Thursday, April 11, 2019

Blizzard forces closure of some U.S. grain processors and elevators

A second “bomb cyclone” blizzard hitting the United States was limiting the movement and processing of corn, soybeans and wheat around the Midwest and Plains on Thursday. Grain trader Cargill Inc said it was closing three of its grain handling facilities in Minnesota, two in South Dakota and one in Nebraska on Thursday because of the storm. It also was closing a beef processing plant in Colorado. Rival Archer Daniels Midland Co temporarily closed several grain and edible bean elevators in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin due to the snow. The storm was dumping more than a foot of heavy snow and winds were gusting up to 65 miles (105 km) per hour by midday across northeast Colorado north up through northern Wisconsin, the National Weather Service said...MORE

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