Errata

Errata ID Date added Title Content type Report number Description
309 09/17/2020 Statistical Supplement to Household Food Security in the United States 2018 Publication AP-081 On September 17, 2020, Table S9 was revised to correct errors in row labels. Values in the table are unchanged but are now correctly labeled for 8 items from the food security questionnaire: Relied on few kinds of low cost food to feed children; Couldn’t feed child(ren) balanced meals; Child(ren) were not eating enough; Adult(s) cut size of meals or skipped meals; Respondent ate less than felt he/she should; Respondent hungry but didn’t eat because couldn’t afford; Respondent lost weight; Adult(s) did not eat for whole day.
308 09/17/2020 Statistical Supplement to Household Food Security in the United States 2017 Publication AP-079 On September 17, 2020, Table S9 was revised to correct errors in row labels. Values in the table are unchanged but are now correctly labeled for 8 items from the food security questionnaire: Relied on few kinds of low cost food to feed children; Couldn’t feed child(ren) balanced meals; Child(ren) were not eating enough; Adult(s) cut size of meals or skipped meals; Respondent ate less than felt he/she should; Respondent hungry but didn’t eat because couldn’t afford; Respondent lost weight; Adult(s) did not eat for whole day.
307 09/16/2020 Statistical Supplement to Household Food Security in the United States 2016 Publication AP-077 On September 17, 2020, Table S9 was revised to correct errors in row labels. Values in the table are unchanged but are now correctly labeled for 8 items from the food security questionnaire: Relied on few kinds of low cost food to feed children; Couldn’t feed child(ren) balanced meals; Child(ren) were not eating enough; Adult(s) cut size of meals or skipped meals; Respondent ate less than felt he/she should; Respondent hungry but didn’t eat because couldn’t afford; Respondent lost weight; Adult(s) did not eat for whole day.
306 09/17/2020 Statistical Supplement to Household Food Security in the United States 2015 Publication AP-072 On September 17, 2020, Table S9 was revised to correct errors in row labels. Values in the table are unchanged but are now correctly labeled for 8 items from the food security questionnaire: Relied on few kinds of low cost food to feed children; Couldn’t feed child(ren) balanced meals; Child(ren) were not eating enough; Adult(s) cut size of meals or skipped meals; Respondent ate less than felt he/she should; Respondent hungry but didn’t eat because couldn’t afford; Respondent lost weight; Adult(s) did not eat for whole day.
305 09/17/2020 Statistical Supplement to Household Food Security in the United States 2014 Publication AP-069 On September 17, 2020, Table S9 was revised to correct errors in row labels. Values in the table are unchanged but are now correctly labeled for 8 items from the food security questionnaire: Relied on few kinds of low cost food to feed children; Couldn’t feed child(ren) balanced meals; Child(ren) were not eating enough; Adult(s) cut size of meals or skipped meals; Respondent ate less than felt he/she should; Respondent hungry but didn’t eat because couldn’t afford; Respondent lost weight; Adult(s) did not eat for whole day.
304 09/17/2020 Statistical Supplement to Household Food Security in the United States 2013  Publication AP-066 On September 17, 2020, Table S9 was revised to correct errors in row labels. Values in the table are unchanged but are now correctly labeled for 8 items from the food security questionnaire: Relied on few kinds of low cost food to feed children; Couldn’t feed child(ren) balanced meals; Child(ren) were not eating enough; Adult(s) cut size of meals or skipped meals; Respondent ate less than felt he/she should; Respondent hungry but didn’t eat because couldn’t afford; Respondent lost weight; Adult(s) did not eat for whole day.
303 09/17/2020 Statistical Supplement to Household Food Security in the United States 2012 Publication AP-061 On September 17, 2020, Table S9 was revised to correct errors in row labels. Values in the table are unchanged but are now correctly labeled for 8 items from the food security questionnaire: Relied on few kinds of low cost food to feed children; Couldn’t feed child(ren) balanced meals; Child(ren) were not eating enough; Adult(s) cut size of meals or skipped meals; Respondent ate less than felt he/she should; Respondent hungry but didn’t eat because couldn’t afford; Respondent lost weight; Adult(s) did not eat for whole day.
302 09/15/2020 A Shift to Healthy Diets Likely to Affect Use of Natural Resources Amber Waves article N/A On September 15, 2020, this article was revised to correctly identify the units for greenhouse gasses as metric tons throughout the article.
301 09/15/2020 Prevalence of very low food security, 2019 Charts N/A On September 15, 2020, the webpage was reposted to correct the page title. No other content was modified.
300 09/15/2020 Resource Requirements of Food Demand in the United States Publication ERR-273 On September 15, 2020, Resource Requirements of Food Demand in the United States was revised to correctly identify the units for greenhouse gasses as metric tons throughout the report.
299 09/10/2020 Food Environment Atlas Data Product N/A On September 10, 2020, the Food Environment Atlas data files were reposted after duplicate county records were removed from the Local category. The two counties that had duplicate records were Chester, PA (FIPS code = 42029) and Mecklenburg, NC (FIPS code = 37119).
No other values were affected.
298 09/04/2020 Charts of Note, August 31, 2020 Charts of Note N/A On September 4, 2020, this chart was reposted to correct a unit error in the y-axis label.
297 08/10/2020 Economic Viability of Industrial Hemp in the United States: A Review of State Pilot Programs Publication EIB-217 On August 10, 2020, Appendix B tables were updated to reflect that the reported 2018 greenhouse areas for Montana, Vermont, and West Virginia were not available (N/A) and the 2017 greenhouse area for Minnesota was also not available (N/A). Vermont processor numbers in 2016 were updated to 1 (grain), 3 (CBD), and 4 (total). Values in the associated charts and text were correct and are unchanged.
296 07/22/2020 Charts of Note, June 05, 2020  Charts of Note N/A On July 22, 2020, the Chart of Note on eating out expenditures in March 2020 was reposted with corrected data for February 2020 and March 2020 in both the text and graphic (chart). Food-at-home spending was corrected to 6.7 percent higher in February 2020 compared with February 2019 and to 19.3 percent higher in March 2020 compared with March 2019. Inflation-adjusted spending at eating-out establishments was corrected to 3.1 percent higher in February 2020 compared with February 2019 and to 28.3 percent lower in March 2020 compared with March 2019.
295 07/15/2020 Feed Grains Custom Query Database Data Product N/A On July 15, 2020, the Feed Grains Database was reposted to correct an error in data transfer of the 2019/20 Q3 high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), glucose and dextrose, and starch data. No other variables were affected by this error.
294 07/09/2020 U.S. Agricultural Trade Data Update Data Product N/A On July 9, 2020, Top 10 U.S. agricultural export markets for wheat, corn, soybeans, and cotton, by volume on the July update sheet was reposted to correct an error in data transfer. No other sheets in the file were affected by this error.
293 07/06/2020 U.S. Agricultural Trade Data Update Data Product N/A On July 6, 2020, the May 2020 column in the U.S. agricultural trade table of the Latest U.S. Agricultural Trade Data was updated to correct an error in data transfer. No other columns or tables were affected by this error.
292 07/02/2020 Recent Trends in GE Adoption Data Product N/A On July 2, 2020, ERS reposted the text summary that accompanies the data product “Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops in the U.S.” to correct the percentage of acreage planted with HT (herbicide-tolerant) cotton in 2019 referenced in the summary. Values in the associated charts and data files were correct and are unchanged.
291 06/16/2020 Season Average Price Forecasts Data Product N/A On June 16, 2020, the June 2020/21 Season Average Price forecasts for wheat, corn, soybeans, and cotton were reposted to correct coding errors. The 2020/21 Wheat Forecast Table 2 and cell D18 have an updated summarized price data. The 2020/21 Corn Forecast Tab has been updated to reflect a coding error potentially impacting the Effective Reference Price (ERP). The 2019/20 Soybeans Forecast Table 12 now contains the date of the most recent World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE). The 2020/21 Cotton Forecast Table 7 and cell D18 have an updated summarized price. No other values were affected by these errors.
290 06/04/2020 Charts of Note, June 04, 2020 Charts of Note N/A On June 4, 2020, the Chart of Note on growth in pork sales to China was reposted to correct a unit error in the text. U.S. pork exports during first quarter 2020 were corrected to 2 billion pounds. Pork sales to China, including Hong Kong, were corrected to 597 million pounds. The original graph was accurate.
289 06/01/2020 Historical Forecasts Data Page N/A The 2018/19 Historical Forecast for Wheat was updated on 5/28/2020 to correct a data entry error in Table 7, Futures forecast of season-average price received (SAP) and implied counter-cyclical payment rate by weekly forecast period, marketing year 2018/19. No other tables were affected by this error. 
288 05/29/2020 Farmland Value Topic Page N/A On May 29, text in the ERS page on Farmland Value (in the Land Use, Land Value & Tenure topic) was revised. The following sentence incorrectly identified 2019 rental rates in the Northeast and has been corrected to state: “Between 2018 and 2019, cropland rental rates increased the most in the Pacific (up 10.2 percent to $305 per acre), Northeast (up 6.2 percent to $87 per acre), and Southeast (up 2.9 percent to $88.50 per acre).” Values in the associated table were unchanged.
287 04/27/2020 Vegetables and Pulses Yearbook Tables Data Product N/A Table 72, U.S. dry edible beans: Supply, availability, & price, farm weight, was reposted on April 27, 2020 to correct missing and misaligned data. No other tables of the Yearbook were affected by the error.
286 04/27/2020 The Food Assistance Landscape: FY 2018 Annual Report Publication EIB-207 On April 27, 2020, figure 7 on page 13 of this report, The Food Assistance Landscape: FY 2018 Annual Report, was revised so that the y-axis label correctly reads “Thousands of people.”
285 04/17/2020 Feed Outlook: April 2020 Outlook FDS-20d The Feed Outlook tables were reposted on April 16, 2020 to correct an error in the 2019/20 December-January feed and residual and ending stocks. No other components of the supply and use table were affected by the error.
284 04/17/2020 Feed Grains Database Data Product N/A The Feed Grain database was reposted on April 16, 2020 to correct an error in the 2019/20 December-January feed and residual and ending stocks. No other components of the supply and use table were affected by the error.
283 04/17/2020 Feed Grains: Yearbook Tables Data Product N/A The Feed Grain Yearbook tables were reposted on April 16, 2020 to correct an error in the 2019/20 December-January feed and residual and ending stocks. No other components of the supply and use table were affected by the error.
282 04/15/2020 Feed Grains Database Data Product N/A On April 15, 2020 the Feed Grain database was re-posted after corrections were made to errors in the 2018 and 2019 hogs and total animal unit indices.
281 04/14/2020 Oil Crops Yearbook Data Product N/A This data product was revised in April 2020 by correcting tables 5 and 8. The tables now include corrected data for the soybean oil total supplies and domestic disappearance for 2017/18 and 2018/19 and methyl ester disappearance for 2008/09 and 2009/10.
280 03/23/2020 Food Dollar Series Data Product N/A On March 23, 2020, the ERS data product, Food Dollar Series, was revised to correct estimates of real (2009 prices) data for the years 2016-18. The revision corrects data in both the interactive application and in the downloadable data files (Excel and csv). Only real (2009 prices) data for the years 2016-18 were affected; the nominal data series remains unchanged.
279 03/17/2020 Foreign Agricultural Trade of the United States Data Product N/A On March 16, 2020, trade balances for January through May of 2019 were corrected in the dataset, “Total value of U.S. agricultural trade and trade balance, monthly.
278 03/13/2020 America’s Diverse Family Farms: 2019 Edition Publication EIB-214 On March 13, 2020, the report America’s Diverse Family Farms: 2019 Edition was revised to correct an error in the chart and related text in the Government Payments and Federal Crop Insurance section. The bar chart on page 19 incorrectly identified the percent of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) payments received by each of the farm types. The original chart reported the share of all conservation payments received by each farm type, and not the share of CRP payments. In effect, retirement, off-farm occupation, and low-sales farms received 75 percent of CRP payments in 2018, and not 49 percent as originally reported.
277 02/19/2020 Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: December 2019 Outlook N/A  On February 3, 2020, an error was corrected in a graph on U.S. broiler exports to China, published in the December 2019 Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook report. The original graph underrepresented U.S. broiler exports to China, although the corresponding written analysis was accurate.
276 02/12/2020 Charts of Note, September 27, 2019 Charts of Note N/A  On February 11, 2020, a Chart of Note on U.S. production of ice cream and frozen yogurt, published on September 27, 2019, was corrected. Total U.S. production of ice cream and frozen yogurt was corrected from 6.2 billion pounds in 2018 to 6.4 billion pounds.
275 02/12/2020 Dairy Data Data Product N/A  On February 12, 2020, corrections were made to the data set “Supply and allocation of milk fat and skim solids by product (annual).” The following data entry errors have been corrected: 2018 milk-fat and skim-solids content of yogurt (nonfrozen), 2018 milk-fat content of milk production, and the 2016-18 skim-solids content of milk production. Other data items that are calculated from these listed data items have also been corrected.
274 01/16/2020 Meat Price Spreads Data Product N/A  On January 12, 2020, a correction was made to the data used to calculate December 2019's byproduct, net farm, and wholesale values for Choice beef. These in turn spawned modifications to the price spread calculations, and the averages for Q4 of 2019 and for 2019 annual values. In essence, the corrected value for December 2019 wholesale value of beef was revised downward by 28.9 cents, and the byproduct value was revised upward by 13.5 cents.
273 12/10/2019 ARMS Farm Financial and Crop Production Practices  Data Product N/A  On December 10, 2019, the data product ARMS Farm Financial and Crop Production Practices was revised to correct an error in the calculation of average and median net farm income estimates for 2012-17 found in Tailored Reports: Farm Structure and Finance. Revised net farm income estimates impact all “subject” and “filter” selections for average and median net farm income, 2012-17. Estimates of U.S. average net farm income, for example, are revised downward by -4.5 to -8.8 percent across the 6 years, lowering these estimates by $1,858 to $4,409. The error was restricted to the underlying calculation of the net farm income variable alone; no other data values were affected within the income statement. However, net farm income is a component in the calculation of a subset of financial ratios also found in the tailored reports. Thus, the reported rate of return on assets, rate of return on equity, operating profit margin, and term debt coverage ratio estimates for 2012-17 are revised as well.
272 12/5/2019 Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade: November 2019  Outlook AES-110 On December 4, 2019, the Reliability Tables were for fiscal year (FY) 2018 were replaced with Reliability Tables for FY 2019. The FY 2018 Reliability Tables were included in error. Additional grammatical corrections were also made.
271 11/21/2019 International Agricultural Productivity  Data Product N/A  On November 21, 2019, the collection of data files in the International Agricultural Productivity data product were revised to correct an error in the reported gross agricultural output for "Ethiopia, former" for the years 2011-16. Estimates of 2011-16 agricultural output and derived total factor productivity were revised for "Ethiopia, former," and the regions of "SSA, Horn," "Africa, Sub-Sahara," "Developing Countries," "Low Income Countries," and "World." The charts available in the Summary Findings were also revised where needed; at the most aggregated level, for example, average annual global agricultural output growth over 2001-16 is now 2.45 percent, not 2.47 percent per year as originally reported.
270 11/6/2019 Agricultural Baseline Database  Data Product N/A  On November 6, 2019, the upland cotton farm price units in the “cotton_to_2029.xls” file of the early release tables of the Agricultural Baseline Database were corrected to dollars per pound from previously stated cents per pound.
269 10/9/2019 Latest U.S. Agricultural Trade Data and Total value of U.S. agricultural trade and trade balance, monthly  Data Product N/A  On Oct 9th, 2019, the export, import, and trade balance figures for August 2019 and the 2019 fiscal and calendar year-to-date figures were corrected. Previously the import and export figures for August 2019 were inverted, which resulted in an error for the fiscal and calendar year-to-date as well for 2019.
268 10/7/2019 Amber Waves Finding Article, New ARMS Online Data Tool Allows Users To More Easily Access, Analyze, and Compare Farm Statistics  Amber Waves Article N/A  On October 7, 2019, the figure in the Amber Waves finding “New ARMS Online Data Tool Allows Users To More Easily Access, Analyze, and Compare Farm Statistics” was revised to correct the chart’s title and its data points for 2017.
267 10/7/2019 ARMS Farm Financial and Crop Production Practices  Data Product N/A  On October 7, 2019, the documentation for the Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) Farm Financial and Crop Production Practices data product was reposted to correct an error in the table that described ARMS coverage by commodity and year. Reference year 2020 ARMS surveys are planned for corn, rice, and hogs.
266 9/20/2019 The Growing Corn Economies of Mexico and the United States Publication FDS-19F-01 On September 20, 2019, several corrections were made to the special outlook report entitled The Growing Corn Economies in Mexico and the United States. In the box entitled “Where is Corn Grown in Mexico and the United States?,” the legend in figure 2 was corrected, and the correct production data were entered into table 2.
265 9/3/2019 Farm Income and Wealth Statistics  Data Product N/A On September 3, 2019, the raw, comma separated value (csv) data file containing the complete forecast and historical data for the August 30, 2019, release of the Farm Income and Wealth Statistics data product was replaced. The original file contained errors in the 2019 forecast values for several balance sheet asset components (and as such affected 2019 assets, equity, and some financial ratios). The errors were specific to the creation of the csv download file and did not impact data found in the reports, text, or data visualizations.
264 8/26/2019 Charts of Note, 8/23/2019 Chart of Note  N/A On August 26, 2019, the chart’s vertical axis labels were adjusted to accurately align with their corresponding horizontal lines.
263 8/14/2019 Feed Grains Database Data Products N/A On August 14, 2019, the animal unit calculations for hogs in 2018-2019 in the Feed Grains Database were corrected and the total animal units for those years were revised accordingly.
262 8/5/2019 The Growing Corn Economies of Mexico and the United States Publication N/A On August 5, 2019, the ERS report, “The Growing Corn Economies of Mexico and the United States,” was reposted to change its report number from OCS 19F-02 to FDS 19F-01.
261 8/2/2019 ARMS Farm Financial and Crop Production Practices  Data Product N/A On August 2, 2019, the data tool Tailored Reports: Farm Structure and Finance was corrected to address a programming error that incorrectly showed, as part of the bar graphs, the number of farms in the United States and each State. The programming error affected the graphics only and did not impact any data displayed in the tables or downloads.
260 7/17/2019 Feed Outlook  Publication FDS-19g On July 16, 2019, Table 5 in the July 2019 Feed Outlook report was corrected to fix a computational error causing values for 2018/19 quarterly HFCS, glucose and dextrose, starch, alcohol for fuel, alcohol for beverage and manufacturing, and cereals and other products to be off by a factor of 2. All values are now correct.
259 7/3/2019 Rural-Urban Commuting Area (RUCA) Codes  Data Product N/A On July 3, 2019, the Rural-Urban Commuting Area (RUCA) Codes data product was revised to correct a programming error affecting the 2010 secondary RUCA codes. The revision corrects the secondary codes of 10,909 of 74,002 census tracts. Secondary RUCA codes may be used to classify census tracts into rural and urban categories. The revised secondary codes result in an increase in the number of census tracts classified as rural. The 2010 primary RUCA codes are not affected by this revision.
258 6/26/2019 Conservation Practices With Greater Benefits to Farmers and Ranchers Have Higher EQIP Completion Rates Amber Waves article N/A On June 26, 2019, the title of the Amber Waves finding “Lower Completion Rates for Conservation Practices Associated with Greater Onfarm, Private Benefits” was changed to “Conservation Practices With Greater Benefits to Farmers and Ranchers Have Higher EQIP Completion Rates” to more accurately reflect the content of the finding.
257 5/16/2019 Rice Outlook  Publication RCS-19E On May 16, 2019, the 2017/18 U.S. medium- and short-grain rice import estimate in Table 2 of the May Rice Outlook was revised to reflect corrected census data. The all-rice U.S. 2017/18 import estimate already reflected this correction.
256 5/14/2019 Meat Price Spreads  Data Product N/A On May 14, 2019, Choice beef, gross farm value, byproduct value, and the 5-market steer prices in the April 2019 Meat Price Spreads data product were corrected to reflect May 13, 2019, final release values published by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service. The gross farm value, byproduct value, and 5-market steer prices are all 0.1 cent lower than previously reported.
255 5/06/2019 Meat Price Spreads  Meat Price Spreads N/A On May 6, 2019, 2019 Q1 data were corrected in the Meat Spreads Data product, ‘Choice beef values and spreads and the all-fresh retail value’ file, and the ‘Pork values and spreads’ file.
254 4/22/2019 Dairy Data  Data Product N/A On April 22, 2019, a data entry error in the file “Commercial disappearance for dairy product categories (monthly and annual),” specifically in the “Lactose, monthly” worksheet for July 2018, was corrected.
253 4/8/2019 Charts of Note, 4/4/2019 Chart of Note N/A On April 4, 2019, the final sentence in the text of the Chart of Note “Food safety actions by the produce industry and commercial buyers have moved food safety practices forward” was corrected so that the date of its related ERS report was properly stated as April 2019.
252 4/2/2019 Beginning, Socially Disadvantaged, and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers  Topic Page N/A On April 2, 2019, the "Beginning, Socially Disadvantaged, and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers" webpage from the "Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018: Highlights and Implications" series was revised to clarify language about the structure of the Farming Opportunities Training and Outreach Program and to correct statements about the allocation of funds to that program and about set-aside provisions for that funding.
251 3/29/2019 Commodity Costs and Returns  Data Product N/A On March 29, 2019, the Recent Costs and Returns: Corn data file was revised to correct a weighting error in corn cost and return data for the U.S. and all regions for 2016 and 2017. U.S. and regional data in other years were unaffected by the error.
250 3/28/2019 Poultry Sector at a Glance  Topic page N/A On March 28, 2019, the egg export and disappearance data for 2007-12 on the Poultry Sector at a Glance web page were corrected to reflect a change in the calculation for converting egg products to shell-egg equivalents. Data from 2013 onward already reflected these changes. Additionally, a few data points for broiler, turkey, and egg benchmark prices were corrected due to calculation and rounding errors.
249 3/25/2019 Estimated Effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Farms and Farm Households Publication ERR-252 On March 25, 2019, the report Estimated Effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Farms and Farm Households (ERR-252, June 2018) was reposted to correct the simulated effective tax rate under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) for very large farms. The corrected rate—31.2 percent—was applied to the underlying data for the report summary chart, table 5, and the calculated difference between the simulated TCJA rate and the effective tax rate under the previous law. The associated text referencing the absolute rate was also revised.
248 3/19/2019 Charts of Note, 3/18/2019 Chart of Note N/A On March 19, 2019, the legend of the Chart of Note “Greenhouse tomato production spans most U.S. States” was corrected so that the second lowest category is properly listed as “100,000 pounds to 500,000 pounds.”
247 3/18/2019 Beginning, Socially Disadvantaged, and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers  Topic page N/A On March 18, 2019, the "Beginning, Socially Disadvantaged, and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers" webpage from the "Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018: Highlights and Implications" series was revised to clarify language about farm loans and to correct a statement about USDA Farm Loan Guarantees. The previous statement that the 2018 Farm Act included provisions to waive fees for guaranteed loans for beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers was incorrect and has been removed.
246 3/8/2019 Livestock and Meat Domestic Data  Data product N/A  On March 8, 2019, the Livestock & Meat Domestic Data page was revised to correct the NEW-Recent and historical (pivot tables & machine readable sheet) file. The year-to-date totals for 2017 and 2018 were incorrect for all commodities and therefore those totals were removed, leaving only the monthly data.
245 2/25/2019 Specialty Crops  Topic page N/A On February 25, 2019, the Specialty Crops page was revised to add a link to a newly posted Farm Bill page and to remove a reference to 2014 Act funding levels for the Local Agriculture Market Program’s (LAMP) component programs.
244 2/19/2019 Rice Outlook: February 2019  Publication RCS-19B On February 19, 2019, the February Rice Outlook report was revised: In Table 9, Thailand's December 2018 and January 2019 prices are correctly revised. Thailand's prices were not reported for the first week of February 2019.
243 2/15/2019 Agricultural Research Funding in the Public and Private Sectors  Data product N/A  On February 15, 2019, the data product Agricultural Research Funding in the Public and Private Sectors was reposted to correct an issue with how the data series Total private food and agricultural research was adjusted to avoid double counting in combining private agricultural input research data with private food research data. In the previous version, the adjustment for double counting in computing the total was based on a slightly older estimate of agricultural input research; the component data for private agricultural input research and private food research were correct and current (and are unchanged). The changes in the series Total private food and agricultural research for any given year range from -1.4 percent to 1.4 percent, with a mean change over the entire period (1970-2014) of 0.01 percent.
242 2/6/2019 Charts and Maps of U.S. Farm Balance Sheet Data  Data product N/A  On February 6, 2019, the data visualization Charts and Maps of U.S. Farm Balance Sheet Data—a component of the Farm Income and Wealth Statistics data product—was reposted to correct a programming error in the “Farm debt: by lender” tab. The previous version of the visualization displayed real estate debt regardless of the user’s selection between debt types (real estate or nonreal estate).
241 2/5/2019 Food Expenditure Series  Data Product N/A  On February 5, 2019, the Food Expenditure Series table “Food expenditures by final purchaser, from previously published estimates” was corrected for 2 mislabeled columns. The data in the columns labeled Government and Home production were reversed; the data column labels now match the data correctly.

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