Farm Supplies Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Farm Supplies Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42491 | Apr 2014

Crop circle: Rising farm input prices will spur growth, but demand for GM seeds may wane

IBISWorld’s Farm Supplies Wholesaling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Unlike most wholesalers, farm supply wholesalers are somewhat shielded from the rising trend of wholesale bypass due to their ability to stockpile surplus seed and sell when demand crests. Growing farm input prices will lead to steady revenue growth over the next five years. Nevertheless, uncertainty regarding GM seeds and crops will cut into industry growth, representing a potential threat in the years to come... purchase to read more

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The Farm Supplies Wholesaling industry exhibits a high level of capital intensity; for every dollar spent on employee wages, $2.70 is spent on technology. Capital intensity has increased over the past five years as the industry becomes increasingly automated. Operators have adopted new technologies to help streamline the wholesaling process. For instance, technologies such as radio frequency identification (RFID) are used to track orders and inventory levels, limiting the need for labor.

At the same time, workers' functions are shifting away from labor-intensive stocking and packaging activities toward customer relations... purchase to read more


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What is the Farm Supplies Wholesaling Industry?

This industry distributes a range of manufactured and other goods to crop and livestock farmers. A wholesaler may have exclusive distributorship to sell a particular brand within a specified territory, but most often they will sell such products in competition with other wholesalers.

Industry Products
Animal feedFertilizersFungicides and insecticidesPlant seeds and plant bulbsHerbicides and soil conditioners
Industry Activities
Animal feed distributionFertilizer, herbicide and pesticide distributionPlant seed and plant bulb distribution

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