Cargill has just completed its new seed innovation center in Fort Collins, Colorado. The facility will be the center of Cargill’s specialty canola hybrid development. The building is also stacked with sustainable features, such as energy-efficient LED lighting, a recycling center and water-saving fixtures.
Cargill invested $10 million to build the new research and development facility, where the company will select the next generation of Victory seed varieties. Victory canola hybrids have been available in Canada over the last decade and are grown and harvested in Canada and the U.S. before being crushed and refined to become Clear Valley high oleic canola oils.
“The Fort Collins facility is the starting point for our high oleic canola supply chain and arguably the most strategic piece to the puzzle,” says Jenny Verner, president, Cargill Specialty Seeds & Oils. “Seed development is a forward-looking process because the seed genetics we select today will produce crops that will be harvested about 10 years from now.”
More information is available here: http://www.cargill.com/news/releases/2015/NA31878865.jsp