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  • Vegetables and Pulses Outlook: October 2017

    VGS-359, October 27, 2017

    Flooding, hurricanes, and drought disrupt otherwise strong vegetable and dry pulse markets.

  • 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.

  • Rice Outlook: October 2017

    RCS-17J, October 16, 2017

    The October 2017 Rice Outlook Report will contain updated U.S. and global rice market forecasts for 2016/17 and 2017/18.

  • Cotton and Wool Outlook: October 2017

    CWS-17j, October 16, 2017

    The October 2017 Cotton and Wool Outlook report presents and discusses USDA's latest 2017/18 U.S. and world cotton supply and demand projections. The report also includes the latest U.S. textile and apparel trade data.

  • Wheat Price Discovery Remains Concentrated in the United States, but Shifting to Europe

    Amber Waves, October 02, 2017

    A recent study finds that while the United States is still responsible for the majority of price discovery in wheat markets, European markets are gaining influence.

  • Sub-Saharan Africa Is Projected To Be the Leader in Global Rice Imports

    Amber Waves, October 02, 2017

    Rice has become a major staple food and an increasing source of calories in Sub-Saharan Africa as economic growth and increasing urbanization change consumption patterns. USDA's 10-year projections for Sub-Saharan Africa suggest that the region will soon become the leading rice importer in the world.

  • Fruit and Tree Nuts Outlook: September 2017

    FTS-365, September 29, 2017

    U.S. apple production to decline this fall and will coincide with a smaller pear crop. Increased storage-apple supplies from previous harvest, however, will likely mitigate upward pressure on early-season prices.

  • Cotton and Wool Outlook: September 2017

    CWS-17i, September 14, 2017

    The September 2017 Cotton and Wool Outlook report presents and discusses USDA's latest 2017/18 U.S. and world cotton supply and demand projections. The report also includes the latest U.S. textile and apparel trade data.

  • Feed Outlook: September 2017

    FDS-17i, September 14, 2017

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

  • Study Finds Crop Insurance Has Small Effect on Environmental Quality

    Amber Waves, September 05, 2017

    Crop insurance can help protect farmers from large losses resulting from crop failure or unusually large drops in crop prices. Subsidized crop insurance makes crop production less risky and more profitable. Recent ERS research suggests that crop insurance has small effects on environmental quality in the Corn Belt region.

  • 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.

  • Major Uses of Land in the United States, 2012

    EIB-178, August 28, 2017

    ERS presents findings from the most recent (2012) inventory of U.S. major land uses, the only consistent accounting of all major uses of public and private land in all 50 States.

  • Cotton and Wool Outlook: August 2017

    CWS-17H, August 14, 2017

    The August 2017 Cotton and Wool Outlook report presents and discusses USDA's latest 2017/18 U.S. and world cotton supply and demand projections. The report also includes the latest U.S. textile and apparel trade data.

  • U.S. Upland Cotton Exports and Mill Use Projected To Improve

    Amber Waves, August 07, 2017

    USDA's 10-year projections for upland cotton suggest a recovery in exports, production, and mill use through 2026 following significant declines in the past 10 years.

  • Newly Updated ERS Data Show 2016 Production, Trade Volume, and Per Capita Availability of Vegetables and Pulses

    Amber Waves, August 07, 2017

    ERS provides economic analyses and data on vegetables and pulses for the fresh market and for processing use. The Vegetables and Pulses Yearbook provides current and historical data on supply, use, value, prices, and trade for the sector and for individual commodities.

  • 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.

  • Cotton and Wool Outlook: July 2017

    CWS-17g, July 14, 2017

    The July 2017 Cotton and Wool Outlook report presents and discusses USDA's latest 2017/18 U.S. and world cotton supply and demand projections. The report also includes the latest U.S. textile and apparel trade data.

  • Applications for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Program Increased After the Agricultural Act of 2014

    Amber Waves, July 03, 2017

    A recent ERS report examined impacts of the Buy-Up coverage addition to the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) on expected payments, producers' risk reduction, and NAP enrollment by type of producer and crops.

  • International Food Security Assessment, 2017-27

    GFA-28, June 30, 2017

    The share of food-insecure people in the 76 low- and middle-income countries included in this report is projected to fall from 18 percent in 2017 to 9 percent in 2027. The number of food-insecure people is projected to fall 42 percent.

  • International Food Security Assessment, 2017-2027

    Amber Waves, June 30, 2017

    Food security for 76 low- and middle-income countries is expected to improve during 2017-27 as the number of food-insecure people falls by 43 percent. Over the same period, the share of the population that is food insecure is expected to drop from 17 to 9 percent.