Archer Daniels Midland

Processor of soybeans, wheat and cocoa.

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4666 Faries Parkway
Decatur, IL 62526
Employees: 31,000
CEO: Patricia Woertz
Stock Symbol: ADM


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Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is an agricultural giant. The company is the world's largest processor of soybeans, corn, wheat and cocoa. ADM works with farmers across the world to turn these crops into soymeal and oil, corn sweeteners, flour, cocoa and chocolate, ethanol and biodiesel, as well as a wide portfolio of other value-added food ingredients, animal nutrition and industrial products.

Primary Industry Segments
Oilseeds Processing
The Oilseeds Processing segment includes activities related to processing soybeans, cottonseed, sunflower seeds, canola, peanuts and flaxseed into vegetable oils and meals principally for the food and feed industries. In addition, oilseed products may be processed internally or resold into the marketplace as a raw material for other processing.

Corn Processing
The Corn Processing segment includes activities related to the production of syrups, starches, glucose, dextrose, and sweeteners for the food and beverage industry, as well as activities related to the production, through fermentation, of bioproducts such as ethanol alcohol, amino acids and specialty food and feed ingredients.

Agricultural Services
The Agricultural Services segment utilizes the Company's extensive grain elevator and transportation network to buy, store, clean and transport agricultural commodities, including oilseeds, corn, wheat, milo, oats, barley and edible beans, and resells these commodities primarily as feed ingredients and as raw materials for the agricultural processing industry. Agricultural Services' grain sourcing and transportation network provides reliable and efficient services to the Company's agricultural processing operations.

This segment includes the Company's remaining operations, consisting principally of food and feed ingredient businesses and financial activities. Food and feed ingredient businesses include wheat processing with activities related to the production of wheat flour and cocoa processing with activities related to the production of chocolate and cocoa products. Financial activities include banking, captive insurance, private equity fund investments, and futures commission merchant activities.

ADM has manufacturing, sales and distribution facilities in 40 states and a presence in Asia, Africa and Latin America. ADM has more than 270 processing plants and over 470 crop procurement facilities in 60 countries on six continents.

For fiscal 2013, ADM reported sales of $89.8 billion, a slight drop from the previous year, and net earnings of $2.02 billion.


In 1902, John Daniels began a linseed crushing business called Daniels Linseed in Minneapolis. In 1903, George Archer would join the business. The company's name was changed to Archer Daniels Linseed Company in 1905.

In 1923, Archer-Daniels Linseed Company acquired Midland Linseed Products Company, and the Archer-Daniels-Midland Company was formed. Every decade since its corporate inception, ADM has added a major profit center to its agribusiness: milling, processing, specialty feed ingredients, specialty food ingredients, cocoa, nutrition and more.


ADM employees may choose to participate in:
- 401(k)/ESOP with Company match
- Medical coverage
- Prescription drug coverage
- Dental coverage
- Flexible spending accounts
- Supplemental life insurance coverage for yourself, spouse and children
ADM also fully pays for:
- Pension
- Short-term and long-term disability coverage
- Basic employee life insurance
- Employee accidental death and dismemberment insurance
- Business travel insurance
- Wellness benefits
ADM offers the following programs :
- Employee Assistance Program and Work-Life services
- Wellness programs and fitness center
- Adoption assistance reimbursement
- Group auto & home insurance
- Legal plan
- Tuition reimbursement
- Company store
- Employee discount programs

Updated February 9, 2014