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Where Do Americans Shop for Food and How Do They Get There?
March 23, 2015
A new survey collected information from a national sample of households about where they shop for food, what they purchase, and the prices they pay. It samples SNAP participants, as well as nonparticipants in several income levels.
Food Assistance Expenditures Fall for First Time Since 2000
March 20, 2015
Federal expenditures for USDA’s domestic food and nutrition assistance programs totaled $103.6 billion in fiscal 2014, or 5 percent less than the previous fiscal year--the first decrease since 2000.
The Food Access Research Atlas
March 11, 2015
Updated online mapping tool measures access to affordable, nutritious food by census tract, using indicators such as distance to grocery stores and vehicle availability; updates previous estimates of food desert census tracts.
Agricultural Coexistence
March 11, 2015
U.S. farmers in the 21st Century use diverse methods to produce crops, including conventional, organic, and genetically engineered (GE) production. ERS is conducting research and providing data and analysis on these production methods.
China Is Increasing Its Reliance on Agricultural Imports
February 19, 2015
China is heavily importing land-intensive agricultural products such as oilseeds, oil, and cotton, and the United States has become the leading supplier of China's agricultural imports.
Wetland Conservation: Estimating Costs and Environmental Benefits
February 19, 2015
ERS findings suggest how and where funds for wetland protection and restoration might be targeted within States, regions, and across the United States to maximize environmental benefits relative to costs.
Measuring Access to Food in Tanzania
February 18, 2015
ERS compares the cost of regional representative food baskets in Tanzania with per capita income to identify regions and income groups facing potential difficulties with access to food.
USDA Agricultural Projections to 2024
February 11, 2015
USDA’s 10-year food/farm sector projections cover major agricultural commodities, trade, and aggregate indicators of the U.S. farm sector, like farm income. Population and income growth are drivers of long-term demand for farm commodities.
NAFTA at 20: Its Impact on Agriculture
February 02, 2015
In 20 years after NAFTA’s implementation, U.S. agricultural exports to Canada and Mexico increased from $8.9 billion to $39.5 billion, while U.S. agricultural imports from these trading partners rose from $7.4 billion to $39.4 billion.
Trends in U.S. Local and Regional Food Systems
January 29, 2015
ERS details current economic information on local food producers, consumers, and policies, based on findings from several national surveys and a synthesis of recent literature.

Last updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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