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Hydroponic Crop Farming in the US: Market Research Report

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Hydroponic Crop Farming Market Research Report | Life Sciences | Food Science | Jan 2015

Greenhouse growth: Rising food prices and extreme weather conditions will cultivate growth

IBISWorld’s Hydroponic Crop Farming market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Houweling's Houweling's market share
NatureSweet NatureSweet market share
Village Farms Village Farms market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$555m
Annual Growth 10-15
3.3%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
3,431
Businesses
1,503
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

During the five years to 2015, revenue for the Hydroponic Crop Farming industry has maintained positive growth. Over the five-year period, a growing number of individuals shifted to healthy eating and consuming organic produce, resulting in high demand. In addition, extreme weather conditions damaged many crops for fresh field farmers, so grocery stores and farmers markets quickly turned to hydroponic farmers to meet their demand. As revenue and downstream demand continue to expand in the next five years, the number of enterprises is projected to grow. Over the five years to 2020, the total number of industry firms is expected to increase. Many of these new firms will focus exclusively on growing organic fruits and vegetables to help meet the demand at fresh markets.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

In general, farming is a capital-intensive process. Farms need expensive machinery for planting, harvesting, irrigation and packaging. Hydroponic farming requires additional greenhouse structures and equipment, including technically advanced monitoring equipment and automated irrigation and climate control systems. However, much of this additional equipment is structural, especially the greenhouse structures themselves, and therefore is considered a property cost rather than a capital cost. In addition to the smaller footprint of hydroponic farms relative to field vegetable farms, these investments help to reduce labor inputs in the industry per harvest... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Hydroponic Crop Farming Industry?

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions in water, without soil. Operators in this industry generally grow food crops under glass or protective cover.

Industry Products
TomatoesLettuceFresh herbsCucumbersPeppersStrawberriesOther food crops
 
Industry Activities
Hydroponic greenhouse tomato farmingHydroponic greenhouse cucumber farmingHydroponic greenhouse bell pepper farmingOther hydroponic greenhouse vegetable farmingHydroponic greenhouse fruit production


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