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 - Industry Locations Chapter
As hydroponic growing operations are less susceptible to weather conditions, the industry's business locations vary significantly from the broader Vegetable Farming industry. Nevertheless, large-scale commercial hydroponic production still tends to be concentrated in temperate climates with year-round sunshine, allowing for the best quality and highest profit margins. As a result, large producers are predominately located in California, Texas, Arizona and Nevada, which make up about one half of this industry's revenue, while comprising about a third of the farms.
Hydroponic farms in the remaining states are typically very small and owner operated... purchase to read more