In its Oct. 27 issue, Forbes magazine presents its annual list of the "Best 200 Small Companies." Among them are seven companies involved in the agricultural market, listed here with their attendant rankings: Raven Industries, 45; Art's Way Manufacturing, 54; Lindsay, 91; Neogen, 117; American Vanguard, 136; KMG Chemical, 167 and Alamo Group, 197.
Forbes reports: "To qualify, companies must have sales between $5 million and $750 million and a stock price of $5 as of Sept. 29. The ranking is based on return on equity, sales growth and profit growth over the past 12 months and also over five years.
"We also compare a company's stock performance with that of its industry peers."
Source: AgriMarketing magazine