NAICS Code 115114 Postharvest Crop Activities (except Cotton Ginning)


Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting


This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in performing services on crops, subsequent to their harvest, with the intent of preparing them for market or further processing. These establishments provide postharvest activities, such as crop cleaning, sun drying, shelling, fumigating, curing, sorting, grading, packing, and cooling.

Cross References

Establishments primarily engaged in
  • Ginning cotton: classified in U.S. Industry 115111, Cotton Ginning
  • Custom grain grinding for animal feed: classified in U.S. Industry 311119, Other Animal Food Manufacturing
  • Artificially drying and dehydrating fruits and vegetables: classified in U.S. Industry 311423, Dried and Dehydrated Food Manufacturing
  • Stemming and redrying tobacco: classified in Industry 312230, Tobacco Manufacturing
  • Buying farm products for resale to other wholesalers or retailers and preparing them for market or further processing: classified in Industry 424480, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Merchant Wholesalers
  • Providing farm management services (i.e., on a contract or fee basis) and arranging or contracting postharvesting crop activities for the farm(s) it manages: classified in U.S. Industry 115116, FarmManagement Services.

Industries Included

  • Alfalfa, sun drying
  • Almond hulling and shelling
  • Banana ripening
  • Bean cleaning
  • Corn drying
  • Corn shelling
  • Crop cleaning
  • Decorticating flax
  • Delinting cottonseed
  • Filbert hulling and shelling
  • Fruit precooling
  • Fruit sorting, grading, and packing
  • Fruit, sun drying
  • Fruit, vacuum cooling
  • Fumigating grain
  • Grain cleaning
  • Grain drying
  • Grain fumigation
  • Grain grinding (except custom grinding for animal feed)
  • Hulling and shelling of nuts
  • Irradiation of fruits and vegetables
  • Nut hulling and shelling
  • Packaging fresh or farm-dried fruits and vegetables
  • Packing fruits and vegetables
  • Peanut shelling
  • Pecan hulling and shelling
  • Potato curing
  • Retting flax
  • Rice drying
  • Seed cleaning
  • Seed processing, post-harvest for propagation
  • Sorting, grading, cleaning, and packing of fruits and vegetables
  • Sun drying of dates, prunes, raisins, and olives
  • Sun drying of fruits and vegetables
  • Sun drying of tomatoes
  • Sweet potato curing
  • Tobacco grading
  • Vegetable precooling
  • Vegetable sorting, grading, and packing
  • Vegetable sun drying
  • Vegetable vacuum cooling
  • Walnut hulling and shelling
  • Waxing, fruits or vegetables