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 John Weber at AmberWavesEditor@ers.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.

John Weber, Acting Executive Editor


Editorial Board

  • Robert Gibbs
  • Ephraim Leibtag
  • Constance Newman
  • Cynthia Nickerson
  • Kimberly Ross
  • Lavonne Luquis Shelton
  • Jennifer Smits
  • Abebayehu Tegene

Associate Editors

  • Alex Melton
  • Rosanna Mentzer Morrison
  • Dennis Vilorio

Graphic Designers

  • Curtia Taylor
  • Cynthia A. Ray

Managing Editors

  • Dale Simms
  • John Weber