Glencore Agriculture is a global agriculture commodity business, originating, handling, processing and marketing agricultural commodities across the world. The company is a joint venture between Glencore plc, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation and in 2016 had a turnover of US$ 22 billion.
In the UK the company has been trading since 1969 and buys over 2 million tonnes of grains, oilseeds and pulses a year from farmers and merchants. The company runs the award winning website www.grainman.co.uk as well as it’s younger brother www.grainmate.co.uk, which allow farmers to get prices and trade online 24/7 as well as giving access to all of their contract, sample and account information.
In July 2017 Glencore Agriculture entered into a long-term storage agreement with Bedfordia Farms which allows combinable crops to be moved into store quickly and efficiently at harvest time, enabling growers to get the most from their harvest. The Managing Director of Glencore Agriculture UK, James Maw, said “We are delighted to be working with Bedfordia Farms who have one of the leading grain storage and processing facilities in the country. Their professionalism and expertise combined with Glencore Agriculture’s marketing skills and financial strength will give local farmers real benefits when they market their crops”.