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Webinar: America’s Diverse Family Farms: 2021 Edition

In this webinar, ERS Agricultural Economist Christine Whitt presents findings from America's Diverse Family Farms: 2021 Edition. This year's edition explores farm operating expenses, pandemic-related changes in direct sales, pandemic-related household unemployment, and the distribution of USDA and non-USDA pandemic assistance farms received in 2020.

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ERS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Media Resources

The following page provides links to the latest available data supporting the analysis of potential effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on U.S. commodity markets, including supply chain disruptions and global demand for agricultural products. Additional links provide background information on a variety of farm and food topics.

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Agricultural Income and Finance Situation and Outlook: 2021 Edition

This report examines trends from 2009 to 2019 in three major areas of farm finance: farm income, Government payment programs, and Chapter 12 bankruptcy eligibility and rates.

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Updating Economic Burden of Foodborne Diseases Estimates for Inflation and Income Growth

This report shows that from 2013 to 2018, inflation increased the economic burden of major U.S. foodborne diseases by $2 billion. This includes the social costs of medical care, loss productivity, and deaths.

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Rural America at a Glance: 2021 Edition

The 2021 edition of Rural America at a Glance focuses on the recovery of rural communities from the COVID-19 pandemic, including population and employment change, infection and vaccination rates, and internet availability and use.

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Understanding the Components of U.S. Food Expenditures During Recessionary and Non-Recessionary Periods

ERS analysis shows that during the COVID-19 Recession, food spending at places like grocery stores increased, mostly driven by a shift away from food spending at places like restaurants.

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Examining the Decline in U.S. Per Capita Consumption of Fluid Cow’s Milk, 2003–18

U.S. per capita consumption of fluid milk is declining. USDA, ERS researchers examine how consumption among children, teenagers, and adults changed over the years 2003 through 2018.