Cargill to shed ag retail space in SW Ont.

Cargill’s Canadian arm plans to drop a crop input and grain facility it runs in southwestern Ontario and move to a “direct-to-farm” business model in the community.

The company said Wednesday it won’t renew its lease with landlord Huron Grain Ltd. at Greenway, Ont., about 50 km northwest of London.

Cargill, starting July 1, will instead “expand (its) direct-to-farm capabilities for (its) valued farm customers” in the area, the company said in a release.

“We are pleased to be able to bring global expertise and provide localized direct-to-farm solutions to our Greenway customers through our other surrounding locations,” Andrei Grigore, Cargill’s farm service group manager, said Wednesday.

“We recognize the importance this timely service offers our customers. They can now customize grain pickup and crop input deliveries to best suit their needs.”

Cargill’s personnel at the Greenway facility have now been “offered positions within Cargill” while Huron Grain will seek new tenants for its facility, the company said.

Winnipeg-based Cargill’s AgHorizons division operates several other sites in the area, including facilities at Clinton, Melbourne, Strathroy, Shetland and Sarnia.

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