ERS, working closely with the World Agricultural Outlook Board, the Foreign Agricultural Service, and other USDA agencies, conducts market analysis and provides short- and long-term projections of U.S. and world agricultural production, consumption, and trade. The market and outlook program has enhanced the quality, transparency, and accessibility of data and analytical information. 

ERS economists:

  • Create and maintain databases and release market outlook reports on farm conditions and specific commodities.
  • Combine data from the ERS market outlook program with data collected by different Federal and international statistical agencies to facilitate analyses of economic performance over time, and across domestic and foreign markets.
  • Integrate commodity outlook and forecasting and the Agency's research programs.
  • Maintain modeling systems that provide the foundation for long-term forecasts.

Email notification

Readers of ERS outlook reports have two ways they can receive an e-mail notice about release of reports and associated data.

Receive timely notification (soon after the report is posted on the Web) via USDA's Economics, Statistics and Market Information System (which is housed at Cornell University's Mann Library). Go to the system's E-mail Delivery of Reports page and follow the instructions to receive e-mail notices about ERS, Agricultural Marketing Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service, and World Agricultural Outlook Board products.

Receive weekly notification (Mondays at noon) via the ERS website. Go to ERS's E-mail Updates page and follow the instructions to receive notices about ERS outlook reports, Amber Waves magazine, and other reports and data products on specific topics.