In the News

ERS information, data, and analysis on food and farm topics can provide background material for media reports on issues making news. Some examples:

Feed Grains Database
February 10, 2016
The Feed Grains Database contains statistics on four feed grains (corn, grain sorghum, barley, and oats), foreign coarse grains (feed grains plus rye, millet, and mixed grains), hay, and related items.
Turkey Sector: Background & Statistics
January 27, 2016
Seasonal feature: Get background information and data on turkey – production, top producing States, consumption, exports, wholesale and retail prices.
Immigration and the Rural Workforce
January 27, 2016
One-stop web page contains background information on immigration policy and the farm and rural labor force, including potential impacts of policy changes, and data on the legal status of hired farmworkers.
Pumpkins: Background & Statistics
January 27, 2016
Seasonal feature: Pumpkin production is widely dispersed across U.S. regions. Get background information and data on pumpkins – production, top States, crop yield, demand, farm and retail prices.
Hog/Pork Sector: Background Information and Data
December 06, 2014
ERS and other USDA agencies publish data and information on the hog and pork sector, including production, animal inventories, pork supply and disappearance, and prices at the farm and retail level.
California Drought: Farm and Food Impacts
October 04, 2014
Information on impacts of the California drought is updated. The drought is likely to have major impacts on the State’s agricultural production, with implications for supplies of some items and for food prices.
Food Dollar Series
February 12, 2011
The food dollar data series is composed of three primary series—the marketing bill series, the industry group series, and the primary factor series—that shed light on different aspects of the food supply chain. Nominal (current year) and real data are now available from 1993 to 2014.