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About Amber Waves

Amber Waves is published monthly on the ERS website. Amber Waves showcases the full range of ERS research and analysis on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America. The magazine is available online at and also as a free downloadable app for offline reading on tablets. Apps are available from iTunes and Google Play.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact John Weber at

The editorial content of this magazine is in the public domain and may be reproduced without permission. Use of commercial and trade names does not imply approval or constitute endorsement by USDA. Unless otherwise noted, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service (ERS) is the source for all charts and tables shown in the magazine, although the underlying raw data often come from other agencies.

John Weber, Executive Editor

Editorial Board:

  • Robert Gibbs
  • Camille Haylock
  • Mark Jekanowski
  • Ephraim Leibtag
  • Cynthia Nickerson
  • Daniel Pick
  • Mary Reardon
  • Lavonne Luquis Shelton
  • Abebayehu Tegene
  • Michele Ver Ploeg

Associate Editors:

  • Nancy Cochrane
  • Lorin Kusmin
  • Rosanna Mentzer Morrison

Graphic Designers:

  • Curtia Taylor
  • Cynthia A. Ray

Managing Editor:

  • Dale Simms