Video: Normal Food Price Inflation In 2012 (USDA video at
YouTube) . A new video from USDA features ERS economist
Ricky Volpe discussing expectations for food prices in 2012.
(December 16, 2011).
Video: Founding FathERS, ERS 50th Anniversary . Dr. Willard Cochrane and
Dr. John Schnittker played key roles in establishing ERS, and in
shepherding its early years. Here, they reminisce and envision the
future. See more video related to ERS' 50th
anniversary. (10 minutes 58 seconds). Transcript: PDF version Text version
Video: Food Desert Locator . ERS economist Michele
Ver Ploeg provides an overview of the Food Desert Locator. (May 2,
2011; 3 minutes, 24 seconds). Transcript: PDF
version Text version
Video: Food Prices, Spring 2011 (USDA video at YouTube)
. A video from USDA
discusses the expected rise in food prices for spring 2011. (March
Photos: County Courthouses (USDA slideshow at Flickr) . During a celebrated career that spanned more
than 55 years, Calvin Beale was widely acknowledged for
pathbreaking research on the farm population. Having once said,
"You can't know what's going on in the country from behind a desk
in Washington," Mr. Beale visited most U.S. counties before his
death in 2008. Along the way, he photographed over 2,000 county
courthouses. The photos in this gallery were his favorites.
(Februrary 23, 2011).
Videos: ERS 50th Anniversary . Former ERS
Administrators Kitty Smith, Susan Offutt, John E. Lee, and former
ERS Deputy Administrator J.B. Penn share their thoughts about the
agency's past, present, and future. (Feburary 23, 2011).
Slideshow: Farm Income Forecast, 2010 . This slideshow contains highlights from the
recent Farm Income Forecast. (December 10, 2010).
Video: Food Prices Going Up . USDA's Broadcast and
Media Technology Center produced a video on rising food prices in
the United States. (August 29, 2008; 1 minute 29 seconds). Text only version
Video: House Committee on Education and Labor Food Prices
Hearing . Ephraim Leibtag, an Economist for the USDA
Economic Research Service, testified at a July 9, 2008 House
Committee on Education and Labor hearing concerning the effect of
the rising cost of food on child nutrition programs. (July 9, 2008;
5 minutes 55 seconds).
Video: Careers at USDA's Economic Research Service . A video overview of the
advantages of working at the Economic Research Service. ERS is a
primary source of economic information from the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, covering food, farming, trade, natural resources, and
rural development. The video includes comments from staff
economists and social scientists. (4 minutes 17 seconds). Text-only version.
Audio Slideshow: Rural
Amenities (requires Adobe Flash Player - 2 minutes). This
audio slideshow highlights some of the findings from the report
Farmland Protection: The Role of Public Preferences for Rural
Amenities. The report investigates the relative importance of
preserving different amenities conserved by farmland protection
programs. November 14, 2002.
- Audio slideshow: 40 Years of
Service (requires Adobe Flash player). January 11,