Farm Income - November 2016

Highlights From the November 2016 Farm Income Forecast

Farm sector profitability is forecast down for the third straight year. Net farm income is forecast to be $66.9 billion in 2016, down 17.2 percent from the 2015 estimate. The median income of farm households is forecast to remain essentially unchanged in 2016, at $76,839.

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FoodAPS National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey

FoodAPS Public Use Data Files Available

Comprehensive data from USDA’s National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey are now available to the public. The survey includes nationally representative data from nearly 5,000 households, including those participating in SNAP.


Growth of U.S. Dairy Exports

The United States, as a top producer and exporter of dairy products, has a pivotal role to play, but will have to compete with large dairy exporters such as New Zealand, the EU, and Australia to increase export market share in the future.


The Adoption of Genetically Engineered Alfalfa, Canola and Sugarbeets in the United States

ERS analyzes adoption rates of genetically engineered U.S. alfalfa, canola, and sugarbeets using data from the Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS), and discusses legal and/or regulatory issues regarding these GE crops.


Pumpkins: Background & Statistics

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.


Turkey Sector: Background & Statistics

Seasonal feature: Get background information and data on turkey – production, top producing States, consumption, exports, wholesale and retail prices.