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Apr. 9, 2019

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Apr. 9, 2019

CropLife magazine lists 10 largest crop protection product retailers

Crop protection revenue has been trending up for the nation's top ag retailers the past five years, reaching $11.9 billion in 2018. That total represented nearly 40% of all total revenue among the CropLife 100, on par with the other key sales category - fertilizer ($12.2 billion). In total, the top 10 companies in crop protection product revenue generated $9.1 billion this past year, which comprised 76% of total CropLife 100 crop protection revenue in 2018.

Here are the 10 largest retailers:

No. 10: GreenPoint AG

Organization Type: National/Regional Chain of Dealerships
2018 Revenue: $201 million-$1 billion
Revenue by input: Crop Protection: 43% | Fertilizer: 23% | Seed: 33% | Custom Application: 1%
GreenPoint AG is an American-owned agricultural input supplier servicing farms and rural business owners in the areas of crop nutrients, crop protection products, and seed. In 2018, crop protection product sales represented 43% of the company's total revenue ($201 million-$1 billion).

No. 9: Hefty Seed Co.

Organization Type: Independent Local Dealership
2018 Revenue: $201 million-$1 billion
Revenue by input: Crop Protection: 63% | Fertilizer: 5% | Seed: 32% | Custom Application: 0%
Hefty Seed Co. has more than 40 stores and continues to open more locations every year. The company is now the 9th largest crop protection retailer in the U.S. and number 12 in seed. In 2018, crop protection product sales represented 63% of the company's total revenue ($201 million-$1 billion).

No. 8: Aurora Cooperative Elevator

Organization Type: Cooperative
2018 Revenue: $201 million-$1 billion
Revenue by input: Crop Protection: 44% | Fertilizer: 39% | Seed: 10% | Custom Application: 7%
For more than a century, Aurora Cooperative has been a partner in the success of agriculture, providing high quality, competitive products and services growers rely on every day. In 2018, crop protection product sales represented 44% of the cooperative's total revenue ($201 million-$1 billion).

No. 7: CHS Inc.

Organization Type: Cooperative
2018 Revenue: More than $1 Billion
Revenue by input: Crop Protection: 27% | Fertilizer: 49% | Seed: 18% | Custom Application: 6%
CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the U.S. In 2018, crop protection product sales represented 27% of the cooperative's total revenue ($1 Billion+).

No. 6: Simplot Grower Solutions

Organization Type: National/Regional Chain of Dealerships
2018 Revenue: More than $1 Billion
Revenue by input: Crop Protection: 44% | Fertilizer: 48% | Seed: 5% | Custom Application: 3%
Simplot's commitment to Bringing Earth's Resources to Life begins at the acre level by providing assistance and support via Simplot Grower Solutions. The company has more than 250 crop advisors and more than 90 retail locations to help growers with their specific needs. In 2018, crop protection product sales represented 44% of the company's total revenue ($1 Billion+).

No. 5: GROWMARK

Organization Type: Cooperative
2018 Revenue: More than $1 Billion
Revenue by input: Crop Protection: 26% | Fertilizer: 42% | Seed: 20% | Custom Application: 12%
GROWMARK is a cooperative organization based in Bloomington, IL. In 2018, crop protection product sales represented 26% of the cooperative's total revenue ($1 Billion+).

No. 4: Pinnacle Agriculture Distribution

Organization Type: National/Regional Chain of Dealerships
2018 Revenue: More than $1 Billion
Revenue by input: Crop Protection: 49% | Fertilizer: 29% | Seed: 19% | Custom Application: 3%
Headquartered in Loveland, CO, and serving 27 states, Pinnacle is a leader in the farm supply distribution business. In 2018, crop protection product sales represented 49% of the company's total revenue ($1 Billion+).

No. 3: Wilbur-Ellis

Organization Type: National/Regional Chain of Dealerships
2018 Revenue: More than $1 Billion
Revenue by input: Crop Protection: 47% | Fertilizer: 39% |Seed: 9% | Custom Application: 5%
Established in 1921, Wilbur-Ellis is a leading international marketer and distributor of agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and ingredients. In 2018, crop protection product sales represented 47% of the company's total revenue ($1 Billion+).

No. 2: Helena Agri-Enterprises

Organization Type: National/Regional Chain of Dealerships
2018 Revenue: More than $1 Billion
Revenue by input: Crop Protection: 45% | Fertilizer: 33% | Seed: 18% | Custom Application: 8%
Helena Agri-Enterprises, headquartered in Collierville, TN, is one of the foremost agronomic solutions providers in the U.S. In 2018, crop protection product sales represented 45% of the company's total revenue ($1 Billion+).

No. 1: Nutrien Ag Solutions

Organization Type: National/Regional Chain of Dealerships
2018 Revenue: More than $1 Billion
Revenue by input: Crop Protection: 46% | Fertilizer: 34% | Seed: 16% | Custom Application: 4%
Operated by Nutrien Retail, Nutrien Ag Solutions (formerly Crop Production Services) is a unit of Nutrien Ltd., the world's largest agriculture inputs company. In 2018, crop protection product sales represented 46% of the company's total revenue ($1 Billion+).
Source: CROPLIFE

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