published Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Commission approves sale of property to Archer Daniels Midland


by Dan Whisenhunt

Hamilton County commissioners today approved the sale of property at Enterprise South Industrial Park to Archer Daniels Midland Company for $623,700, a price of $35,000 per acre.

The company will use the property to build a complex to handle corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, dry dextrose, dry starch, and dry and liquid sugar. The facility will employ 25 jobs that will be relocated from other facilities in the area.

about Dan Whisenhunt...

Dan Whisenhunt covers Hamilton County government for the Times Free Press. A native of Mobile, Ala., Dan earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Alabama. He won first place for best in-depth news coverage in the 2010 Alabama Press Association contest; the FOI-First Amendment Award in the 2007 Alabama Press Association contest; first place for best public service story in the Alabama AP Managing Editors contest in 2009 for economic coverage; and ...

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Great! More high fructose corn syrup! We can never get enough of it. If you have not seen it, I would recommend watching "The future of food."

April 6, 2011 at 12:05 p.m.
chas9 said...

Kentuckyinseattle is correct. It's killing us, and our government's policies favoring the corn lobbyists are destroying jobs and even whole economies. See also The Omnivore's Dilemma or other writings by Michael Pollan.

April 6, 2011 at 5:26 p.m.
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