ERS provides background information, data, and analysis on food and farm topics making news.
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.
Farm Bill Resources
May 01, 2013
Comparison of current and former farm bills, and links to policy-related ERS research, and information on earlier farm legislation.
Food Price Outlook
April 24, 2013
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.
Feed Grains Database
April 16, 2013
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.
Oil Crops Yearbook
March 29, 2013
Oilseed, oilmeal, and fats and oils supply and use statistics. Includes oilseed acreage, yield, and production estimates and farm and wholesale price series.
Rice Sector: Background
October 26, 2012
Basic information and key statistics on the U.S. rice sector, including production, use, trade, and major producing states.