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Poverty: ERS Analysis and Research
April 17, 2014
ERS has monitored trends in poverty through research on the extent and impact of USDA food assistance programs, on household food security, and on the geographic and demographic dimensions of rural poverty.
Highlights and Implications of the 2014 Farm Act
April 16, 2014
The Agricultural Act of 2014 became law on February 7. ERS provides highlights and summaries of new programs and provisions, as well as some economic implications of the new legislation.
California Drought 2014: Farm and Food Impacts
April 16, 2014
The ongoing drought in California—following several prior years of drought—has potential implications for California farms and for U.S. supplies and prices of affected commodities.
Feed Grains Database
April 14, 2014
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.
Livestock & Meat International Trade Data
April 04, 2014
Database contains current and past data on hogs and pork, cattle and beef, veal, and poultry, including trade by country.
Livestock & Meat Domestic Data
March 27, 2014
Database contains current and historical data on pork, beef, veal, and poultry, including production, supply, utilization, and farm prices.
Food Price Outlook
March 25, 2014
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.
Turkey Sector: Statistics and Information
November 27, 2013
This page gives background data on turkey production in the United States.
Pumpkins: Background & Statistics
November 14, 2013
Background statistics on pumpkin production and use in the United States.
U.S. Beef & Cattle: Background Statistics & Information
October 31, 2013
Multi-year statistics on the cattle and beef industry, and links to current USDA reports.
Household Food Security in the U.S. in 2012
September 04, 2013
An estimated 14.5 percent of U.S. households were food insecure some time in 2012, essentially unchanged from 2011. The share included 5.7 percent with very low food security.
U.S. Drought 2012: Farm and Food Impacts
July 26, 2013
This page offers information on potential impacts of the drought on key commodities and food prices.
Immigration and the Rural Workforce
May 08, 2013
One-stop web page contains background information on immigration policy and the farm and rural labor force, including potential impacts of policy changes, and data on the legal status of hired farmworkers.
Cucumbers: Background Statistics
April 29, 2013
Background and statistics on the United States cucumber market (fresh market).
North American Fresh-Tomato Market
March 12, 2013
This page provides data and information on tomato production, use, trade, and value.

Last updated: Friday, May 31, 2013

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