Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Supports Local Agricultural Businesses


Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde has an Agricultural Development Program for farmers in the Yarabamba and Uchumayo Districts of Peru that provides services to business owners including education and information on warehouses and greenhouses.

Cerro Verde has model farms and demonstration plots for education. Farmers raise laying hens, ducks, and guinea pigs. Many local farmers also grow culinary herbs and succulents, as well as fruits, potatoes and quinoa.

CHP Greenhouses Make Growing Even Greener

Combined heat and power greenhouses capture waste and CO2

Bearing little resemblance to a typical farm, modern large greenhouses are, in reality, complex, high-tech factories that produce food and other crops. A natural gas Cat® or MWM™ generator set produces electrical power for the greenhouse needs, and any excess electricity can be sold to the utility company and fed back to the grid. The extra heat from the engine is collected to keep the greenhouse warm and heat water that is also stored in large tanks to continue warming the plants throughout the night.

Monsanto Chesterfield Village Expansion Groundbreaking of Research and Development Center Marks Next Generation for Agriculture and St. Louis

Press Release

ST. LOUIS, October 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Monsanto Company hosted an event yesterday to commemorate the beginning of the Chesterfield Village Research Center expansion, its global hub for research and development (R&D) and agricultural innovation.   The $400 million expansion, first announced in April 2013, will create 675 new jobs in St. Louis across all levels over the next three years.

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