Indicators

Farm, Rural, and Natural Resources Indicators
 Annual percent change
 200420052006200720082004-052005-062006-072007-08
Cash receipts
($ billion)
237.3240.7239.3285.4p313.2f1.4-0.619.39.7
Crops113.7115.9120.0143.9p174.6f1.93.519.921.3
Livestock123.6124.9119.3141.4p138.7f1.1-4.518.5-1.9
Direct government payments
($ billion)
13.024.415.812.0p13.4f87.7-35.2-24.111.7
Gross cash income
($ billion)
267.4281.3272.5316.2p346.0f5.2-3.116.09.4
Net cash income
($ billion)
82.285.867.987.6p96.6f4.4-20.929.010.3
Net value added
($ billion)
127.8121.4104.4137.6p144.1f-5.0-14.031.84.7
Farm equity
($ billion)
1,401.91,576.11,771.82,002.7p2,286.2f12.412.413.014.2
Farm debt-asset ratio11.510.910.59.9p9.1f-5.2-3.7-5.7-8.1
Farm household income
($/farm household)
81,59681,59977,65484,159p89,434f0.0-4.88.46.3
Farm household income relative to average U.S. household income
(%)
134.8128.8116.7nana-4.5-9.4nana
Nonmetro-metro difference in poverty rates
(%points)1
na2.33.4nananananana
Cropland harvested
(million acres)
312314304pnana0.6-3.2nana
USDA Conservation Program expenditures
($ billion)1, 2
5.1nananananananana
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
 200420052006200720082004-052005-062006-072007-08
U.S. gross domestic product
($ billion)
11,68612,43413,195nana6.46.1nana
Share of agriculture and related industries in GDP
(%)1
4.74.5nanana-4.3nanana
Share of agriculture in GDP
(%)1
1.00.8nanana-16.3nanana
Total agricultural imports
($ billion)2
52.757.764.070.0na9.510.99.4na
Total agricultural exports
($ billion)2
62.462.568.781.9na0.29.919.2na
Export share of the volume of U.S. agricultural production
(%)1
21.321.722.323.0fna1.92.83.1na
CPI for food
(1982-84=100)
186.2190.7195.3202.9na2.42.43.9na
Share of U.S. disposable income spent on food
(%)
9.79.89.9nana1.01.0nana
Share of total food expenditures for at-home consumption
(%)
51.551.451.1nana-0.2-0.6nana
Farm-to-retail price spread
(1982-84=100)
232.1239.2246.0nana3.12.8nana
Total USDA food and nutrition assistance spending
($ billion)2
46.250.953.154.3na10.24.32.3na
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.