Cargill marks its 150th anniversary

CargillAs a company that was founded in grain, prospered in grain trading and built a globe-circling business of hugely impressive proportions, Cargill deserves the admiration it is receiving this year in marking its 150th anniversary. Yes, there are privately-owned and public companies operating around the world that could claim an equally distinguished record of building businesses from origins in grain, but what Cargill has achieved in the past century and a half is different enough and impressive enough that it merits being singled out for praise. This company is not solely an unparalleled exemplar of success but also proof of how the principles it espouses may be pursued globally not just for its own benefit but for advancing all the world.

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