Top 5 NAICS Codes for Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting in Government Contracting

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting by themselves are very diverse industries. For the sake of classification, the United States federal government groups them all into one sector. They also spend quite a bit on related contracts as well. Just last year, over half of $1 billion was obligated towards support activities for forestry. From the grass seed needed on a military base to lab mice for the International Space Station, there are plenty of government opportunities to be found.

NAICS stands for the North American Industry Classification System. These codes are used as a quick reference to display the general products or services an entity provides. You can use your own NAICS codes to search for opportunities on the Advanced Procurement Portal. Here are just a few of the most-in-demand NAICS codes for Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting in the federal marketplace.


1. 115310: Support Activities for Forestry

Total Obligations in 2017: $563,464,115

Description: Aerial water bombing, forest conservation, log hauling (without logging) silviculture, and tree planting.

SBA Size Standard ≤ $7.5 million, except for Forest Fire Suppression and Fuels Managment Services (both $19.0 million)


 2. 115210: Support Activities for Animal Production

Total Obligations in 2017: $34,721,057

Description: Horseshoeing, poultry catching, training horses (not for racing), corralling, sheep shearing, milk testing, pedigree, and breeding related services.

SBA Size Standard ≤ $7.5 million


3. 115112: Soil Preparation, Planting, and Cultivating

Total Obligations in 2017: $26,634,073

Description: Clearing land, providing irrigation systems, orchard cultivation, planting crops, dusting crops, vineyard cultivation, and entomological services.

SBA Size Standard ≤ $7.5 million

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4. 112990: All Other Animal Production

Total Obligations in 2017: $23,204,810

Description: Combination animal farming, dog production, cat production, laboratory animal production, llama production, rattlesnake production, and worm production.

SBA Size Standard ≤ $750,000


5. 111998: All Other Miscellaneous Crop Farming

Total Obligations in 2017: $17,851,955

Description: Spice farming, maple syrup production, hop farming, Bluegrass-Kentucky seed farming, herb farming, tea farming, and aloe farming.

SBA Size Standard ≤ $750,000

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