Bean and Grain Farming
Companies in this segment grow grains and beans such as soybeans, oilseeds, dry peas and beans, wheat, corn, rice, and oilseed and grains.
Establishments within this segment grow and sell tobacco, cotton, sugarcane, and sugar beets.
Farm Management Services
This segment is comprised of establishments that provide farm management services on a contract or fee basis.
Fish and Crustaceans
Companies in this segment raise fish, shellfish, and other aquatic animals.
Companies within the floriculture segment grow and product products including flowers, cultivated greens, foliage plants, and flower seeds.
Establishments within this segment grow fruits including, but not limited to, oranges, citrus, apples, grapes, strawberries, and other berries.
In this segment, companies raise or fatten animals in order to sell them.
Soil Preparation, Planting, and Cultivating
This segment includes companies that perform social preparation activities including plowing, fertilizing, seed bed preparation, planting, cultivating, and crop protection services.
Companies in this segment produce vegetable and melon crops, seeds, and bedding plants. Major products include potatoes, tomatoes, and lettuces.
The Agriculture industry is Fragmented. The production in this industry is divided among a few different companies, however, no single firm has large enough share of the market to be able to influence the industry's direction or price levels.
Primary Demand Drivers
- Government agricultural policy programs
- Food consumption trends
- Labor demand
- Efficient operations
From the Blog
India is currently undergoing extreme inflation. To curb the effects of inflation, which are raising the prices of many food staples for Indian people, the Indian government is placing a ban on the exportation of broken rice, as well as imposing a hefty 20% export duty on any overseas shipments of white and brown rice, which constitute roughly around 60% of India’s total global sales. Along with inflation, poor weather is also contributing to the imposition of this ban.
An energy crisis brewing in Europe could end many businesses and lead to a global supply chain disaster for an already struggling system. Two large industries affected by this will be the metals sector and the agricultural sector. With these significant sectors at risk, European governments are attempting to face this problem every day to see how they may be able to stop this issue as fast as possible.
- Hoovers (Date Accessed: 6/1/2017)