Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-208) 142 pp

May 2019

Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators, 2019

Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators, 2019, describes trends in economic, structural, resource, and environmental indicators in the agriculture sector. The indicators covered in this report provide assessments of important changes in U.S. agriculture—industry development; environmental effects; and implications for economic, social, and environmental sustainability.

For developments related to conservation in the 2018 Farm Act, see Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018: Highlights and Implications—Conservation. In addition, ERS plans to update some of the estimates in this report with data from the 2017 Census of Agriculture once micro-level data needed to do so are available.

Keywords: agriculture, environmental indicators, farm production and environmental impacts, agricultural productivity, agricultural pest management, farmland ownership, irrigated agriculture, nutrient management, agricultural research and development, water conservation, antibiotics, biotechnology, Conservation Reserve Program, CRP, conservation tillage, cover crops, cropland acreage, CRP general and continuous signup, digital information technologies, drought adaptations, drought risk, erosion, farmland tenure, farmland values, forage suitability index, forestland, glyphosate, herbicide resistance, livestock, manure, oil and gas rights, organic soil matter, pasture and range, pollinators, honey bees, precision agriculture, soil health, total factor productivity, TFP, U.S. conservation programs, U.S. land uses, water quality impacts of agriculture, wetland acres, wetland conservation programs, Wetlands Reserve Program, WRP

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