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Decatur-based agricultural processor Archer Daniels Midland Co. is giving $125,000 to a nonprofit that promotes the health of the nation's inland waterways.

ADM announced the gift on Thursday to Living Lands and Waters, an environmental organization based in East Moline. The group conducts cleanups on the Mississippi and other rivers, along with other projects.

The donation comes from ADM Cares, the company's social-investment program.

ADM vice president Jeff Becker says cleaning up the Mississippi River benefits communities along the river and people who enjoy recreational activities on the water. He says it's also important for ADM because the company depends on the river to transport grain from America's heartland to points around the world.

ADM employees also volunteer to help with Living Land and Waters river cleanups.

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