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  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: November 2017

    LDPM-281, November 16, 2017

    The Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook for November 2017 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report.

  • Low Wholesale Turkey Prices in 2017 Should Translate Lower Costs for Consumers This Thanksgiving

    Amber Waves, November 06, 2017

    A recent ERS study compared wholesale and retail price movements for whole turkeys leading up to Thanksgiving. Findings suggest that retail markups are usually at their lowest as the holiday approaches.

  • Selected Charts from Ag and Food Statistics: Charting the Essentials, October 2017

    AP-078, October 18, 2017

    Examples from ERS's updated collection of 70 charts/maps covering key U.S. statistics on ag production and trade, farm income, food spending and prices, food security, rural communities, and natural resources and the environment.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: October 2017

    LDP-M-280, October 18, 2017

    The Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook for October 2017 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report.

  • Feed Outlook: October 2017

    FDS-17J, October 16, 2017

    The October 2017 Feed Outlook report contains projections for 2016/17 and 2017/18 U.S. and global feed markets based on the most current World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: September 2017

    LDP-M-279, September 18, 2017

    The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for September 2017 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report.

  • Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade: August 2017

    AES-101, August 29, 2017

    This report discusses Aug 2017 USDA forecasts for U.S. agricultural trade in FY2017 and 2018. Exports are forecast at $139.0 billion in FY2018 and imports are expected to reach $115.5 billion, resulting in a trade surplus of $23.5 billion.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: July 2017

    LDPM-277, July 18, 2017

    The Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook for July 2017 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report.

  • Declines in Pollinator Forage Suitability Were Concentrated in the Midwest, the Over-Summering Grounds for Many Honeybees

    Amber Waves, July 03, 2017

    While most agricultural commodities are wind-pollinated, about one-third of total U.S. food consumption either require or benefit from insect pollination. Managed honeybees alone provide over $350 million worth of pollination services each year. Recently, however, the health of pollinators has suffered.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: June 2017

    LDP-M-276, June 15, 2017

    The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for June 2017 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report.

  • Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade: May 2017

    AES-99, May 25, 2017

    This report discusses May 2017 USDA forecasts for U.S. agricultural trade in FY2017. Exports are forecast at $137.0 billion in FY2017 and imports are expected to reach $114.5 billion, resulting in a trade surplus of $22.5 billion.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: May 2017

    LDP-M-275, May 16, 2017

    The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for May 2017 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report.

  • U.S. Agricultural Trade in 2016: Major Commodities and Trends

    Amber Waves, May 01, 2017

    Trade is an important component of the U.S. agricultural sector. ERS tracks U.S. agricultural trade through the Foreign Agricultural Trade of the United States (FATUS) data set and through commodity-specific data like the Livestock and Meat International Trade data set.

  • Selected charts from Ag and Food Statistics: Charting the Essentials, 2017

    AP-075, April 28, 2017

    This collection of 34 charts and maps presents examples of key statistics on the farm sector, food spending and prices, food security, rural communities, agricultural production and trade, the interaction of agriculture and natural resources, and more found in ERS's regularly updated web product, Ag and Food Statistics: Charting the Essentials.

  • Productivity Growth and the Revival of Russian Agriculture

    ERR-228, April 25, 2017

    Russia’s southern district spurred national agricultural recovery due to competitive advantages. Other districts without such advantages have lagged behind.

  • Agricultural Recovery in Russia and the Rise of Its South

    Amber Waves, April 25, 2017

    National productivity growth in Russian agriculture is largely an outcome of activities in the South, which is exploiting relative geographic, infrastructural, and institutional advantages to spearhead the country’s agricultural improvements.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: April 2017

    LDP-M-274, April 17, 2017

    The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for April 2017 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: March 2017

    LDP-M-273, March 15, 2017

    The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for March 2017 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report.

  • South Africa Resumes Imports of U.S. Chicken Following 15 Years of Anti-Dumping Duties

    Amber Waves, March 06, 2017

    After 16 years of imposing anti-dumping 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 impact South Africa's poultry industry.

  • The Influence of Income and Prices on Global Dietary Patterns by Country, Age, and Gender

    ERR-225, March 02, 2017

    Worldwide changes in eating habits are contributing to a global rise in obesity and related diseases across all countries. To address this issue, this report investigates how income and prices influence dietary habits globally.