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.
New from ERS
ERS provides an analysis of how World Trade Organization tariff-rate quota (TRQ) market access for agricultural products has evolved from 1995 to 2015 and the extent to which TRQs are fulfilling their goal of increasing that access.
The high share of COVID-19 deaths in rural America is partly due to an older population with underlying health issues, living farther away from hospitals. Initial outbreaks occurred in counties dependent on meat-packing operations.
This report provides an overview of U.S. farms, including the latest statistics on production, financial performance, and farm household characteristics by farm size.
This study analyzes trends in market share over the 2006-18 timeframe and the price sensitivity for the top four U.S. dairy products imported by SEA countries.
Farm sector profits are forecast to increase in 2020. Net farm income, a broad measure of profits, is forecast at $119.6 billion, up $36.0 billion (43.1 percent) from 2019 in nominal terms. Net cash farm income is forecast at $134.1 billion, up $24.7 billion (22.6 percent). Median income of farm households is forecast to increase 4.7 percent to $86,992 in 2020.
Economic and Food Security Impacts of Agricultural Input Reduction Under the European Union Green Deal’s Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies
Proposed European Commission Strategies would impose restrictions that could raise global food prices by 10 percent if adopted only by the EU to 89 percent if adopted worldwide.