August 2, 2022

Ag Economy

Green Industry Snapshot

Greenhouse, Nursery and Sod

  • The 2022 spring season was very good for most green industry sectors. Wholesale product movement and pricing have been strong, but supply, labor and cost challenges are significant. 
  • Most growers have been able to raise their prices and stick to them, but rising costs are limiting the increase in profit margins.
  • Increases in freight costs and tight availability of long-haul trucks and drivers gives Northeast growers an advantage over West coast competitors, although Northeast growers themselves are challenged with the availability of CDL drivers for regional deliveries.
  • Most growers and garden center operators report that supply chain problems and product shortages are largely resolving, although prices have increased across the board. 
  • As with other agricultural sectors, the availability and cost of labor continues to be a challenge for all skill and experience levels. 

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