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Archer Daniels Midland Co. spent $370,000 in the first quarter to lobby the federal government on renewable fuels like ethanol and on global trade issues, according to a disclosure report.
Archer Daniels Midland's lobbying expenditure is down from the $400,000 that it spent during the same quarter last year, but is up slightly from the $330,000 it spent during 2010's fourth quarter.
Archer Daniels Midland, which grows, ships and processes major crops like soybeans and corn, lobbied the federal government on efforts to develop corn-based ethanol, according to the report filed July 20 with the House clerk's office. It also lobbied the U.S. Trade Representative on issues surrounding foreign trade.
During the first quarter, Archer Daniels Midland lobbied Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency, the White House and the Department of Agriculture, according to the report filed April 15 with the House Clerk's office.