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Home. The Research Triangle Park. CAST. National Science Foundation. U.S. Universities, Alphabetic. Rising Concentration in Agricultural Input Industries Influences New Farm Technologies. Highlights: Concentration in several global agricultural input industries has risen significantly; by 2009, the largest four firms in the crop seed, agricultural chemical, animal health, animal genetics/breeding, and farm machinery sectors accounted for more than 50 percent of global market sales in each sector.Factors influencing changes in market structure and concentration vary by industry and include market forces, the emergence of new technologies, and government policies.The largest agricultural input firms are responsible for a large and growing share of global agricultural research and development (R&D), and higher input prices paid by farmers partially reflect the higher quality of inputs created through private-sector R&D.

Rising Concentration in Agricultural Input Industries Influences New Farm Technologies

Market Concentration is Increasing in Research-Intensive Agricultural Input Industries Factors Driving Market Concentration Vary by Industry In the crop seed and animal breeding sectors, the emergence of biotechnology was a major driver of consolidation. Silicon. MIT Sloan School of Management. MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Business Innovation Factory. United States Patent and Trademark Office. FLC Far West Region. FLC Mid-Continent Region. CIT - Center for Innovative Technology. MIT Sloan School of Management.