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May 26, 2016 3:00 PM
This report discusses May 2016 USDA forecasts for U.S. agricultural trade in FY 2016. Exports are forecast at $124.5 billion in 2016; imports to reach record high.
May 25, 2016 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.
May 24, 2016 3:00 PM
Of 17 organic food products ERS analyzed, most retail price premiums fluctuated between 2004 and 2010, neither increasing nor decreasing steadily. Only three products–fresh spinach, canned beans, and coffee–showed steady premium decreases.
May 24, 2016 3:00 PM
A recent ERS study of 17 commonly purchased organic foods found price premiums for the organic foods relative to their nonorganic counterparts in 2010 ranged from 7 percent for fresh spinach to 82 percent for milk.
May 19, 2016 3:00 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...
May 19, 2016 3:00 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...
May 17, 2016 12:00 PM
The 2014-16 Eating & Health Module User's Guide (2016 Edition) provides detailed guidance to researchers on how to use the Module to measure time use and eating patterns.
May 17, 2016 12:00 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.
May 16, 2016 3:00 PM
The Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook for May 2016 reviews the sugar and sweeteners market conditions for the United States and Mexico.
May 16, 2016 3:00 PM
Rural child poverty rose between 2003 and 2014, increasing even in pre- and post-recession years. ERS looks at the effects of declining average incomes among rural families and rising rural income inequality.
May 16, 2016 3:00 PM
The share of rural children living below the official poverty line rose from 20.1 percent in 2003 to 26.7 percent in 2012, before declining to 23.7 percent in 2014. The cause of the net increase from 2003 to 2014 was not primarily a reduction in average family incomes in rural areas; rather, it was ...
May 16, 2016 12:00 PM
The 2014-16 Eating & Health Module (EH Module), a supplement to the American Time Use Survey (ATUS), asked respondents about secondary eating—that is, eating while doing another activity; soft drink consumption; grocery shopping preferences and fast food purchases; meal preparation and food safety p...
May 16, 2016 12:00 PM
The Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook for May 2016 analyzes animal product markets based on projections from USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates report for beef, pork, poultry, lamb, and dairy production and trade.
May 12, 2016 3:00 PM
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.
May 12, 2016 3:00 PM
The May 2016 Feed Outlook report contains the first projections for the 2016/17 U.S. and global feed markets based on the most current World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.
May 12, 2016 3:00 PM
The May 2016 Rice Outlook report will contain the first U.S. and global rice markets forecasts for 2016/17 and any revisions to 2015/16.
May 12, 2016 12:00 PM
The May 2016 Cotton and Wool Outlook report presents and discusses USDA's initial 2016/17 U.S. and world cotton supply and demand projections. The report also highlights China's recent cotton reserve stocks sales.
May 12, 2016 12:00 PM
Outlook for 2016/17 soybean prices strengthens as demand draws down stocks.
May 12, 2016 12:00 PM
The May 2016 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.
May 11, 2016 3:00 PM
The Dairy Data files cover U.S. supply, demand, and trade for milk and major dairy products.
May 11, 2016 3:00 PM
ERS estimates the extent of food insecurity among Hispanic households in the United States and the adults in these households. In 2014, 22.4 percent of Hispanic households were food insecure, versus 14 percent of all U.S. households.
May 11, 2016 3:00 PM
This data product contains statistics on wheat - including the five classes of wheat: hard red winter, hard red spring, soft red winter, white, durum - and rye.
May 10, 2016 3:00 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 Counter-Cyclical Payment (CCP) for three major field crops (corn, soybeans, and wheat).
May 10, 2016 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.
May 6, 2016 3:00 PM
Monthly national milk cost of production estimates are available for 2005-present, and annual milk cost of production estimates by State and by size of operation are available for 2005 to 2014.
May 6, 2016 3:00 PM
The number of people living in nonmetro counties remained essentially unchanged between July 2014 and July 2015, coinciding with improvements in rural employment growth and suggests that the first-ever period of overall nonmetro population decline (from 2010 to 2015) may be ending. Opportunities for...
May 5, 2016 3:00 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.
May 5, 2016 3:00 PM
Foreign Agricultural Trade of the United States (FATUS) tables, which are updated monthly.
May 5, 2016 3:00 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...
May 5, 2016 3:00 PM
Since WIC households incur no cost for WIC-approved foods, they may be less sensitive to prices when using benefits than when paying out of pocket, an assumption this study addresses by analysis of cold cereal purchases.
May 5, 2016 11:00 AM
Database contains current and past data on hogs and pork, cattle and beef, veal, and poultry, including trade by country.
May 4, 2016 3:00 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.
May 4, 2016 3:00 PM
The Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics (RIDGE) Program seeks to stimulate new and innovative research on food assistance and nutrition issues and to broaden the participation of social science scholars in these issues.
May 2, 2016 3:00 PM
Amber Waves presents the broad scope of ERS research and analysis on the economics of food, farming, natural resources, and rural America. The May 2016 issue includes articles on retail food prices, precision agriculture technologies, global soybean trade, and food store access.
May 2, 2016 3:00 PM
USDA has estimated annual production costs and returns and published accounts for major field crop and livestock enterprises since 1975. Cost and return estimates are reported for the United States and major production regions for corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, grain sorghum, rice, peanuts, oats, ba...
May 2, 2016 3:00 PM
The Dairy Data files cover U.S. supply, demand, and trade for milk and major dairy products.
May 2, 2016 3:00 PM
Global soybean and products trade is projected to rise rapidly over the next 10 years according to USDA Agricultural Projections to 2025. The primary factors driving this increase include population and income growth, which are behind the rising world demand for livestock products, as well ...
May 2, 2016 3:00 PM
Recent studies show that the effect of food store access on dietary quality may be limited. Most consumers—both low-income and higher income—consider store characteristics other than proximity in deciding where to shop, as they seek the products, prices, and other features they value.
April 29, 2016 3:00 PM
This data product contains data series on U.S. and foreign cotton and wool supply, demand, trade and prices maintained by the Economic Research Service to support related commodity market analysis and research.
April 29, 2016 3:00 PM
The ERS State Fact Sheets provide information on population, income, poverty, food security, education, employment, organic agriculture, farm characteristics, farm financial indicators, top commodities, and exports. Population estimates have been updated to 2015 (county-level data are provided).
April 29, 2016 3:00 PM
U.S. production of commercial vegetables and dry pulses (including mushrooms, potatoes, and sweet potatoes) totaled 127 billion pounds in 2015, down less than 1 percent from 2014.

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