The United Kingdom's economy is very integrated with that of the European Union, particularly in agriculture, and disentangling the UK economy may lead to significant changes in legal regimes and trade patterns.
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 plays a leading role in Federal research on food security and food security measurement in U.S. households and communities and provides data access and technical support to social science scholars to facilitate their research.
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 data provide estimates of annual U.S. agricultural export values by State and commodity.
USDA's National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS) is a detailed nationally representative survey of household food purchases and acquisitions.
The 2014-15 U.S. outbreak of Highly-Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) resulted in the loss of more than 50 million birds. The market impacts reflect not only lower production, but also the loss of overseas markets for broiler meat.
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.
ERS analyzed the impact of a USDA regulatory initiative that identified commercial chicken slaughter establishments with poor or mediocre ratings on Salmonella tests – specifically, how this has affected the outcome of subsequent tests.
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.
The Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook for January reviews the sugar and sweeteners market conditions for the United States and Mexico based on changes to the January WASDE. It also has a Special Article highlighting the market changes in the 201...
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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Healthy weight adults spend more time eating than do overweight and obese adults
Millennials spend less per person than other generations on grocery store foods
U.S. wholesale beet and cane sugar prices return to more similar levels in 2016/17
About half of rural counties now experiencing more deaths than births
The regional composition of U.S. exports has shifted toward developing East Asia over time
The 2014-15 highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak significantly impacted turkey and egg producers
Composition of top U.S. food retailers shifted in 2016
U.S. households in the lowest income quintile spent 32.6 percent of their incomes on food in 2016
Some rural manufacturing establishments have similar innovation rates as their urban peers
Intellectual property rights for new plant varieties have expanded
U.S. ethanol plants are operating near full capacity but constraints limit growth
Households with obese children differ from those with no obese children
U.S. beef exports to China resume after 14-year absence
California farmers shifted to groundwater when drought reduced surface water availability
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Inpatient healthcare facilities had modest employment gains in rural areas, despite the effects of the Great Recession
Monthly food shopping trips increase with age, but decrease with income
Fruit and vegetable consumption falls short for many in the developing world
Expenditure shares for chicken, turkey, and other poultry generally decline as income rises
Millennials purchase the largest proportion of prepared foods
Per capita monthly food-at-home expenditures rise with age and income
The share of vegetable expenditures climbs as income rises
Number of U.S. fast food restaurants grew by 9 percent between 2009 and 2014
Share of production by type of farm varies across commodities, 2016
U.S. agricultural exports and imports in the 2018 fiscal year are forecast to closely mirror 2017
Rural households account for nearly one-fifth of U.S. food-insecure households
Mortality rates have increased for working-age rural adults since 2000
Record acreage and high yields raise U.S. peanut harvest to an all-time high
Food is the third largest spending category for American households at 12.6 percent
Top 4, 8, and 20 firms' share of U.S. grocery store sales, 1992-2016
Share of land used for agricultural purposes has decreased 11 percentage points since 1949
Meals at school and social gatherings make up 64 percent of free food events for SNAP households
Oilseeds have grown significantly in share of total global agricultural trade while fibers have declined
Percentage of Americans who drank or served unpasteurized or raw milk in the previous week in 2016, age 18 and older
Large-scale farms had the biggest share of irrigated acres and water use in 2013
Time spent in primary eating and drinking and secondary eating, on an average day in 2016, age 15 and older