Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Revenue for the Fruit and Nut Farming industry, which excludes citrus fruits, grew considerably during the past five years. Although general fruit prices were nearly stagnant, demand for a few large product segments rapidly increased. In the coming years, industry revenue is expected to continue rising. Continued advancements in transportation technology will extend the reach of high-quality, high-value domestically grown fruit in the global market... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The majority of farmers, including those growing fruits and nuts, are small family-run enterprises. On the other end of the spectrum are a smaller number of commercial farms, which dominate industry revenue and acreage. Even so, the production value is dispersed such that no single farm receives a large proportion of the industry's total revenue. The distribution of employment is linked closely to production values, with the few commercial mega-farms employing the vast majority of laborers.
In an effort to consolidate this dispersed market power, farmers commonly pool their resources to farm cooperatives. These organizations act on behalf of their members to improve demand and returns, often through marketing and promotional activities... purchase to read more