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.
The survey was designed to collect information on U.S. consumers' knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about nutrition and food choices.
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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 first nationally representative survey of American households to collect unique and comprehensive data about household food purchases and acquisitions.
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.
U.S. apple production to decline this fall and will coincide with a smaller pear crop. Increased storage-apple supplies from previous harvest, however, will likely mitigate upward pressure on early-season prices.
An estimated 12.3 percent of American households were food insecure at some time during the year in 2016, lacking access to enough food for an active, healthy life for all their members; essentially unchanged from 12.7 percent in 2015.
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.
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.
Manufacturing provides more jobs and higher earnings in rural areas than many other sectors, including agriculture and mining. Manufacturing is also relatively more important to the rural economy than to the urban economy.
USDA’s National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS) was designed to provide the data needed to study the factors that affect food choices and the outcomes related to those choices.
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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
Percentage of Americans engaged in primary eating and drinking and secondary eating, by time of day, on an average day in 2016, age 15 and older
Share of land used for agricultural purposes has decreased 11 percent since 1949
Sodium content of some food products slowly declining
Cropland is concentrated in the Corn Belt and Northern Plains
Children from households with at least one obese child tend to live in a more disadvantaged environment than those from households with no obese children
Land used for grazing has increased from 2002 to 2012
Between 2009 and 2014, 163 U.S. counties saw a growth in fast food restaurants of more than 50 percent
Harvested cropland increased between 2002 and 2012
Payments from Government farm programs have shifted to higher-income farm households to varying degrees, but with declines in some since 2013
U.S. beef exports higher in every month of 2017 compared with a year earlier
Farm sector solvency ratios, 1970-2017F
Farm sector profits forecast to stabilize in 2017
Median income from farming, median off-farm income, and median total income of farm operator households, by farm type, 2016
Net farm income and net cash farm income, 2000-17F
Selected farm production expenses, 2016-17F
Median farm income and median total household income by ERS resource region, 2016
Sources of off-farm income for farm operator households, 2016
Percent of farms with positive farm income, and their median share of total household income from farming, 2016
Median wealth of farm operator households by farm type, 2016
Median household income from farming by selected ERS resource regions, 2009-16
Median farm income and median total income of farm households by commodity specialization, 2016
Farm sector debt, inflation adjusted, 1970-2017F
Median farm income, median off-farm income, and median total income of farm operator households, 2014-17F
U.S. net farm income in 2017: August 2017 forecast vs. November 2017 forecast
U.S. cash receipts for selected animals/products, 2013-17F
Median farm operator household income compared with median U.S. household income, 1991-2016
Components of net value added: net farm income and payments to stakeholders, inflation adjusted, 2007-17F
Nominal and inflation-adjusted farm production expenses, 1970-2017F
U.S. cash receipts for selected crops, 2013-17F