Business Lines

Grains & Oilseeds

Global Highlights

LDC is a key player in grains and oilseeds, with a strong international presence in the world’s major producing and consuming regions. We originate, transform and merchandize a large spectrum of grains and oilseeds products.

Top 5

We are among the world’s top 5 merchandizers of wheat and corn, and are involved in approximately 11% of global oilseed flows

40 Major Markets

Relying on our ever-growing network, we deliver grains to all key destination markets, and oilseeds to over 40 major markets around the world

119 Assets

We operate strategic assets at key points of the value chain, including 20 transport, 23 processing and 76 storage facilities

Our Grains & Oilseeds Value Chain

Each of our business lines is integrating further across the five steps of our value chain, as we respond to the need for a traceable and responsible supply line from farmer to consumer

01Originate & Produce

01Originate & Produce

We share our expertise with farmers and producers worldwide, ourselves or with business partners and expert organizations, as part of our commitment to responsible, sustainable and traceable supply chains

02Process & Refine

02Process & Refine

Once bought or harvested, we bring crops to our assets for the next stage in their journey. These are ethically and sustainably processed and refined, coming one step closer to the consumer

03Store & Transport

03Store & Transport

Our strategically located network of silos, warehouses, transloading facilities and ports allows us facilitate access to market for local farmers around the globe and enable us to control costs and mitigate risk throughout the product journey

04Research & Merchandize

04Research & Merchandize

Our depth of marketing and merchandizing experience is our greatest strength. All our platforms and regions rely on our market knowledge to ensure responsive supply

05Customize & Distribute

05Customize & Distribute

We supply products to a wide range of customers, from large multinationals to local manufacturers and retailers

01Originate & Produce

01Originate & Produce

We share our expertise with farmers and producers worldwide, ourselves or with business partners and expert organizations, as part of our commitment to responsible, sustainable and traceable supply chains

02Process & Refine

02Process & Refine

Once bought or harvested, we bring crops to our assets for the next stage in their journey. These are ethically and sustainably processed and refined, coming one step closer to the consumer

03Store & Transport

03Store & Transport

Our strategically located network of silos, warehouses, transloading facilities and ports allows us facilitate access to market for local farmers around the globe and enable us to control costs and mitigate risk throughout the product journey

04Research & Merchandize

04Research & Merchandize

Our depth of marketing and merchandizing experience is our greatest strength. All our platforms and regions rely on our market knowledge to ensure responsive supply

05Customize & Distribute

05Customize & Distribute

We supply products to a wide range of customers, from large multinationals to local manufacturers and retailers

Grains in the US

For more than a century, we have sourced, stored, processed, merchandized and exported crops produced by US farmers.

In the country, we originate white and yellow corn, sorghum and all wheat classes, process yellow corn and merchandize the end products, as well as ethanol and dry distillers grains (DDGs).

The domestic market for grains and their by-products is highly dynamic, and we offer superior quality control, processing capabilities and risk management expertise, as we move grains through the marketplace, from our wide network of US suppliers to longtime customers.

We are also one of the country’s top grain exporters, leveraging our global footprint to offer US growers competitive access to world markets via our own export facilities, located within all US port ranges.

 

  • We are a top exporter of US grains
  • We have a network of strategically located and state-of-the-art assets at all major US ports
  • Our trading hubs in Wilton, Connecticut and Kansas City, Missouri, offer global expertise and local service

Oilseeds in the US

LDC operates an integrated soybean value chain in the US, with modern interior logistics, processing and export facilities.

Our extensive geographic presence, integrated value chain, risk management expertise, market insights and entrepreneurial ‘can do’ model are the foundations of our industry-leading position.

 

  • Largest fully integrated soybean crushing and biodiesel refining plants in the US
  • Largest North American producer of kosher and halal certified USP food grade glycerin
  • Leading soybean exporter via port terminals in Seattle, WA and Baton Rouge, LA
  • High-speed truck and rail logistics to barge river terminals in Cahokia, West Memphis, Rosedale & Natchez, Missouri
  • Trading hubs in Wilton, CT and Kansas City, MO

Our Assets

Our facilities are strategically located to offer optimal storage solutions to growers, meet the needs of domestic customers and facilitate global exports.

Located in Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska, our ethanol production facilities source grain from local growers and provide renewable fuel to the US market.

Our oilseeds crushing facility in Claypool, Indiana merchandizes soybean meal, biodiesel and glycerin.

We move US grains and oilseeds through our rail and barge shipping stations, strategically located along Class 1 rail carriers and the Mississippi River.

Our three export terminals in Texas, Louisiana and Washington have capacity to handle up to 14 million tons of grains and oilseeds annually, for export to destinations around the world.

Committed to Sustainability

In addition to our strong merchandizing capabilities, growing product portfolio and reputation for reliability and integrity, our leading position in grains and oilseeds is also connected with our commitment to responsible sourcing, traceable supply chains and sustainable business practices globally.

Increasing traceability in our palm and soy operations is also central to our sustainability efforts, to encourage responsible land use and non-conversion of native vegetation for soy and palm cultivation.