Cargill expanding rail service at Atchison grain elevator
ATCHISON, Kan. - The Union Pacific Railroad and Cargill announced today that Cargillís Atchison facility is now capable of loading 110 car shuttles. Until now, the facility was capable of loading 75 car units.
ďThis upgrade will be very good for the area farmers, as the facility will now be able to access additional markets at competitive rates,Ē said Rob Nordmeyer, general manager for Cargillís Twin Rivers Farm Service Group.
Cargill has owned the Atchison facility since 1999. The elevator purchases corn, soybeans, wheat and sorghum from local farmers. Increasing the rail capacity will provide better access to markets on the West coast, in the Southwestern U.S., the Gulf, and Mexico.
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 142,000 people in 65 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business. For more information, visit www.cargill.com.
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