Frequently Asked Questions

Who is ADM?

For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with more than 40,000 employees serving customers in more than 200 countries. With a global value chain that includes 450 crop procurement locations, 330 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 62 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. For more information go to ADM.com.

Who has access to the information I may enter into STRATUM?

Only a customer has access to their information unless they elect to share that information with others. ADM and ADM employees have no access to your personal information that may be collected in STRATUM.

What is GrainBridge?

Established in 2006, GrainBridge is a Nebraska based company located in Omaha. Their goal is to maximize the efficiency, productivity and profitability of the agribusiness by providing customized web-based software and technology solutions. Their flagship products help those involved in agriculture plan, manage, communicate and trade. Learn more at grainbridge.com.

Is STRATUM free?

Check with your local ADM representative or on the respective websites mentioned for the current offers.

Who can help me with STRATUM?

Contact STRATUM directly (800-515-5657) or ask your ADM representative to connect you to someone on the STRATUM team.

How many bushels have priced in my Accumulator?

Check with your local ADM rep and they will be able to provide you with that information during normal business hours.

How much do ADM Advantage Experts, ASP, Accumulators and Price Daily’s cost?

All our ADM contract programs have different service fees associated with the specific pricing formula they offer. These contracts may not cost anything, some may offer a premium and others can cost more. Associated costs depend on certain market conditions and details of the contract. We take pride in explaining each contract thoroughly to make sure they function as expected and the fees are known up front.

When do I have to pay service fees associated with various contract offerings?

At the time of grain settlement.

What is ADM Offer Management?

ADM Offer Management allows customers to electronically submit offers to sell or buy grain and fertilizer at any time, day or night. An ADM rep will see these offers and complete the purchase or sale if the price hits your specific price target for a specific quantity of product for delivery or shipment during a specific timeframe. You can track these offers, change them, or cancel them at any time before they are accepted by ADM.

What are common future month abbreviations

  • F = January
  • H = March
  • K = May
  • N = July
  • Q = August
  • U = September
  • X = November
  • Z = December

Difference in Deferred Pricing (DP) vs Deferred Payment

  • DP is an acronym for “Deferred or Delayed Pricing.” It can also be referred to as “PL/Price Later.” When utilizing a DP contract, ownership of the grain transfers to the elevator. This contract allows the customer to deliver the grain to ADM under the agreement that the grain will be priced at a later date. Dates and service fees vary by location and market conditions.
  • Deferred Payment allows a producer to receive payment for grain sold at a later date.

When do I need to set my basis?

Typically, your basis will need to be set prior to delivery of the grain or at a date that is specified on your ADM contract, whichever comes sooner.

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