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  • China's Pork Imports Rise Along with Production Costs

    LDPM27101, January 10, 2017

    China has become the leading importer of pork, as production costs have risen. A comparison of U.S.-China farm data reveals that U.S. efficiency in feed costs and pork production provides an advantage in the China market.

  • Dedicated Energy Crops and Competition for Agricultural Land

    ERR223, January 04, 2017

    Markets do not currently exist for large-scale use of renewable feedstocks for bioelectricity. ERS examines three policy scenarios that could create a market for bioelectricity using dedicated energy crops, such as switchgrass.

  • USDA Microloans for Farmers: Participation Patterns and Effects of Outreach

    ERR222, December 30, 2016

    In 2013-15, 89 percent of USDA/FSA Microloans went to recipients from targeted groups (beginning farmers and ranchers, women, minorities, and veterans). Also, in 2013-15, new FSA direct loan borrowers received a majority of Microloans.

  • U.S. Food Commodity Availability by Food Source, 1994-2008

    ERR221, December 28, 2016

    ERS analyzed 63 Individual food commodities by source – food obtained for at-home preparation (FAH) and food prepared away from home (FAFH). Data on food source could inform marketing and help steer nutrition education.

  • Food Insecurity Measures: Experience-Based Versus Nutrition-Based Evidence From India, Bangladesh, and Ethiopia

    ERR220, December 22, 2016

    ERS compares an objective, nutrition-based measure of food insecurity with measures based on household perceptions of food adequacy, for identifying food-insecure households in India, Bangladesh, and Ethiopia.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: December 2016

    LDPM270, December 15, 2016

    The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for December 2016 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates report.

  • Sugar & Sweeteners Outlook: December 2016

    SSSM340, December 15, 2016

    Record U.S. domestic sugar production still expected for 2016/17. Mexico Export Limit anticipated to be unchanged from September.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: December 2016

    OCS16L, December 13, 2016

    Upward surge in soybean oil prices continues.

  • Wheat Outlook: December 2016

    WHS16L, December 13, 2016

    The December 2016 outlook for both the U.S. and global wheat markets is analyzed based on the latest projections contained in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.

  • Cotton and Wool Outlook: December 2016

    CWS16k, December 13, 2016

    The December 2016 Cotton and Wool Outlook report presents and discusses USDA's latest 2016/17 U.S. and world cotton supply and demand projections, including USDA's U.S. cotton production update. The latest U.S. textile and apparel trade data are also included.

  • Feed Outlook: December 2016

    FDS16l, December 13, 2016

    The December 2016 Feed Outlook report contains projections for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 U.S. and global feed markets based on the most current World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.

  • Rice Outlook: December 2016

    RCS16L, December 13, 2016

    The December 2016 Rice Outlook Report will contain updated U.S. and global rice market forecasts for 2016/17.

  • America's Diverse Family Farms, 2016 Edition

    EIB164, December 06, 2016

    Family farms comprise 99 percent of U.S. farms, accounting for 89 percent of production. Small farms make up 90 percent of farms, operating nearly half of farmland. Still, large family farms accounted for 42 percent of production in 2015.

  • Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade: November 2016

    AES97, November 30, 2016

    This report discusses November 2016 USDA forecasts for U.S. agricultural trade in FY2017. Exports are forecast at $134.0 billion in FY2017 and imports are expected to reach $112.5 billion, resulting in a trade surplus of $21.5 billion.

  • Growth of U.S. Dairy Exports

    LDPM27001, November 29, 2016

    The United States, as a top producer and exporter of dairy products, has a pivotal role to play, but will have to compete with large dairy exporters such as New Zealand, the EU, and Australia to increase export market share in the future.

  • The Adoption of Genetically Engineered Alfalfa, Canola and Sugarbeets in the United States

    EIB163, November 28, 2016

    ERS analyzes adoption rates of genetically engineered U.S. alfalfa, canola, and sugarbeets using data from the Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS), and discusses legal and/or regulatory issues regarding these GE crops.

  • Poultry Production and Trade in the Republic of South Africa: a Look at Alternative Trade Policy Scenarios

    AES96, November 16, 2016

    After 16 years of imposing antidumpting duties on U.S. poultry, South Africa allows a quota of 65,000 tons of U.S. poultry. ERS research suggests this will not seriously hurt South Africa's poultry industry.

  • Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: November 2016

    SSSM339, November 16, 2016

    Increased ending stocks for 2015/16 carry over into higher projected supplies and ending stocks in 2016/17.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: November 2016

    LDPM269, November 16, 2016

    The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for November 2016 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report.

  • Feed Outlook: November 2016

    FDS16K, November 14, 2016

    The November 2016 Feed Outlook report contains projections for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 U.S. and global feed markets based on the most current World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.

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