ADM Donates $50,000 to Support CNN Hero of the Year Chad Pregracke

ADM Donates $50,000 to Support CNN Hero of the Year Chad Pregracke


DECATUR, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced an additional $50,000 donation to Living Lands & Waters to celebrate Chad Pregracke being named CNN’s 2013 Hero of the Year.

“We’ve partnered with Chad for many years and are proud to recognize his honor and support his continued efforts to promote the health and vitality of the nation’s inland waterways,” said Jeff Becker, vice president, operations for ADM’s Agricultural Services business and a member of the board of directors of Living Lands & Waters. “Since 2004, ADM has donated more than $1.5 million to Living Lands & Waters, and each year some 350 ADM employees from 55 ADM facilities participate in the organization’s river clean up events.”

The donation was given through ADM Cares. ADM Cares is a social investment program that directs funds to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. The program comprises three distinct focus areas: supporting the responsible development of agriculture, improving the quality of life in ADM communities and fostering employee giving and volunteer activities.

About ADM

For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve vital needs. Today, 30,000 ADM employees around the globe convert oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. With more than 265 processing plants, 460 crop procurement facilities, and the world’s premier crop transportation network, ADM helps connect the harvest to the home in more than 140 countries. For more information about ADM and its products, visit

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