ADM to Acquire Hilltop Grain and Feed

September 2, 2008

Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the operations of Hilltop Grain and Feed, Inc. in Wisner, Nebraska.

“This acquisition adds to our footprint in an important production region where we continue to look for expansion opportunities,” said Matthew Jansen, president, ADM Grain. “We look forward to serving the existing Hilltop customers, and we're excited about the opportunity to bring expanded marketing services to the region.”

Art Nitzsche, president of Hilltop Grain and Feed, commented, “We’d like to thank the customers and surrounding community for their service and patronage over the past 33 years, and we’d like to welcome ADM and are confident they will be an asset to the community.”

The parties expect the transaction to close on or about September 2, 2008.

About ADM

Every day, the 27,000 people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) turn crops into renewable products that meet the demands of a growing world. At more than 240 processing plants, we convert corn, oilseeds, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, chemical and energy uses. We operate the world’s premier crop origination and transportation network, connecting crops and markets in more than 60 countries. Our global headquarters is in Decatur, Illinois, and our net sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2008, were $70 billion. For more information about our Company and our products, visit www.adm.com.

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