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 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 Southeast, in the major cotton-growing states. The largest of these are Texas (in the Southwest region, but adjacent to the Southeast) and Georgia, which together account for about one-third of all gins in America... purchase to read more