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Cargill Officially Opens Doors at Canola Processing Facility

Cargill celebrates the opening of its newest investment in Alberta — a state-of-the-art canola processing facility in Camrose, alongside Alberta farmers, industry stakeholders and dignitaries._x000D_
“This plant has the capacity to process over one million metric tonnes of canola per year and will provide Alberta canola growers with a competitive point of delivery in this region,” says Ken Stone, assistant vice president for Cargill’s Canadian canola processing business._x000D_
The new Cargill canola processing facility is the first major investment in Alberta’s grains and oilseed sector in 30 years, and further diversifies Alberta’s agriculture sector and competitiveness in the global marketplace._x000D_
“The global demand for canola is on the rise, and we’re targeting an increase to 26 million metric tonnes by the year 2025,” says Patti Miller, president of the Canola Council of Canada. “More than half of this will be processed in Canada for markets around the world. Cargill’s new plant takes us a step closer to achieving this goal.”_x000D_
This crush facility will also place Alberta’s canola sector at a competitive advantage in the global marketplace as markets become available through the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership, according to Cargill.