2016: Farm Income Forecast
February 09, 2016
Net farm income is forecast to be $54.8 billion in 2016, down 3 percent from the 2015 forecast. The median income of farm households is forecast to rebound slightly, up 5 percent to $81,666 in 2016.
Haiti Likely To Continue Relying on Imports of U.S. Rice
February 01, 2016
Imports make up about 80 percent of rice availability in Haiti, a major market for U.S. rice. Efforts are underway in Haiti to raise productivity, but it is still likely to rely on U.S. rice for a large share of its food supply.
How Three New Farm Act Programs Affect Producer Revenue
January 12, 2016
ERS examines the underlying mechanics of the Agriculture Risk Coverage, the Price Loss Coverage, and the Supplemental Coverage Option programs to see how they affect producer revenues and risk as well as expected program costs.
Propelling India's Agricultural Productivity
December 10, 2015
Exerting the greatest effect on India’s agricultural productivity growth since 1980 were investments in public and private agricultural research and in irrigation infrastructure.
Family Farms Continue to Dominate U.S. Agriculture
December 08, 2015
Most U.S. farms (99 percent) are family operations. Small family farms make up 90 percent of the U.S. farm count but produce 22 percent of farm output. Midsize and large-scale farms (9 percent of farms) produce 68 percent of farm output.
Economics of Antibiotic Use in U.S. Livestock Production
November 24, 2015
How widespread is use of antibiotics in U.S. livestock? What would be the affect on farmer practices and profits, and on supplies and prices, if antibiotic use for productivity-enhancing purposes were limited?