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Crop Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Crop Services Market Research Report | NAICS 11511 | Sep 2013

Good harvest: The farming sector's solid performance will bolster demand for crop services

IBISWorld’s Crop Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$13bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.0%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
120,077
Businesses
58,385
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

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The level of capital intensity varies among industry service segments. Some services, such as picking fruit and vegetables for the fresh market, are very labor-intensive, while others, such as soil testing, rely on advanced technology. Overall, the level of capital intensity in the industry has been rising during the past decade. New technology and the ongoing automation of production processes are reducing the number of workers necessary to perform tasks. In addition, the market segments that demand services for which machinery is required have been growing.

Ginning is a capital-intensive process. Because much of the ginning process is automated, workers predominately perform a monitoring function, ensuring that problems in machinery are identified and repaired... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Crop Services Industry?

Establishments in this industry provide support activities for growing crops. Some examples of these support activities include cotton ginning, soil treatment, crop planting and harvesting. Almost all US farmers, including cotton, wheat, corn and fruit growers, purchase from this industry at some level.

Industry Products
Cotton ginningSoil preparation, planting and cultivatingCrop harvesting by machinePost-harvest crop activitiesFarm labor contractors and crew leadersFarm management services
 
Industry Activities
Cotton ginningSoil preparation, planting, and cultivatingPost harvest crop activities (except cotton ginning)Crop harvesting, primarily by machineFarm labor contractors and crew leadersFarm management services


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