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Cargill Considers Relocating Wichita-Based Operations

Associated Press - March 29, 2016 12:22 pm

Grain elevators across Kansas are feverishly working to move last year's grain out to make room for the new winter wheat crop as another harvest nears.

Agribusiness giant Cargill says it’s considering moving several operations out of the Wichita buildings where they are headquartered.

But the company hasn’t said whether it’s looking into moving the operations to another location within the city. Spokesman Mike Martin told The Wichita Eagle that all he could say was that the Minneapolis-based company was “looking at a variety of options.”

Wichita is home to the company’s beef business; its turkey and cooked meat business, which includes deli meats; its value-added protein services, including its North American egg business; and its food distribution.

Most of the 900 employees that work in those Wichita-based operations are housed in a 10-story building. But Martin says its classic configuration isn’t a good thing for the company going forward.

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