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Plants Are Great! (PowerPoint)

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Plants Are Great! Dr. Marvin N. Miller Market Research Manager Ball Horticultural Company February 25, 2011 2009 Census of Horticultural Specialties Presenter Presentation Notes USDA released the Census of Horticultural Specialties on 12/13/2010. In this survey, the average firm had sales of $541,456. In comparison, the average farm in the 2007 Census of Agriculture had sales of just $134,807. So the average operation in the Census of Horticultural Specialties had four times the sales of the average farm in the U.S. Granted the definition of the operation was slightly different, with the farm in the 2007 Census of Agriculture having $1,000 or more in sales, while the farm definition in the 2009 Census of Horticultural Specialties was defined as sales of at least $10,000. So, as further comparison, the average corn farm in the 2007 Census of Agriculture had sales of $114,835 and used 248 acres. The average corn farm in 2007 for farms with at least $10,000 in sales had an average of $128,426 in sales. So, the average horticultural specialty operation still had sales over 4.2 times the sales of the average corn farm of similar size two years earlier, but the average horticultural specialty operation did it all on 1.46 acres. Hence, these operations do exemplify the definition of horticulture as intensive agriculture. Total Operations Presenter Presentation Notes At the release, USDA presented some great summary slides that showed the concentration of firms in each state… Total Sales ($1,000s) Presenter Presentation Notes … and the concentration of sales by state. Note that every one of the 50 states has some firms and some sales in this Census. Segments Presenter Presentation Notes One slide, which I did, that proved helpful to me, was seeing a pie chart of the dollars by horticultural specialties segment. You can see that there are some major categories and some very small slivers. Segments 42.9% Presenter Presentation Notes Something in the re

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