Chart Gallery

  • Energy payments to farmers closely tracked oil prices from 2011 to 2020
    7/22/2024
    Energy payments to farmers closely tracked oil prices from 2011 to 2020
  • Larger farms had greater share of energy payments and received larger payments, 2011–20
    7/22/2024
    Larger farms had greater share of energy payments and received larger payments, 2011–20
  • Low-fat and nonfat ice cream production is heating up the market
    7/18/2024
    Low-fat and nonfat ice cream production is heating up the market
  • Owner-operators and cash-rent farmers lead cover crop adoption
    7/17/2024
    Owner-operators and cash-rent farmers lead cover crop adoption
  • Total participation in USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) continued to increase in FY 2023
    7/16/2024
    Total participation in USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) continued to increase in FY 2023
  • 2022 Census of Agriculture shows concentration of cash rent payments in the United States
    7/15/2024
    2022 Census of Agriculture shows concentration of cash rent payments in the United States
  • Despite inflation, food-away-from-home spending continued to accelerate in 2023
    7/11/2024
    Despite inflation, food-away-from-home spending continued to accelerate in 2023
  • Pulses up and potatoes down: year-over-year change in planted acres, 2023–24F/1
    7/11/2024
    Pulses up and potatoes down: year-over-year change in planted acres, 2023–24F/1
  • 2022 Census of Agriculture: Vegetable acreage destined for processing varies by crop
    7/10/2024
    2022 Census of Agriculture: Vegetable acreage destined for processing varies by crop
  • Temporary Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program issued more than $70 billion in benefits from 2020 to 2023
    7/9/2024
    Temporary Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program issued more than $70 billion in benefits from 2020 to 2023
  • Majority of farms with debt have loans from a commercial bank
    7/8/2024
    Majority of farms with debt have loans from a commercial bank
  • Home-grilled cheeseburger costs grew 1.8 percent from 2023 to 2024
    7/3/2024
    Home-grilled cheeseburger costs grew 1.8 percent from 2023 to 2024
  • Growth in greenhouses: Controlled environment agriculture production, operations on the rise
    7/2/2024
    Growth in greenhouses: Controlled environment agriculture production, operations on the rise
  • Average debt-to-asset ratio decreased for all family farm businesses in 2022, indicating improvement in financial situations
    7/2/2024
    Average debt-to-asset ratio decreased for all family farm businesses in 2022, indicating improvement in financial situations
  • Average farm debt and share of operations with some debt both increased with farm size, 2022
    7/2/2024
    Average farm debt and share of operations with some debt both increased with farm size, 2022
  • Average debt-to-asset ratio varies according to age of farm operator
    7/2/2024
    Average debt-to-asset ratio varies according to age of farm operator
  • 2022 Census of Agriculture: Sales of organic agricultural products concentrated in California
    7/1/2024
    2022 Census of Agriculture: Sales of organic agricultural products concentrated in California
  • Food-away-from-home price growth outpaced food at home and overall inflation over past decade
    6/27/2024
    Food-away-from-home price growth outpaced food at home and overall inflation over past decade
  • Inflation-adjusted USDA spending on food and nutrition assistance, fiscal years 1970–2023
    6/27/2024
    Inflation-adjusted USDA spending on food and nutrition assistance, fiscal years 1970–2023
  • Average monthly participation in WIC, fiscal years 1980 through 2023
    6/26/2024
    Average monthly participation in WIC, fiscal years 1980 through 2023
  • Discovery in 2003 of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) affected U.S. beef exports until 2017
    6/26/2024
    Discovery in 2003 of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) affected U.S. beef exports until 2017
  • From 2000–22, U.S. share of Southeast Asia’s growing animal product imports ranged from 8.1 to 19.8 percent
    6/26/2024
    From 2000–22, U.S. share of Southeast Asia’s growing animal product imports ranged from 8.1 to 19.8 percent
  • U.S. major animal product exports are exceeded only by the European Union
    6/26/2024
    U.S. major animal product exports are exceeded only by the European Union
  • Russia’s sanctions on U.S. chicken in 2014 erased a market that had accounted for one-fifth of U.S. exports in 2000
    6/26/2024
    Russia’s sanctions on U.S. chicken in 2014 erased a market that had accounted for one-fifth of U.S. exports in 2000
  • 2022 Census of Agriculture: More cropland covered by crop insurance
    6/26/2024
    2022 Census of Agriculture: More cropland covered by crop insurance
  • Forecast estimates 2 in 1,000 farm estates created in 2023 likely owed Federal estate tax returns
    6/25/2024
    Forecast estimates 2 in 1,000 farm estates created in 2023 likely owed Federal estate tax returns
  • Quarterly spending on Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program declined in 2023 prior to program’s expiration
    6/24/2024
    Quarterly spending on Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program declined in 2023 prior to program’s expiration
  • 2022 Census of Agriculture: Average farmland value higher on coasts and in Corn Belt
    6/24/2024
    2022 Census of Agriculture: Average farmland value higher on coasts and in Corn Belt
  • Share of consumer expenditures on food at home outpaces other consumption categories for low- and middle-income households, World Bank International Comparison data show
    6/20/2024
    Share of consumer expenditures on food at home outpaces other consumption categories for low- and middle-income households, World Bank International Comparison data show
  • Per capita calories available for consumption increased from 1990 to 2019 worldwide and in selected countries
    6/20/2024
    Per capita calories available for consumption increased from 1990 to 2019 worldwide and in selected countries
  • World crop calories and food calories projected to continue growth trend through 2050
    6/20/2024
    World crop calories and food calories projected to continue growth trend through 2050
  • Greenhouse tomatoes fuel U.S. import growth in fresh tomatoes
    6/20/2024
    Greenhouse tomatoes fuel U.S. import growth in fresh tomatoes
  • 2022 Census of Agriculture: Black-operated farm size continues to grow
    6/18/2024
    2022 Census of Agriculture: Black-operated farm size continues to grow
  • Cover crops planted by dairy producers are often harvested
    6/17/2024
    Cover crops planted by dairy producers are often harvested
  • Food insufficiency in States that did not extend universal free meals was higher than in the six States that did
    6/13/2024
    Food insufficiency in States that did not extend universal free meals was higher than in the six States that did
  • Consumer Food Data System
    6/13/2024
    Consumer Food Data System