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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Water delivery organizations support the irrigated agricultural production system. This report reviews data on the irrigation infrastructure that allows organizations to transport, store, and deliver water to irrigated farms and ranches.
Cost Implications of Participant Product Selection in USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Balancing cost savings and preserving WIC participants' choice: Estimated food cost savings from requiring least expensive brands.
Impact of USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) on Rural and Urban Economies in the Aftermath of the Great Recession
This report traces the impacts of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit outlays on the rural and urban economies during the post-recession years 2009-14.
Consumers have become more wary of antibiotic use in poultry production, creating a market for chicken raised without antibiotics (RWA). Household scanner data and product label data show significant growth in the RWA chicken market.
ERS researchers present a model for evaluating the effects of changes to capital gains taxation on inherited assets and apply it to the proposed American Families Plan (AFP) to assess the potential impacts on family farm estates.
In 2020, 10.5 percent (13.8 million U.S. households) were food insecure, meaning they had difficulty at some time during the year providing enough food for all their members because of a lack of resources.