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Webinar: Farm Income and Financial Forecasts, February 2023 Update

ERS Economist Carrie Litkowski presents new farm sector income and wealth forecasts for calendar year 2023.

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A Disaggregated View of Market Concentration in the Food Retail Industry

This report analyzes changes in food retail industry market concentration at the national, State, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), and county levels in the United States from 1990 to 2019.

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State Policies for Farm Animal Welfare in Production Practices of U.S. Livestock and Poultry Industries: An Overview

Since 2002, 14 States have enacted laws governing the production and/or sales of animal products prior to slaughter. ERS examines these laws to better understand the timing, scope, and distribution of market impacts on livestock industries.

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Access to Farmland by Beginning and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers: Issues and Opportunities

Beginning and socially disadvantaged producers may face obstacles when buying or otherwise accessing land to enter farming or expand their operations. This report uses survey, census, and administrative data to examine factors associated with land access.

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America’s Farms and Ranches at a Glance: 2022 Edition

This report provides the latest statistics on U.S. farms and farm household well-being by farm size to better understand conditions across the United States’ broad farm sector. New sections of this edition explore farm household health insurance coverage, input acquisition practices, farm liquidity, and agritourism adoption.

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ERS, AAEA Partner to Grow Diversity in Field of Agricultural Economics

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service and the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association announce a new partnership to increase diversity in the field of agricultural economics. By expanding the number of students from underrepresented groups pursuing advanced degrees and careers in agricultural economics, both organizations aim to diversify, support and retain a new generation of skilled professionals more representative of today’s society.