Agricultural Research Funding in the Public and Private Sectors
Data for public and private funding of food and agricultural research and development cover the years 1970-2015 (public) and 1970-2014 (private). Data are available in nominal dollars and in values adjusted for inflation.
Public funding is based on data from two sources:
- Federal data are from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Survey of Federal Funds for Research and Development series
- State-level data are from USDA's Current Research Information System (CRIS) and NSF's Survey of Federal Funds for Research and Development series
Private funding estimates are constructed by ERS, based on the methodology presented in the ERS report:
- Research Investments and Market Structure in the Food Processing, Agricultural Input, and Biofuel Industries Worldwide (ERR-130, December 2011).
Private agricultural input research is more likely to have impacts on agricultural productivity than private food manufacturing research, so these two components of private research are also available separately in the data.
The research deflator (used to convert current dollars to real) is constructed by ERS, based on the methodology described in Pardey et al. (U.S. Agricultural Research Deflators: 1890-1985), Research Policy 18:5 (1989): 289-296.
For more details see Documentation and Definitions and Related Resources. Note that the series methodology and estimates have been revised with this release, see Update and Revision History for details.
|Data Set||Last Updated||Next Update|
|Agricultural Research Funding in the Public and Private Sectors, 1970-2015||2/23/2018|