Fewer seeds to sew
This heavily regulated industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. Though price growth in fertilizers and animal feeds has driven revenue gains, wholesale bypass, seasonal variations in agricultural production, and productivity improvements have all had an impact on industry returns. One potential growth area to explore is the niche markets likely to emerge for non-GM seeds and feeds sourced from non-GM grains; however it is likely that most traditional wholesale-only businesses will dissipate, and eventually move into the value chain providing retailing, or become part of a manufacturer's distribution network.
The US Farm Supplies Wholesaling industry distributes a range of manufactured and other goods to crop and livestock farmers in return for payment. A wholesaler may have an exclusive distributorship to sell a particular brand within a specified territory, but most often they will sell such products in competition with other wholesalers.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.