Indicators

Farm, Rural, and Natural Resources Indicators
 Annual percent change
 200320042005200620072003-042004-052005-062006-07
Cash receipts
($ billion)
215.6237.3240.7239.3282.2f10.11.4-0.617.9
Crops109.9113.7115.9120.0142.6f3.51.93.518.8
Livestock105.6123.6124.9119.3139.6f17.01.1-4.517.0
Direct government payments
($ billion)
16.513.024.415.812.1f-21.287.7-35.2-23.4
Gross cash income
($ billion)
247.8267.4281.3272.5312.1f7.95.2-3.114.5
Net cash income
($ billion)
70.282.285.867.985.7f17.14.4-20.926.2
Net value added
($ billion)
100.0127.8121.4104.4136.2f27.8-5.0-14.030.5
Farm equity
($ billion)
1,203.61,401.91,576.11,771.82007.5f16.512.412.413.3
Farm debt-asset ratio12.711.510.910.59.7f-9.4-5.2-3.7-7.6
Farm household income
($/farm household)
68,59781,59681,59977,65483,622f18.90.0-4.87.7
Farm household income relative to average U.S. household income
(%)
116.1134.9128.8116.7na16.2-4.5-9.4na
Nonmetro-metro difference in poverty rates
(%points)1
2.1na2.33.4nanananana
Cropland harvested
(million acres)
315312312pnana-1.00.0nana
USDA Conservation Program expenditures
($ 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)
10,96111,68612,43413,195na6.66.46.1na
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
45.752.757.764.070.015.39.510.99.4
Total agricultural exports
($ billion)2
56.062.462.568.681.911.40.29.819.4
Export share of the volume of U.S. agricultural production
(%)1
21.821.321.722.323.0f-2.31.92.83.1
CPI for food
(1982-84=100)
180.0186.2190.7195.3202.8f3.42.42.43.8
Share of U.S. disposable income spent on food
(%)
9.89.79.89.9na-1.01.01.0na
Share of total food expenditures for at-home consumption
(%)
51.851.551.451.1na-0.6-0.2-0.6na
Farm-to-retail price spread
(1982-84=100)
225.6232.1239.2246.0na2.93.12.8na
Total USDA food and nutrition assistance spending
($ billion)2
41.846.250.953.1na10.510.24.3na
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.