Ranking number 1 on list of top 5 largest agricultural companies in the world in 2020 is Cargill, an American privately held global food corporation based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and incorporated in Wilmington, Delaware. Cargill is a family-owned business, as the descendants of the founder (from the Cargill and MacMillan families) own over 90% of it. Cargill Employs over 166,000 employees in 66 countries, it is responsible for 25% of all United States grain exports. Last year, Cargill generated USD 114.69 billion in revenues — making it the top agriculture companies in the world.
2. The Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM)
The Archer-Daniels-Midland Company ranks 2nd on list of the largest agricultural companies in the world in 2020. ADM is an American multinational food processing and commodities trading corporation, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. ADM operates more than 270 plants and 420 crop procurement facilities worldwide, where cereal grains and oilseeds are processed into products used in food, beverage, nutraceutical, industrial, and animal feed markets worldwide. ADM revenues reached USD 64.34 billion — making it one of the top agriculture companies in the world.
Ranking number 3 on list of the top 5 largest agricultural companies in the world is Bayer. Bayer is a German multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences company and one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Bayer is also one of the leading crop science companies in the world with more than 35 research sites and 175 breeding sites globally. In 2018, Bayer acquired Monsanto, a leading producer of genetically engineered crops, for $63 billion. Bayer CropScience develops genetically modified crops and pesticides. Last year Bayer generated USD 51.18 billion — making it one of the best agriculture companies in the world.
4. John Deere
Ranking 4th on this list of the top 4 largest agricultural companies in the world in 2020. John Deere is an American corporation that manufactures agricultural, construction, and forestry machinery, diesel engines, drivetrains (axles, transmissions, gearboxes) used in heavy equipment, and lawn care equipment. John Deere’s agricultural products include, among others, tractors, combine harvesters, cotton harvesters, balers, planters/seeders, silage machines, and sprayers. John Deere generated USD 37.35 billion last year, making it one of the top agriculture companies in the world in 2020.
5. CNH Industrial
CNH Industrial ranks 5th on this list. CNH Industrial is an American Italian multinational corporation with corporate offices in Amsterdam and Basildon. CNH Industrial designs produce, and sells agricultural equipment and construction equipment (Case IH and New Holland brand families), trucks, commercial vehicles, buses, and special vehicles (Iveco), in addition to powertrains for industrial and marine applications (FPT Industrial). CNH Industrial last year generated USD 28.1 billion — making it one of the best agriculture companies in the world.
According to bizvibe.com