There are few farmers’ supply companies in the country that cater specifically to farmers and their livestock, and the only ones that offer anything like a full-time supply chain are ones with established networks of suppliers.
That means they’re able to quickly find and connect farmers with the necessary equipment to bring their product to market, and they’re likely to have a better track record with the government.
There are two major types of farm supply companies, with one of them being the biggest and most valuable in the world: gardeners supply companies (GSCs).
They provide agricultural equipment to the general public, such as irrigation systems, pest control, and fertiliser.
These companies also offer farmers the opportunity to sell their products directly to consumers, so that the farm owner gets the money and the money is delivered directly to the farmer.
GSC supply companies are the big players in the US, with GSC Growers in California having over 2,000 locations.
GSA in the United Kingdom is the biggest producer of GSCs in the European Union, with over 6,500 locations.
The UK’s two largest GSC suppliers, The Monsanto Company and Bayer AG, have an extensive network of suppliers, and there are a lot of them, so there’s an enormous number of GSAs around the world.
The Moonsanto Company has around 4,000 suppliers, with around 50 of them in the U.K. Bayers AG has over 8,000 GSA suppliers, while the Bakers agricultural company Farmers’ Supply is home to over 2.5 million GSA members.
In the United States, Gardeners Supply has an average of around 2,500 employees and a turnover of £1.5 billion per year.
While it may seem like an odd arrangement for the farmers suppliers, there’s a reason for that.
If a farmer wanted to sell his product directly to a consumer, they’d have to go through a middleman, and if the middleman couldn’t make a profit, then the farmer could simply go out and find another middleman to make a larger profit.
A number of other farming and supply companies exist, including Coca-Cola and Giant Food but the two largest are The Coca-Cola Company and the Giacomo Giovanni Supply Company which has over 3,500 members in the USA and over 1,000 in Europe.
For more information on the UK’s farming supply industry, check out the UK Ministry of Agriculture .