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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.
  • Pumpkins: Background & Statistics
    ERS provides background data and statistics on pumpkin production, use, wholesale and retail prices, and yield in the United States, and includes selected data on the top six producing States.
  • Turkey Sector: Background & Statistics
    Seasonal feature: ERS provides background data on U.S. turkey production, use, and trade since 2015, as well as wholesale and retail prices.
  • ERS Calendar Update
    USDA’s Economic Research Service provides the following updates to the schedules of products that were affected by the lapse in federal funding.
  • News Release: 2018 Research Highlights
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) produced more than 300 research, information and outlook products in 2018 on topics ranging from U.S. and global commodity markets to trends in what Americans eat when they are away from home, enhancing the public’s understanding of agriculture and food issues that affect everyone’s daily lives.
  • ERS Celebrates World Statistics Day 2020
    Organized by the United Nations, the third World Statistics Day is celebrated around the globe on October 20, 2020. The theme, "Connecting the world with data we can trust," reflects the importance of trust, authoritative data, innovation, and the public good in the national statistical systems. This page provides ERS data you can use on World Statistics Day, including charts, articles, reports, and international statistics.
  • National Coalition for Food and Agriculture Research (NC-FAR) Lunch and Learn
    ERS staff participated in a Lunch and Learn with the National Coalition for Food and Agriculture Research. Find links to recent ERS reports related to their presentations.
  • News Release: 2017 Research Highlights
    The USDA’s Economic Research Service produced key research in 2017 on topics ranging from socioeconomic trends in rural America to the economic effects of food labels, enhancing the public’s understanding of agriculture and food issues that affect Americans’ daily lives.
  • New Website Navigation
    On Thursday, Nov. 2, the ERS website debuted a new site navigation. Users, particularly on mobile devices, can easily and more quickly access relevant content through the new menu and featured pages. Visit and explore.
  • “Transformers: The Future of Food” - Washington Post Panel Discussion
    ERS Administrator Mary Bohman participated in a panel discussion at the Washington Post on Tuesday, June 13.
  • Hurricane Impacts on Agriculture
    ERS and USDA resources covering recent hurricane impacts, as well as historical and background information reporters may find useful.