Agriculture shares: Popular companies to invest in

Discover popular stocks plus considerations when investing in the agriculture industry.

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Agriculture can be an overlooked sector to invest in. It’s what puts the food in your fridge, either through crop growth or animal rearing — but investing in it wouldn’t specifically mean that you’d be investing in actual farms. You can invest in every aspect of the farming industry – including the manufacturing companies of the materials required, the equipment providers and the actual farming companies. There are risks involved, such as the constant inconsistency of British weather, which can have a huge impact on profits.

UK agriculture stocks

If you want to invest in agriculture stocks a little closer to home, there are some UK agriculture stocks that you can invest in, such as:

Investing in global agriculture stocks from the UK

We’ve listed some examples of agriculture stocks with more information about them, and you can see an A-Z list below if you’ve got any in mind.

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AppHarvest (APPH.US)

App Harvest is a farming company that’s built some of the world’s largest indoor farms in Appalachia. It’s a mix of agriculture and technology to improve the access to nutritious food and sustainable farming.

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Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG.US)

Scotts Miracle-Gro manufactures and sells lawn, garden and pest control products. Scotts Miracle-Gro owns 27 brands worldwide.

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Dole (DOLE.US)

Dole is a word-leading fresh produce provider. It operates in 30 countries worldwide and grows, sources and packs 300 lines of fresh produce. In July 2021, Dole joined forces with Total Produce to create Dole plc.

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How to invest in agriculture stocks

  1. Choose stocks to invest in. You can check out some agriculture stocks above and find out more about them.
  2. Choose an investment platform. You’ll need one that lets you invest in the stock exchange that your chosen stocks are listed on.
  3. Sign up and fund your account. You might need to wait for your account to be verified and for your funds to hit the account before you can begin.
  4. Find your chosen stock. You can search its name or ticker.
  5. Review and buy. It’s as easy as that!

Why invest in agriculture stocks?

Agriculture stocks can be rewarding — you’re helping companies put food on the table, which means that you can feel responsible for bringing home the bacon. There are also loads of different angles that you can invest in.

Agriculture stocks can have dry spells, so you can’t expect your investments to grow consistently all of the time. Check out some of the risks involved when you invest in agriculture stocks before you count your chickens.

The risks of agriculture stocks

Investing in agriculture isn’t all cash crops – there are risks involved.

For example, crops could become damaged if they’re exposed to disease, fire or pests. The weather could reduce the yields – which can be unpredictable here in the UK.

You can protect yourself from these risks in some ways, such as by diversifying your portfolio geographically and by commodity.

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Bottom line

Agricultural stocks could be a great way to add some diversification into your portfolio, and it can offer some good opportunities. Make sure you know the risks that are involved when you invest in agriculture and take some steps to protect yourself from them, if possible.

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