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Indicators

Farm, Rural, and Natural Resources Indicators
 Annual percent change
 200520062007200820092005-062006-072007-082007-08
Cash receipts
($ billion)
240.9 240.8 284.8 324.2p 294.6f 0.0 18.3 13.8 -9.1
Crops 116.0 122.6 147.0 181.1p 162.4f 5.7 19.9 23.2 -10.3
Livestock 124.9 118.2 137.9 143.1p 132.2f -5.4 16.7 3.8 -7.6
Direct government payments
($ billion)
24.4 15.8 11.9 12.4p 11.4f -35.2 -24.7 4.2 -8.1
Gross cash income
($ billion)
281.5 274.1 313.4 354.3p 324.1f -2.6 14.3 13.1 -8.5
Net cash income
($ billion)
86.6 68.0 87.4 93.4p 77.3f -21.5 28.5 6.9 -17.2
Net value added
($ billion)
123.6 103.1 132.5 137.3p 120.0f -16.6 28.5 3.6 -12.6
Farm equity
($ billion)
1,642.2 1,851.0 1,998.4 2,134.5p 2,171.1f 12.7 8.0 6.8 1.7
Farm debt-asset ratio 10.5 9.6 9.6 9.2p 9.1f -8.6 0.0 -4.2 -1.1
Farm household income
($/farm household)
81,086 81,251 86,223 86,864f 85,140f 0.2 6.1 0.7 -2.0
Farm household income relative to average U.S. household income
(%)
128.0 122.1 127.5 na na na na na na
Nonmetro-metro difference in poverty rates
(%points)1
2.3 3.4 5.5 na na na na na na
Cropland harvested
(million acres)
314 304p na na na -3.2 na na na
USDA Conservation Program expenditures
($ billion)2
4.3 4.3 4.4p 5.0f na 0.0 2.3 13.6 na
f = Forecast. p = Preliminary. na = Not available. All dollar amounts are in current dollars.
1 The methodology for computing these measures has changed. These statistics are not comparable to previously published statistics. Sources and computation methodology are available at: http://www.ers.usda.gov/amber-waves/about/methodology-notes.aspx
2 Based on October-September fiscal years ending with year indicated.
Food and Fiber Sector Indicators
 Annual percent change
 200520062007200820092005-062006-072007-082007-08
U.S. gross domestic product
($ billion)
12,422 13,178 13,808 14,281 na 6.1 4.8 3.4 na
Share of agriculture and related industries in GDP
(%)1
4.5 4.3 4.6 na na -4.4 7.0 na na
Share of agriculture in GDP
(%)1
0.8 0.7 1.0 na na -12.5 42.9 na na
Total agricultural imports
($ billion)2
57.7 64.0 70.1 79.3 81.0f 10.9 9.5 13.1 2.1
Total agricultural exports
($ billion)2
62.5 68.6 82.2 115.5 98.5f 9.8 19.8 40.5 na
Export share of the volume of U.S. agricultural production
(%)1
21.5 23.0 23.8p na na 7.0 3.5 na na
CPI for food
(1982-84=100)
190.7 195.3 202.9 214.1 na 2.4 3.9 5.5 na
Share of U.S. disposable income spent on food
(%)
9.8 9.8 9.8 na na 0.0 0.0 na na
Share of total food expenditures for at-home consumption
(%)
51.4 51.1 51.2 na na -0.6 0.2 na na
Farm-to-retail price spread
(1982-84=100)
239.2 246.2 248.3 na na 2.9 0.9 na na
Total USDA food and nutrition assistance spending
($ billion)2
50.9 53.1 54.3 na na 4.3 2.3 na na
f = Forecast. p = Preliminary. na = Not available. All dollar amounts are in current dollars.
1 The methodology for computing these measures has changed. These statistics are not comparable to previously published statistics. Sources and computation methodology are available at: http://www.ers.usda.gov/amber-waves/about/methodology-notes.aspx
2 Based on October-September fiscal years ending with year indicated.