Indicators

Farm, Rural, and Natural Resources Indicators
 Annual percent change
 200520062007200820092005-062006-072007-082007-08
Cash receipts
($ billion)
240.9240.8284.8324.2p294.6f0.018.313.8-9.1
Crops116.0122.6147.0181.1p162.4f5.719.923.2-10.3
Livestock124.9118.2137.9143.1p132.2f-5.416.73.8-7.6
Direct government payments
($ billion)
24.415.811.912.4p11.4f-35.2-24.74.2-8.1
Gross cash income
($ billion)
281.5274.1313.4354.3p324.1f-2.614.313.1-8.5
Net cash income
($ billion)
86.668.087.493.4p77.3f-21.528.56.9-17.2
Net value added
($ billion)
123.6103.1132.5137.3p120.0f-16.628.53.6-12.6
Farm equity
($ billion)
1,642.21,851.01,998.42,134.5p2,171.1f12.78.06.81.7
Farm debt-asset ratio10.59.69.69.2p9.1f-8.60.0-4.2-1.1
Farm household income
($/farm household)
81,08681,25186,22386,864f85,140f0.26.10.7-2.0
Farm household income relative to average U.S. household income
(%)
128.0122.1127.5nananananana
Nonmetro-metro difference in poverty rates
(%points)1
2.33.45.5nananananana
Cropland harvested
(million acres)
314304pnanana-3.2nanana
USDA Conservation Program expenditures
($ billion)2
4.34.34.4p5.0fna0.02.313.6na
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
 200520062007200820092005-062006-072007-082007-08
U.S. gross domestic product
($ billion)
12,42213,17813,80814,281na6.14.83.4na
Share of agriculture and related industries in GDP
(%)1
4.54.34.6nana-4.47.0nana
Share of agriculture in GDP
(%)1
0.80.71.0nana-12.542.9nana
Total agricultural imports
($ billion)2
57.764.070.179.381.0f10.99.513.12.1
Total agricultural exports
($ billion)2
62.568.682.2115.598.5f9.819.840.5na
Export share of the volume of U.S. agricultural production
(%)1
21.523.023.8pnana7.03.5nana
CPI for food
(1982-84=100)
190.7195.3202.9214.1na2.43.95.5na
Share of U.S. disposable income spent on food
(%)
9.89.89.8nana0.00.0nana
Share of total food expenditures for at-home consumption
(%)
51.451.151.2nana-0.60.2nana
Farm-to-retail price spread
(1982-84=100)
239.2246.2248.3nana2.90.9nana
Total USDA food and nutrition assistance spending
($ billion)2
50.953.154.3nana4.32.3nana
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.