The Rice Market in South Korea
September 16, 2016
Rice is Korea’s staple grain and most important crop. The U.S. was a key supplier of rice to this market in the 20th century and has supplied over a million tons since 2000. A tariff-rate quota now effectively precludes over-quota imports.
How the 2009 Stimulus Act Affected SNAP Recipients
August 31, 2016
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act increased SNAP benefits by 14 percent in April 2009. ERS examines how the additional benefits affected the food spending behavior of SNAP participants.
Highlights From the 2016 Farm Income Forecast
August 30, 2016
Farm sector profitability is forecast down for the third year. Net farm income is forecast at $71.5 billion in 2016, down 11.5 percent from the 2015 estimate. Median farm household income is forecast essentially unchanged at $76,282.
New Outlook for U.S.-Mexico Sugar and Sweetener Market
August 11, 2016
ERS examines the U.S. trade remedy investigations on sugar imports from Mexico and considers how the recent “suspension agreement” restrictions on these imports change the outlook for the integrated U.S.-Mexico sweetener market.
Demand for Convenience Foods--at Home and Away from Home
July 29, 2016
ERS examines demand for convenience foods in recent years and the mechanisms driving the demand, including changes in prices of convenience foods and in consumers’ income, the amount of hours worked by household heads, and advertising.