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Source: Agri Marketing magazine

During the full year of 2018, Agri Marketing's Ag Stock Index finished down 4.7%. That compares to the Dow Jones Industrial Index down 5.6%%, S&P 500 down 6.2% and NASDAQ down 3.9%.

The Agri Marketing Ag Stock Index is composed of a portfolio of 26 publicly traded companies with significant agricultural interests.

Since its inception on January 1, 2006, the Agri Marketing Ag Stock Index has gained 178%. That compares to the Dow's gain of 97%, the S&P 500's gain of 55% and NASDAQ's gain of 139%.

Only six of the stocks' prices were higher for the year.

The Ag Stock Index's five largest gainers during the full year in 2018 were:

1. Eli Lilly (Elanco animal health): 40%

2. Zoetis animal health: 19%

3. The Mosaic Co.: 14%

4. Tractor Supply Co.: 13%

5. Lindsay Corp.: 11%

Those posting the largest losses were:

1. Intrepid Potash: (45%)

2. Bayer: (41%)

3. Art's Way Mfg: (33%)

4. Valmont: (32%)

5. Alamo Group: (31%)

Other notables:

AGCO (21%)

Deere (3%)

DowDuPont (23%)

Nutrien (6%)

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