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The ERS mission is to inform and enhance public and private decision making on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural development. With over 300 employees, The Economic Research Service is a primary source of economic information and research in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

ERS staff disseminates economic information and research results through an array of outlets, including:

  • Agency-published research reports, market analysis and outlook reports, economic briefs, and data products
  • An award-winning magazine, Amber Waves, covering the entire range of ERS work (available online)
  • The website, which provides access to all ERS products and which links users directly with ERS analysts
  • Oral briefings, written staff analyses, and congressionally mandated studies delivered directly to executive and legislative branch policymakers and program administrators
  • Articles in professional journals, and papers presented to academic colleagues at conferences and meetings



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Last updated: Thursday, April 07, 2016

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