• 2002 Census Bureau Final Reports, Industry Series - Numerous industry reports from the U.S. Census Department. (Requires Adobe Acrobat.)
• Agriculture Online - Developed by the publishers of Successful Farming magazine, this website seeks to provide a community for agriculturalists. News articles and industry statistics are available.
• FDA Search Form -
Use this search engine to see what actions the Food and Drug Administration has taken against particular products.
• Specialty Food - Website for The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade.
• USDA Reports - A Cornell University compilation of a multitude of USDA reports.
• USDA Statistics - Statistics and reports on numerous agricultural products in the United States.
• Bakery Online - "The premier sourcing site for the bakery industry."
• Bakery Statistics - Statistics on the baking industry and numerous baked products compiled by AIB International.
• Bakery-Net.com - Provides current news and links to magazines on the subject of baking.
• Top 10 Carbonated Soft Drinks - Market shares and other statistics are provided in this report on the Top 10 carbonated soft drink companies by Beverage Digest. (Requires Adobe Acrobat.)
• Coffee - Information provided by the U.S. Treasury Department.
Confectionary and Snack Food
• Candy Industry Magazine - This page has information about Candy (and other confectionary items). It's mainly an ad for the magazine, but they have a few industry statistics.
• Yahoo News: Food Wholesalers - Most recent news from companies in the industry and for the industry. From Yahoo news: offers Reuters, Business Wire and PR Newswire.
• Dairy - Information provided by the U.S. Treasury Department.
• Dairy Subsidies -
This paper from the Cato Institute (a free-market think tank) discusses the $8 billion that American taxpayers pay to dairy farmers not to be productive.
• Top Dairy Companies - Provides rank, location, CEO, parent, number of plants, brands, and sales of the largest 100 dairy companies in the US and Canada. (Requires Adobe Acrobat.)
• National Frozen Food Association -
Has some news and general publications about the frozen food industry and a membership directory (allows searching by state and type of business, but only gives address, phone, and email).
Fruits and Vegetables
• Cranberry Statistics - From the USDA, this page provides statistics about cranberry production in the United States.
• Fruits & Vegetables - Information provided by the U.S. Treasury Department.
• Vegetable Production - Report provided by North Carolina State University.
Grain and Feed
• Feed Industry Search Engine -
Profiles of companies that sell feed. Searchable.
• Grains - Information provided by the U.S. Treasury Department.
• Sosland Search Page - Website for this publisher of numerous magazines focusing on the food industry.
• USA Rice Federation -
All you ever wanted to know about rice.
• Beef: It's what's for dinner -
If you'd rather read about "what's for dinner" instead of "the other white meat", then you'll want to come here -- the official site of beef. They've got their own set of industry statistics.
• Egg Information - The "incredible edible egg's" statistics are available here from the American Egg Board.
• Lamb Industry Statistics - Statistics about lamb meat production and consumption in the United States from the American Lamb Board.
• Livestock - Information provided by the U.S. Treasury Department.
• Pork Facts - News items and statistics from the National Pork Producers Council.
• US Meat Exports - Website of the U.S. Meat Export Federation.
• Olive Oil Statistics - Statistics about olive production, both in the US and the World. From the Olive Oil Source, which represents olive oil producers.
• Soya and Oilseed Bluebook - [Fee Based] Contact information and product information for processors/ raw material providers of soybean, corn, palm, rapeseed, cottonseed, sunflower seed, coconut and peanut products. Also has details on equipment manufacturers. Searchable. Some non-US companies too.
• Food Manufacturers - Somewhat dated report from the United States Department of Agriculture. (Requires Adobe Acrobat.)
• Food Retailers - Somewhat dated report from the US Department of Agriculture. (Requires Adobe Acrobat.)
Seafood and Aquaculture
• Seafood - Information provided by the U.S. Treasury Department.
• Herb and Spices - Information provided by the U.S. Treasury Department.
• Sugar - Information provided by the U.S. Treasury Department.
• Active Media Guide to the Food and Beverage Industry - [Fee Based] analysis from US Business Reporter.
• Egg Industry - Information provided by the U.S. Treasury Department.
• Food & Beverage - Information provided by the U.S. Treasury Department.
• Hoover's - A snapshot of the Agriculture industry.
• Hoover's - A snapshot of the Food industry.
• Hoover's - A snapshot of the Beverage (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) industry.
• Hoover's - A snapshot of the Retail Food industry.
• Infoshop Food Reports - [Fee-Based] reports on several sectors of the Food industry.
• Tortilla Info -
Yo Quiero Tortillas!. Actually, the tortilla has entered the mainstream of American cuisine, and is a $6 billion+ industry. This site has lots of informations on tortillas, and companies that make tortillas.
• USDA Agriculture Fact Book - Lots of general industry statistics included.
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