Agriculture giant Cargill plans to build a major soybean processing facility in the Missouri Bootheel.
Cargill says the plant in Pemiscot County will produce 62 million bushels of soybeans a year and create around 45 full-time positions.
Groundbreaking is planned early next year and it will be fully operational in 2026.
Cargill’s Tim Coppage says the new crush facility on the Mississippi River will operate year-round and provide farmers an opportunity to take advantage of increased domestic demand versus relying solely on seasonal exports.
Missouri ranks sixth in the nation for soybean production.