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Commodities trader Cargill's quarterly adjusted profit rises 3%

Sept 26 (Reuters) - Commodities trader Cargill Inc reported a 3% rise in adjusted quarterly profit on Thursday, boosted by growth in its animal nutrition and protein business.

The privately held U.S. company's adjusted operating earnings rose to $908 million in the first quarter ended Aug. 31, from $883 million a year earlier. 1/8http://bit.ly/2lmXUPB 3/8 (Reporting by Arunima Kumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)