Hay & Crop Farming in the US: Market Research Report

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Hay & Crop Farming Market Research Report | NAICS 11199 | Jan 2016

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.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the Hay and Crop Farming industry has grown despite volatile crop prices and unexpected weather patterns that plagued the industry over the period. Moreover, the industry is projected to continue to grow, albeit at a slower pace. 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. In addition, consumer preferences will 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 Locations Chapter

The geographic spread in this industry differs based on each crop. However, within each product segment, the geographic distribution is stable from year to year because farms require particular soil and weather conditions to grow their crops and thus cannot relocate easily. Hay farming, for instance, is generally concentrated in areas that have plentiful supplies of sunshine and rain. Often, hay is grown in conjunction with corn, wheat and oats as part of a crop rotation system. Furthermore, farmers may grow hay in lieu of other crops when adverse weather patterns reduce the quality of grain crops. Other factors influencing geographic spread include proximity to irrigation water, soil nutrition and flat terrain... 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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