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  • Resources, Policies, and Agricultural Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa

    ERR-145, February 20, 2013

    Is weak agricultural growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) due to poor natural resources? This study finds that other factors--economic, technological, and political--underlie agricultural productivity gains experienced by some SSA countries.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: February 2013

    OCS-13B, February 12, 2013

    Each month,the Oil Crops Outlook analyzes the major changes and events in the world market for oilseeds and oilseed products.

  • USDA Agricultural Projections to 2022

    OCE-131, February 11, 2013

    USDA's longrun projections for global agriculture reflect steady world economic growth and continued demand for biofuels, which combine to support increases in consumption, trade, and prices.

  • Rising Grain Exports by the Former Soviet Union Region

    WHS-13A01, February 04, 2013

    The three major grain-producing countries of the former Soviet Union--Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine--have become a large grain-exporting region. This report examines the causes and provides the 10-year outlook for the region's exports.

  • Rice Outlook: January 2013

    RCS-13A, January 15, 2013

    The U.S. 2012/13 rice crop estimates was slightly based on a higher yield reported by NASS. In the global market, export forecasts were raised for both 2012 and 2013 largely based on larger exports from India and Vietnam.

  • Cotton and Hydropower in Central Asia: How Resource Competition Affects Trade

    EIB-106, January 15, 2013

    Heightened use of hydropower increases competition between local energy and agriculture sectors for scarce supplies of water. Although this may raise cotton prices locally, it has minimal effect on global prices.

  • Southeast Asia's Rice Surplus

    RCS-12L-01, December 31, 2012

    Southeast Asia dominates the world's rice trade as the leading source of rice exports and the second-largest importing region. This region's rice surplus of exports over imports has grown steadily over the past decade and the USDA projects that it will remain large over the next decade.

  • Vegetables and Pulses Outlook; December 2012

    VGS-352, December 18, 2012

    The 2012 U.S. dry bean crop is expected to reach 31.8 million cwt, an increase of almost 60 percent from low production levels of 2011.

  • Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade: November 2012

    AES-76, November 29, 2012

    Fiscal 2013 agricultural exports are forecast at a record $145 billion, up $9.2 billion above 2012 exports. Imports at record $115 billion.

  • Rice Outlook: November 2012

    RCS-12K, November 13, 2012

    The outlook for both the U.S. and global rice markets are analyzed based on the latest projections contained in the World Agricultural Supply and Uses Estimates report.

  • Economic Policy and Cotton in Uzbekistan

    CWS-12H01, October 23, 2012

    Uzbekistan is the third largest cotton supplier for world markets and accounts for two-thirds of Central Asia's output. ERS examines the role of government policies in future prospects for cotton production and exports.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: October 2012

    LDPM-220, October 17, 2012

    Ample supplies of pork and poultry moderate prices.

  • Rice Outlook: October 2012

    RCS-12J, October 12, 2012

    The outlook for both the U.S. and global rice markets are analyzed based on the latest projections contained in the World Agricultural Supply and Uses Estimates report.

  • Vegetables and Pulses Outlook: September 2012

    VGS-351, September 27, 2012

    Use of chickpeas (garbanzo beans) has increased in the United States as consumption of food such as humus expands. I n 2012, a record 196,900 acres were planted with Washington, Idaho, and California leading producers in the previous year.

  • Factors Affecting Food Production Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Amber Waves, September 20, 2012

    For many countries in the region, low yields and lagging labor productivity in agriculture present opportunities for improvement.

  • Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: September 2012

    SSSM-289, September 17, 2012

    The Sugar and Sweetener Outlook reviews the sugar and sweetener outlook for the United States and Mexico, emphasizing changes made in the most recent month's edition of the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.

  • Wheat Outlook: September 2012

    WHS-12I, September 14, 2012

    The outlook for both the U.S. and global wheat markets are analyzed based on the latest projections contained in the World Agricultural Supply and Uses Estimates report.

  • Rice Outlook: September 2012

    RCS-12I, September 13, 2012

    The outlook for both the U.S. and global rice markets is analyzed based on the latest projections contained in the World Agricultural Supply and Uses Estimates report.

  • Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade: August 2012

    AES-75, August 30, 2012

    This outlook report offers, on a quarterly basis, the U.S. agricultural import and export outlook, as well as the year-to-date value and volume of U.S. agricultural exports and imports, by commodity and region.

  • Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: August 2012

    SSSM-288, August 15, 2012

    The Sugar and Sweetener Outlook reviews the sugar and sweetener outlook for the United States and Mexico, emphasizing changes made in the most recent month's edition of the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.