According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector employed 438,490 workers as of 2008. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, farms and agriculture-related businesses account for 5 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product. Despite its decline over the years, the sector still plays an important role in the economy, and the U.S. remains the world’s largest producer of cotton, rice, corn, soybeans and wheat.

Learn about potential careers in farming, fishing and forestry, and the skills and training that you need to succeed in this area.

How to Become a Faller

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