Amber Waves is published monthly on the ERS website. The online magazine showcases the full range of ERS research and analysis on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Caitlin Hendel at caitlin.hendel@usda.gov or AmberWavesEditor@usda.gov.  

The editorial content of this magazine is in the public domain and may be reproduced without permission. Use of commercial and trade names does not imply approval or constitute endorsement by USDA. Unless otherwise noted, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service (ERS) is the source for all charts and tables shown in the magazine, although the underlying raw data often come from other agencies.


Editorial Board

  • Angela Brees
  • Robert Gibbs
  • Katherine Ralston
  • Utpal Vasavada
  • Mary Maher
  • Jennifer Smits
  • Shelly Ver Ploeg

Associate Editors

  • Rosanna Mentzer Morrison
  • Sara Scott
  • Dennis Vilorio

Graphic Designers

  • Cynthia A. Ray