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Feed Grains Database
October 16, 2014
The Feed Grains Database contains statistics on four feed grains (corn, grain sorghum, barley, and oats), foreign coarse grains (feed grains plus rye, millet, and mixed grains), hay, and related items.
Household Food Security in the United States in 2013
October 08, 2014
USDA annual food security statistics indicate that an estimated 14.3 percent of U.S. households were food insecure in 2013 – i.e., lacking consistent access to adequate, healthful food for household members.
Livestock & Meat International Trade Data
October 06, 2014
Database contains current and past data on hogs and pork, cattle and beef, veal, and poultry, including trade by country.
Livestock & Meat Domestic Data
September 30, 2014
Database contains current and historical data on pork, beef, veal, and poultry, including production, supply, utilization, and farm prices.
Food Price Outlook
September 25, 2014
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for food is probably the most widely used indicator of changes in retail food prices. ERS regularly updates food price forecasts for the short-term period.
California Drought 2014: Farm and Food Impacts
September 12, 2014
The ongoing drought in California—following several prior years of drought—has potential implications for California farms and for U.S. supplies and prices of affected commodities.
U.S. Beef & Cattle: Background Statistics & Information
August 28, 2014
Multi-year statistics on the cattle and beef industry, and links to current USDA reports.
Farm Income Forecast – A Webinar
August 26, 2014
ERS hosted a webinar on the new 2014 forecast for farm sector and household income, including crop and livestock receipts, production expenses, and land values.
Highlights and Implications of the 2014 Farm Act
August 05, 2014
The Agricultural Act of 2014 became law on February 7. ERS provides highlights and summaries of new programs and provisions, as well as some economic implications of the new legislation.
Hog and Pork Sector Information: Where To Find It
June 27, 2014
ERS and other USDA agencies publish data and information on the hog and pork sector, including production, animal inventories, pork supply and disappearance, and prices at the farm and retail level.
Poverty: ERS Analysis and Research
April 17, 2014
ERS has monitored trends in poverty through research on the extent and impact of USDA food assistance programs, on household food security, and on the geographic and demographic dimensions of rural poverty.
U.S. Drought 2012: Farm and Food Impacts
July 26, 2013
This page offers information on potential impacts of the drought on key commodities and food prices.
Immigration and the Rural Workforce
May 08, 2013
One-stop web page contains background information on immigration policy and the farm and rural labor force, including potential impacts of policy changes, and data on the legal status of hired farmworkers.
Cucumbers: Background Statistics
April 29, 2013
Background and statistics on the United States cucumber market (fresh market).

Last updated: Friday, May 31, 2013

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