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Source: Agri Marketing magazine

During the first half of 2020, Agri Marketing's Ag Stock Index finished down 18%. That compares to the Dow Jones Industrial Index up 10%, S&P 500 down 4% and NASDAQ up 12%.

The Agri Marketing Ag Stock Index is composed of a portfolio of 29 publicly traded companies with significant agricultural interests.

Since its inception on January 1, 2006, the Agri Marketing Ag Stock Index has gained 152%. That compares to the Dow's gain of 330%, the S&P 500's gain of 336% and NASDAQ's gain of 462%.

The Ag Stock Index's four gainers in the first half of 2020 were:

1. Tractor Supply Co. +48%

2. Art's Way Mfg +24%

3. Zoetis +4%

4. Trimble +1%

Those posting the largest losses were:

1. The Andersons (grain, ethanol) (49%)

2. The Mosaic Co. (fertilizer) (46%)

3. CF Industries (fertilizer) (42%

4. American Vanguard (crop protection) (34%)

5. Nutrien (fertilizer, crop input retail) (33%)

Other notables:

AGCO (farm machinery) (30%)

Bayer (crop protection, seed, digital): (8%)

BASF (crop protection, seed): (20%)

Corteva Agriscience (crop protection, seed, digital): (12%)

Deere & Co (farm machinery): (8%)

Elanco (animal health): (27%)

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