SIC 0100 | NAICS 110000
The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, market research and analysis, financial ratios and salary surveys, and more.
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Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:
Market news section features reports that provide information on price, volume, and market conditions for various farm commodities, with product categories covered by these reports including cotton; dairy and milk products; fruits, vegetables, and specialty crops; organic foods; livestock, poultry, eggs, and grains; and local and regional foods. Reports are categorized by product and are available free online.
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:
Comprehensive annual publication provides detailed statistical data covering various aspects of farm operations, with topics covered in individual chapters including major crop categories; livestock, dairy, and poultry; farm resources, income, and expenses; stabilization and price support programs; and insurance, credit, and cooperatives. Current and past editions of this report are available free online.
Economic section covers the financial and economic aspects of farm operations, with topics covered in various reports including long-run agricultural baseline projections, agricultural productivity, commodity outlook, farm and commodity policy, farm structure and organization, income and finances, federal tax issues, household well-being, and land use, value, and tenure. All reports are accessible free online.
Monthly reports analyze supply, demand, price, and trade activity for various agricultural commodities, with products covered in individual reports including wheat; feed grains (e.g., corn, sorghum, barley); rice; oil crops; vegetables and pulses (e.g., dry beans, dry peas, lentils); fruit and tree nuts; sugar and sweeteners; livestock, dairy, and poultry; and cotton and wool. All reports can be viewed free online.
Comprehensive annual report provides long-term projections for the agricultural sector over the next
decade, with categories covered in the report including crops (e.g., corn, wheat, soybeans, sorghum, barley, oats, rice, and upland cotton), livestock (e.g., beef, pork, veal, lamb, and mutton), poultry (e.g., broilers, turkeys, and other chickens), and total farm receipts, production expenses, and net income.
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
Various reports included in this section analyze the financial performance of the U.S. farm sector and major crop and livestock farm groups on a historical and prospective basis, with topics covered in the reports including value of production for selected crops and livestock, production expenses by major category, stakeholder payments, and net return to equity owners. All reports are available free online.
Financial benchmarking section of these reports provides an analysis of income and expenses as a percentage of revenue for agricultural producers, with farm operations covered in individual reports including grain farming, fruit and tree nut farming, oilseed farming, vegetable farming, cotton farming, beef cattle production, hog farming, chicken and turkey production, egg production, and dairy farms.
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in farming activities on a national, state, and metro area basis, with job categories covered in the survey including farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers; first-line supervisors of farmworkers; agricultural inspectors, animal breeders; graders and sorters; agricultural equipment operators; and farmworkers and laborers.
Semiannual survey provides hourly wage data for all workers directly hired by U.S. farms and ranches on a national and regional basis, with hourly wage data reported by type of worker (e.g., field, livestock, and combined), geographic region, state (California, Florida, Hawaii), types of products produced (e.g., field crops, other crops, and livestock and poultry), and farm size based on gross value of annual sales.