Cargill is reporting net earnings for 2018 of $3.1 billion. That’s up nine percent from last year. For the fourth quarter, net earnings totaled $711 million, more than double last year’s $347 million. Cargill’s animal nutrition and protein segments were the largest part of the company’s earnings in the fourth quarter and in the past year. The company’s grain trading business had its strongest fourth-quarter in seven years. Innovations were also seen this past year, including the introduction of new ingredients to market. The includes a high oleic canola oil with the lowest-ever level of saturated fat.