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Hay & Crop Farming in the US: Market Research Report

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Hay & Crop Farming Market Research Report | NAICS 11199 | Dec 2013

New harvest: Consumer preferences will drive demand for organic hay and processed sugar

The Hay & Crop Farming market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$22bn
Annual Growth 08-13
-0.1%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Profit
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Employment
560,127
Businesses
515,362
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The overall industry is forecast to continue growing at a moderate rate over the next five years. Demand for hay will increase as cattle farmers switch to hay for cattle feed, and organic hay will continue to become increasingly popular as consumers opt for organic beef. Consumer preferences will also dictate growth in the sugar beet segment as soda and snack manufacturers opt for processed sugar over high-fructose corn syrup... purchase to read more

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Overall, there are few barriers to entry into the Hay and Crop Farming industry. Generally, all inputs are readily available, producers can typically shift between agricultural activities with ease, and there are often a number of farms for sale. Nonetheless, two possible barriers include capital investment requirements and problems securing finance for such investment.

The establishment of crop farming operations requires some investment. New participants need to purchase land, machinery such as harvesters and tractors, and irrigation equipment for sugar beet crops. According to the 2007 Agricultural Census, the average US hay farm occupies land and buildings worth $485,030 and employs plant and machinery valued at $54,244... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Hay & Crop Farming Industry?

Over half the farms in this industry grow hay, while a small number grow sugar beets. A variety of other crops, such as hops and herbs, are included in the industry. Some establishments also gather agave, spices, tea and maple sap.

Industry Products
Other HayAlfalfa HaySugar beetsHopsOther Crops
 
Industry Activities
Hay, alfalfa and other farmingSugar beet farmingHop farmingAloe, mint and herb farmingTea and spice farmingMaple tapping


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