Cargill Tuesday announced plans to build a new soybean processing facility in Southeast Missouri. 

The facility will have an annual production capacity of 62 million bushels of soybeans. 

Cargill anticipates breaking ground on the project early next year with plans to be operational in 2026. 

The new facility will add approximately 45 full-time positions to the region when complete. With its location on the Mississippi River, the facility will operate year-round and provide farmers opportunity to take advantage of increased domestic demand versus relying solely on seasonal exports. 

Missouri Soybeans CEO and Executive Director Gary Wheeler says, “Missouri Soybeans is very pleased with the new build of a soybean crush facility in Pemiscot County and the direct impact it will bring to our farmers in Southeast Missouri.” 

Cargill has had a presence in Missouri since 1936 and currently operates across 11 locations in the state and employs nearly 1,200 people.

(Story Courtesy of the NAFB News Service)