Cargill: cultivating growth

Agribusiness hedging

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Cargill, the largest private company in the US, with revenues of $50.8 billion in the year ending June 2002, is no longer content to be just an agricultural commodities trader and processor. “Cargill has been undergoing changes for the past three or four years,” says David Dines, president of Cargill Risk Management (CRM), the company’s nine-year-old commodities hedging service arm, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “It’s going from being a commodities processing merchandising company to bein