Agriculture Businesses - Large
The six largest global agricultural companies, by revenue, are Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Deere & Company, Corteva Agriscience, Nutrien and Monsanto Company.
- Cargill is the largest agricultural company in the world, responsible for exporting American meat and grain. They are an industry leader in animal nutrition and work in almost all aspects of Agriculture, including livestock, aquaculture, and feed manufacturing.
- Cargill has 150,000 employees, operates in forty countries, and is headquartered in the United States.
- Cargill has an annual revenue of $107.20 billion.
- Archer Daniels Midland Company is a processor of oilseed, corn, wheat and other agricultural products to make food products, biodiesel and ethanol.
- The company has 32,300 employees, is headquartered in Illinois, runs 270 processing plants.
- Archer Daniels Midland Company has a revenue of $62.35 billion.
- Deere & Company manufacturers agricultural equipment including tractors, harvesters, cotton pickers, combines, and forestry equipment. The company also makes construction equipment, lawn mowers, and diesel engines. In addition, the company manufactures field turf.
- The company has 60,476 employees and is headquartered in the USA.
- Deere & Company has a revenue of $18.49 billion.
- Corteva, which as formed when DowDuPont split, provides agricultural chemicals and seeds.
- The company has 20,000 employees.
- The company will have a forecast $14.3 billion in net sales in 2019.
- Nutrien, formerly Agrium Inc. and PotashCorp, supplies agricultural nutrients and fertilizer.
- The company has 15,500 employees. It is headquartered in Canada.
- Nutrien has an annual revenue of $13.67 billion.
- Monsanto Company provides seeds, biotechnology trait products, and herbicides.
- The company has 20,500 employees and is headquartered in the USA.
- Monsanto has a revenue of $13.50 billion.
Companies were determined to be the largest global agricultural companies by revenue based off of two pre-compiled lists. The only exception was Corteva Agriscience, which was established after the split of DowDuPont into three distinct companies, completed June 1st 2019. Therefore, Corteva Agriscience replaced DowDuPont, based on their forecast $14.3 billion in net sales in 2019 (in place of revenue, which was unavailable).