All 43 Agriculture Stocks List For 2023 | The Best 7 Buys Now

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All 43 Agriculture Stocks List For 2023 | The Best 7 Buys Now

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Updated on May 22nd, 2023 by Bob Ciura

Individual products, businesses, and even entire industries (newspapers, typewriters, horse and buggy) go out of style and become obsolete.

Perhaps more than any other industry, agriculture is here to stay. Agriculture started around 14,000 years ago. It’s a safe bet we will be practicing agriculture far into the future.

And, the growth of the global population is tied to increasing agricultural efficiency. The agricultural revolution allowed greater population growth (and led to the industrial revolution).

As the global population grows, so does the need for improved agricultural production. This creates a long-term demand driver for agriculture stocks.

You can download the complete list of all 40+ agriculture stocks (along with important financial metrics such as price-to-earnings ratios, dividend yields, and dividend payout ratios) by clicking on the link below:


The agriculture stocks list was derived from two major exchange-traded funds. These are the AgTech & Food Innovation ETF (KROP) and the iShares Global Agriculture Index ETF (COW).

Investing in farm and agriculture stocks means investing in an industry that:

  1. Has stable long-term demand
  2. Has withstood the test of time, and is extremely likely to be around far into the future
  3. Benefits from advancing technology

This article analyzes 7 of the best agriculture stocks in detail. You can quickly navigate the article using the table of contents below.

Table of Contents

We have ranked our 7 favorite agriculture stocks below. The stocks are ranked according to expected returns over the next five years, in order of lowest to highest.

Even better, all 7 agriculture stocks pay dividends to shareholders, making them attractive for income investors. Interested investors should view this as a starting off point to more research.

Agriculture Stock #7: Bunge Limited (BG)

Bunge Limited is one of the largest agribusiness and food companies globally, with integrated operations that stretch from farmer to consumer. The company buys, sells, stores, transports, and processes oilseeds and grains to make protein meals for animal feed and edible oil products for commercial customers.

Bunge also produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane, mills wheat and corn, and sells fertilizers. BG has profited from the rise in crop prices since a growing global population has raised the need for more food-grade oils and well-fed livestock.

On May 3rd, 2023, the company announced Q1 2023 results, reporting Q1 GAAP EPS of $3.26.

Source: Investor Presentation

Bunge reported revenues of $15.33 billion, down 3.5% year-over-year. Results for refined and specialty oils were better in every region, suggesting good demand trends and efficient supply chain management.

In addition, BG announced specific initiatives to increase business capabilities, expand footprint, and promote growth. Management maintained its guidance for full-year 2023 adjusted earnings per share of at least $11.

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Agriculture Stock #6: FMC Corporation (FMC)

FMC Corporation is an agricultural sciences company that provides crop protection, plant health, and professional pest and turf management products. Through acquisitions, FMC is now one of the five largest patented crop chemical companies.

The company markets its products through its own sales organization and through alliance partners, independent distributors, and sales representatives. It operates in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

On May 2nd, 2023, FMC released its first quarter results for the period ending March 31st, 2022.

Source: Investor Presentation

For the quarter, the company reported revenue of $1.34 billion, an increase of 4% versus the first quarter of 2022, and adjusted earnings per diluted share of $1.77, down 6% versus the same quarter previous year.

First quarter revenue growth was driven by a7% contribution from price and a 3% decline in volume with a 4% currency headwind, especially in EMEA. The company benefited from strong pricing actions, growth of new products, expanded market access, and cost discipline in the quarter.

The highest benefits are coming from North America, sales in North America grew 28% year over year, driven by higher sales of new products, expanded market access and pricing gains.

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Agriculture Stock #5: Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM)

Archer-Daniels-Midland is the largest publicly traded farmland product company in the United States. Its businesses include processing cereal grains, oil seeds, and agricultural storage and transportation.

Source: Investor Presentation

Archer-Daniels-Midland reported its first-quarter results on April 25th, 2023. The company had another excellent quarter. The company reported adjusted earnings per share of $2.09 the quarter versus $1.90 in 1Q23, an increase of 9.9% year-over-year.

Revenues were up by 1.8%, from $23.6million in the first quarter of 2022 to $24.1 million. Net income increased from $1,054 million to $1,170 million, or a 11% growth for the quarter compared to the first quarter of 2022.

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Agriculture Stock #4: Toro Co. (TTC)

The Toro Company was founded in 1914 as an engine manufacturer, providing power to early tractors. The company quickly shifted focus to mowers and in the century since, it has grown to $4.5 billion in annual revenue. Toro operates in North America as well as internationally, with three quarters of total revenue coming from the U.S.

Source: Investor Presentation

On December 13th, 2022, Toro increased its dividend for the 14th consecutive year, by 13% to $0.34 per share quarterly.

Toro reported first quarter 2023 results on March 9th, 2023. Q1 net sales improved 23% year-over-year to a record $1.15 billion. Adjusted earnings per diluted share increased 49% to $0.98 in Q1 2023. Adjusted operating margin for the quarter was 11.9% compared to 9.9 in the same prior-year period.

Leadership reaffirmed their fiscal 2023 outlook which guides for net sales growth of 7% to 10% and adjusted EPS in the range of $4.70 to $4.90 per diluted share, a solid 14.3% year-over-year increase at the midpoint.

Click here to download our most recent Sure Analysis report on TTC (preview of page 1 of 3 shown below):

Agriculture Stock #3: Deere & Company (DE)

Deere & Company is the largest manufacturer of farm equipment in the world. The company also makes equipment used in construction, forestry & turf care, produces engines and provides financial solutions to its customers.

Source: Investor Presentation

In mid-February, Deere reported (2/17/23) financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2023. The company grew its sales 34% over the prior year’s quarter thanks to continued strong demand for farm and construction equipment. Sales grew across the board with the Production & Precision Ag, Small Ag & Turf and Construction & Forestry segments posting gains of 55%, 14%, and 26%, respectively.

Deere more than doubled its earnings-per-share, from $2.92 to $6.55, and beat the analysts’ consensus by a massive $1.10. Thanks to impressive business momentum amid strong demand in infrastructure and positive farm fundamentals, Deere raised its guidance for this year, from record earnings of $8.0-$8.5 billion to record earnings of $8.75-$9.25 billion.

Click here to download our most recent Sure Analysis report on Deere (preview of page 1 of 3 shown below):

Agriculture Stock #2: Lindsay Corporation (LNN)

Lindsay Corporation provides water management and road infrastructure services in the United States and internationally. The irrigation segment provides irrigation solutions for farmers and contributed 86% of sales in fiscal year 2022. The infrastructure segment helps with road and bridge repairs and contributed the other 14%.

On April 4th, 2023, Lindsay reported Q2 2023 results for the period ending February 28th, 2023.

Source: Investor Presentation

The business saw diluted earnings-per-share of $1.63, beating analyst estimates and rising from $1.32 for the same period last year. Revenues, however, declined 17% year-over-year to $166 million. The revenue decline was due to a sharp drop in irrigation demand, though the company made up for this via rising profit margins and cost-cutting.

Both irrigation and infrastructure benefit from government support payments. The recent Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act (IIJA) marks the largest federal investment into infrastructure projects in more than a decade and should boost Lindsay’s infrastructure business. Indeed, Lindsay reported a sharp jump in earnings in 2022 as the company saw growth in both of its business segments.

Click here to download our most recent Sure Analysis report on Lindsay Corporation (preview of page 1 of 3 shown below):

Agriculture Stock #1: Nutrien Ltd. (NTR)

Nutrien Ltd. is a Canadian company formed through Agrium and PotashCorp’s merger in a closed transaction on January 1, 2018. The company produces and markets crop nutrients to agricultural, industrial, and feed customers worldwide.

The company has over 1,700 retail locations in North America, South America, and Australia and is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of potash, nitrogen, and phosphate.

Source: Investor Presentation

The company provides over 20% of the global market on potash, 3% nitrogen, and 3% phosphate. Nutrien produced roughly $27.7 billion in revenue in 2021.

On November 2nd, 2022, Nutrien reported its third quarter and nine months results for Fiscal Year (FY)2022. Total sales increased 36% Year over Year (YoY) to $8,188 million for 3Q22 compared to $6,024 million in 3Q21. The increase came mainly from the Crop nutrients segment, which saw sales increase by 49%.

This was due to higher net realized selling prices from global supply uncertainties across its nutrient businesses and strong Retail performance. The Seed segment saw a decrease in sales for the quarter of (4)%. The Crop protection products segment saw sales increase by 17% year over year.

The cost of goods also saw increases because of inflation. Cost of goods was up 26% from $2,430 million for the third quarter of 2021 to $3,063 million. However, adjusted EBITDA was down 19% compared to the 3Q2021. For the nine months, sales are up 25% and adjusted EBITDA are up 27% compared to the same nine months of 2021.

Total returns are estimated at 14% per year. While we expect no EPS growth, the 2.5% dividend yield and 11.5% annual returns from an expanding P/E multiple will fuel future returns.

Click here to download our most recent Sure Analysis report on NTR (preview of page 1 of 3 shown below):

Final Thoughts

Agriculture stocks are a compelling place to look for long-term stock investments. That’s because the demand drivers of the industry make it extremely likely to be around far into the future.

We believe the 7 agriculture stocks examined in this article are the best within the industry.

At Sure Dividend, we often advocate for investing in companies with a high probability of increasing their dividends each and every year.

If that strategy appeals to you, it may be useful to browse through the following databases of dividend growth stocks:


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