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Small family farms account for the majority of U.S. farms and half the farmland

12/7/2016
Small family farms account for the majority of U.S. farms and half the farmland

Grocery store prices lower in the third quarter of 2016 from a year ago

12/6/2016
Grocery store prices lower in the third quarter of 2016 from a year ago

Employment grows in 3 out of 5 rural counties

12/5/2016
Employment grows in 3 out of 5 rural counties

As incomes grow, poultry consumption in South Africa rises

12/2/2016
As incomes grow, poultry consumption in South Africa rises

Cheese accounts for largest share of dairy cup-equivalents in U.S. diets

12/1/2016
Cheese accounts for largest share of dairy cup-equivalents in U.S. diets

Median farm income, median off-farm income, and median total income of farm operator households, by farm type, 2015

11/30/2016
Median farm income, median off-farm income, and median total income of farm operator households, by farm type, 2015

Median farm income and median total household income by ERS resource region, 2015

11/30/2016
Median farm income and median total household income by ERS resource region, 2015

Sources of off-farm income for farm operator households, 2015

11/30/2016
Sources of off-farm income for farm operator households, 2015

Farm business average net cash farm income by resource region, 2016F compared with 2015

11/30/2016
Farm business average net cash farm income by resource region, 2016F compared with 2015

Main food shoppers or meal planners in SNAP households are less likely to think they eat the right amount of fruits and vegetables

11/30/2016
Main food shoppers or meal planners in SNAP households are less likely to think they eat the right amount of fruits and vegetables

Rural counties vary in their economic structure with marked regional differences

11/30/2016
Rural counties vary in their economic structure with marked regional differences

Rural recreation county population grew in the early 2000s but leveled off after the Great Recession

11/30/2016
Rural recreation county population grew in the early 2000s but leveled off after the Great Recession

Marginal Propensity to Spend (MPS) on Food: A Graphical Example

11/30/2016
Marginal Propensity to Spend (MPS) on Food: A Graphical Example

Percent of farms with positive farm income, and their median share of total household income coming from farming, 2015

11/30/2016
Percent of farms with positive farm income, and their median share of total household income coming from farming, 2015

Median household income from farming by selected ERS resource regions, 2009-2015

11/30/2016
Median household income from farming by selected ERS resource regions, 2009-2015

Nominal and inflation-adjusted farm production expenses, 1970-2016F

11/30/2016
Nominal and inflation-adjusted farm production expenses, 1970-2016F

Median wealth of farm operator households by farm type, 2015

11/30/2016
Median wealth of farm operator households by farm type, 2015

Farm sector debt, inflation adjusted, 1970-2016F

11/30/2016
Farm sector debt, inflation adjusted, 1970-2016F

U.S. farm sector income forecasts down for 2016, led by lower animal/animal products receipts

11/30/2016
U.S. farm sector income forecasts down for 2016, led by lower animal/animal products receipts

Selected farm production expenses, 2015-2016F

11/30/2016
Selected farm production expenses, 2015-2016F

Rural poverty rates were highest in government-dependent and nonspecialized counties

11/30/2016
Rural poverty rates were highest in government-dependent and nonspecialized counties

U.S. cash receipts for selected animals/products, 2012-2016F

11/30/2016
U.S. cash receipts for selected animals/products, 2012-2016F

Median farm income and median total income of farm households by commodity specialization, 2015

11/30/2016
Median farm income and median total income of farm households by commodity specialization, 2015

Net farm income and net cash farm income, 2000-2016F

11/30/2016
Net farm income and net cash farm income, 2000-2016F

Government farm program payments to farm producers, 2006-2016F

11/30/2016
Government farm program payments to farm producers, 2006-2016F

Seventy percent of Americans' calories in 2010 were from plant-based foods

11/30/2016
Seventy percent of Americans' calories in 2010 were from plant-based foods

Median farm operator household income compared with median U.S. household income, 1991-2015

11/30/2016
Median farm operator household income compared with median U.S. household income, 1991-2015

Farm sector assets, inflation adjusted, 1970-2016F

11/30/2016
Farm sector assets, inflation adjusted, 1970-2016F

Farm sector solvency ratios, 1970-2016F

11/30/2016
Farm sector solvency ratios, 1970-2016F

VRT use has risen to about a fifth of planted acres of corn, peanuts, soybeans, and rice

11/30/2016
VRT use has risen to about a fifth of planted acres of corn, peanuts, soybeans, and rice

Guidance systems are used on about half of planted acres for several major crops

11/30/2016
Guidance systems are used on about half of planted acres for several major crops

GPS soil mapping is used on more planted acres of corn, peanuts, and soybeans

11/30/2016
GPS soil mapping is used on more planted acres of corn, peanuts, and soybeans

SNAP households spent more on food at home and less on away-from-home eating…

11/30/2016
SNAP households spent more on food at home and less on away-from-home eating…

Rural median household incomes were highest in recreation counties

11/30/2016
Rural median household incomes were highest in recreation counties

Midsize farms declined in number by about 5 percent between 1992 and 2012

11/30/2016
Midsize farms declined in number by about 5 percent between 1992 and 2012

U.S. cash receipts for selected crops, 2012-2016F

11/30/2016
U.S. cash receipts for selected crops, 2012-2016F

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