labor force http://kbia.org en Wanted: Large-animal veterinarians willing to work in rural areas http://kbia.org/post/wanted-large-animal-veterinarians-willing-work-rural-areas <p>It's no secret that agriculture in the U.S. has gone through major changes in the past century. But let's focus in on ag labor for a second: back in 1900, 41 percent of the national workforce worked in the agricultural sector. By 2000, just 1.9 percent did, according to the <u><strong><a href="http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/259572/eib3_1_.pdf">U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)</a></strong></u>. Over the same time period, millions of residents left rural communities behind, seeking job opportunities in cities. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 26829 at http://kbia.org Wanted: Large-animal veterinarians willing to work in rural areas Missouri adds 2,500 jobs in September http://kbia.org/post/missouri-adds-2500-jobs-september <p>Missouri payrolls increased by 2,500 in September as the state's unemployment rate declined to 6.9 percent, the lowest mark since late 2008. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:50:46 +0000 Associated Press 22903 at http://kbia.org Missouri adds 2,500 jobs in September