Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing

SIC 0111 Wheat - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This industry consists of establishments primarily engaged in the production of wheat or whose sales of wheat account for more than 50 percent of total value of sales for their agricultural production.

SIC 0112 Rice - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This industry consists of establishments primarily engaged in the production of rice, or whose sales of rice account for 50 percent or more of the total value of sales for their agricultural production.

SIC 0115 Corn - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

The United States is the world's leading producer and exporter of corn, growing about 40 percent of the global supply. Argentina, the next largest exporter, is a distant second.

SIC 0116 Soybeans - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This industry consists of establishments primarily engaged in the production of soybeans.

SIC 0119 Cash Grains, Not Elsewhere Classified - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This industry includes establishments primarily engaged in the production of cash grains, not elsewhere classified. Primary cash grains in this classification include dry field and seed peas and beans, safflowers, sunflowers, and popcorn.

SIC 0131 Cotton - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This industry classification includes establishments primarily engaged in the production of cotton and cottonseed.

SIC 0132 Tobacco - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This classification covers establishments primarily engaged in the production of tobacco.

SIC 0133 Sugarcane and Sugar Beets - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This industry classification includes establishments primarily engaged in the production of sugarcane and sugar beets.

SIC 0134 Irish Potatoes - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

The potato, a member of the nightshade family that produces thick, fleshy tubers from underground stems, was introduced into the United States around 1719, but it was not mentioned in crop production data until the 1840 census, which listed 160.4 million pounds of potatoes grown. American per capita potato consumption peaked in the early twentieth century at 198 pounds, dropped to about 103 pounds by 1956, and rose again to its 2002 level of 140 pounds per person as people consumed more processed potatoes.

SIC 0139 Field Crops Except Cash Grains, Not Elsewhere Classified - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This entry includes establishments primarily engaged in the production of field crops, except cash grains, not classified elsewhere. This category includes a range of crops for human or livestock consumption, encompassing farms that produce alfalfa, broomcorn, clover, grass seed, hay, hops, mint, peanuts, sweet potatoes, timothy, and yams.

SIC 0161 Vegetables and Melons - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This entry includes establishments primarily engaged in the production of vegetables and melons in the open, including asparagus, beans, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, cauliflower, celery, sweet corn, cucumber, green peas, lettuce, onions, peppers, squash, and tomatoes.

SIC 0171 Berry Crops - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This industry covers establishments primarily engaged in the production of cranberries, strawberries, and bush berries. Agricultural products in this last category include blackberries, blueberries, currants, dewberries, loganberries, boysenberries, and raspberries.

SIC 0172 Grapes - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

Establishments in this industry are primarily engaged in the production of grapes.

SIC 0173 Tree Nuts - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This classification covers establishments primarily engaged in the production of tree nuts, including almonds, filberts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts.

SIC 0174 Citrus Fruits - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This industry consists of establishments primarily engaged in the production of citrus fruits.

SIC 0175 Deciduous Tree Fruits - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

The deciduous fruit industry consists of farms and orchards that maintain and harvest a variety of fruits, specifically apples, apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, pears, persimmons, plums, pomegranates, prunes, and quinces. According to the U.S.

SIC 0179 Fruits and Tree Nuts, Not Elsewhere Classified - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This category covers establishments primarily engaged in the production of fruits and nuts, not elsewhere classified. This classification also includes establishments deriving 50 percent or more of their total value of sales of agricultural products from fruits and tree nuts (Industry Group 017) but less than 50 percent from products of any single industry.

SIC 0181 Ornamental Floriculture and Nursery Products - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This category includes establishments primarily engaged in the production of ornamental plants and other nursery products, such as bedding plants, bulbs, florists' greens, flowers, shrubbery, potted plants, flower and vegetable seeds and plants, and sod. These products may be grown outdoors, or under cover of a greenhouse, frame, cloth house, or lath house.

SIC 0182 Food Crops Grown under Cover - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This industry consists of establishments primarily engaged in the production of mushrooms or fruits and/or vegetables grown under cover.

SIC 0191 General Farms, Primarily Crop - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This industry classification is comprised of establishments deriving at least half the value of their total agricultural sales from crops, but less than 50 percent of the sales are from the products of any single, three-digit industry group. Crop farms deriving 50 percent or more of their total agricultural sales from products classified within a single three-digit grouping are classified according to that grouping.

SIC 0211 Beef Cattle Feedlots - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, at the beginning of April 2003, cattle and calves for slaughter on feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.7 million.

SIC 0212 Beef Cattle Except Feedlots - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

Texas had the largest number of cattle in 2002, with 13.6 million head. Kansas and Nebraska followed with 6.7 million and 6.6 million head, respectively.

SIC 0213 Hogs - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This category covers establishments primarily engaged in the production or feeding of hogs on their own account or on a contract or fee basis. A general trend toward vertical integration in the industry has resulted in larger, more integrated hog operations that often play diverse roles—including breeding, raising, feeding, feed production, butchering and processing, distribution and marketing—in the process of getting hogs from the weaning pen to the market place.

SIC 0214 Sheep and Goats - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This classification covers establishments primarily engaged in the production of sheep, lambs, goats, goats' milk, wool, and mohair, including the operation of lamb feedlots, on their own account or on a contract or fee basis.

SIC 0219 General Livestock, Except Dairy and Poultry - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This classification covers establishments deriving 50 percent or more of their total value of sales or agricultural products from livestock such as cattle, hogs, sheep, and goats, but with less than 50 percent deriving from any single one of those livestock categories.

SIC 0241 Dairy Farms - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

Dairy farming is one of the leading agricultural activities in the United States, with dairy cash receipts totaling $20.5 billion in 2002. Because of scientific advances increasing milk production, the total number of dairy cows in the United States has been declining steadily since 1970, whereas the total output per cow has increased significantly.

SIC 0251 Broiler, Fryer, and Roaster Chickens - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This category includes establishments primarily engaged in the production of chickens for slaughter, including those grown under contract.

SIC 0252 Chicken Eggs - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This category includes establishments primarily engaged in the production of chicken eggs, including table eggs and hatching eggs, and in the sale of cull hens.

SIC 0253 Turkeys and Turkey Eggs - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This category includes establishments primarily engaged in the production of turkeys and turkey eggs.

SIC 0254 Poultry Hatcheries - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This category includes establishments primarily engaged in operating poultry hatcheries on their own account or on a contract or fee basis.

SIC 0259 Poultry and Eggs, Not Elsewhere Classified - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

SIC 0271 Fur-Bearing Animals and Rabbits - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This classification covers establishments primarily engaged in the production of fur and fur-bearing animals and rabbits. These include chinchilla farms, fox farms, fur farms, mink farms, and rabbit farms.

SIC 0272 Horses and Other Equines - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This classification covers establishments primarily engaged in the production of horses and other equines such as burros, donkeys, and mules.

SIC 0273 Animal Aquaculture - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

The aquaculture industry entered the 2000s with significant economic promise. Production was small but growing.

SIC 0279 Animal Specialties, Not Elsewhere Classified - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This category includes establishments primarily engaged in the production of animal specialties, not elsewhere classified, such as pets, bees, worms, and laboratory animals. This industry also includes establishments deriving 50 percent or more of their total value of sales of agricultural products from animal specialties, but less than 50 percent from products of any single industry.

SIC 0291 General Farms, Primarily Livestock and Animal Specialties - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This classification includes establishments deriving 50 percent or more of their total value of sales of agricultural products from livestock and animal specialties and their products, but less than 50 percent from products of any single three-digit industry group.

SIC 0711 Soil Preparation Services - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

The soil and topography of the land, along with the climate of an area, determines the type of farming that can be done. For example, wheat, corn, and other grains are most efficiently grown on level land where large, complex machinery can be used.

SIC 0721 Crop Planting, Cultivating, and Protecting - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

The crop planting, cultivating, and protecting industry encompasses a variety of services, including: aerial dusting and spraying; bracing of orchard trees and vines; citrus grove cultivation; corn detasseling; hoeing; insect control for crops, with or without fertilizing; irrigation system operation; planting crops; pruning orchard trees and vines; weed control; and other miscellaneous activities. The highly fragmented industry is dominated by small, private, local companies.

SIC 0722 Crop Harvesting, Primarily by Machine - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This industry is comparatively small, and it is dominated by family-owned companies. Crop harvesters, both manual and mechanical, are directly reliant on the economic fortunes of the American farming community, the sole client of the harvesters.

SIC 0723 Crop Preparation Services for Market, Except Cotton Ginning - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

The scope of operations included under the crop preparation services for market industry is large. It includes bean, grain, and seed cleaning; corn, peanut, and nut shelling; fruit and vegetable sorting, grading, and cooling; grain, hay, fruit, and vegetable drying; packaging of fresh or farm-dried fruits and vegetables; potato and yam curing; grain fumigation; custom grinding; and tobacco grading.

SIC 0724 Cotton Ginning - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

Cotton gins are machines used to separate cotton fibers from cotton seeds, a process that must be done before cotton fibers can be used for textiles. High quality cotton is the combined result of the original characteristics of the fiber and the degree of cleaning and drying it receives.

SIC 0741 Veterinary Services for Livestock - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

Roughly half of the food Americans eat is derived from animals (in the form of meat and dairy products). Thus, the focus of this industry is largely aimed at maintaining adequate and safe food supplies for humans through the treatment of injuries and diseases of livestock.

SIC 0742 Veterinary Services for Animal Specialties - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

The veterinary services industry is responsible for the care and treatment of companion animals (pets), sport animals (e.g., racehorses), and some livestock, as well as the protection of the public from exposure to animal diseases such as rabies. These services are generally performed by more than 58,000 licensed veterinarians in the United States, often within the confines of one of the roughly 22,500 animal hospitals and clinics in existence during the early 2000s.

SIC 0751 Livestock Services, Except Veterinary - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This classification covers establishments primarily engaged in performing services, except veterinary, for cattle, hogs, sheep, goats, and poultry. Dairy herd improvement associations are also included in this industry.

SIC 0752 Animal Specialty Services, Except Veterinary - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

Roughly 62 percent of all U.S. homes sheltered a pet of some sort in the early 2000s.

SIC 0761 Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This category describes establishments primarily engaged in supplying labor for agriculture production of harvesting. Establishments primarily engaged in machine harvesting are classified in Industry 0722 (see SIC 0722: Crop Harvesting, Primarily by Machine).

SIC 0762 Farm Management Services - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This category describes establishments primarily engaged in providing farm management and maintenance services for farms, citrus groves, orchards, and vineyards. Such activities may include supplying contract labor for agricultural production and harvesting, inspecting crops and fields to estimate yield, determining crop transportation and storage requirements, and hiring and assigning workers to tasks involved in the harvesting and cultivating of crops; but establishments primarily engaged in performing such services without farm management services are classified in the appropriate specific industry within Industry Group 072.

SIC 0781 Landscape Counseling and Planning - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This classification includes establishments engaged in landscape planning and landscape architectural and counseling services.

SIC 0782 Lawn and Garden Services - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

The industry encompasses an abundance of firms that provide a wide range of services, including sod laying, lawn mowing, and seeding. Firms can also serve niche markets such as lawn mulching, cemetery maintenance, garden planting, fertilizing, lawn spraying and treating, highway center-strip maintenance, and athletic field and golf course turf installation.

SIC 0783 Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

The ornamental shrub and tree industry consists mainly of small, family-owned businesses; most companies offer the service in addition to lawn care and maintenance. Working with shrubs and trees requires more education than merely working on lawns, since there are more plants and pests to know.

SIC 0811 Timber Tracts - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

In the United States about one-half of the country is wooded. This amounts to about two-thirds of the nation's presettlement forested land.

SIC 0831 Forest Nurseries and Gathering of Forest Products - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This category covers establishments primarily engaged in growing trees for purposes of reforestation or in gathering forest products. The concentration or distillation of these products, when carried on in the forest, is included in this industry.

SIC 0851 Forestry Services - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This industry classification includes establishments primarily engaged in performing, on a contract or fee basis, services related to timber production, wood technology, forestry economics and marketing, and other forestry services, not elsewhere classified, such as cruising timber, fire fighting, and reforestation.

SIC 0912 Finfish - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This industry classification includes establishments primarily engaged in the commercial catching or taking of finfish, including cod, menhaden, pollack, salmon, and tuna.

SIC 0913 Shellfish - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

After growing, albeit slowly, in the late 1990s, the market for seafood began to wane in the early 2000s. Total shellfish landings in 2002 were 8.08 billion pounds, down from 8.24 billion pounds in 2001; the value of landings declined from $1.47 billion to $1.35 billion over the same time period.

SIC 0919 Miscellaneous Marine Products - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This industry classification covers establishments primarily engaged in miscellaneous fishing activities, such as catching or taking of miscellaneous marine plants and animals. Plants and animals covered under this code include seaweed, sponges, sea urchins, terrapins, turtles, and frogs.

SIC 0921 Fish Hatcheries and Preserves - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

Fish hatcheries were developed during the latter part of the nineteenth century in an effort to supplement dwindling fish stocks. In nature, fish lay thousands of eggs, but most juveniles die in massive numbers because of insufficient food, predators, and diseases.

SIC 0971 Hunting and Trapping and Game Propagation - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This category includes establishments primarily engaged in commercial hunting and trapping, or in the operation of game preserves.

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