Cargill profits rise in Q3 despite tough markets

Cargill's quarterly earnings up 13%, but nine-month earnings decrease 2% in face of economic headwinds.

Cargill released this week financial results for the fiscal 2016 third quarter and first nine months ended Feb. 29, 2016. While many agricultural companies continue to face economic headwinds, Cargill’s adjusted operating earnings actually rose 13% to $476 million in the third quarter, compared with $421 million in the year-ago period. However, the company’s nine-month adjusted operating earnings decreased 2% to $1.66 billion.

“With agriculture and energy markets as tough as we’ve

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