Interactive charts and highlights of the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE).
ERS research in this topic area focuses on the economic, social, spatial, and demographic factors that affect the income and poverty status of rural residents.
ERS conducts research on USDA's child nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, Summer Food Service Program, and After-School Snacks and Suppers.
New! Commodity Costs and Returns data for crops are now available in pivot tables and machine-readable sheets.
The data include historical U.S. and State-level farm income and wealth estimates as well as U.S.-level forecasts for the current calendar year.
The Food Dollar Series measures annual expenditures by U.S. consumers on domestically produced food and is composed of three primary series. Nominal (current year) and real data are now available from 1993 to 2016.
In FY 2017, expenditures on USDA’s 15 domestic food and nutrition programs totaled $98.6 billion, 4 percent less than in the previous fiscal year and almost 10 percent less than the historical high of $109.2 billion set in FY 2013.
This report discusses February 2018 USDA forecasts for U.S. agricultural trade in FY2018. Exports are forecast at $139.5 billion in FY2018 and imports are expected to reach $118.5 billion, resulting in a trade surplus of $21.0 billion.
The rural population is shrinking due to outmigration of young adults, fewer births, increased mortality among working-age adults, and an aging population. Rural job growth since 2011 has been well below the urban growth rate.
Seasonal feature: ERS provides background data on U.S. turkey production, use, and trade since 2012, as well as wholesale and retail prices.
Seasonal feature: Pumpkin production is widely dispersed across U.S. regions. Get background information and data on pumpkins – production, top States, crop yield, demand, farm and retail prices.
ERS and USDA resources covering recent hurricane impacts, as well as historical and background information reporters may find useful.
Fruit and Tree Nut Data provide users with comprehensive statistics on fresh and processed fruits, melons, and tree nuts in the United States, as well as some global data for these sectors.
This product integrates data from the ERS market outlook program with data collected by different Federal and international statistical agencies to facilitate analyses of economic performance over time, and across domestic and foreign marke...
This report uses preliminary data from USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service to examine trends in U.S. food and nutrition assistance programs through fiscal 2017. It also summarizes two recent ERS reports: one on trends in the prevalence and se...
Comparing households with similar per capita incomes, researchers found that Millennials devote more of their at-home food spending to prepared foods than older generations.
U.S. manufacturing employment has been declining since the 1950s. A better understanding of the factors affecting the survival of rural manufacturing plants may help develop strategies to retain these jobs.
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has undergone economic, social, and demographic transformations over the past 10 to 15 years. Among the poorest regions in the world, it faces major political and economic challenges and low food security.
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