Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Hydroponic Crop Farming industry remained resilient during the recession, due to consistently high demand for healthy and organic produce. With extreme weather conditions damaging many crops for fresh field farmers, grocery stores and other markets turned to the industry to satisfy their demand. This factor will continue to benefit firms over the next five years, as consumers increasingly demand organic and local food.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
Overall, the Hydroponic Crop Farming industry has moderate barriers to entry. The most significant barriers are the capital investment requirements associated with establishing a hydroponic farm and obtaining the required licenses to sell fresh produce. Setting up a hydroponic farm from the ground up requires considerable investment. New participants need to purchase or lease land, greenhouses and essential equipment, such as climate monitors, irrigation systems and heating and cooling systems. Hopeful entrants may have difficulty securing financing for these costs, given the high level of industry volatility.
New operators hoping to compete with the large commercial hydroponic growers may also be deterred by the difficulty in obtaining contracts with downstream markets... purchase to read more