III. Industry Analysis
[Company Name] competes against large-scale farmers and agricultural companies in the U.S. There are 2.02 million farms in the U.S.. with 897 million acres of land, the average farm size was 444 acres. Agriculture and food related industries contributed $1.1 trillion to the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP).
The American commercial farming industry continues to be subsidized by the government to bolster low food prices. This is a volatile and difficult industry in the United States, with small and medium-sized farms increasingly being bought by large farms or struggling to survive on their own.
Technological developments in agriculture have been influential in driving changes in the farm sector. Innovations in animal and crop genetics, chemicals, equipment, and farm organization have enabled continuing output growth without adding much to inputs.