Stocks Archer Daniels Midland Co

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  • Archer Daniels Midland, one of the largest U.S. food processors and ethanol producers, reported sharply higher quarterly profit Tuesday, helped by higher selling prices and an accounting change.

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  • Archer Daniels

    Archer Daniels Midland, one of the largest U.S. food processors and ethanol producers, reported lower-than-expected quarterly profit even as revenue jumped more than Wall Street had anticipated.

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  • Everyone is blaming ethanol for everything. Producers have gone from being heroes to zeroes. Two years ago, corn was $2 a bushel and margins were $2 a gallon -- and everyone and their brother wanted in. Now corn is $6 and margins are 10 cents -- or negative, for some operators. But here's the ethanol industry's defense...

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  • The Archer Daniels Midland Co., logo appears on the main office at the ADM plant in Decatur, Ill., Tuesday, May 1, 2007. Shares of Archer Daniels Midland Co. fell more than 6 percent Tuesday after the nation's largest ethanol producer reported a profit increase for the third fiscal quarter that fell short of Wall Street expectations. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

    Worries that the U.S. government will repeal or soften mandates on blending ethanol with gasoline sent shares of Archer Daniels Midland down 4.7 percent Tuesday, even as ADM posted a 42 percent jump in quarterly profit.