Cargill shuts Peace-area crop input dealership

Calling the site an “aging asset,” Cargill’s Canadian arm has closed its crop inputs facility at Grimshaw in Alberta’s Peace region, effective Sunday.

Canada’s third-largest grain handler “could no longer justify keeping this facility operational,” farm service group manager Mike Witkowicz said in a recent release, citing a focus on safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the company’s farm service centres.

Cargill said its customers would still be able to receive “direct-to-farm” services or pick up needed products through its facilities at Manning, Fairview or McLennan.

Cargill recently completed upgrades to its fertilizer facility at nearby Fairview and in June announced plans to build a 28,000-tonne capacity grain terminal and input distribution centre at McLennan, about 100 km southeast of Grimshaw.

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