Multimedia

This page contains links to ERS multimedia content, including webinars, podcasts, and video.

ERS Insights Webinar Series

2016
Title / Date File Type Notes
USDA's New Study on Consumer Food Acquisition Patterns (FoodAPS): Debut of Public Use Data (Novermber 17, 2016 - 55 minutes, 07 seconds) MP4 Transcript: PDF version
Household Food Security in the United States in 2015 (September 7, 2016 - 55 minutes, 39 seconds) MP4 Transcript: PDF version
Farm Income and Financial Forecasts for 2016 (August 30, 2016 - 33 55 minutes, 58 seconds) MP4 Transcript: PDF version
Understanding the Rise in Rural Child Poverty (May 23, 2016 - 39 minutes, 53 seconds) MP4 Transcript: PDF version
America's Diverse Family Farms, 2015 Edition (February 23, 2016 - 30 minutes, 55 seconds) MP4 Transcript: PDF version
Climate Change, Water Scarcity, and Adaptation in the U.S. Fieldcrop Sector (February 17, 2016 - 55 minutes, 10 seconds) MP4 Transcript: PDF version
Farm Income and Financial Forecasts for 2015 and 2016 (February 9, 2016 - 49 minutes, 59 seconds) MP4 Transcript: PDF version
Rural America at a Glance, 2015 Edition (January 13, 2016 - 42 minutes, 15 seconds) MP4 Transcript: PDF version
2015
Title / Date File Type Notes
The Economics of Antibiotic Use in U.S. Livestock Production (December 16, 2015 - 45 minutes, 52 seconds) MP4 Transcript: PDF version
U.S. Farm Sector Financial Situation and Outlook (November 22, 2015 - 36 minutes, 30 seconds) MP4 Transcript: PDF version
Household Food Security in the United States in 2014 (September 9, 2015 - 43 minutes, 06 seconds) MP4 Transcript: PDF version
Farm Financial Forecasts, August 2015 (August 25, 2015 - 36 minutes, 32 seconds) MP4 Transcript: PDF version. See full financial forecasts.
The Geography of Recent Growth in Rural Child Poverty (July 22, 2015 - 36 minutes, 32 seconds) MP4 Transcript: PDF version. See related Amber Waves article.
The Economics of Glyphosate Resistance Management in Corn and Soybean Production (July 14, 2015 - 38 minutes, 39 seconds) MP4 Transcript: PDF version. See related report: The Economics of Glyphosate Resistance Management in Corn and Soybean Production , Amber Waves article.
Coming Home: Why Some Return to Rural Communities and Some Do Not, and What Difference It Makes (July 8, 2015 - 38 minutes, 36 seconds) MP4 Transcript: PDF version. See related report: Factors Affecting Former Residents' Returning to Rural Communities , Amber Waves article
Options for Improving Conservation Programs: Insights From Auction Theory and Economic Experiments (April 1, 2015 - 38 minutes) MP4 See related report: Options for Improving Conservation Programs: Insights from Auction Theory and Economic Experiments
Connect & Explore: First Findings from USDA's FoodAPS (March 31, 2015 - 33 minutes, 01 seconds) MP4 Download slides. See related report: 

Podcasts

2012
Title / Date File Type Notes
Household Food Security in the United States in 2011 (9/5/2012 - 7 minutes, 08 seconds) MP3 See report: Household Food Security in the United States in 2011
2011
Title / Date File Type Notes
A Wide Variety of Fruit and Vegetables Are Affordable for SNAP Recipients Podcast (12/2/2011 - 3 minutes, 47 seconds) MP3 See article.
Household Food Security in the United States in 2010 (9/7/2011 - 5 minutes, 13 seconds) MP3 See report: Household Food Security in the United States in 2010
Beef and Pork Byproducts: Enhancing the U.S. Meat Industry's Bottom Line (8/18/2011 - 4 minutes, 15 seconds) MP3 See article.
Rural America Benefits From Expanded Use of the Federal Tax Code for Income Support (5/19/2011 - 5 minutes, 10 seconds) MP3 See article.
Food Desert Locator (5/2/2011 - 3 minutes, 31 seconds) MP3  
Will Calorie Labeling in Restaurants Make a Difference? (2/25/2011 - 4 minutes, 46 seconds) MP3 See article.
Mapping Population and Economic Trends in Rural and Small-Town America (2/16/2011 - 9 minutes, 06 seconds) MP3 See more.
2010
Title / Date File Type Notes
Household Food Security in the United States, 2009 (November 19, 2010; 30 minutes, 40 seconds) WMA This conference call with reporters features USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon and Dr. Mark Nord of ERS, co-author of the report: Household Food Security in the United States, 2009 (Windows Media Audio file, opens in separate window)
Labor-Intensive U.S. Fruit and Vegetable Industry Competes in a Global Market (11/15/2010 - 6 minutes, 22 seconds) MP3 See article.
Fuel for Food: Energy Use in the U.S. Food System (09/08/2010 - 6 minutes, 22 seconds) MP3 See article.
Local Foods (08/04/2010 - 3 minutes, 27 seconds) MP3 This podcast is based on two ERS reports: Comparing the Structure, Size, and Performance of Local and Mainstream Food Supply Chains and Local Food Systems: Concepts, Impacts, and Issues .
Former Soviet Union Region To Play Larger Role in Meeting World Wheat Needs (05/17/2010 - 7 minutes, 03 seconds) MP3 See article
Access to Affordable, Nutritious Food Is Limited in "Food Deserts." (02/17/2010 - 7 minutes, 03 seconds) MP3 See article.
2009
Title / Date File Type Notes
Broiler Producers Search for Alternatives to Antibiotics (11/16/2009 - 7 minutes, 05 seconds) MP3 See article.
Tight Supplies Expected To Sustain High U.S. Sugar Prices into 2009/10 (10/20/2009 - 5 minutes, 02 seconds) MP3 See article

Earlier podcasts are available in the ERS Archive.

Video

Title / Date File Type Notes
Video: Normal Food Price Inflation In 2012 (USDA video at YouTube) (December 16, 2011) YouTube A new video from USDA features ERS economist Ricky Volpe discussing expectations for food prices in 2012.
Video: Founding FathERS, ERS 50th Anniversary (10 minutes 58 seconds) YouTube Transcript: PDF version, Text version . Dr. Willard Cochrane and Dr. John Schnittker played key roles in establishing ERS, and in shepherding its early years. Here, they reminisce and envision the future. See more video related to ERS' 50th anniversary.
Video: Food Desert Locator (May 2, 2011; 3 minutes, 24 seconds) WMV Transcript: PDF version, Text version . ERS economist Michele Ver Ploeg provides an overview of the Food Desert Locator.
Video: Food Prices, Spring 2011 (USDA video at YouTube) (March 30, 2011) YouTube A video from USDA discusses the expected rise in food prices for spring 2011
Photos: County Courthouses (USDA slideshow at Flickr) (February 23, 2011) Slideshow During a celebrated career that spanned more than 55 years, Calvin Beale was widely acknowledged for pathbreaking research on the farm population. Having once said, "You can't know what's going on in the country from behind a desk in Washington," Mr. Beale visited most U.S. counties before his death in 2008. Along the way, he photographed over 2,000 county courthouses. The photos in this gallery were his favorites.
Video: ERS 50th Anniversary (February 23, 2011) Video Former ERS Administrators Kitty Smith, Susan Offutt, John E. Lee, and former ERS Deputy Administrator J.B. Penn share their thoughts about the agency's past, present, and future.
Slideshow: Farm Income Forecast, 2010 (December 10, 2010) Slideshow This slideshow contains highlights from the recent Farm Income Forecast.
Video: Food Prices Going Up (August 29, 2008; 1 minute 29 seconds) WMV Text only version. USDA's Broadcast and Media Technology Center produced a video on rising food prices in the United States.
Video: House Committee on Education and Labor Food Prices Hearing (July 9, 2008; 5 minutes 55 seconds) YouTube Ephraim Leibtag, an Economist for the USDA Economic Research Service, testified at a July 9, 2008 House Committee on Education and Labor hearing concerning the effect of the rising cost of food on child nutrition programs.
Video: Careers at USDA's Economic Research Service (4 minutes 17 seconds) Video Text only version. A video overview of the advantages of working at the Economic Research Service. ERS is a primary source of economic information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, covering food, farming, trade, natural resources, and rural development. The video includes comments from staff economists and social scientists.
Audio Slideshow: Rural Amenities (November 14, 2002) Slideshow This audio slideshow highlights some of the findings from the report Farmland Protection: The Role of Public Preferences for Rural Amenities. The report investigates the relative importance of preserving different amenities conserved by farmland protection programs (requires Adobe Flash Player - 2 minutes).
Audio slideshow: 40 Years of Service (January 11, 2002) Slideshow Requires Adobe Flash player.