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For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with more than 33,000 employees serving customers in more than 140 countries. With a global value chain that includes more than 460 crop procurement locations, 300 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 40 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, chemical and energy uses. Learn more at www.adm.com.

Primary Business Segments

Oilseeds Processing
The Oilseeds Processing segment includes global activities related to the origination, merchandising, crushing and further processing of oilseeds such as soybeans and soft seeds (cottonseed, sunflower seed, canola, rapeseed and flaxseed) into vegetable oils and protein meals. Oilseeds products produced and marketed by the Company include ingredients for the food, feed, energy and industrial products industries. Oilseeds and oilseed products may be processed by ADM or resold into the marketplace as raw materials for other processing. The Oilseeds Processing segment also includes activities related to the procurement, transportation and processing of cocoa beans into cocoa liquor, cocoa butter, cocoa powder, chocolate and various compounds for the food industry.

Corn Processing
The Corn Processing segment includes corn wet milling and dry milling activities—primarily in the United States—to produce ingredients used in the food and beverage industry, including sweeteners, starch, syrup, glucose and dextrose. Dextrose and starch are used by the Corn Processing segment as a feedstock for its bioproducts operations, including the production of ethanol, alcohol, amino acids, industrial products, and other specialty food and animal feed ingredients. Corn gluten feed and meal, as well as distillers grains, are produced for use as animal feed ingredients. Corn germ, a by-product of the wet milling process, is further processed into vegetable oil and protein meal. Other Corn Processing products include citric and lactic acids, lactates, sorbitol, xanthan gum, and glycols which are used in various food and industrial products.

Agricultural Services
The Agricultural Services segment utilizes its extensive U.S. grain elevator, global transportation network, and port operations to buy, store, clean, and transport agricultural commodities, such as oilseeds, corn, wheat, milo, oats, rice, and barley, and resells these commodities primarily as food and feed ingredients and as raw materials for the agricultural processing industry. Agricultural Services’ grain sourcing, handling, and transportation network provides reliable and efficient services to the Company’s customers and agricultural processing operations. Agricultural Services’ transportation network capabilities include barge, ocean-going vessel, truck, and rail freight services. The Agricultural Services segment also includes activities related to the origination and processing of wheat into wheat flour, the processing and distribution of formula feeds, animal health and nutrition products, and the procurement, processing, and distribution of edible beans.

This segment includes the Company’s remaining operations, primarily its financial business units, related principally to futures commission merchant activities and captive insurance.

ADM Global Daily Processing Capacity
Source: 2013 ADM 10-K
 *Owned or leased    
  Number* Metric Tons
Oilseed Processing 151 164,000
Corn Processing 17 74,000
Agricultural Services Processing 104 37,000
Total 272 275,000
ADM Global Transportation Network
Source: 2013 ADM 10-K
*Owned or leased    
Barges 2,500  
Rail cars 27,400  
Trucks 600  
Trailers 1,300  
Oceangoing Vessels 52

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