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S. Food processing uses 5-7%, home preparation 4-6%, retailing and wholesaling 2-3%, and transportation uses 1-2%, making a total of 14-21% of the nation's fossil energy now being used in the food system. Dependable fuel availability without cutoffs or shortages is critical to the food system. Producing food is a biological process. Once set in motion, resources committed to this process cannot be reclaimed. In addition, the food product is subject to spoilage, and preventing spoilage requires energy.

S. S. S. GNP * Projected. 0% 134,941 4,578 -18 . 5% 1,317 -30. 9% 609,263 17. 7% 29 Farm Production Inputs: Future Changes past 20 years. Business will not be as usual anywhere in the system. Therefore, inventiveness to find mutually beneficial ways to settle differences with minimum cost to each will be a key item for both parties. From immigration policy to specific dispute settlements there will be effective compromises without lockouts or job walkouts. " a few inputs from off farm. Farm receipts went toward the purchase of family living items or tools rather than farm investments.

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