Skip to Main Content
Industry Outlook

Employment in the agricultural industry is expected to be relatively flat through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.  Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers face a 1 percent decrease in employment, while employment of general agricultural workers will not change. The DOL predicts that several trends should help farmers and other specialized workers in this industry. Some farmers are prospering by focusing on growing specialty crops, participating in farmer-owned and -operated cooperatives, or switching to all-organic farming practices in response to public fears about the effects of pesticides and fertilizers used in traditional agriculture. The output of organic, small farms is highly sought after in many urban markets, where farmers sell their products at weekly farmers markets or through community-supported agriculture initiatives. This kind of market should provide opportunity for growth in this industry in the coming years.

Join Vault Gold to unlock this premium content

Structure - Outlook - Resources & Associations and more

Are you a student? You may have FREE access.

Vault partners with thousands of colleges, universities and academic institutions to provide students with FREE access to our premium content. To determine if your school is a partner, please enter your school email address below.