ERS & NASS Participate in Goldschmidt Fellowship Data Immersion Workshop

USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will participate in the 2023 Goldschmidt Fellowship Data Immersion Workshop by hosting a USDA data series virtual workshop on Wednesday, March 1st, 2023. During the seminar, each agency will share how business journalists can use USDA research, data and surveys to inform the public on topics related to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America.

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Wednesday, March 1st

1:00 p.m. ET  –  Tara Weaver-Missick, Director of Communications, USDA Research, Education and Economics Mission Area – Tara will deliver welcome remarks. 

1:05 p.m. ET  –  Spiro Stefanou, USDA Economic Research Service Administrator – Spiro will provide an overview of ERS' mission and available data and research.   

1:20 p.m. ET  –  Jennifer Bond, Deputy Director of Outlook & Staff Analysis, USDA Economic Research Service – Jennifer will provide an overview of ERS’ Commodity Outlook program.

2:00 p.m. ET  –  Carrie Litkowski, Senior Economist, USDA Economic Research Service – Carrie will present an overview of ERS’s Farm Income data.

2:40 p.m. ET  –  Alana Rhone, Agricultural Economist, USDA Economic Research Service – Alana will present an overview of ERS’s food access data.

3:20 p.m. ET  –   Break

3:40 p.m. ET  –  Joe Parsons, Director of Methodology Division and Chair of the Agricultural Statistics Board, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service – Joe will use story ideas to illustrate how to find and use NASS data. NASS conducts hundreds of surveys every year and prepares reports covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture. Production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and wages, farm finances, chemical use, and changes in the demographics of U.S. producers are only a few examples.


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ERS, working closely with the World Agricultural Outlook Board, the Foreign Agricultural Service, and other USDA agencies, conducts market analysis and provides short- and long-term projections of U.S. and world agricultural production, consumption, and trade.

The Food Access Research Atlas (FARA) is a mapping tool that allows users to investigate multiple indicators of food store access. This tool expands upon previous estimates to provide a spatial overview of food access indicators by census tract, incorporates alternative estimates of low-income and low-access census tracts, and offers contextual information for all census tracts and many demographics in the U.S.

The Food Environment Atlas is a web-based mapping tool developed by ERS that allows users to compare U.S. counties in terms of their “food environment”—indicators that help determine and reflect a community’s access to affordable, healthy food. 

Find the latest data on U.S. farm sector income and wealth statistics, including historical U.S. and State-level farm income and wealth estimates, and U.S.-level forecasts for the current calendar year.

Search a collection of articles on ERS data spotlights, infographics and research findings.

Get the latest ERS Charts of Note via email or through our new mobile app available now on Android and Apple devices.

Visit ERS’ one-stop-shop for all of our agency’s data products.  To learn more about these products, check out our Data Training Webinars for an in-depth look at several ERS products. 

Explore a series of interactive data visualizations on a variety of topics.


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