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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 2014

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

IBISWorld’s Hay & Crop Farming market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$25bn
Annual Growth 09-14
6.2%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
560,607
Businesses
480,234
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, while organic hay continues 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

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Hay and Crop Farming industry is characterized by a low level of ownership concentration compared with other sectors of the US economy. The industry is dominated by small and medium sized farms, with average farm revenue well below a 0.1% share of industry sales.

In the hay segment, the industry lacks organized systems of production. In many cases, farmers grow hay and other crops and will enter and exit the industry in response to changing returns. These conditions have been responsible for the dispersed nature of hay production. In the long term, however, pressure to reduce costs and increase efficiency is slowly causing the industry to shift toward larger-scale centralized production... 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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