In the News
Pumpkins: Background & Statistics
ERS provides background data and statistics on pumpkin production, use, wholesale and retail prices, and yield in the United States, and includes selected data on the top six producing States.
Immigration and the Rural Workforce
Web page contains background information and data on farm and rural labor, including legal mechanisms for obtaining foreign-born workers. It contains information on ERS work on potential farm impacts of immigration policy changes, as well as information on the characteristics of the farm and rural labor force including Hispanics, and data on unauthorized immigrants in the United States.
Turkey Sector: Background & Statistics
ERS provides background data on U.S. turkey production, use, and trade since 2012, as well as wholesale and retail prices.
California Drought: Farm and Food Impacts
The ongoing drought in California—following several prior years of drought—is likely to have a major impact on the State’s agricultural production. Because California is a major U.S. producer of fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, and milk, the drought has implications for U.S. food prices.
Hog/Pork Sector: Background Information and Data
This page contains information and data on the hog and pork sector from ERS and other USDA agencies, which can be used as background for stories and reports on the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus.
Webinar: Options for Improving Conservation Programs
USDA administers voluntary conservation programs that pay farmers and landowners to provide environmental services. This webinar studies the use of auctions in conservation programs to explore optimal cost-effective auction design.