Agriculture internships are on the rise in the US, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In the first quarter of 2017, the number of agricultural internship positions in the United States grew by about 2 percent compared to the same period last year.
In contrast, the UK saw a decline of 1.5 percent, the Bureau said.
There were 2.5 million agricultural internships in the country last year, compared to 6.3 million in 2015, according the BLS.
The BLS’ latest Agricultural Internship Report is based on information from the BIS, Bureau of Labour Statistics, and Census Bureau.
The report includes information on how many people were employed in agricultural jobs in the U.S. in 2017.
The bureau said that a total of 3.4 million agricultural jobs were filled in the first three months of the year, down 0.2 percent from the same time last year when there were 5.2 million agricultural job openings.
In 2017, a total 1.4 percent of the US workforce was employed in agriculture, down from 2.6 percent in 2016.
In addition, 1.6 million people were working in farm, fishery, and fishing jobs, down 2.2 from 2016.
According to the Bureau, there were 7.4 billion acres of land in the nation in 2017, up about 1.3 percent from 6.9 billion acres in 2016, with agricultural land accounting for about 4 percent of that total.
In 2016, about 6.5 billion acres were covered by agriculture.
According to a 2015 report by the American Farm Bureau Federation, there are more than 3.5million American farm jobs that require at least a college degree, including more than 700,000 farm workers.
Despite the increase in the number and the number in number of agriculture jobs, there is still a big gap between the top 1 percent of earners and the bottom 99 percent, said Sarah Scholes, president of the American Association of University Women.
She said the data shows that the gap is not narrowing as quickly as some have predicted.
“It’s clear that more work still needs to be done,” Scholes said.
“There is still not enough education, and the skills needed to do that are still not as well-served.”
Scholes said she hopes the report shows there is a lot more work to do.
“Agriculture has been a pillar of the economy for a long time, and now we’re seeing that the American Dream of a secure farm and a secure job has been shattered,” she said.
The American Farm Business Association (AFBA), which represents farm operations, said the increase could be attributed to a number of factors, including a lack of jobs for farm workers in the farm sector, and that the agricultural economy has been on a long decline.
AFBA President Mary O’Connor said there is not enough evidence to link the recent increase in agricultural employment to a trend in the overall economy.
“The economy has always been a big driver of our economy and our jobs, and our farm economy is one of the most important drivers of the U.”
O’Connor pointed to other factors that could be influencing the increase, including the introduction of the carbon tax and the federal farm bill, which was passed in 2017 and was intended to increase farm income.
“There are a lot of people out there that are working and getting paid in a way that they have never before,” she told ABC News.
“This isn’t going to be the end of this for some time, but it could be the beginning of the end for some of these farm workers.”