ECON110_Farming in US Research Paper - ECON 110 American Farming Past Present and Future In the early 1900s Farming in The United States was responsible

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ECON 110 American Farming: Past, Present and Future In the early 1900’s, Farming in The United States was responsible for employing more than half of the countries working population. Today, over a century later, a significant decrease can be seen in the population of the farming sector and all that it entails. Previously accountable for around 50% of workers in the United States, the farming industry now employs less than 2 % of the United States workforce. 48% of previously employed farm workers are now employed elsewhere. Over the past century, millions of previously employed farm workers found themselves seeking jobs in the newly formed cities. With the decline in farming and a growth in services in nearby rural and metro economies, alternative opportunities for employment were developing. Fast growing service industries such as law, computers, and retail caught the eyes of farm workers. As new technologies arose, there was also a dramatic increase in productivity; the ability to grow more food with fewer workers.
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