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  • Rice Outlook: March 2015

    RCS-15C, March 12, 2015

    The March 2015 outlook for both the U.S. and global rice markets is analyzed based on the latest projections contained in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.

  • Measuring Access to Food in Tanzania: A Food Basket Approach

    Amber Waves, March 02, 2015

    Tanzania’s geographic regions show great variation in diets. Maize dominates the diets in the surplus-maize-producing regions of the Southern Highlands and makes up a smaller share of calories in the maize-deficit regions of the north.

  • How Do Households Respond to Rising Food Prices in Developing Countries?

    Amber Waves, March 02, 2015

    ERS analyzed Indian household consumption data to estimate the effects of rising food prices on food consumption and household welfare. Researchers found that because rice prices rose faster than wheat prices, households whose diets were dominated by rice suffered more than households who ate more wheat.

  • China's Growing Demand for Agricultural Imports

    EIB-136, February 19, 2015

    China is heavily importing land-intensive agricultural products such as oilseeds, oil, and cotton, and the United States has become the leading supplier of China's agricultural imports.

  • Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade: February 2015

    AES-85, February 19, 2015

    February 2015 USDA forecasts for U.S. agricultural trade in FY 2015 are discussed in this report. Exports to fall $11 billion in 2015; imports to reach new record high.

  • Measuring Access to Food in Tanzania: A Food Basket Approach

    EIB-135, February 18, 2015

    ERS compares the cost of regional representative food baskets in Tanzania with per capita income to identify regions and income groups facing potential difficulties with access to food.

  • Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: February 2015

    SSSM-318, February 17, 2015

    The Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook for February 2015 reviews the sugar and sweetener market conditions for the United States and Mexico.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: February 2015

    LDPM-248, February 17, 2015

    The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for February 2015, describes developments and outlook based on projections from USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates report for beef, pork, lamb, poultry, eggs, and dairy production and trade.

  • Rice Outlook: February 2015

    RCS-15B, February 12, 2015

    The February 2015 outlook for both the U.S. and global rice markets is analyzed based on the latest projections contained in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.

  • Japan, Vietnam, and the Asian Model of Agricultural Development and Trade

    Amber Waves, February 02, 2015

    Fast-developing Vietnam is following in the footsteps of Japan and its model of export-oriented industrialization. Vietnamese agricultural imports are rising fast and appear to be following the historical growth pattern of Japan’s imports. Trade policy in both countries has protected agricultural imports, selectively favoring imported inputs relative to consumer-ready products.

  • Changes in U.S. Dairy Commercial Exports and Domestic Commercial Disappearance

    Amber Waves, February 02, 2015

    Traditionally, the U.S. dairy industry was driven by the domestic market. Since about 2004, U.S. dairy exports have grown substantially, primarily for products with high skim milk solids content, such as nonfat dry milk and skim milk powder. Domestic consumption has had greater growth for products with relatively high milk-fat content, such as cheese.

  • Rice Outlook: January 2015

    RCS-15A, January 14, 2015

    The January 2015 outlook for both the U.S. and global rice markets is analyzed based on the latest projections contained in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.

  • Rice Outlook: December 2014

    RCS-14L, December 12, 2014

    The December 2014 outlook for both the U.S. and global rice markets is analyzed based on the latest projections contained in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.

  • Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade: December 2014

    AES-84, December 02, 2014

    December 2014 USDA forecasts for U.S. agricultural trade in FY 2015 are discussed in this report. Exports to fall $9 billion in 2015; imports to reach new record.

  • Rice Outlook: November 2014

    RCS-14K, November 13, 2014

    The November 2014 outlook for both the U.S. and global rice markets is analyzed based on the latest projections contained in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.

  • Japan's Agri-Food Sector and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    EIB-129, October 28, 2014

    The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership would increase agricultural exports to Japan from TPP partners, especially in the rice, beef, and dairy sectors, but would have only a marginal impact on Japan's agricultural production.

  • Rice Outlook: October 2014

    RCS-14J, October 15, 2014

    The October 2014 outlook for both the U.S. and global rice markets is analyzed based on the latest projections contained in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates report.

  • Rice Outlook: September 2014

    RCS-14I, September 15, 2014

    The September 2014 outlook for both the U.S. and global rice markets is analyzed based on the latest projections contained in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Uses Estimates report.

  • Selected Charts 2014, Ag and Food Statistics: Charting the Essentials

    AP-067, September 12, 2014

    Examples from ERS's updated collection of 70 charts/maps, each with accompanying text, covering key statistics on farming, food spending and prices, food security, rural communities, interaction of agriculture and the environment, and more.

  • Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade: August 2014

    AES-83, August 28, 2014

    August 2014 USDA forecasts for U.S. agricultural trade in FY 2014 and 2015 are discussed in this report. Record-high imports and exports expected in 2014. Exports to fall 7 percent in 2015; imports to reach new record.