway would link grain-producing regions to the river port of Miritituba, helping farmers avoid moving produce by truck on neglected roads.
It would also likely reduce truck traffic along the BR-163 highway, accessed by farmers to ship products through the north, and would be more efficient for grains exporters than using the ports of Santos and Paranaguá in the south.
The government plans to issue a 65-year operating license for Ferrogrão, a system that will have the capacity to move 42 million tonnes of grains annually...
Cargill to pay $70,000, plus legal fees, to Washington environmentalists
Cargill Inc. will settle allegations that it broke the Clean Water Act in Ferndale, Wash.
Don Jenkins, Capital Press
December 4, 2017
Cargill Inc. will pay $70,000 to settle allegations by two environmental groups that it violated the Clean Water Act by letting polluted rainwater run off its animal feed plant in Ferndale, Wash., according to a court record filed Friday.
Cargill, the largest privately owned U.S. company, also agreed to pay $37,584 in attorney fees and make operational changes at the plant.
“We are very pleased that Cargill is taking these additional steps to protect water quality,” said Ann Russell, clean water manager for Bellingham-based RE Sources for Sustainable Communities.
RE Sources and Puget Soundkeeper Alliance sued Cargill in August in U.S. District Court for Western Washington. The environmental groups alleged that the company over several years had discharged stormwater that was too cloudy and had too much zinc and copper. The contaminated water flowed into Schell Creek, the Lummi River and Puget Sound, according to the lawsuit.
It was previously reported that a federal judge dismissed the lawsuit last week at the request of both sides. The terms of the settlement were disclosed with the court Friday. Judge Robert Lasnik must approve the settlement.
Cargill did not admit to any of the allegations. The Minnesota-based company said in a written statement that it was in everyone’s interest to settle and that it has worked with the Washington Department of Ecology and city of Ferndale to comply with stormwater regulations.
The $70,000 settlement will be sent to the California-based Rose Foundation. In a letter to the court, the foundation said the money will fund environmental projects, preferably in the Lummi River watershed...
Cargill to expand Honduras broiler plant
By Aidan Fortune, GlobalMeatNews
Cargill Honduras has announced plans to expand its broiler production facilities.
Located in San Pedro Sula, the building of Cargill Honduras’ new hatchery wing is due for completion in the first quarter of 2018 and will increase production by 20%, reaching a capacity of 1.2 million day-old broilers per week.
Cargill Honduras, part of Minnesota-based Cargill, was the first of the business’ Central American regions to move into poultry production in 1975.
Jorge Duque, president of Cargill Colombia, said: “We have worked satisfactorily with Pas Reform for more than eight years now and have expanded our operation in Honduras several times. The current project is a logical next step in our aim to grow in the region and we are looking forward to integrating this new equipment into our operation.”
Part of the expansion includes the installation of equipment...