Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Crop Service industry's performance is the aggregate result of many different types of industry operators. Despite slow growth in the industry's largest market segment, fruit and vegetable farming, revenue has increased moderately over the current five-year period. In the coming years, due to falling crop prices and decreasing planted acreage, crop production is expected to decrease, loosening demand for crop services. Nevertheless, as interest rates increase, farmers will be less inclined to invest in their own machinery, preferring to outsource to industry operators... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Establishments that provide support services for crop production are spread throughout the United States, with the majority of industry participants situated in rural areas. Businesses that carry out on-farm services locate themselves close to the farms they service. As a result, the industry's geographic spread does not change considerably from year to year.
Cotton ginning is concentrated primarily in the West, the Southeast and the Plains. Farm labor contractors and post-harvest crop activities are mainly located in the West, with California alone accounting for 18.6% of all industry establishments. California is responsible for a large proportion of fresh market fruit and vegetables grown in the United States... purchase to read more