Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) announced that it is making further investments at its crushing facility in Straubing, Germany, to produce non-genetically modified organism (GMO), high-protein soybean meal. The added capability will allow the site to serve ADM’s growing portfolio of soybean meal customers and support local farmers in increasing the region’s soybean output.
“The decision to invest in the production of non-GMO high-protein soybean meal is a logical step after the successful implementation of non-GMO soybean processing at the site in May 2016,” said Jon Turney, general manager of European soybean crush at ADM. “The demand for non-GMO soybean meal from European soybeans is steadily growing. With the production of non-GMO high-protein soybean meal, ADM will be able to better meet the needs of its poultry feed customers as well as the dairy and pig feed markets.”
Earlier this year, ADM expanded its soy processing capabilities at its facility in Spyck. In the last 12 months, it has been working with farmers and industry partners across Europe to create further opportunities to grow and market soybeans in the region.
“This investment demonstrates ADM’s commitment to meet customer demand for non-GMO soybean products in this region,” Rene van der Poel, general manager of ADM Straubing, said. “In addition, it gives local farmers a further incentive to grow more non-GMO soybeans and benefit from bringing soybeans into crop rotations.”