Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Potato Farming industry has benefited from several factors over the five years to 2014. Most importantly, the wide acceptance of industry products has helped sustain steady demand from downstream markets. However, because agricultural production is contingent on many outside forces, the industry must perpetually keep its output levels in line with overall demand. Over the five years to 2019, the industry will continue to benefit from increasing demand from emerging economies and the growing popularity of organic and niche potato varieties, which will create new markets for industry products and contribute to rising industry revenue.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
Overall, there are few barriers to entry into the Potato Farming industry, most of which can be easily overcome. Required inputs are readily available and there are often a number of farms for sale. The most significant barrier is obtaining the capital investment requirements associated with establishing any farm.
Setting up a farm from the ground up requires considerable investment. New participants need to purchase or lease land and essential machinery such as harvesters and tractors. Potential entrants may have difficulty securing financing given the high level of industry volatility due to the unpredictability of any given operator's success... purchase to read more