Archer Daniels says balance sheet supports M&A opportunities, capital plan Archer Daniels says its 2013 performance puts it ahead of schedule on its cost management plan, including energy efficiency. The company says its balance sheet supports its previously announced capital plan and leaves it flexibility for M&A opportunities. Comments from Q4 earnings conference call and slides.
Sugar producers settle battle with high-fructose corn syrup, Bloomberg says Sugar producers have settled a legal dispute with high-fructose corn syrup makers including Archer-Daniels Midland after accusing the HFCS firms of misusing the term "natural," reports Bloomberg. Though terms of the settlement were unclear, Bloomberg noted the sugar companies had sought $1.6B in damages while ADM and other co-defendants had sought $531M. Reference Link