Summary of USDA May 2018 forecasts for U.S. agricultural trade in FY 2018.
ERS examines the effects of nutrition information provision and education programs on food choices and dietary outcomes.
ERS research in this topic area focuses on the economic, social, spatial, temporal, and demographic factors that affect the poverty status of rural residents.
Interactive Visualization: Costs and Returns by Region and by Commodity
Comprehensive data from USDA’s National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey are now available to the public. The survey includes nationally representative data from nearly 5,000 households, including those participating in SNAP.
The data include historical U.S. and State-level farm income and wealth estimates as well as U.S.-level forecasts for the current calendar year.
Federal risk management programs offer tools to agricultural producers to reduce risk.
In FY 2017, expenditures on USDA’s 15 domestic food and nutrition programs totaled $98.6 billion, 4 percent less than in the previous fiscal year and almost 10 percent less than the historical high of $109.2 billion set in FY 2013.
Consolidation has been widespread, persistent, and pronounced in crop production, and dramatic in some livestock sectors. Little consolidation has occurred in pasture/grazing land, and in the cow-calf sector.
In this webinar, ERS economist Paul Heisey discusses the role of research in agricultural productivity growth in high-income countries, current and long-term trends in research funding, and changes in public agricultural research policy tha...
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Lower production, tighter ending stocks projected for 2018/19 U.S. sugar market.
The Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook for June 2018 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report.
This data product 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.
Comparing households with similar per capita incomes, researchers found that Millennials devote more of their at-home food spending to prepared foods than older generations.
U.S. manufacturing employment has been declining since the 1950s. A better understanding of the factors affecting the survival of rural manufacturing plants may help develop strategies to retain these jobs.
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has undergone economic, social, and demographic transformations over the past 10 to 15 years. Among the poorest regions in the world, it faces major political and economic challenges and low food security.
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