Farm jobs are not getting any better, and they’re getting worse, according to a USDA report.
The USDA is projecting the U.S. economy will shrink by 2.3 million jobs by 2027.
The farm sector will see its job growth slow by about 2.2 million, or 0.4 percent, while the manufacturing sector will grow by nearly 1.2 percent.
Agriculture jobs fell 0.7 percent last year.
That’s worse than the 0.6 percent contraction that many expected.
The agricultural sector is already the worst-performing sector in the economy, with a 1.3 percent contraction in jobs in 2018, according the report.
The report comes just days after the U,S.
Chamber of Commerce warned that the U and China were not cooperating enough on trade.
In the report, it said it was “deeply concerned” by China’s “aggressive and aggressive” policies on trade, and called for a crackdown on China.
It said it “will continue to work to secure fair and reciprocal trade rules.”