Cargill Meat Solutions, headquartered in Wichita, Kan., has agreed to pay $1.5 million to resolve charges of discrimination investigated by the Denver Field Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency announced today.
Agriculture giant Cargill Inc. is among four major Minnesota businesses that contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to politicians who say climate change is a hoax or exaggerated, a new report from Minnesota Public Radio has found.
The United States reached a major free trade agreement with 11 Pacific Rim countries at the beginning of October. Industry experts believe the deal, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, will open lucrative foreign markets to American agricultural products. Lobbying records suggest major agribusinesses are heavily interested in the deal.
Monsanto announced Wednesday that it will cut 2,600 jobs as part of a cost-savings strategy prompted by a decline in its global seed and herbicide sales. The job cuts will come throughout the next two years.
Cargill, Inc. has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over allegations that the privately-held agribusiness company violated terms of the Clean Air Act at an Iowa vitamin-E manufacturing facility. Under its terms, Cargill will pay a $110,000 civil penalty, while also agreeing to a special project aimed at avoiding future problems for one year.
Cargill is on its way to dominate another part of the food supply chain. Last week, Cargill announced it had entered into a $1.5 billion agreement to buy EWOS, an international salmon feed supplier based in Norway.