Kline's New Research on the Implications of Climate Change on Agribusiness

Kline’s New Research on the Implications of Climate Change on Agribusiness

We are starting with a new research initiative designed to gather research on climate change and its implications for agribusiness companies in the U.S. region.

he first edition of Implications of Climate Change on Agribusiness 2010: U.S. Analysis is designed to help marketers with the essential long range planning in today’s investment-heavy agricultural sector. Whether one believes that climate change is man-made or naturally occurring, it is clear that climate is changing and if it continues, agricultural production will be affected. For example: Continue reading

Seed Treatments Expected To Surge

Kline Sees Continuous Growth on the Seed Treatment Market Due to its Cost Effectiveness in Protecting Valuable Seeds

The global seed treatment market is estimated at over $2.5 billion in 2009 and will continue to grow as it is considered a cost-effective method to protect the increasingly valuable seed. According to data from Seed Treatment 2009 Global Series: Market Analysis and Opportunities conducted by worldwide consulting and research firm Kline & Company, the most rapidly growing markets are projected to be corn in Argentina and Brazil and soybeans in Brazil, growing at a rate above 7.5%.Continue reading

market for pesticides and fertilizers

Agricultural & Specialty Pesticides Market Builds Momentum into 2010

Amid the drumbeat of dismal economic news from the past year, the market for specialty pesticides has been notable in that its decline was less than most other finished goods products. The agricultural/specialty pesticides markets actually held up well in 2008, but recent quarterly reports from basic producers indicates that the economy has now caught up with crop protection. With the buzz of the biofuels boom behind us, at least temporarily, growth in the agricultural market has tempered somewhat. However, even though consumer spending, consumer confidence, and nearly all other consumer market indicators are down, the consumer pesticides market shows some bright promise in the coming year—ironically, some of it driven by the economic downturn. For manufacturers and service providers in the lawn, garden, and pet products categories, there just may be a touch of silver lining the economic storm cloud. More…

Seed Treatment Trends

Seed treatment trends

Seed costs increased in the U.S. by 12.3% in 2007 and have been increasing 3-8% annually for the major Midwest crops during the last few years.  Corn, cotton and soybeans have been benefiting from the application of biotechnology and seed has reflected the extra cost of the value-added traits. As a result seed has become an increasingly valuable investment so that protection of the developing seed and newly emerged seedling has made strong economic sense.Continue reading

market for pesticides and fertilizers

Kline Predicts Strong Market for Food Service Pest Control Despite Weak Economy

The market for pest control products and services in U.S. food-handling establishments remains quite strong despite one of the worst economic recessions in recent history. In this inaugural issue of Kline’s Agriculture practice newsletter, we’ll take a look at how the industry has fared during the past 12 months, as well as some strategies that suppliers and service providers may use to leverage the demand for pest control in restaurants, commercial and institutional kitchens, warehouses, and food processors. More…