Archer Daniels Midland Company announces the Community Partnership Grant program. The mission of the program is to strengthen agricultural areas of the United States by funding community improvement projects that are identified by individual communities. Up to four grants of $10,000 each will be awarded to qualified tax-exempt, non-profit, educational or community organizations in ADM communities.

"ADM understands the value of America's heartland communities and is committed to contributing to the quality of life in these areas where we live and work," stated Brian Peterson, senior vice president, corporate affairs. "This program will encourage local leaders and ADM employees to identify projects for consideration that address specific community needs."

Applications and further information can be found on the ADM World homepage. All submissions must be postmarked by June 30, 2005.

ADM is committed to America's agricultural communities and is proud to support the cities and towns where we operate. Through this grant program and our sponsorship of other efforts, like the upcoming Ag in America Tour, a mobile tour that will educate students and consumers about the importance of agriculture, and sponsorship of National Agriculture Day, ADM is working to ensure a strong future for American agriculture.

Source: Company Release