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GREEN PLAINS 2011 ANNUAL REPORT
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2009
4.7
2010
7.0
2011
9.2
TOTAL GRAIN PROCESSED & MERCHANDISED
(IN MILLIONS OF TONS)
AGRIBUSINESS (MERCHANDISE)
ETHANOL PRODUCTION (PROCESSED)
The economic environment and commodity marketplace
have significant influence in every aspect of our business.
The fundamental knowledge we generate flows from our
intimate involvement in the market. Our trading floor is
charged with identifying opportunity when the market
offers it, while protecting our business from risk before it
arises. This requires discipline and oversight on all levels, at
all hours of the day and night.
Safety
A core value at Green Plains is safety. We believe that every
employee should be able to put in an honest day’s work in
a safe environment. This is why, year over year, our safety
records are excellent and motivate us to do better.