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Grain Merchants


The employment of purchasing agents and buyers of farm products is expected to decline through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The populations of small agricultural communities are rapidly decreasing in some parts of the country, particularly in the Plains states. However, even though many of the grain elevators are closing in these areas as farmers look for more stable sources of income, grain is still in great demand around the world. Since grain must be evaluated for freshness and quality, it is not as easy to conduct transactions for this product electronically (as is the case with other commodities). Agribusiness professionals, consultants, and the U.S. government are all involved in increasing this demand by searching for new, efficient uses for grain. Scientific advances will also aid in the storage and processing of grain.

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