Agricultural Businesses

Ag Brokers, LTD: Types of Agricultural Businesses

Agriculture involves everything from farming fruits and vegetables to raising cattle and processing and packaging. If you're exploring agricultural companies for investment opportunities, you might want to start by looking into what different agricultural businesses provide. First, there are three main types of agricultural companies:

  • Farms

  • Ranches

  • Packing Plants

Agriculture opportunities vary depending on where you are in the country. Texas and New Mexico are well-known for ranching. There's also plenty of farmland for agricultural businesses. For example, Texas offers the perfect climate for agricultural companies growing cotton, corn, feed grains, rice, wheat, peanuts, sunflowers, and sugarcane, to name a few.

And the Rio Grande Valley provides year-round opportunities for citrus farmers. Olive, pecan orchards, and vineyards all thrive under the Texas sun as well. Likewise, in New Mexico, corn, squash, hay, beans, onions, and chiles are excellent agriculture crops. Still, pecans, beef cattle, calves, and sheep are probably the top agriculture.

While farms are for agricultural businesses that focus on crops, ranches concentrate on raising animals. Ranchers manage, breed, and sell their livestock. Whether you're considering buying a farm or a ranch, think about local water sources. Crops and herds will only survive if there's plenty of water.

Packing plants are the third type of agricultural companies that keep the food chain moving. If you're considering buying a processing facility, you'll likely work with local ranchers and individual farmers who need a third party to butcher and process their herds. In fact, this may be the number one reason to invest in agricultural companies that intend to open processing plants. It has been a longstanding issue for small farmers that there aren't enough processing plants available.

According to a USDA report, the number of meatpacking plants has continued a steady decline since the 1980s. There's an obvious need for packing plants and an incredible investment opportunity for the right agricultural businesses. Whether you want to invest in a vineyard in Texas, a pecan grove in New Mexico or a meatpacking plant, Ag Brokers, Ltd provides agents who are well versed in ranching, farming, agribusiness, and meat processing in Texas and New Mexico.

Have you always dreamed of being a cattle rancher? Do you want to invest in your community by providing a much-needed packing plant? Maybe you dream of acres of cotton and corn. If you're ready to take the next step and start exploring possibilities, maybe it's time to get in touch with Ag Brokers, Ltd, and discover the agricultural businesses that are the right fit for your investment.