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ADM Latest News: Expands Regen-Ag Program in Brazil

ADM, a leader in sustainable agriculture supply chains, has announced the launch of its regenerative agriculture program in Brazil. Sustainable Agriculture; Agribusiness; AgTech; AgriTech; Agriculture

Key Takeaways:

  1. ADM’s Expansion into Brazil: ADM has launched a regenerative agriculture program in Brazil, focusing on sustainable agricultural practices.
  2. Program Objectives: The initiative aims to enhance soil health, biodiversity, and farm productivity through sustainable practices.
  3. Pilot Program Details: The pilot involves 20 soy farmers across 20,000 hectares, focusing on technical assistance and carbon footprint analysis.
  4. Collaboration with Bayer: Bayer’s involvement emphasizes building a carbon ecosystem and mitigating the impacts of climate change.
  5. Long-term Goals: ADM targets engaging 120,000 hectares in Brazil by 2027 and aims for 4 million regenerative agriculture acres globally by 2025.

ADM, a leader in sustainable agriculture supply chains, has announced the launch of its regenerative agriculture program in Brazil. This initiative significantly expands ADM’s global efforts towards sustainable agriculture.

Program Objectives and Practices

The program in Brazil aims to support sustainable agricultural production, emphasizing soil health, biodiversity protection, improved soil fertility, and increased farm productivity. ADM will focus on:

  • Fertilizer Use Efficiency: Increased use of biological inputs and reduced chemical inputs.
  • No-Till Farming: Technical assistance is needed to refine this practice.
  • Covered Soil/Cover Crops: Using cover crops to improve soil health during offseasons.

Pilot Program and Technical Assistance

ADM’s program commences with a pilot involving 20 soy farmers across almost 50,000 acres in Minas Gerais and Mato Grosso do Sul. This phase will gather information on current practices and their impacts, including carbon footprints. Participants will receive technical assistance, training sessions, and measurements of soil organic matter and carbon sequestration.

Collaboration with Bayer

Bayer is critical in this initiative, focusing on regeneration, decarbonization, and greenhouse gas removal. The partnership with ADM promotes an economically viable model that benefits the entire value chain.

Future Expansion and Insights

Primary data from the pilot will provide insights into environmental impacts and potential reduction opportunities. ADM aims to engage 120,000 hectares in Brazil by 2027 and has a global target of 4 million regenerative agriculture acres by 2025.

ADM’s Global Presence and Future Outlook

ADM is a global leader in human and animal nutrition and agricultural supply chain management. The company’s focus on sustainability includes developing plant-based solutions and decarbonizing the industry. ADM’s regenerative agriculture work will be highlighted at COP28 in Dubai, emphasizing the role of cross-sector action in future-proofing agriculture and food systems​​​​​.

ADM’S Latest News:

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ADM and Marathon Petroleum Corp. celebrated the opening of their joint venture, Green Bison Soy Processing, in Spiritwood, North Dakota. This state-of-the-art facility will process local soybeans to produce 75 million gallons of renewable green diesel per year, contributing to the growing demand for renewable fuels. The complex has already had a substantial economic impact in the region, employing about 75 people and supporting hundreds of jobs during its construction.

Report on Regenerative Agriculture (2023/11/09)

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ADM Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results (2023/10/25)

  1. Earnings Report: ADM’s Earnings Per Share (EPS) for Q3 2023 stood at $1.52, down from $1.83 in Q3 2022. Adjusted earnings show a similar trend, with $1.63 in 2023 compared to $1.86 in 2022.
  2. Ag Services & Oilseeds: The segment’s results were lower compared to the same quarter in 2022. Despite a strong performance in South American origination, there was a decline in North American origination due to a shift of exports to South America.
  3. Carbohydrate Solutions: This segment exhibited an impressive performance in Q3 2023, with significant growth over the previous year. The results were bolstered by solid demand for starches, sweeteners, and ethanol.
  4. Nutrition: Overall, the Nutrition segment saw lower results than in Q3 2022. While Flavors showed substantial growth, Specialty Ingredients faced challenges, including decreased demand for plant-based proteins in meat alternatives.
  5. Diversification and Sustainability: ADM’s continued focus on diversifying its portfolio, with advancements like the Spiritwood production facility for green diesel and the Broadwing Energy project for low-carbon power generation, underscores its commitment to sustainable growth and innovation.

ADM’s Monumental Investment in the Half-Earth Project (2023/10/16)

ADM announced a $1 million donation to the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation during Half-Earth Day to support research and education programs such as the Half-Earth Chairs & Scholars program and the Half-Earth Project Educator Ambassador program. The donation will be funneled through ADM Cares, the corporate social investment wing of ADM. The Chief Sustainability Officer at ADM, Alison Taylor, emphasized the alignment between ADM’s sustainability efforts and the Foundation’s mission. The collaboration between ADM and the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation sets a promising example of the commitment to environmental conservation and sustainability.

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2022 CSR, Showcasing Progress In Key ESG Areas (2023/05/19)

ADM, a global leader in food, feed, fuel, industrial, and consumer products, has released its 2022 Corporate Sustainability Report, highlighting its commitment to sustainability and progress in critical environmental, social, and governance areas. The report outlines ADM’s achievements and goals in three categories: Feeding the World, Protecting Nature, and Enriching Lives. Regarding Feeding the World, ADM has focused on efficient land use, alternative proteins, reducing food waste, and ensuring food safety. Protecting Nature initiatives include traceability, emissions reduction, water conservation, regenerative agriculture, and biodiversity management. Enriching Lives efforts encompass philanthropy, human rights, safety, and corporate culture. ADM’s sustainability efforts demonstrate its dedication to making a positive impact across its value chains and positioning sustainability as a critical component of its growth strategy.

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ADM and Air Protein have entered into a Strategic Development Agreement (SDA) to advance research and development efforts in creating innovative proteins for nutrition. The collaboration combines ADM’s nutrition, formulation, and research expertise with Air Protein’s landless agriculture platform. The goal is to develop cost-effective ingredients that meet the nutrition, flavor, and texture targets in meat substitutes. The SDA also includes exclusive rights for ADM and Air Protein to collaborate on building and operating the world’s first commercial-scale plant. ADM has been a strategic investor in Air Protein, providing significant backing for its growth initiatives. Air Protein recently completed a regulatory review confirming the safety of its protein, marking an important milestone in its journey to offer consumers the protein of the future.

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