Agriculture firms are still great stocks to buy for the long term. Investors use use the downturn to snag deals on top stocks in the sector. More
Agriculture StocksAgriculture has been a staple in the world economy since the very first farm. Consequently, agricultural stocks have proved to be a stable, reliable choice for consistent growth and income. Constant advances in farming technology, more refined methods of crop cycling, and an increased demand for organic foods have put the agricultural industry in an economic position that is ripe for the picking.
Within agriculture are the markets of crops such as corn, wheat, and potatoes as well as livestock such as cows, sheep, and chickens. Because these are all finite resources, all of these commodities hold significant value. Some of the largest agricultural corporations include Monsanto (NYSE:MON), Mosaic (NYSE:MOS), and CF Industries (NYSE:CF).
Stock Sectors Related to Agriculture
Farm Products Sector Quote (CIX: MSECTOR341)
Monsanto, the agri-business giant that is oft-criticized for pushing genetically modified organisms as food, acquired The Climate Corporation for about $1.1bb More