Moving America's Economy: The Stealth Food Market

Daniel Cross - Contributor - Equities

If there's one business that will continue to expand regardless of the state of the economy, it's food production. Agricultural demands go hand-in-hand with the booming global population. As more land becomes necessary to feed the population, the ability to refine the process and make food production more efficient per acre while remaining environmentally and biologically friendly becomes of paramount importance.

Despite the fall in energy costs for the consumer, food prices continue to climb. Agribusiness is generally uncorrelated to the general stock market because of exogenous influences like the weather. Harsher-than-expected winter storms, droughts, and other meteorological phenomena can have a big impact on the final cost of products when they hit the shelf at the grocery store.
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