Agriculture can be a tough place for publicly-traded companies. While the shares of Calavo Growers (NASDAQ:CVGW) has chopped fairly steadily higher over time, long-term investors in ag names like Limoneira (NASDAQ:LMNR), Chiquita Brands (NYSE:CQB), and Fresh Del Monte (NYSE:FDP). It's not just an American ag phenomenon either, as Brazilian companies like BrasilAgro (NYSE:LND) and Sao Martinho (SMTO3.SA) have had some pretty major ups and downs as well.
That may be a little alarming for investors looking for a smooth ride from Alico (NASDAQ:ALCO). While this Florida-based citrus, sugarcane, and land company has enjoyed a strong run from early 2012 despite difficult conditions in the citrus market, shares have...
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