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  • Wheat Outlook: November 2014

    WHS-14K, November 13, 2014

    The November 2014 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.

  • Wheat Outlook: December 2014

    WHS-14L, December 12, 2014

    The December 2014 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.

  • Wheat Outlook: January 2015

    WHS-15A, January 14, 2015

    The January 2015 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.

  • Projecting World Raw Sugar Prices

    SSSM-317-01, January 16, 2015

    World sugar prices have an important effect on the U.S. sugar sector. This report presents a modeling framework for use in projecting world sugar prices, with detailed treatment of the role of Brazil in the world sugar and ethanol sectors.

  • USDA Agricultural Projections to 2024

    OCE-151, February 11, 2015

    USDA's 10-year food/farm sector projections cover major agricultural commodities, trade, and aggregate indicators of the U.S. farm sector, like farm income. Population and income growth are drivers of long-term demand for farm commodities.

  • Wheat Outlook: February 2015

    WHS-15B, February 12, 2015

    The February 2015 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 Policy in China

    CWS-15C-01, March 31, 2015

    Managing China's unprecedented volume of cotton stockpiles will require difficult choices by Chinese authorities. China's large role in world cotton markets means its recent policy changes could reduce world cotton prices significantly.

  • Wheat Outlook: April 2015

    WHS-15D, April 13, 2015

    The April 2015 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.

  • U.S. Agricultural Trading Relationship With China Grows

    Amber Waves, May 04, 2015

    China's "new normal" presents opportunities and challenges for U.S. agricultural exports to China.

  • Wheat Outlook: May 2015

    WHS-15E, May 14, 2015

    The May 2015 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.

  • China’s Agricultural Policies Reshape Global Sorghum Trade

    Amber Waves, June 01, 2015

    China's agricultural and trade policies in the corn sector are shifting global patterns of sorghum imports.

  • Effects of Recent Energy Price Reductions on U.S. Agriculture

    BIO-04, June 02, 2015

    Sharply lower energy prices begun in late 2014 will benefit the agriculture sector mainly through lower transport and production costs. Energy price decreases are projected to lower production costs by about $5 billion in 2015 and in 2016.

  • Wheat Outlook: June 2015

    WHS-15F, June 12, 2015

    The June 2015 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.

  • Food Policy and Productivity Key to India Outlook

    Amber Waves, July 06, 2015

    India is likely to remain an important player in global agriculture markets as an importer of vegetable oils and pulses, and an exporter of rice, cotton, and beef.

  • Growth in Meat Consumption for Developing and Emerging Economies Surpasses That for the Developed World

    Amber Waves, July 06, 2015

    Per Capita meat consumption in developing economies has grown faster than in the developed world.

  • Middle East and North Africa Region: An Important Driver of World Agricultural Trade

    AES-88, July 14, 2015

    Growing populations and incomes in the Middle East and North Africa region are increasing food and feed demand which domestic production alone cannot meet. Opportunities will expand for U.S. exports - along with stiffer world competition.

  • Wheat Outlook: July 2015

    WHS-15G, July 14, 2015

    The July 2015 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.

  • Wheat Outlook: August 2015

    WHS-15H, August 14, 2015

    The August 2015 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.

  • U.S. Agricultural Productivity Growth: The Past, Challenges, and the Future

    Amber Waves, September 08, 2015

    Since 1948, U.S. agricultural productivity has more than doubled, enabling farmers to feed more people with less land and labor. Output growth is attributed to the growth in total inputs used and in technology advancement, or total factor productivity (TFP). Agricultural output growth today is more dependent on TFP growth than in the past.

  • Wheat Outlook: September 2015

    WHS-15I, September 15, 2015

    The September 2015 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.