Stay Connected

Follow ERS on Twitter
Subscribe to RSS feeds
Subscribe to ERS e-Newsletters.aspx
Listen to ERS podcasts
Read ERS blogs at USDA

Previous Newsroom Items

Sort by: Title | Date
Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Next 
Haiti Likely To Continue Relying on Imports of U.S. Rice
February 01, 2016
Imports make up about 80 percent of rice availability in Haiti, a major market for U.S. rice. Efforts are underway in Haiti to raise productivity, but it is still likely to rely on U.S. rice for a large share of its food supply.
Tariff Reforms and the Competitiveness of U.S. Beef in Japan
January 29, 2016
ERS examines how Japanese importers view U.S. beef vis-à-vis imports from Australia and other countries, how imports differ across beef products, and how market access reform might affect Japanese beef imports.
How Three New Farm Act Programs Affect Producer Revenue
January 12, 2016
ERS examines the underlying mechanics of the Agriculture Risk Coverage, the Price Loss Coverage, and the Supplemental Coverage Option programs to see how they affect producer revenues and risk as well as expected program costs.
Farm Sector Profitability Expected To Weaken in 2015
January 12, 2016
U.S. net farm income is forecast at $55.9 billion in 2015, down 38.2 percent from 2014’s estimate of $90.4 billion. The median income of farm households is forecast down slightly in 2015, to $78,284.
Conservation-Practice Adoption Rates Vary Widely by Crop and Region
December 21, 2015
U.S. farmers’ adoption of no till, strip till, cover crops and nutrient management varies by crop and region. In addition, many farmers are “partial” adopters, implementing conservation practices on some but not all acres of their farms.
Propelling India's Agricultural Productivity
December 10, 2015
Exerting the greatest effect on India’s agricultural productivity growth since 1980 were investments in public and private agricultural research and in irrigation infrastructure.
Family Farms Continue to Dominate U.S. Agriculture
December 08, 2015
Most U.S. farms (99 percent) are family operations. Small family farms make up 90 percent of the U.S. farm count but produce 22 percent of farm output. Midsize and large-scale farms (9 percent of farms) produce 68 percent of farm output.
Rural employment has started to recover from its recessionary low
November 30, 2015
Rural employment gains were significantly higher over the past year than in recent years, but employment remains below pre-recession levels. Rural areas still suffer population loss, higher poverty, and lower education than urban areas.
Climate Change To Alter Fieldcrop Production in Key U.S. Regions
November 25, 2015
U.S. irrigated fieldcrop acreage, and water used, are projected to decline with long-term climate change, due to factors including changes in precipitation, shifts in surface-water availability, and temperature-stressed crop growth.
Economics of Antibiotic Use in U.S. Livestock Production
November 24, 2015
How widespread is use of antibiotics in U.S. livestock? What would be the affect on farmer practices and profits, and on supplies and prices, if antibiotic use for productivity-enhancing purposes were limited?

Last updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

For more information contact: Website Administrator