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  • 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.

  • Alternative Policies to Agricultural Export Taxes That Are Less Market Distorting

    ERR-187, June 09, 2015

    ERS examines effects of alternative policies to conventional export taxes on countries' domestic and trade markets for agricultural products -- policies that are less market distorting and less welfare diminishing.

  • Rice Outlook: June 2015

    RCS-15F, June 12, 2015

    The June 2015 Rice Outlook report will contain U.S. and global rice markets forecasts for 2015/16 and any revisions for 2014/15.

  • U.S.-Cuba Agricultural Trade: Past, Present and Possible Future

    AES-87, June 17, 2015

    Establishing more normal economic relations with Cuba could potentially generate growth in U.S.-Cuba trade, foster greater productivity in Cuba's economy, and stimulate exports of meat, dairy products, rice, and other commodities to Cuba.

  • 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.

  • California’s Irrigation Varies by Crop

    Amber Waves, July 06, 2015

    Farmers in California grow a wide variety of crops using off-farm surface water, groundwater, and to a limited extent, on-farm surface water. Differences in the source of irrigation water play a major role in how vulnerable different crops are to shortfalls in surface water supplies due to drought. Farmers of different crops also have differing levels of investment in irrigation technologies.

  • Rice Outlook: July 2015

    RCS-15G, July 14, 2015

    The July 2015 Rice Outlook Report will contain U.S. and global rice market forecasts for 2015/16 and any revisions for 2014/15.

  • U.S.-Cuba Agricultural Trade: Past, Present, and Possible Future

    Amber Waves, August 03, 2015

    In December 2014, the United States announced that it would implement executive actions designed to ease the restrictions on trade, remittances, and travel with Cuba. This report explores the potential implications for U.S. agricultural exports. Establishment of a more normal economic relationship with Cuba has the potential to foster additional growth in U.S.-Cuba agricultural trade.

  • Rice Outlook: August 2015

    RCS-15H, August 14, 2015

    The August 2015 Rice Outlook report will contain U.S. and global rice markets forecasts for 2015/16 and any revisions for 2014/15.

  • Rice Outlook: September 2015

    RCS-15I, September 15, 2015

    The September 2015 Rice Outlook report will contain U.S. and global rice markets forecasts for 2015/16 and any revisions for 2014/15.

  • Rice Outlook: October 2015

    RCS-15J, October 14, 2015

    The October 2015 Rice Outlook report will contain U.S. and global rice markets forecasts for 2015/16 and any revisions for 2014/15.

  • Rice Outlook: November 2015

    RCS-15K, November 13, 2015

    The November 2015 Rice Outlook report will contain U.S. and global rice markets forecasts for 2015/16 and any revisions for 2014/15.

  • Rice Outlook: December 2015

    RCS-15L, December 11, 2015

    The December 2015 Rice Outlook report will contain U.S. and global rice markets forecasts for 2015/16 and any revisions for 2014/15.

  • Rice Outlook: January 2016

    RCS-16A, January 14, 2016

    The January 2016 Rice Outlook Report contains U.S. and global rice markets forecasts for 2015/16 and any revisions to 2014/15.

  • Haiti's U.S. Rice Imports

    RCS-16A-01, February 01, 2016

    Imports make up about 80 percent of rice availability in Haiti, a major market for U.S. rice. Efforts are underway in Haiti to raise productivity, but it is still likely to rely on U.S. rice for a large share of its food supply.

  • Rice Imports Help Alleviate Haiti’s Food Needs

    Amber Waves, February 01, 2016

    Haiti is a major market for U.S. rice, accounting for about 10 percent of U.S. rice exports. Rice imports—which were negligible prior to 1986 due to quantitative limits on imports—have improved Haiti’s food situation, increasing per capita calorie availability by about 11 percent between 1985 and 2011.

  • Rice Outlook: February 2016

    RCS-16B, February 11, 2016

    The February 2016 Rice Outlook Report will contain U.S. and global rice markets forecasts for 2015/16 and any revisions to 2014/15.

  • Rice Outlook: March 2016

    RCS-16C, March 11, 2016

    The March 2016 Rice Outlook report will contain U.S. and global rice markets forecasts for 2015/16 and any revisions to 2014/15.

  • Rice Outlook: April 2016

    RCS-16D, April 14, 2016

    The April 2016 Rice Outlook report will contain U.S. and global rice markets forecasts for 2015/16 and any revisions to 2014/15.

  • Rice Outlook: May 2016

    RCS-16E, May 12, 2016

    The May 2016 Rice Outlook report will contain the first U.S. and global rice markets forecasts for 2016/17 and any revisions to 2015/16.