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List of Publicly Traded Agriculture Companies

Here are some publicly traded agriculture companies, categorized to provide a better understanding of the various sectors within the industry:

Agribusiness Giants

  • Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE:ADM): Commonly known as ADM, the company is an American multinational food processing and commodities trading corporation headquartered in Illinois. It is a global leader in agricultural processing and commodities trading, involved in grain processing, oilseeds crushing, ethanol production, and animal feed.
  • Bunge Global SA (NYSE:BG): A global agribusiness and food company, incorporated in Switzerland and headquartered in Missouri, United States. The company is involved in oilseeds processing, grain trading, sugar production, and fertilizer distribution.

Farm Equipment and Machinery

  • Deere & Company (NYSE:DE): A multinational corporation headquartered in the United States and specializes in the manufacture of agricultural, construction, and forestry machinery. They produce a wide range of equipment, including tractors, combines, excavators, and forestry equipment, sold under the John Deere brand.
  • AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO): Headquartered in Georgia, United States, the company is a global manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment. They produce a wide range of tractors, combines, and other farm machinery, primarily for use in row-crop agriculture. AGCO operates facilities and distributes equipment worldwide under various brands including Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson, and Valtra.
  • CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE:CNHI): A European diversified industrial company with a strong presence in agricultural equipment, offering tractors, combines, and other farm machinery under brands like Case IH and New Holland.

Crop Protection and Biotechnology

  • Corteva, Inc. (NYSE:CTVA): A major American agricultural chemical and seed company that was formed in 2019 through the spin-off of DowDuPont's agriculture division. They specialize in providing seeds for a wide range of crops, including corn, soybeans, cotton, wheat, and vegetables, as well as crop protection solutions such as insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides
  • Bayer AG (XETRA:BAYN): A German multinational giant with a diverse portfolio spanning pharmaceuticals, crop science, and animal health. They develop and manufacture prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, seeds for various crops, pesticides, herbicides, and veterinary products. They invest heavily in research and development to innovate in areas like personalized medicine, digital agriculture, and biopharmaceuticals.

Fertilizers and Chemicals

  • CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF): A global producer and distributor of nitrogen fertilizers, a critical input for crop production worldwide. They operate manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe, supplying farmers with ammonia, urea, and other nitrogen-based fertilizers that help enhance crop yields and support food production.
  • Nutrien Ltd. (NTR): The world's largest provider of crop inputs, services and solutions, the Canadian fertilizer company is a major producer of potash, nitrogen, and phosphate fertilizers, essential nutrients for crop growth and yield enhancement. Beyond fertilizers, Nutrien also offers crop inputs like seed treatments, crop protection products, and digital agriculture technologies. They operate retail locations across North America and provide global distribution networks.

Other Notable Companies

  • Cargill, Incorporated: One of the largest private companies in the world, Cargill is a leader in agricultural commodities sourcing and trading, connecting farmers to consumers by buying, storing, and transporting grains, oilseeds, and other raw materials. They also process these commodities into food ingredients, animal feed, and other food products, contributing to the global food supply chain.
  • Louis Dreyfus Company: Commonly know as LDC, the company is a leading agricultural commodities merchant headquartered in the Netherlands. They operate in over 100 countries, engaging in the sourcing, storage, transportation, and trading of various commodities, including grains, oilseeds, coffee, cotton, and sugar. They also process these commodities into ingredients for food, feed, and industrial applications.

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