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Feb 23, 2021

Cargill CEO on Politics & Pandemic

David MacLennan worries about income inequality, government policies that stymie economic growth

source: Twin Cities Business

When you do business in 70 countries across the globe, uncertainties in weather, politics, and market demands are a given. Adapting to constant change is par for the course for David MacLennan, CEO and board chairman of Cargill. But he acknowledges the coronavirus has been starkly different than a cyclical economic downturn.

MacLennan spoke to Twin Cities Business recently about navigating the pandemic and Cargill’s growth strategy.

In his TCB interview, he answered questions about the destruction of the middle class, the challenge of rebuilding Minneapolis, and Cargill’s racial reckoning.

Read the interview here.

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