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Source: Agri Marketing magazine

During the full year of 2019, Agri Marketing's Ag Stock Index finished up 19%. That compares to the Dow Jones Industrial Index up 22%, S&P 500 up 29% and NASDAQ up 35%.

The Agri Marketing Ag Stock Index is composed of a portfolio of 28 publicly traded companies with significant agricultural interests.

Since its inception on January 1, 2006, the Agri Marketing Ag Stock Index has gained 171%. That compares to the Dow's gain of 320%, the S&P 500's gain of 340% and NASDAQ's gain of 450%.

18 companies' stock prices were higher for the year while 8 declined.

The Ag Stock Index's five largest gainers during the full year in 2019 were:

1. Alamo Group (farm equipment): +61%

2. Zoetis (animal health): +55%

3. FMC (crop protection): +51%

4. Farmer Mac (ag credit): +44%

5. AGCO (farm machinery): +41%

Those posting the largest losses were:

1. The Mosaic Co. (plant nutrients): (27%)

2. The Andersons (grain handling, biofuels): (14%)

3. Art's Way Mfg (farm machinery): (12%)

4. Buhler Industries (farm machinery): (8%)

Other notables:

American Vanguard (crop protection): +28%

Bayer (crop protection, seed, digital): +20%

BASF (crop protection, seed): +9%

CNH Industrial (farm machinery): +24%

Corteva Agriscience (crop protection, seed, digital): +3%

Deere & Co (farm machinery): +19%

Elanco (animal health): (6%)

Nutrien (crop inputs): +4.5%

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