Agriculture is truly the back bone of this country, it’s literally what puts food on the table and it employs nearly 12% of Americans. Agriculture, food, and related industries contributed $992 billion to U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2015, a 5.5-percent share. The output of America’s farms contributed $136.7 billion of this sum—about 1 percent of GDP. The overall contribution of the agriculture sector to GDP is larger than this because sectors related to agriculture—forestry, fishing, and related activities; food, beverages, and tobacco products; textiles, apparel, and leather products; food and beverage stores; and food service, eating and drinking places—rely on agricultural inputs in order to contribute added value to the economy.
In 2017, 21.6 million full- and part-time jobs were related to the agricultural and food sectors—11.0 percent of total U.S. employment. Direct on-farm employment accounted for about 2.6 million of these jobs, or 1.3 percent of U.S. employment. Employment in agriculture- and food-related industries supported another 19.0 million jobs. Of this, food service, eating and drinking places accounted for the largest share—12.5 million jobs—and food/beverage stores supported 3.2 million jobs. The remaining agriculture-related industries together added another 3.3 million jobs.
Keeping Up With Farming Demand
Knowing how dependent the U.S economy is on the farming industry it easy easy to understand how important meeting the supply and demand of crops can be. Like any industry with seasonal changes in demand it can be difficult to keep up with staffing for the whole year. Many farms and processing plants turn to temporary farm hands and seasonal workers to meet demands.
Find Farm Workers
Finding the right workers when you need them is imperative for a successful planting and harvest. Every farmer knows how important finding the right farmhand can be. A farmhand is someone who’s employed by a farmer to work on a farm. Farm hands might help harvest vegetables, feed animals, or drive a tractor.
If you get a summer job on a farm, you can call yourself a farmhand. While a farmer owns or manages a farm, a farmhand is hired to take on extra jobs, sometimes either part time, temporarily, or seasonally. The word hand gained the meaning “person who does something with his hands” in the 16th century, and often meant “hired workman” or “ship’s crew member.” Farmhand, therefore, means “hired worker on a farm.”
Find Reliable Temporary Farm Hands With Labor Works.
We can keep your farm workforce staffed- so you can keep up with supply and demand without the hassle of searching for workers. Our process allows a seamless experience so you can hire the agricultural help when you need it. Stop worrying if your workers are going to show up on time with our no show no pay guarantee.
We take full responsibility for worker’s compensation insurance, federal and state taxes, FICA and unemployment. Your entire temporary labor payroll consists of one check to Labor Works. Face to face dispatch. We see our temporary labor applicants before you do. Which means they are prescreened, drug tested and ready for work.