Alaska agriculture is one of the hardest jobs in the world, with an average of 3.5 days of labor per week.
That’s just under twice the national average of 2.5.
It’s not that Alaskans aren’t hard workers.
There are many of them.
But there’s one group that’s not doing so well in the state: the farmers and ranchers.
Alaska agriculture is the most common occupation for farm workers in the U.S., accounting for 25% of all farm jobs in 2016.
This group is also the second-highest in the nation, behind only California.
Farmers are typically expected to work two or three days per week, but that’s the exception.
Many of the jobs in Alaska fall into the “low-paying” category, meaning they are usually between $10 and $15 per hour.
The other group that is performing poorly is the ranchers and hunters.
About two-thirds of farm workers are farmers, and many of those are ranchers who own and operate some of the country’s biggest game herds.
In Alaska, only 4% of farm jobs are rancher-related.
This year, the state has experienced a sharp drop in game herds, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.
That trend is happening even faster in the western half of the state, where there are now fewer than 100,000 deer, elk, and moose.
The state is now experiencing the second worst deer population in the United States, behind Wyoming.
Alaskans have also seen a dramatic decline in their food production.
A report by Alask State University found that the amount of land devoted to agriculture has fallen by more than 20% over the last 10 years.
In the late 1970s, nearly 80% of the land in Alaska was agricultural.
Now it’s less than 30%.
In Alaska, the lack of demand for meat and poultry has led to a drastic drop in the number of restaurants and grocery stores that have opened.
The result is a shortage of meat and chicken and other ingredients, especially for consumers.
In 2016, Alaska produced about half of all fresh produce.
This year, according, the number has fallen to under one-third.
That is a huge drop, considering the state is a big producer of beef and pork.
The number of grocery stores and convenience stores has also declined.
According to the Pew report, Alaska’s grocery stores have dropped from about 3,000 to 2,500 since the end of 2015.
The number of convenience stores dropped from 8,000 in 2016 to 5,000 last year.