Cargill Salt produces, packages and ships for several major market segment applications. Markets include agricultural, food, water conditioning, industrial and packaged ice control. Cargill makes more than 1,000 different salt products and package sizes. Cargill Salt is one of the world s largest marketers of salt products, selling more than 18 million tons annually. The company markets national and regional brands that include Diamond Crystal branded household consumer food and water softener salt products and Champions Choice branded agricultural salt. Cargill began as a salt producer in 1962. Cargill Salt operates vacuum evaporated salt production facilities in New York, Ohio, Michigan, Kansas, Louisiana and California. It has rock salt mines in New York, Ohio and Louisiana; and solar evaporation facilities in Oklahoma, Utah, California, Venezuela and the Netherlands. In addition, Cargill Salt operates numerous salt terminals and storage facilities throughout North America, including a office in Hutchinson, Kan.