RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an easy way for you to be alerted when content that interests you appears on your favorite web sites. Instead of visiting a particular web site to browse for new articles and features or waiting for the publisher to alert you of new releases, RSS automatically tells you when something new is posted online (called a "feed").
ERS offers RSS feeds with headlines, descriptions, and links back to ERS for the full story. ERS also offers audio podcasts in mp3 format available via RSS.
RSS by Topic
- Animal Products
- Farm Economy
- Farm Practices & Management
- Food & Nutrition Assistance
- Food Choices & Health
- Food Markets & Prices
- Food Safety
- International Markets & Trade
- Natural Resources & Environment
- Rural Economy & Population
RSS by Data
RSS for Amber Waves
To Get RSS Feeds From ERS:
RSS is an XML-based format for content distribution. If you click an RSS link, you will see styled XML (eXtensible Markup Language) code in your browser.
To get or view RSS feeds, you will need an RSS reader. A wide range of RSS readers can be easily downloaded or accessed from the web, and RSS reader capabilities are built into newer web browsers. Some readers are web-based, while others require you to download a small software program onto your desktop. Most are free to use. Once you have the reader:
- Click on the orange XML button and copy the URL.
- Paste the URL into your reader.
- The RSS feed will start to display and regularly update the headlines for you.
What is XML?
XML (Extensible Markup Language) is a standard for creating markup languages which describe the structure of data. It is not a fixed set of elements like HTML, but rather, it is like SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) in that it is a metalanguage, or a language for describing languages. XML enables authors to define their own tags. XML is a formal specification of the World Wide Web Consortium.
Don't do RSS/XML? You might be interested in signing up for our e-mail notification service instead!