Bunge Limited


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Bunge Limited and its major branches – including Bunge Milling and Bunge North America – form one of the world’s largest food and agribusiness companies.

The five main company branches include sections on agribusiness, edible oil products, milling products, sugar and bioenergy products, and fertilizer. Bunge takes grains and oilseeds from the world’s primary growing regions and transports them to consumers around the globe.

Bunge also uses its oilseeds segment to manufacturer livestock feed.

Bunge employs more than 35,000 workers throughout roughly 40 countries.

For more background on Bunge, also see: Bunge | Corporate profile


Firefighters practice placing a rescue tube during a grain bin rescue training session at the Danville, Ill., Bunge facility on Sept. 17, 2013.

Photo by Darrell Hoemann/Big Ag Watch

Firefighters practice placing a rescue tube during a grain bin rescue training session at the Danville, Ill., Bunge facility on Sept. 17, 2013.

Key financial highlights

2014 net sales: $57.2 billion

2014 net income: $515 million

2013 net sales: $61.3 billion

2013 income: $306 million

Data source: Bunge annual reports available online


Lobbying activity

2015 lobbying expenditures: $548,339

2015 lobbying interests included:

Trade Negotiations: Support for liberalized ag trade in WTO & bilateral trade agreements, TPP, T-TIP, TPA; Food Aid: Support for US in-kind food aid programs; Biotechnology: Regulatory systems and issues; Trade Facilitation; Cuba (Freedom to Export to Cuba Act) S.491

RFS 2 Rulemaking at EPA; 2014, 2015, 2016 Renewable Volume Obligation (RFS) Rulemaking

Biotechnology: Regulatory systems and issues. (H.R.4432); Futures Trading: Issues relating to financial market regulation and CFTC reauthorization; Agriculture and waterways infrastructure funding

Global Food Security

Biofuels: Monitoring activities relating to the tax credit provisions for biodiesel and ethanol; Corporate Tax Reform: Monitoring legislative activities relating to corporate tax policy

Monitoring Dodd-Frank implementation affecting commodity market speculation, CFTC actions, margin requirements, and financial market regulatory reform; European Union – Basel III Leverage Ratio

Waterways and Ports: infrastructure funding, infrastructure needs; Rail: Monitoring regulatory and legislative activities relating to railroad oversight; (S.2777) STB Reauthorization; PTC regulations

Food Safety: Monitoring legislative activities and implementation of Food Safety Modernization Act Implementation relating to food safety; Nutrition: Monitoring legislative and regulatory activities relating to obesity, nutrition and healthy living; PHVO proposal to revoke GRAS status, GRAS Petition for additives, sodium voluntary regulations

2014 lobbying expenditures: $815,000

2014 lobbying interests included:

Trade Negotiations: Support for liberalized ag trade in WTO & bilateral trade agreements (Korea, Colombia, Panama), TPP, T-TIP; Food Aid: Support for US in-kind food aid programs; Feed The Future, Global Development, Farm Bill (H.R.2642, S.954); Biotechnology: Regulatory systems and issues; Biosafety Protocol; Trade Facilitation

RFS 2 Rulemaking at EPA; 2014 Renewable Volume Obligation (RFS) Rulemaking

Biotechnology: Regulatory systems and issues; Futures Trading: Issues relating to financial market regulation and CFTC reauthorization; Agriculture and waterways infrastructure; (H.R.1149, S.407, S.566, H.R.1153, S.60l, S.565, H.R.1152), Farm Bill (H.R.1947, S.954)

Global Food Security

Biofuels: Monitoring activities relating to the tax credit provisions for biodiesel and ethanol; Corporate Tax Reform: Monitoring legislative activities relating to corporate tax policy

Monitoring Dodd-Frank implementation affecting commodity market speculation, CFTC actions, margin requirements, and financial market regulatory reform

Waterways and Ports: infrastructure funding, infrastructure needs; (H.R.1149, S.407, H.R.3080, S.566, S.565, H.R.1153, H.R.1152, S.601); Rail: Monitoring regulatory and legistative activities relating to railroad oversight.

Food Safety: Monitoring legislative activities and Food Safety Modernization Act Implementation relating to food safety; Nutrition: Monitoring legislative and regulatory activities relating to obesity, nutrition and healthy living; PHVO proposal to revoke GRAS status

2013 lobbying expenditures: $955,000

2013 lobbying interests included:

Trade Negotiations: Support for liberalized ag trade in WTO & bilateral trade agreements (Korea, Colombia, Panama), TPP; Food Aid: Support for US in-kind food aid programs; Feed The Future, Global Development, Farm Bill (H.R.1947, S.954); Biotechnology: Regulatory systems and issues; Biosafety Protocol; Trade Facilitation.

RFS 2 Rulemaking at EPA; RFS 2 Feedstock Flexibility Program

Biotechnology: Regulatory system and issues; Futures Trading: Issues relating to performance of agricultural and energy futures markets, as well as financial market regulatory reform, Dodd-Frank Implementation; Agricultural and waterways infrastructure; (H.R 1149, S.407, S.566, H.R.1153, S.601, S.565, H.R.1152), Farm Bill (H.R.1947, S. 954)

US-Ukraine Business Relations–grain export quotas; VAT reimbursements; Global Food Security

Biofuels: Monitoring activities relating to the tax credit provisions for biodiesel and ethanol; Corporate Tax Reform: Monitoring legislative activities relating to corporate tax policy

Monitoring Dodd-Frank implementation affecting commodity market speculation, CFTC actions, margin requirements, and financial market regulatory reform

Waterways and Ports: Infrastructure funding, infrastructure needs (H.R.1149, S.407, S.566, S.565, H.R.1153, H.R.1152, S.601); Rail: Monitoring regulatory and legislative activities relating to railroad oversight.

Food Safety: Monitoring legislative activities and Food Safety Modernization Act Implementation relating to food safety and labeling with emphasis on trade impacts; regulatory actions relating to canola meal imports; Nutrition: Monitoring legislative and regulatory activities relating to obesity, nutrition, and healthy living

Data source: Senate lobbying disclosure database


EDGAR Search Results: Bunge LTD

Click on the above link to scroll through recent financial filings posted on SEC.gov. Reports labeled “10-Q” are quarterly filings, while reports labeled “11-K” are annual filings.


Bunge Limited: News releases

Click on the above link to read through recent Bunge Limited news releases.


USA spending quick stats

Each year, the United States government hands out billions of dollars’ worth of government contracts, grants, subsidies and loans. A large portion of these federal dollars go to top agribusiness companies, such as Bunge North America Inc. and Bunge Milling. Click on a year for more detailed information.

Last known funds awarded (for Bunge Milling Inc.): 2015

2015 total funds awarded: $18,934,285

No. 1 awarding agency: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Last known funds awarded (for Bunge North America Inc.): 2015

2015 total funds awarded: $9,125,517

No. 1 awarding agency: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Data source: USASpending.gov


Quarterly reports

Sept. 30, 2015 | June 30, 2015 | March 31, 2015| Sept. 30, 2014 |

Annual reports

2014 Fiscal Year | 2013 Fiscal Year