The United States has the world’s largest and fastest-growing agricultural sector.
But rural agriculture is in trouble.
The rural economy is shrinking.
The trend toward increasing reliance on imported food and agribusiness products is putting a significant strain on the rural community.
The United Farm Workers (UFW) recently published a national report on rural agribiz production and demand, finding that the U.S. is losing out to other countries in terms of agricultural productivity and employment.
The report also noted that the number of rural farm workers has declined by 7.7 million since 2000.
The problem is particularly acute for the region of the country where the majority of farm jobs are in the Northeast and Midwest, and where the food supply is most limited.
“There is a disconnect between the economy and the rural sector, and that has been going on for decades,” said Chris Seltzer, president of the National Rural Farmer Association (NRFA).
The NRFA’s 2015 report, “A New Deal for Rural America,” highlighted the challenges facing rural Americans.
It highlighted the lack of jobs, lack of opportunities, and a lack of understanding of what it means to be a farmer.
“Farmers are in a state of economic decline,” Seltzler said.
“It’s not that there’s not a lot of work.
But what we’ve been seeing is farmers and their businesses, like many businesses, are in decline.
They’re losing money, they’re having to hire people away, and they’re being displaced by a rapidly growing food industry.”
The NRFAs report found that in 2010, there were about 4.5 million people in rural areas.
By 2030, the report projected, there will be more than 7 million.
In 2015, there are about 17 million rural farmworkers, and by 2030, that number will grow to about 23 million.
Many of the jobs lost are part-time and temporary, but many are permanent.
Seltzes farmworkers report is part of the growing movement among farmers to organize.
In January, about 150 rural farmers, including Seltzers, staged a walkout outside of the White House.
The NRFs report is one example of this movement, Selters research says.
In the past, rural farmers had to negotiate with the government in order to organize, Sltzer said.
Now, they can negotiate with government and receive government assistance through the NRFA.
In some states, including Texas, some of these farms have received millions in federal assistance to expand their operations, Sotzer said, such as by providing workers with free housing.
The farmers and others who are participating in this protest are pushing back on the agribustro industry, calling it a “market-driven system” and a system that is failing rural farmers.
The agributeles industry is booming.
The National Association of Food and Agricultural Service Industries (NAFSAI), a trade group that represents the agri-food industry, says that agribushops have become a $3.2 trillion market, and the industry employs about 3.2 million people, including 2.5 of those workers in rural locations.
Sustainability, environmental sustainability, and food safety are among the other key areas of concern.
According to the USDA, there is a shortage of food, and more food is not being produced in sufficient quantities to meet our nutritional needs.
The USDA estimates that in 2015, the U,S.
had an estimated shortfall of 9.5 billion calories (approximately 2.7 billion pounds), or about 1.7 percent of the world total.
The shortage has prompted calls for food shortages in the United States.
A federal report released in September by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that “an increase in imports of agricultural commodities and foodstuffs from China and other emerging economies has resulted in a substantial increase in food prices and a negative impact on food security in the U.,S.
and around the world.”
The report found: • Increased imports of foodstamps from China increased the cost of purchasing food for the U.-S.
population by $17.3 billion in 2015 and $1.6 billion in 2016.
• The price of corn, soybeans, and other staple food commodities in the country increased by more than 50 percent, rising from $8.2 billion in 2014 to $19.6 bn in 2016, an increase of more than $30 billion.
• An increase in grain prices, especially in the Midwest and Southeast, has increased food prices for consumers, particularly in the Southeast, and for small farmers.
• Corn and other grain exports have also been adversely impacted by increased tariffs imposed by China, resulting in reduced shipments.
• Some producers of grain products have experienced higher prices because of import restrictions.
• More than 90 percent of corn exports go to China, while nearly 80 percent of soybean exports go there.
• About two-thirds of