ADM to promote direct sourcing for its UK wheat supply chain into Tilbury

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ADM has announced a new supply chain initiative in which ADM’s UK origination business, ADM Agriculture, will become the sole supplier for ADM Milling’s Tilbury site from harvest 2021.

ADM has a desire to work closely with farmers, shorten supply chains and build strong working relationships with the region’s farmer suppliers. The flour mill in Tilbury serves bakeries throughout London and the South East and UK-produced wheat is the key ingredient in its production.

Lewis Wright, ADM Milling trading director, said: “Provenance and sustainability are becoming increasingly important and ADM is part of this evolution, as we work together with UK farmers to adapt to the changes and incorporate new agricultural practices.”

Jonathan Lane, ADM Agriculture’s head of Grain Trading, added: “By facilitating the direct purchase of milling wheat for our Tilbury flour mill, we intend to shorten the supply chain and increase the value and opportunity for all parties involved within this region.”

This announcement will see ADM Agriculture increase its on-farm presence in the region with specially tailored on-farm contracts to support this new opportunity.

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