Why Agriculture Stocks will Outperform? The inflation in the food prices is set to continue globally. The demand is rising faster than the supply can keep pace and in 2007 and 2008 there were riots in 60 countries due to run up in the prices of corn, wheat and soybeans. There are many drivers behind […]
ADM - Archer Daniels Midland Company Archives
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities and products. The companys Oilseeds Processing segment originates, merchandises, crushes, and processes soybeans and soft seeds into vegetable oils and protein meals. Its products include ingredients for the food, feed, energy, and industrial products industries; crude vegetable and salad oils; margarine, shortening, and other food products; refined oils; oilseed protein meals; cottonseed flour; and cotton cellulose pulp. This segment also blends fertilizers; procures and processes cocoa beans into cocoa liquor, cocoa butter, cocoa powder, chocolate, and various compounds; and supplies peanuts and peanut-derived ingredients, and agricultural commodity raw materials. In addition, it is involved in the oil palm cultivation, sugar milling and refining, biodiesel manufacturing, and grains processing activities; and provision of specialty fats and oleo chemicals. Its Corn Processing segment converts corn into sweeteners, starches, and bio products. This segments products comprise syrup, glucose, and dextrose; alcohol, amino acids, and other specialty food and animal feed ingredients; ethyl alcohol; corn gluten feed and meals, and distillers grains; citric and lactic acids, lactates, sorbitol, xanthan gum, and glycols; propylene and ethylene glycol; and sugarcane ethanol, as well as fresh and dry yeast. The company's Agricultural Services segment buys, stores, cleans, and transports oilseeds, corn, wheat, milo, oats, rice, and barley; and resells those commodities as food and feed ingredients. It is also involved in merchandising agricultural commodities and processed products; processing wheat into wheat flour; and processing and distributing formula feeds, animal health and nutrition products, and edible beans. The company is also engaged in futures commission merchant activities. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Decatur, Illinois.