Cargill Inc

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Cargill, Incorporated is a privately held, multinational corporation, based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, specifically the Wayzata Post Office area. Founded in 1865, it is now the largest privately held corporation in the US. in terms of revenue. If it were a public company, it would rank in the top 10 companies in the Fortune 500. Some of Cargill's major businesses are: trading, purchasing and distributing grain and other agricultural commodities; trading in energy, steel and transport; the manufacture and sale of livestock and feed; producing food ingredients such as starch and glucose syrup, vegetable oils and fats for application in processed foods and industrial use. Cargill also operates a large financial services arm, which manages financial risks in the commodity markets for the company. In 2003, it split off a portion of its financial operations into a hedge fund called Black River Asset Management, with about $10 billion of assets and liabilities. It owns 2/3 of the shares of The Mosaic Company, one of the world's leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients.

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Campaign Finance

Information

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

Latest FEC Data

covers through committee's December 31, 2012 filing.
  • Summary

    overview of the committee's finances
    Total Raised:
    $196,047
    Total Spent:
    $258,459
    Cash on Hand:
    $40,343
    Debts:
    $0

Standardized Donation Information

covers roughly through Q4 2013. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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View all campaign finance data for Cargill Inc Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$2,980,000 Spent
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For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q4, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of Cargill Inc

View all lobbying data for Cargill Inc Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 67 dockets; Submitted to 8 dockets
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All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Cargill Inc" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Federal Spending

2 grants
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Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
grant
Cargill Inc. 2011 Rural Business Cooperative Service GRANT FOR PROD OF ADV BIOFUEL $1,988,625
grant
Cargill Inc. 2011 Rural Business Cooperative Service GRANT FOR PROD OF ADV BIOFUEL $1,267,659
View all grant & loan data for Cargill Inc View all contract data for Cargill Inc Sources: USASpending.gov

EPA Violations

1 Enforcement Actions
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Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.

Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.

For more information see our EPA methodology page.

covers through EPA's October 19, 2011 release
Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
Cargill, Inc. (5) (National Case) (Lead) Cargill, Inc. 2011 Bloomington, Il; Dayton, ... $39,782,845
View all EPA violations data for Cargill Inc Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

4 people on 5 committees
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Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.

The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "Cargill Inc" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle Department of Agriculture 3 people on 4 committees
  • Toggle Department of Commerce 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for Cargill Inc