Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Large multinational companies are increasingly getting in on the agribusiness act. These corporations are encouraging vertical integration in the industry and are actively boosting the industry's profitability as a whole. Over the five years to 2013, the Agribusiness industry has experienced increasing interest in biofuel, strong growth in the number of free-trade agreements signed by the federal government and a rise in the prevalence of genetically modified seeds. These trends are forecast to continue over the next five years... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
Overall, there are few barriers to entry for potential entrants looking to join the Agribusiness industry. There are many different levels available to participate in the industry, such as farming, manufacturing and processing, wholesaling and direct retailing.
The highest barriers to entry exist in those segments that deal directly with the handling and processing of food, particularly meats and other hygiene-sensitive products. These segments are regulated by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to create uniform standards for the processing of food and perishable goods. The USDA has the ability to refuse entry to operators who do not meet the standards set by the applicable regulations... purchase to read more