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Global Farm Economics

Do your current agriculture business strategies factor in long-term cost forecasts?

The agriculture sector today faces many challenges, including supply chain disruption, adjusting to the shift towards sustainability, changing global policies and trade, shifts in supply and demand for various commodities, availability and cost of land, and new technologies.

These complex factors leave little margin for error and require businesses to move nimbly and adapt with the markets to remain profitable and competitive. This demands the need for reliable data with deeper analytics and forecasts further into the future to minimize risk.

Through a single platform, the Farm Economics service by IHS Markit service provides this comprehensive data and analysis though access to comprehensive historical coverage as well as forecasts out to 2035.

Companies across the Inputs sector, producers, traders, financial players and governments benefit from data and analysis found in The Farm Economics service to:

  • Examine and compare production costs, revenues, and margins for major agriculture crops for major producing countries and regions, and between key markets and other global export competitors.
  • Identify high-growth investment opportunities, inform underwriting decisions, and monitor existing portfolio risk with greater accuracy using our long-term forecasts
  • Assess short and long-term implications for crop production and the effect on prices
  • Benchmark, measure and make predictions on farm performance
  • Better target sales and marketing efforts to improve ROI
  • Adjust input product pricing based on change in share of inputs and affordability
  • Discover the future competitiveness of crop production between regions
  • Better inform decisions on trade policy and farm support
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Who Benefits from This Report:

  • Farmland investors conduct land valuation with a reliable benchmark, compare existing and potential investments, identify the most attractive countries, regions, or crop.
  • Seed and crop protection and fertilizer companies budget and target sales and marketing efforts, estimate input pricing, estimate farmer level cost and margins, and anticipate farm spending cycles.
  • Large producers and traders assess short and long-term implications for crop production, inputs, prices, and costs.
  • Farm equipment companies anticipate long-term cycles of agricultural spending cycles and demand for types of farm equipment to better align the geographic position of sales, parts, and service networks.
  • Government agencies monitor farmer performance with via third-party reference and compare costs, revenues, and margins to better inform decisions on trade policy and farm support.
  • Financial players make better feasibility and risk assessments of farm investments or loan portfolios and manage portfolio risk with long-term forecasts for crop revenues, expenses & margins across major production regions.

What's Included

  • Exclusive client website access via IHS Markit Connect to the monthly forecast and all service deliverables
  • Web access to Excel historical and forecasted data tables
  • Semiannual forecast to 10 years
  • Executive summaries of semiannual forecasts
  • Monthly commodity updates, with analysis of major agricultural issues
  • Email notifications and phone access to our research experts

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