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McDonald's purchased $34 million from Indiana farmers, producers, growers in 2018

INDIANAPOLIS — Delivering quality ingredients to all of our customers requires the hard work of millions of farmers, ranchers and producers and suppliers in dozens of countries around the world.

McDonald’s is proud to work with these vital partners in the agricultural community across the country and in Indiana to evolve food quality and work toward our sustainability commitments while supporting strong agricultural communities.

In Indiana, the McDonald’s system is proud to support commodity farmers, producers and growers to source some of its quality ingredients.

n Total purchases in 2018 represent approximately $34 million by the McDonald’s system to local farmers, growers and producers in Indiana.

n In 2018 alone, the McDonald’s system purchased 221,886,000 pounds of corn, 20,400,000 pounds of soybeans, and 4,576,000 gallons of milk in Indiana.

n The overall combined product purchases in Indiana also include eggs, flour, pork, soybean oil and sugar.

“The McDonald’s system is an important business partner and commodity purchaser of more than $34 million in raw product from the agricultural industry in Indiana,” said Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch. “The support of great companies like the McDonald’s system, allows our local farmers to thrive while helping to feed millions of people across the country.”

The McDonald’s system collaboration across the agriculture value chain goes beyond the quality of the food by also prioritizing the health and welfare of the animals in the supply chain and importantly, working with suppliers who engage with farmers, support economically viable farming and develop long-term partnerships that benefit everyone.

“To say McDonald’s support of agriculture is significant would be an understatement,” said Bruce Kettler, Indiana Department of Agriculture Director. “They continue to be an important partner, not only as a large purchaser of Indiana’s agricultural products, but also as a connection point between farmers and consumers.”

– Provided by McDonald’s USA