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2. Cargill
2007 revenue: $88.3 billion
Fiscal year end: May 31
2007 Employees: 158,000
Industry: Food production
CEO: Gregory R. Page
Location: Wayzata, Minn.

The family-owned agri-business produces and markets commodities from grains to livestock that put dinner on your table and fuel in your gas tank.

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Revenue includes Mosaic Co., a publicly traded subsidiary.