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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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The Economic Impacts of Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Agriculture

This report provides a detailed look at the effect retaliatory tariffs had on U.S. States and commodities by estimating the direct export losses associated with the 2018–2019 global trade disputes.

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Irrigation Organizations: Drought Planning and Response

Drought can have a major impact on irrigated agricultural production. This report summarizes information from USDA’s 2019 Survey of Irrigation Organizations about irrigation organizations’ role in drought planning and response.

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Trends in U.S. Irrigated Agriculture: Increasing Resilience Under Water Supply Scarcity

Irrigated agriculture is a critically important component of the U.S. farm economy. Irrigated production expanded significantly over the last century, as public reclamation policy and technological innovations opened new lands to irrigated production.

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Examining Pathogen-Based Import Refusals: Trends and Analysis From 2002 to 2019

This report examines refusals of foods imported to the United States based on pathogen and toxin contamination from 2002 to 2019. The analysis helps identify which pathogen/toxins are most common, and which foods are most often refused.

U.S. Agricultural Exports to Colombia: Rising Sales in Response to Trade Liberalization and Changing Consumer Trends

This report explores the performance of U.S. agricultural exports to Colombia over the past decade (2009-19), examining the top 10 exports and 5 additional exports that are among the fastest growing.

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America's Diverse Family Farms: 2021 Edition

This report provides an overview of U.S. farms, and includes the latest statistics on production, financial performance, and farm household characteristics. Also included are estimates of how the COVID-19 pandemic affected direct sales, government payments, and off-farm employment.