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December 01, 2010 08:23 ET

Analyst Research on Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. and Bunge Ltd. -- Farm Products Industry Affected by High Food Prices

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - December 1, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the farm products industry and has completed analytical research on Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (NYSE: ADM) and Bunge Ltd. (NYSE: BG). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

The Farm Products sector is closely tied to the overall health of the agriculture market. Generally speaking, the market has been strong with this year's U.S. farm exports reaching a record $126.5 billion up from $108.7 billion last year. Wheat, soy bean, and corn futures are all up 15% so far this year. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the farm products industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. and Bunge Ltd.; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

U.S. wheat prices were motivated by a Russian drought while soy bean prices are up because supply has been pressured by an increased demand from China. Corn prices have reached $6 per bushel on the back of increased demand from ethanol producers as the EPA increased ethanol ratio standards for new vehicles from 10% to 15%. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the farm products industry.

Higher corn prices have actually hurt companies within the Farm Products sector that produce ethanol. The ethanol segment has further cause for concern as the U.S. government is considering a non-renewal of the $0.45 per gallon tax credit currently aimed at subsidizing the product. The downturn for the segment could be further exacerbated if Congress chooses to repeal the tariffs on Brazilian sugar-based ethanol which is much cheaper to produce. The government wants to repeal the credit because it cost $6 billion last year. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Looking at earnings posted by some of the players in this industry, Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. saw lower profits this quarter hurt by inventory charges and inferior earnings in its agricultural business segment. Revenue was up to $16.8 billion. Investors looking for free research on Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. are welcome to sign up at for our new report. 

On the other hand, Bunge Ltd. posted net income of $212 million on revenue of $11.66 billion. Investors looking for complimentary research on Bunge Ltd. are welcome to sign up at for our new report. 

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