Indicators

Farm, Rural, and Natural Resources Indicators
 Annual percent change
 200320042005200620072003-042004-052005-062006-07
Cash receipts
($ billion)
215.5237.9238.9242.7258.7f10.40.41.66.6
Crops109.9114.3114.0121.6133.5f4.0-0.36.69.8
Livestock105.6123.6125.0121.2125.2f17.01.1-3.13.3
Direct government payments
($ billion)
16.513.024.316.312.4f-21.286.9-32.8-23.8
Gross cash income
($ billion)
247.8267.8280.9277.1289.8f8.14.9-1.44.6
Net cash income
($ billion)
70.081.581.266.767.2f16.4-0.4-17.90.8
Net value added
($ billion)
102.0128.9120.4109.7118.5f26.4-6.6-8.98.0
Farm equity
($ billion)
1,182.71,380.11,589.61,693.21,759.0f16.715.26.53.9
Farm debt-asset ratio14.212.911.911.811.8f-9.2-7.9-1.00.1
Farm household income
($/farm household)
68,59781,59681,42079,85181,588f18.9-0.2-1.92.2
Farm household income relative to average U.S. household income
(%)
116.1134.8128.5nana16.1-4.7nana
Nonmetro-metro difference in poverty rates
(%points)1
2.1na2.3nananananana
Cropland harvested
(million acres)
315312312pnana-1.00.0nana
USDA Conservation Program expenditures
($ billion)2
4.35.1nanana18.6nanana
f = Forecast. p = Preliminary. na = Not available. All dollar amounts are in current dollars.
1 The methodology for computing these measures has changed. These statistics are not comparable to previously published statistics. Sources and computation methodology are available at: http://www.ers.usda.gov/amber-waves/about/methodology-notes.aspx
2 Based on October-September fiscal years ending with year indicated.
Food and Fiber Sector Indicators
 Annual percent change
 200320042005200620072003-042004-052005-062006-07
U.S. gross domestic product
($ billion)
10,96111,71312,456nana6.96.3nana
Share of agriculture and related industries in GDP
(%)1
4.84.74.5nana-2.1-4.3nana
Share of agriculture in GDP
(%)1
0.81.00.8nana19.2-16.3nana
Total agricultural imports
($ billion)2
45.752.757.764.0na15.39.510.9na
Total agricultural exports
($ billion)2
56.062.462.568.7na11.40.29.9na
Export share of the volume of U.S. agricultural production
(%)1
21.120.920.1pnana-0.9-3.8nana
CPI for food
(1982-84=100)
180.0186.2190.7195.3na3.42.42.4na
Share of U.S. disposable income spent on food
(%)
9.89.79.9nana-1.02.1nana
Share of total food expenditures for at-home consumption
(%)
52.051.551.5nana-1.00.0nana
Farm-to-retail price spread
(1982-84=100)
225.6232.1239.2nana2.93.1nana
Total USDA food and nutrition assistance spending
($ billion)2
41.846.250.953.0na10.510.24.1na
f = Forecast. p = Preliminary. na = Not available. All dollar amounts are in current dollars.
1 The methodology for computing these measures has changed. These statistics are not comparable to previously published statistics. Sources and computation methodology are available at: http://www.ers.usda.gov/amber-waves/about/methodology-notes.aspx
2 Based on October-September fiscal years ending with year indicated.