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38 events in December 2014
Livestock & Meat Domestic Data
December 30, 2014 4:00 PM
The Livestock & Meat Domestic Data contains current and historical data on pork, beef, veal, and poultry, including production, supply, utilization, and farm prices.
Dairy Data
December 24, 2014 11:00 AM
These data are from several USDA agencies (see scope in Documentation). They were previously were included in the Meat Statistics page in the Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry (LDP) Outlook tables and may contain revisions not included in previous releases of the LDP tables.
Milk Cost of Production Estimates
December 23, 2014 4:00 PM
Monthly national milk cost of production estimates for 2005-present, and annual milk cost of production estimates by State and by size of operation for 2005 to 2012.
Agricultural Exchange Rate Data Set
December 23, 2014 4:00 PM
Contains annual and monthly data for exchange rates important to U.S. agriculture. It includes both nominal and real exchange rates for 80 countries (plus the European Union) as well as real trade-weighted exchange rate indexes for many commodities and aggregations.
Food Price Outlook
December 23, 2014 9:00 AM
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for food is probably the most widely used indicator of changes in retail food prices. ERS regularly updates food price forecasts for the short-term period.
The Food Safety Performance of Ground Beef Suppliers to the National School Lunch Program
December 22, 2014 4:00 PM
The food safety of meals served in the Nation’s schools is a great concern for many Americans, particularly those with children in school, and ground beef is a major school food item. This report examines the food safety performance of suppliers of ground beef to the National School Lunch Program (N...
America
December 22, 2014 4:00 PM
Farming is still an industry of family businesses. Ninety-seven percent of farms are family farms, and they account for 85 percent of farm production. Small farms make up 90 percent of the farm count and operate half of the Nation's farmland. Most farm production, however, occurs on midsize and larg...
Structure and Finances of U.S. Farms: Family Farm Report, 2014 Edition
December 22, 2014 4:00 PM
Most U.S. farms—97 percent in 2011—are family operations, and even the largest farms are predominantly family-run. Midsize and large-scale family farms account for 8 percent of U.S. farms but 60 percent of the value of production. In contrast, small family farms make up 90 percent of the U.S. farm c...
Wheat Data
December 19, 2014 4:00 PM
This data product contains statistics on wheat - including the five classes of wheat: hard red winter, hard red spring, soft red winter, white, and durum - and rye.
Vegetables and Pulses Data
December 19, 2014 4:00 PM
This data product provides users with comprehensive statistics on fresh and processed vegetables and pulses in the United States, as well as global production and trade data for these sectors. It harmonizes and integrates data from the ERS market outlook program with data collected by different Fede...
Fruit and Tree Nut Data
December 19, 2014 4:00 PM
This data product provides users with comprehensive statistics on fresh and processed fruit and tree nuts in the United States, as well as global production and trade data for these sectors. It harmonizes and integrates data from the ERS market outlook program with data collected by different Federa...
International Macroeconomic Data Set
December 18, 2014 4:00 PM
The International Macroeconomic Data Set provides data from 1969 through 2020 for real (adjusted for inflation) gross domestic product (GDP), population, real exchange rates, and other variables for the 190 countries and 34 regions that are most important for U.S. agricultural trade.
Meat Price Spreads
December 17, 2014 4:00 PM
This data set provides monthly average price values, and the differences among those values, at the farm, wholesale, and retail stages of the production and marketing chain for selected cuts of beef, pork, and broilers.
Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: December 2014
December 16, 2014 4:00 PM
The Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook for December 2014 reviews the sugar and sweetener outlook for the United States and Mexico.
Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: December 2014
December 16, 2014 1:00 PM
The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for December 2014 describes events and outlook based on projections from USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report for beef, pork, lamb, poultry, eggs, and dairy production and trade.
U.S. Bioenergy Statistics
December 15, 2014 4:00 PM
The U.S. Bioenergy Statistics are a source of information on biofuels intended to present a picture of the renewable energy industry and its relationship to agriculture. Where appropriate, data are presented in both a calendar year and the relevant marketing year timeframe to increase utility to fe...
Cost-of-Production Forecasts
December 15, 2014 4:00 PM
USDA forecasts crop cost-of-production for corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, rice, peanuts, oats, sorghum, and barley for the current and upcoming years and releases the estimates biannually in mid-June and December. The forecasts support USDA’s annual agricultural baseline projections.
Feed Grains Database
December 15, 2014 9:00 AM
The Feed Grains Database contains statistics on four feed grains (corn, grain sorghum, barley, and oats), foreign coarse grains (feed grains plus rye, millet, and mixed grains), hay, and related items.
Rice Outlook: December 2014
December 12, 2014 4:00 PM
The December 2014 outlook for both the U.S. and global rice markets is analyzed based on the latest projections contained in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.
Feed Outlook: December 2014
December 12, 2014 4:00 PM
The December 2014 Feed Grains Outlook report contains projections for the 2014/15 U.S. and global feed markets based on the most current World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.
Wheat Outlook: December 2014
December 12, 2014 1:00 PM
The December 2014 outlook for both the U.S. and global wheat markets is analyzed based on the latest projections contained in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.
Oil Crops Outlook: December 2014
December 12, 2014 1:00 PM
The December 2014 Oil Crops Outlook analyzes the major changes and events in the world market for oilseeds and oilseed products.
Cotton and Wool Outlook: December 2014
December 12, 2014 1:00 PM
The December 2014 report presents and discusses USDA's latest 2014/15 U.S. and world cotton supply and demand projections, including an update on USDA's estimate of the 2014 U.S. cotton crop. In addition, the latest U.S. textile and apparel trade data tables are included.
Season-Average Price Forecasts
December 10, 2014 4:00 PM
This data product provides three Excel file spreadsheet models that use futures prices to forecast the U.S. season-average price received and the implied CCP for three major field crops (corn, soybeans, and wheat).
Aquaculture Data
December 10, 2014 4:00 PM
Statistics on domestically grown catfish and trout and U.S. imports and exports of fish and shellfish that may be products of aquaculture, such as salmon, shrimp, and oysters.
WASDE
December 10, 2014 12:00 PM
The monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, released by USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board, includes forecasts for U.S. and world wheat, rice, and coarse grains, oilseeds, and cotton. U.S. coverage is extended to sugar, meat, poultry, eggs, and milk.
U.S. Agricultural Trade Data Update
December 8, 2014 4:00 PM
Foreign Agricultural Trade of the United States (FATUS) tables, which are updated monthly.
Livestock & Meat International Trade Data
December 8, 2014 10:00 AM
The Livestock and Meat International Trade Data Set contains monthly and annual data for imports and exports of live cattle, hogs, sheep, and goats, as well as beef and veal, pork, lamb and mutton, chicken meat, turkey meat, and eggs.
Latest U.S. Agricultural Trade Data
December 5, 2014 4:00 PM
This data product announces USDA's monthly release of calendar year, fiscal year, year-to-date, and monthly value of U.S. agricultural exports, imports, and trade balance.
Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures and Tariff-Rate Quotas for U.S. Meat Exports to the European Union
December 2, 2014 3:30 PM
The EU is one of the world’s largest producers and consumers of beef, pork, and poultry, but EU tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) and sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) policies continue to limit imports of U.S. meats.

Errata: On December 9, 2014, the last paragraph on page 5 was revised t...

Menu Labeling Imparts New Information About the Calorie Content of Restaurant Foods
December 2, 2014 3:30 PM
Menus with calorie information allow U.S. consumers to fine-tune their food choices at restaurants, even consumers with a substantial level of nutrition knowledge.
Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade: December 2014
December 2, 2014 3:00 PM
The December 2014 quarterly updates of USDA forecasts for U.S. agricultural trade in FY 2015 are presented and discussed in this report.
Measuring Access to Healthful, Affordable Food in American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Areas
December 1, 2014 4:00 PM
The study compares distances to outlets for obtaining healthy, affordable food in tribal areas to those for the general U.S. population, with implications for improving the health of tribal populations.
With Adequate Productivity Growth, Global Agriculture Is Resilient to Future Population and Economic Growth (<em>Amber Waves</em> feature)
December 1, 2014 4:00 PM
If agricultural productivity growth slows in future years, how will global agricultural output, consumption, land use, and prices adjust? To address this question, ERS researchers recently used the agency’s global agricultural and energy economic model—the Future Agricultural Resources Model (FARM)...
Inflation and Higher Food Prices Kept Food Insecurity Rates Relatively High After the 2007-09 Recession (<em>Amber Waves</em> feature)
December 1, 2014 4:00 PM
Despite falling unemployment rates, the prevalence of food insecurity among U.S. households remained relatively stable from the end of the Great Recession (2007-09) through 2013. Higher general inflation, combined with higher relative food prices, offset the effect of lower unemployment.
<em>Amber Waves</em> magazine
December 1, 2014 4:00 PM
Amber Waves presents the broad scope of ERS research and analysis on the economics of food, farming, natural resources, and rural America.
Food Expenditures
December 1, 2014 4:00 PM
The ERS Food Expenditure Series contributes to the analysis of U.S. food production and consumption by constructing a comprehensive measure of the total value of all food expenditures by final purchasers. The series measures total U.S. food expenditures; annual data are available from 1929-2013.
Livestock & Meat Domestic Data
December 1, 2014 4:00 PM
The Livestock & Meat Domestic Data contains current and historical data on pork, beef, veal, and poultry, including production, supply, utilization, and farm prices.

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