Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Demand for crop support services closely follows demand for crop production. Fortunately for the industry, US farmers have benefited from increased consumption and biofuel production in recent years, as well as a shortage in global supplies following adverse farming conditions in other countries. Increasing automation in the agriculture sector will also boost demand for outsourced services, as many farmers may not have the capital required to perform some tasks... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The Crop Services industry provides a wide range of services to the farm sector. Although segmentation is based on revenue shares, the number of firms and employees within each service segment paints a different picture.
Although post-harvest activities dominate the industry in terms of revenue share and number of employees, the number of firms is much smaller. Firms in this segment tend to be substantially larger than the average service provider, with an average of 43 employees, more than twice the industry average of 15. This is because many of the activities included in this industry are performed manually and are very labor-intensive... purchase to read more