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Crop Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Crop Services Market Research Report | NAICS 11511 | Mar 2016

Small harvest: Crop production is expected to decrease, loosening industry demand

The Crop Services 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$16bn
Annual Growth 11-16
0.7%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
122,555
Businesses
64,284
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

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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 cultivatingPostharvest crop activities (except cotton ginning)Crop harvesting, primarily by machineFarm labor contractors and crew leadersFarm management services


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