ADM Donates $375,000 to Support Efforts to Clean Up American Rivers
ADM employees volunteered more than 840 hours this year to help clean vital
Eighth year ADM has worked with Living Lands & Waters
DECATUR, Ill. -- October 22, 2012
Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced a donation of
$375,000 to Living Lands & Waters, a nonprofit organization that promotes the
health and vitality of the nation’s inland waterways.
Since 2004, ADM has supported Living Lands & Waters through ADM Cares, the
company’s social-investment program. This year in addition to the company’s
financial support, more than 300 ADM employees volunteered to participate in
Living Lands & Waters river cleanup events along the Mississippi River and
other major U.S. waterways.
“Cleaner waterways are not only important for the numerous communities along
our nation’s river system, they are important for the U.S. agriculture
industry as a whole,” said Jeff Becker, ADM’s vice president, North American
Grain Operations. “We rely on the Mississippi River to transport products from
America’s Heartland to consumers all around the world, and we are proud to
support the efforts of Living Lands & Waters to help clean up and restore our
“I have been very proud and fortunate to be able to work with so many
enthusiastic ADM employees in so many different towns and states over the
years. Their continued support of our efforts is vital for our rivers and
Living Lands & Waters,” said Chad Pregracke, founder of Living Lands & Waters.
About Livings Lands & Waters
Living Lands & Waters is a 501(c)(3) environmental organization established by
Chad Pregracke in 1998 and headquartered in East Moline, Ill. Living Lands &
waters conducts a variety of initiatives including Community River Cleanups,
Big River Educational Workshops, the MillionTrees Project, the Riverbottom
Forest Restoration Project and Adopt-a-River Mile.
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 270 processing plants, 420 crop procurement facilities, and the world’s
premier crop transportation network, ADM helps connect the harvest to the home
in more than 160 countries. For more information about ADM and its products,
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Jackie Anderson, 217-424-5413
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