Cargill Overview

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit and our News Center.


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Customers we serve

Grain silos


We originate, process and distribute grain, oilseeds and other commodities to makers of food and animal nutrition products. We also provide crop and livestock producers with farm services and products.

Pork meal in fry pan with sauce


We collaborate with food manufacturers, food service companies and retailers to provide high-quality food and beverage ingredients, meat and poultry products, and health promoting ingredients and ingredient systems.

Cargill employee in Mexico


We provide our agricultural, food, financial and energy customers with risk management and financial solutions in world markets.



Cargill serves industrial users of salt, starch and steel products. We also develop and market sustainable products made from agricultural feedstocks.

Financial highlights

In fiscal year 2016, Cargill had $107.2 billion in sales and other revenues. Adjusted operating earnings were $1.64 billion. More financial information.

Dollars in Millions20162015Percent Change
Sales and other revenues$ 107,164$ 120,393(11)
Net earnings       2,377         1,58350
Adjusted operating earnings a       1,642         1,926(15)
Cash flow from operations       3,410         3,819(11)

a Cargill reports financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Effective in fiscal 2016, the company also reports adjusted operating earnings, a non-GAAP financial measure that provides additional insight into the underlying financial performance of the company’s ongoing operations.

2015 Annual Report
2016 Cargill Annual Report


Cargill At A Glance
Cargill At a Glance

2014 Cargill Fact Sheet
Cargill Fact Sheet