Farm Raw Product Wholesalers


The 3,400 farm raw product wholesalers in the US purchase grain, crops and livestock from area farms, ranches and breeders, then aggregate the products or animals and sell in larger volumes to slaughter houses, grain mills, poultry farms, yarn and textile manufacturers (cotton, wool), food manufacturers, exporters, landscaping firms and builders (sod), biofuel producers and other manufacturers and wholesalers.

Trade Restrictions Limit Markets

Trade restrictions on exports limit market access and make exports more expensive for foreign customers.

Volatility in Commodity Prices

Raw farm product prices can change due to supply in the domestic or global market, shifts in consumer demand for products made with the commodity, and imports that gain or lose US market share.