The Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is an American global food processing and commodities trading corporation, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The company operates more than 270 plants and 420 crop procurement facilities worldwide, where cereal grains and oilseeds are processed into products used in food, beverage, nutraceutical, industrial, and animal feed markets worldwide.
It was named the world's most-admired food-production company by Fortune magazine for three consecutive years: 2009, 2010 and 2011. ADM ranked No. 49 in the 2019 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations (which was based on 2018 total revenue).
The company also provides agricultural storage and transportation services. The American River Transportation Company along with ADM Trucking, Inc., are subsidiaries of ADM.