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AG’S ROLE IN THE FORTUNE 500

Admin | 08.08.2013

Seventeen companies with an extensive focus or presence in agriculture or agribusiness were included in Fortune magazine’s 2012 listing of the 500 largest corporations in the United States.

Seventeen companies with an extensive focus or presence in agriculture or agribusiness were included in Fortune magazine’s 2012 listing of the 500 largest corporations in the United States.

Twelve of the seventeen companies moved higher up the list while five fell from one to as many as seventeen places on the list from 2011 to 2012.  The following list reflects their 2012 rank, their revenues in $ billions and their rank in 2011.

Archer Daniel Midlands:  #27 in 2012  -  $89B  -  #28 in 2011 Dow Chemical:  #52 in 2012  -  $57B  -  #47 in 2011  (-5) Merck:  #58 in 2012  -  $47B  -  #57 in 2011  (-1) CHS:  #69 in 2012  -  $41B  -  #76 in 2011 Dupont:  #72 in 2012  -  $40B  -  #72 in 2011 John Deere:  #85 in 2012  -  $32B  -  #97 in 2011 Tyson Foods:  #93 in 2012  -  $33B  -  #96 in 2011 TIAA / CREF:  #97 in 2012  -  $32B  -  #88 in 2011  (-9) Eli Lilly:  #130 in 2012  -  $23B  -  #119 in 2011  (-11) Land O’Lakes:  #194 in 2012  -  $14B  -  #210 in 2011 Monsanto:  #206 in 2012  -  $14B  -  #224 in 2011 Smithfield Foods:  #213 in 2012  -  $13B  -  #218 in 2011 Mosaic:  #246 in 2012  -  $11B  -  #268 in 2011 AGCO:  #271 in 2012  -  $10B  -  #292 in 2011 Seaboard:  #411 in 2012  -  $6B  -  #427 in 2011 CF Industries:  #419 in 2012  -  $6B  -  #402 in 2011  (-17) The Andersons:  #472 in 2012  -  $5B  -  This was their first year making the list   AgriFind Executive Search’s Practice Leader Sam McCorkle is an executive search consultant specializing in the food and agribusiness industry in the US and Mexico.  Sam’s career experience with Ralston Purina / Land O’Lakes before entering the search profession gave him exposure to everything from “the dirt to the dinner plate”.  Sam leverages resources within The QualiFind Group to serve client’s needs for talent in both the US and Mexico.  Sam can be reached in St. Louis, Missouri at (314) 283-8596.  

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