Prior Years

Errata ID Date added Title Content type Report number Description
321 12/30/2020 Agricultural Baseline Database Data Product N/A On December 30, 2020, the Agricultural Baseline Database visualization tool and custom query app were updated to correct errors in data transfer for the category of U.S. egg exports. No other data or files were affected by this error.
320 12/11/2020 Charts of Note, December 9, 2020 Charts of Note N/A On December 11, 2020, text was updated to distinguish that preliminary data was used in the chart and that official November turkey weight data is forthcoming.
319 12/11/2020 Highlights From the Farm Income Forecast Topic Page N/A On December 11, 2020, text that characterized the 2019-20F percent decline in median off-farm income was corrected to state: “As in previous years, many farm households rely on off-farm income—the median is forecast to decrease in 2020, down 1.2 percent to $67,950 from $68,750 in 2019.” This sentence appears in the web pages “Farm Household Income Forecast” and “Highlights From the Farm Income Forecast.” No statistics in data tables or charts were affected.
318 12/11/2020 America's Diverse Family Farms: 2020 Edition Publication EIB-220 On December 11, 2020, the landing page for the report America's Diverse Family Farms: 2020 Edition was revised to correct the share of production attributed to family farms in 2019 cited in the abstract. Family farms accounted for 86 percent of farm production in 2019. The report itself is unaffected by this change.
317 12/04/2020 In Recent Years, Most Expiring Land in the Conservation Reserve Program Returned to Crop Production Amber Waves article N/A On December 4, 2020, the Amber Waves finding was revised. The share of land exiting USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) that went into some form of crop production was corrected to 79 percent. The acreages shown in the figure were also updated to correct an undercounting of roughly 188 acres of land that exited CRP over the study period.
316 12/04/2020 Charts of Note, January 13, 2020 Charts of Note N/A On December 4, 2020, the Chart of Note was revised. The acreages shown in the figure were updated to correct an undercounting of roughly 188 acres of land that exited USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program over the study period.
315 12/04/2020 The Fate of Land in Expiring Conservation Reserve Program Contracts, 2013-16 Publication EIB-215 On December 4, 2020, the acreage in expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts was corrected to 1.19 million in 2016. The share of land exiting CRP going into some form of crop production was corrected to 79 percent, and the share going into tree cover to 6 percent. The amount of land exiting general land that went to annual crops was changed to 56 percent, and land exiting continuous land that went to perennial specialty crops was corrected to 10 percent. The amount of tree-practice land that was the least likely to transition to some type of crop production (annual, specialty, or perennial forage crop use) after it exited the CRP was corrected to 18 percent. Lastly, the acreages shown in figure 7 were updated to correct an undercounting of roughly 188 acres of land that exited CRP over the study period. Data shown in table 1, appendix table 2, and appendix table 3 were also revised.
314 11/20/2020 Agricultural Baseline Database Data Product N/A U.S. Livestock projections to 2030: On November 20, 2020, the Agricultural Baseline Database was updated to correct errors in data transfer for the file “U.S. Livestock projections to 2030.” The categories of supply, use, and price data were revised for variables in all animal product categories. No other files were affected by these errors.

U.S. Feed Grains projections to 2030: On November 20, 2020, the Agricultural Baseline Database was updated to correct errors in data transfer for the file “U.S. Feed Grains projections to 2030.” A correction was made to the category of domestic use for sorghum, which did not properly aggregate data for the 2 categories of domestic use. No other data or files were affected by these errors.
313 10/30/2020 Charts of Note, September 14, 2020 Charts of Note N/A On October 30, 2020, the Chart of Note was revised to correct shares of land exiting the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) by land use category. Land used for crop land was corrected to 79 percent. Land used for trees was corrected to 6 percent. No other values were affected.
312 10/28/2020 State Export Data Data Product N/A On October 28, 2020, commodity information was reposted to correct errors for U.S. Agricultural Exports, Commodity detail by State: Calendar years 2000-2019. Information was reposted to correct an error in data transfer for state export totals in 2019 for NE and AR Corn, GA and KS Wheat, and MO Other Plant Products. The commodity rankings for Corn, Wheat, and Other Plant Products were amended to reflect the corrected figures. No other components were affected by this error.
311 10/09/2020 U.S. Agricultural Trade Data Update Data Product N/A On October 9, 2020, Top 10 U.S. export markets for soybeans, corn, wheat, and cotton, by volume was reposted to correct an error in data transfer on the October update sheet. No other sheets in the file were affected by this error.
310 10/09/2020 U.S. Agricultural Trade Data Update Data Product N/A On October 9, 2020, U.S. agricultural exports, year-to-date and current months was reposted to correct an error in data transfer on the October update sheet. No other sheets in the file were affected by this error.
309 09/17/2020 Statistical Supplement to Household Food Security in the United States 2018 Publication AP-081 On September 17, 2020, Table S9 was revised to correct errors in row labels. Values in the table are unchanged but are now correctly labeled for 8 items from the food security questionnaire: Relied on few kinds of low cost food to feed children; Couldn’t feed child(ren) balanced meals; Child(ren) were not eating enough; Adult(s) cut size of meals or skipped meals; Respondent ate less than felt he/she should; Respondent hungry but didn’t eat because couldn’t afford; Respondent lost weight; Adult(s) did not eat for whole day.
308 09/17/2020 Statistical Supplement to Household Food Security in the United States 2017 Publication AP-079 On September 17, 2020, Table S9 was revised to correct errors in row labels. Values in the table are unchanged but are now correctly labeled for 8 items from the food security questionnaire: Relied on few kinds of low cost food to feed children; Couldn’t feed child(ren) balanced meals; Child(ren) were not eating enough; Adult(s) cut size of meals or skipped meals; Respondent ate less than felt he/she should; Respondent hungry but didn’t eat because couldn’t afford; Respondent lost weight; Adult(s) did not eat for whole day.
307 09/16/2020 Statistical Supplement to Household Food Security in the United States 2016 Publication AP-077 On September 17, 2020, Table S9 was revised to correct errors in row labels. Values in the table are unchanged but are now correctly labeled for 8 items from the food security questionnaire: Relied on few kinds of low cost food to feed children; Couldn’t feed child(ren) balanced meals; Child(ren) were not eating enough; Adult(s) cut size of meals or skipped meals; Respondent ate less than felt he/she should; Respondent hungry but didn’t eat because couldn’t afford; Respondent lost weight; Adult(s) did not eat for whole day.
306 09/17/2020 Statistical Supplement to Household Food Security in the United States 2015 Publication AP-072 On September 17, 2020, Table S9 was revised to correct errors in row labels. Values in the table are unchanged but are now correctly labeled for 8 items from the food security questionnaire: Relied on few kinds of low cost food to feed children; Couldn’t feed child(ren) balanced meals; Child(ren) were not eating enough; Adult(s) cut size of meals or skipped meals; Respondent ate less than felt he/she should; Respondent hungry but didn’t eat because couldn’t afford; Respondent lost weight; Adult(s) did not eat for whole day.
305 09/17/2020 Statistical Supplement to Household Food Security in the United States 2014 Publication AP-069 On September 17, 2020, Table S9 was revised to correct errors in row labels. Values in the table are unchanged but are now correctly labeled for 8 items from the food security questionnaire: Relied on few kinds of low cost food to feed children; Couldn’t feed child(ren) balanced meals; Child(ren) were not eating enough; Adult(s) cut size of meals or skipped meals; Respondent ate less than felt he/she should; Respondent hungry but didn’t eat because couldn’t afford; Respondent lost weight; Adult(s) did not eat for whole day.
304 09/17/2020 Statistical Supplement to Household Food Security in the United States 2013  Publication AP-066 On September 17, 2020, Table S9 was revised to correct errors in row labels. Values in the table are unchanged but are now correctly labeled for 8 items from the food security questionnaire: Relied on few kinds of low cost food to feed children; Couldn’t feed child(ren) balanced meals; Child(ren) were not eating enough; Adult(s) cut size of meals or skipped meals; Respondent ate less than felt he/she should; Respondent hungry but didn’t eat because couldn’t afford; Respondent lost weight; Adult(s) did not eat for whole day.
303 09/17/2020 Statistical Supplement to Household Food Security in the United States 2012 Publication AP-061 On September 17, 2020, Table S9 was revised to correct errors in row labels. Values in the table are unchanged but are now correctly labeled for 8 items from the food security questionnaire: Relied on few kinds of low cost food to feed children; Couldn’t feed child(ren) balanced meals; Child(ren) were not eating enough; Adult(s) cut size of meals or skipped meals; Respondent ate less than felt he/she should; Respondent hungry but didn’t eat because couldn’t afford; Respondent lost weight; Adult(s) did not eat for whole day.
302 09/15/2020 A Shift to Healthy Diets Likely to Affect Use of Natural Resources Amber Waves article N/A On September 15, 2020, this article was revised to correctly identify the units for greenhouse gasses as metric tons throughout the article.
301 09/15/2020 Prevalence of very low food security, 2019 Charts N/A On September 15, 2020, the webpage was reposted to correct the page title. No other content was modified.
300 09/15/2020 Resource Requirements of Food Demand in the United States Publication ERR-273 On September 15, 2020, Resource Requirements of Food Demand in the United States was revised to correctly identify the units for greenhouse gasses as metric tons throughout the report.
299 09/10/2020 Food Environment Atlas Data Product N/A On September 10, 2020, the Food Environment Atlas data files were reposted after duplicate county records were removed from the Local category. The two counties that had duplicate records were Chester, PA (FIPS code = 42029) and Mecklenburg, NC (FIPS code = 37119).
No other values were affected.
298 09/04/2020 Charts of Note, August 31, 2020 Charts of Note N/A On September 4, 2020, this chart was reposted to correct a unit error in the y-axis label.
297 08/10/2020 Economic Viability of Industrial Hemp in the United States: A Review of State Pilot Programs Publication EIB-217 On August 10, 2020, Appendix B tables were updated to reflect that the reported 2018 greenhouse areas for Montana, Vermont, and West Virginia were not available (N/A) and the 2017 greenhouse area for Minnesota was also not available (N/A). Vermont processor numbers in 2016 were updated to 1 (grain), 3 (CBD), and 4 (total). Values in the associated charts and text were correct and are unchanged.
296 07/22/2020 Charts of Note, June 05, 2020  Charts of Note N/A On July 22, 2020, the Chart of Note on eating out expenditures in March 2020 was reposted with corrected data for February 2020 and March 2020 in both the text and graphic (chart). Food-at-home spending was corrected to 6.7 percent higher in February 2020 compared with February 2019 and to 19.3 percent higher in March 2020 compared with March 2019. Inflation-adjusted spending at eating-out establishments was corrected to 3.1 percent higher in February 2020 compared with February 2019 and to 28.3 percent lower in March 2020 compared with March 2019.
295 07/15/2020 Feed Grains Custom Query Database Data Product N/A On July 15, 2020, the Feed Grains Database was reposted to correct an error in data transfer of the 2019/20 Q3 high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), glucose and dextrose, and starch data. No other variables were affected by this error.
294 07/09/2020 U.S. Agricultural Trade Data Update Data Product N/A On July 9, 2020, Top 10 U.S. agricultural export markets for wheat, corn, soybeans, and cotton, by volume on the July update sheet was reposted to correct an error in data transfer. No other sheets in the file were affected by this error.
293 07/06/2020 U.S. Agricultural Trade Data Update Data Product N/A On July 6, 2020, the May 2020 column in the U.S. agricultural trade table of the Latest U.S. Agricultural Trade Data was updated to correct an error in data transfer. No other columns or tables were affected by this error.
292 07/02/2020 Recent Trends in GE Adoption Data Product N/A On July 2, 2020, ERS reposted the text summary that accompanies the data product “Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops in the U.S.” to correct the percentage of acreage planted with HT (herbicide-tolerant) cotton in 2019 referenced in the summary. Values in the associated charts and data files were correct and are unchanged.
291 06/16/2020 Season Average Price Forecasts Data Product N/A On June 16, 2020, the June 2020/21 Season Average Price forecasts for wheat, corn, soybeans, and cotton were reposted to correct coding errors. The 2020/21 Wheat Forecast Table 2 and cell D18 have an updated summarized price data. The 2020/21 Corn Forecast Tab has been updated to reflect a coding error potentially impacting the Effective Reference Price (ERP). The 2019/20 Soybeans Forecast Table 12 now contains the date of the most recent World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE). The 2020/21 Cotton Forecast Table 7 and cell D18 have an updated summarized price. No other values were affected by these errors.
290 06/04/2020 Charts of Note, June 04, 2020 Charts of Note N/A On June 4, 2020, the Chart of Note on growth in pork sales to China was reposted to correct a unit error in the text. U.S. pork exports during first quarter 2020 were corrected to 2 billion pounds. Pork sales to China, including Hong Kong, were corrected to 597 million pounds. The original graph was accurate.
289 06/01/2020 Historical Forecasts Data Page N/A The 2018/19 Historical Forecast for Wheat was updated on 5/28/2020 to correct a data entry error in Table 7, Futures forecast of season-average price received (SAP) and implied counter-cyclical payment rate by weekly forecast period, marketing year 2018/19. No other tables were affected by this error. 
288 05/29/2020 Farmland Value Topic Page N/A On May 29, text in the ERS page on Farmland Value (in the Land Use, Land Value & Tenure topic) was revised. The following sentence incorrectly identified 2019 rental rates in the Northeast and has been corrected to state: “Between 2018 and 2019, cropland rental rates increased the most in the Pacific (up 10.2 percent to $305 per acre), Northeast (up 6.2 percent to $87 per acre), and Southeast (up 2.9 percent to $88.50 per acre).” Values in the associated table were unchanged.
287 04/27/2020 Vegetables and Pulses Yearbook Tables Data Product N/A Table 72, U.S. dry edible beans: Supply, availability, & price, farm weight, was reposted on April 27, 2020 to correct missing and misaligned data. No other tables of the Yearbook were affected by the error.
286 04/27/2020 The Food Assistance Landscape: FY 2018 Annual Report Publication EIB-207 On April 27, 2020, figure 7 on page 13 of this report, The Food Assistance Landscape: FY 2018 Annual Report, was revised so that the y-axis label correctly reads “Thousands of people.”
285 04/17/2020 Feed Outlook: April 2020 Outlook FDS-20d The Feed Outlook tables were reposted on April 16, 2020 to correct an error in the 2019/20 December-January feed and residual and ending stocks. No other components of the supply and use table were affected by the error.
284 04/17/2020 Feed Grains Database Data Product N/A The Feed Grain database was reposted on April 16, 2020 to correct an error in the 2019/20 December-January feed and residual and ending stocks. No other components of the supply and use table were affected by the error.
283 04/17/2020 Feed Grains: Yearbook Tables Data Product N/A The Feed Grain Yearbook tables were reposted on April 16, 2020 to correct an error in the 2019/20 December-January feed and residual and ending stocks. No other components of the supply and use table were affected by the error.
282 04/15/2020 Feed Grains Database Data Product N/A On April 15, 2020 the Feed Grain database was re-posted after corrections were made to errors in the 2018 and 2019 hogs and total animal unit indices.
281 04/14/2020 Oil Crops Yearbook Data Product N/A This data product was revised in April 2020 by correcting tables 5 and 8. The tables now include corrected data for the soybean oil total supplies and domestic disappearance for 2017/18 and 2018/19 and methyl ester disappearance for 2008/09 and 2009/10.
280 03/23/2020 Food Dollar Series Data Product N/A On March 23, 2020, the ERS data product, Food Dollar Series, was revised to correct estimates of real (2009 prices) data for the years 2016-18. The revision corrects data in both the interactive application and in the downloadable data files (Excel and csv). Only real (2009 prices) data for the years 2016-18 were affected; the nominal data series remains unchanged.
279 03/17/2020 Foreign Agricultural Trade of the United States Data Product N/A On March 16, 2020, trade balances for January through May of 2019 were corrected in the dataset, “Total value of U.S. agricultural trade and trade balance, monthly.
278 03/13/2020 America’s Diverse Family Farms: 2019 Edition Publication EIB-214 On March 13, 2020, the report America’s Diverse Family Farms: 2019 Edition was revised to correct an error in the chart and related text in the Government Payments and Federal Crop Insurance section. The bar chart on page 19 incorrectly identified the percent of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) payments received by each of the farm types. The original chart reported the share of all conservation payments received by each farm type, and not the share of CRP payments. In effect, retirement, off-farm occupation, and low-sales farms received 75 percent of CRP payments in 2018, and not 49 percent as originally reported.
277 02/19/2020 Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: December 2019 Outlook N/A  On February 3, 2020, an error was corrected in a graph on U.S. broiler exports to China, published in the December 2019 Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook report. The original graph underrepresented U.S. broiler exports to China, although the corresponding written analysis was accurate.
276 02/12/2020 Charts of Note, September 27, 2019 Charts of Note N/A  On February 11, 2020, a Chart of Note on U.S. production of ice cream and frozen yogurt, published on September 27, 2019, was corrected. Total U.S. production of ice cream and frozen yogurt was corrected from 6.2 billion pounds in 2018 to 6.4 billion pounds.
275 02/12/2020 Dairy Data Data Product N/A  On February 12, 2020, corrections were made to the data set “Supply and allocation of milk fat and skim solids by product (annual).” The following data entry errors have been corrected: 2018 milk-fat and skim-solids content of yogurt (nonfrozen), 2018 milk-fat content of milk production, and the 2016-18 skim-solids content of milk production. Other data items that are calculated from these listed data items have also been corrected.
274 01/16/2020 Meat Price Spreads Data Product N/A  On January 12, 2020, a correction was made to the data used to calculate December 2019's byproduct, net farm, and wholesale values for Choice beef. These in turn spawned modifications to the price spread calculations, and the averages for Q4 of 2019 and for 2019 annual values. In essence, the corrected value for December 2019 wholesale value of beef was revised downward by 28.9 cents, and the byproduct value was revised upward by 13.5 cents.
273 12/10/2019 ARMS Farm Financial and Crop Production Practices  Data Product N/A  On December 10, 2019, the data product ARMS Farm Financial and Crop Production Practices was revised to correct an error in the calculation of average and median net farm income estimates for 2012-17 found in Tailored Reports: Farm Structure and Finance. Revised net farm income estimates impact all “subject” and “filter” selections for average and median net farm income, 2012-17. Estimates of U.S. average net farm income, for example, are revised downward by -4.5 to -8.8 percent across the 6 years, lowering these estimates by $1,858 to $4,409. The error was restricted to the underlying calculation of the net farm income variable alone; no other data values were affected within the income statement. However, net farm income is a component in the calculation of a subset of financial ratios also found in the tailored reports. Thus, the reported rate of return on assets, rate of return on equity, operating profit margin, and term debt coverage ratio estimates for 2012-17 are revised as well.
272 12/5/2019 Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade: November 2019  Outlook AES-110 On December 4, 2019, the Reliability Tables were for fiscal year (FY) 2018 were replaced with Reliability Tables for FY 2019. The FY 2018 Reliability Tables were included in error. Additional grammatical corrections were also made.
271 11/21/2019 International Agricultural Productivity  Data Product N/A  On November 21, 2019, the collection of data files in the International Agricultural Productivity data product were revised to correct an error in the reported gross agricultural output for "Ethiopia, former" for the years 2011-16. Estimates of 2011-16 agricultural output and derived total factor productivity were revised for "Ethiopia, former," and the regions of "SSA, Horn," "Africa, Sub-Sahara," "Developing Countries," "Low Income Countries," and "World." The charts available in the Summary Findings were also revised where needed; at the most aggregated level, for example, average annual global agricultural output growth over 2001-16 is now 2.45 percent, not 2.47 percent per year as originally reported.
270 11/6/2019 Agricultural Baseline Database  Data Product N/A  On November 6, 2019, the upland cotton farm price units in the “cotton_to_2029.xls” file of the early release tables of the Agricultural Baseline Database were corrected to dollars per pound from previously stated cents per pound.
269 10/9/2019 Latest U.S. Agricultural Trade Data and Total value of U.S. agricultural trade and trade balance, monthly  Data Product N/A  On Oct 9th, 2019, the export, import, and trade balance figures for August 2019 and the 2019 fiscal and calendar year-to-date figures were corrected. Previously the import and export figures for August 2019 were inverted, which resulted in an error for the fiscal and calendar year-to-date as well for 2019.
268 10/7/2019 Amber Waves Finding Article, New ARMS Online Data Tool Allows Users To More Easily Access, Analyze, and Compare Farm Statistics  Amber Waves Article N/A  On October 7, 2019, the figure in the Amber Waves finding “New ARMS Online Data Tool Allows Users To More Easily Access, Analyze, and Compare Farm Statistics” was revised to correct the chart’s title and its data points for 2017.
267 10/7/2019 ARMS Farm Financial and Crop Production Practices  Data Product N/A  On October 7, 2019, the documentation for the Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) Farm Financial and Crop Production Practices data product was reposted to correct an error in the table that described ARMS coverage by commodity and year. Reference year 2020 ARMS surveys are planned for corn, rice, and hogs.
266 9/20/2019 The Growing Corn Economies of Mexico and the United States Publication FDS-19F-01 On September 20, 2019, several corrections were made to the special outlook report entitled The Growing Corn Economies in Mexico and the United States. In the box entitled “Where is Corn Grown in Mexico and the United States?,” the legend in figure 2 was corrected, and the correct production data were entered into table 2.
265 9/3/2019 Farm Income and Wealth Statistics  Data Product N/A On September 3, 2019, the raw, comma separated value (csv) data file containing the complete forecast and historical data for the August 30, 2019, release of the Farm Income and Wealth Statistics data product was replaced. The original file contained errors in the 2019 forecast values for several balance sheet asset components (and as such affected 2019 assets, equity, and some financial ratios). The errors were specific to the creation of the csv download file and did not impact data found in the reports, text, or data visualizations.
264 8/26/2019 Charts of Note, 8/23/2019 Chart of Note  N/A On August 26, 2019, the chart’s vertical axis labels were adjusted to accurately align with their corresponding horizontal lines.
263 8/14/2019 Feed Grains Database Data Products N/A On August 14, 2019, the animal unit calculations for hogs in 2018-2019 in the Feed Grains Database were corrected and the total animal units for those years were revised accordingly.
262 8/5/2019 The Growing Corn Economies of Mexico and the United States Publication N/A On August 5, 2019, the ERS report, “The Growing Corn Economies of Mexico and the United States,” was reposted to change its report number from OCS 19F-02 to FDS 19F-01.
261 8/2/2019 ARMS Farm Financial and Crop Production Practices  Data Product N/A On August 2, 2019, the data tool Tailored Reports: Farm Structure and Finance was corrected to address a programming error that incorrectly showed, as part of the bar graphs, the number of farms in the United States and each State. The programming error affected the graphics only and did not impact any data displayed in the tables or downloads.
260 7/17/2019 Feed Outlook  Publication FDS-19g On July 16, 2019, Table 5 in the July 2019 Feed Outlook report was corrected to fix a computational error causing values for 2018/19 quarterly HFCS, glucose and dextrose, starch, alcohol for fuel, alcohol for beverage and manufacturing, and cereals and other products to be off by a factor of 2. All values are now correct.
259 7/3/2019 Rural-Urban Commuting Area (RUCA) Codes  Data Product N/A On July 3, 2019, the Rural-Urban Commuting Area (RUCA) Codes data product was revised to correct a programming error affecting the 2010 secondary RUCA codes. The revision corrects the secondary codes of 10,909 of 74,002 census tracts. Secondary RUCA codes may be used to classify census tracts into rural and urban categories. The revised secondary codes result in an increase in the number of census tracts classified as rural. The 2010 primary RUCA codes are not affected by this revision.
258 6/26/2019 Conservation Practices With Greater Benefits to Farmers and Ranchers Have Higher EQIP Completion Rates Amber Waves article N/A On June 26, 2019, the title of the Amber Waves finding “Lower Completion Rates for Conservation Practices Associated with Greater Onfarm, Private Benefits” was changed to “Conservation Practices With Greater Benefits to Farmers and Ranchers Have Higher EQIP Completion Rates” to more accurately reflect the content of the finding.
257 5/16/2019 Rice Outlook  Publication RCS-19E On May 16, 2019, the 2017/18 U.S. medium- and short-grain rice import estimate in Table 2 of the May Rice Outlook was revised to reflect corrected census data. The all-rice U.S. 2017/18 import estimate already reflected this correction.
256 5/14/2019 Meat Price Spreads  Data Product N/A On May 14, 2019, Choice beef, gross farm value, byproduct value, and the 5-market steer prices in the April 2019 Meat Price Spreads data product were corrected to reflect May 13, 2019, final release values published by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service. The gross farm value, byproduct value, and 5-market steer prices are all 0.1 cent lower than previously reported.
255 5/06/2019 Meat Price Spreads  Meat Price Spreads N/A On May 6, 2019, 2019 Q1 data were corrected in the Meat Spreads Data product, ‘Choice beef values and spreads and the all-fresh retail value’ file, and the ‘Pork values and spreads’ file.
254 4/22/2019 Dairy Data  Data Product N/A On April 22, 2019, a data entry error in the file “Commercial disappearance for dairy product categories (monthly and annual),” specifically in the “Lactose, monthly” worksheet for July 2018, was corrected.
253 4/8/2019 Charts of Note, 4/4/2019 Chart of Note N/A On April 4, 2019, the final sentence in the text of the Chart of Note “Food safety actions by the produce industry and commercial buyers have moved food safety practices forward” was corrected so that the date of its related ERS report was properly stated as April 2019.
252 4/2/2019 Beginning, Socially Disadvantaged, and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers  Topic Page N/A On April 2, 2019, the "Beginning, Socially Disadvantaged, and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers" webpage from the "Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018: Highlights and Implications" series was revised to clarify language about the structure of the Farming Opportunities Training and Outreach Program and to correct statements about the allocation of funds to that program and about set-aside provisions for that funding.
251 3/29/2019 Commodity Costs and Returns  Data Product N/A On March 29, 2019, the Recent Costs and Returns: Corn data file was revised to correct a weighting error in corn cost and return data for the U.S. and all regions for 2016 and 2017. U.S. and regional data in other years were unaffected by the error.
250 3/28/2019 Poultry Sector at a Glance  Topic page N/A On March 28, 2019, the egg export and disappearance data for 2007-12 on the Poultry Sector at a Glance web page were corrected to reflect a change in the calculation for converting egg products to shell-egg equivalents. Data from 2013 onward already reflected these changes. Additionally, a few data points for broiler, turkey, and egg benchmark prices were corrected due to calculation and rounding errors.
249 3/25/2019 Estimated Effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Farms and Farm Households Publication ERR-252 On March 25, 2019, the report Estimated Effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Farms and Farm Households (ERR-252, June 2018) was reposted to correct the simulated effective tax rate under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) for very large farms. The corrected rate—31.2 percent—was applied to the underlying data for the report summary chart, table 5, and the calculated difference between the simulated TCJA rate and the effective tax rate under the previous law. The associated text referencing the absolute rate was also revised.
248 3/19/2019 Charts of Note, 3/18/2019 Chart of Note N/A On March 19, 2019, the legend of the Chart of Note “Greenhouse tomato production spans most U.S. States” was corrected so that the second lowest category is properly listed as “100,000 pounds to 500,000 pounds.”
247 3/18/2019 Beginning, Socially Disadvantaged, and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers  Topic page N/A On March 18, 2019, the "Beginning, Socially Disadvantaged, and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers" webpage from the "Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018: Highlights and Implications" series was revised to clarify language about farm loans and to correct a statement about USDA Farm Loan Guarantees. The previous statement that the 2018 Farm Act included provisions to waive fees for guaranteed loans for beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers was incorrect and has been removed.
246 3/8/2019 Livestock and Meat Domestic Data  Data product N/A  On March 8, 2019, the Livestock & Meat Domestic Data page was revised to correct the NEW-Recent and historical (pivot tables & machine readable sheet) file. The year-to-date totals for 2017 and 2018 were incorrect for all commodities and therefore those totals were removed, leaving only the monthly data.
245 2/25/2019 Specialty Crops  Topic page N/A On February 25, 2019, the Specialty Crops page was revised to add a link to a newly posted Farm Bill page and to remove a reference to 2014 Act funding levels for the Local Agriculture Market Program’s (LAMP) component programs.
244 2/19/2019 Rice Outlook: February 2019  Publication RCS-19B On February 19, 2019, the February Rice Outlook report was revised: In Table 9, Thailand's December 2018 and January 2019 prices are correctly revised. Thailand's prices were not reported for the first week of February 2019.
243 2/15/2019 Agricultural Research Funding in the Public and Private Sectors  Data product N/A  On February 15, 2019, the data product Agricultural Research Funding in the Public and Private Sectors was reposted to correct an issue with how the data series Total private food and agricultural research was adjusted to avoid double counting in combining private agricultural input research data with private food research data. In the previous version, the adjustment for double counting in computing the total was based on a slightly older estimate of agricultural input research; the component data for private agricultural input research and private food research were correct and current (and are unchanged). The changes in the series Total private food and agricultural research for any given year range from -1.4 percent to 1.4 percent, with a mean change over the entire period (1970-2014) of 0.01 percent.
242 2/6/2019 Charts and Maps of U.S. Farm Balance Sheet Data  Data product N/A  On February 6, 2019, the data visualization Charts and Maps of U.S. Farm Balance Sheet Data—a component of the Farm Income and Wealth Statistics data product—was reposted to correct a programming error in the “Farm debt: by lender” tab. The previous version of the visualization displayed real estate debt regardless of the user’s selection between debt types (real estate or nonreal estate).
241 2/5/2019 Food Expenditure Series  Data Product N/A  On February 5, 2019, the Food Expenditure Series table “Food expenditures by final purchaser, from previously published estimates” was corrected for 2 mislabeled columns. The data in the columns labeled Government and Home production were reversed; the data column labels now match the data correctly.
240 12/19/2018 Rice Outlook: December 2018 Outlook RCS-18L On December 19, 2018, the December Rice Outlook report was revised: in table 11, December 2018 forecasts for Vietnam exports were revised downward, as were December 2019 exports forecast for Thailand.
239 12/18/2018 Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: December 2018 Outlook LDP-M-294 On December 18, 2018, the vertical axis unit in the chart “Turkey eggs in incubators on 1st of month” on page 19 of the Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry December Outlook report was corrected to “Thousand eggs in incubators.” No data were affected.
238 12/12/2018 ARMS Farm Financial and Crop Production Practices Data product N/A On December 12, 2018, the ARMS Farm Financial and Crop Production Practices product was revised to correct a test for excessive statistical noise in the Tailored Reports: Farm Structure and Finance data. Previous versions of the webtool were incorrectly programmed and prevented the release of many acceptable estimates; no changes to previously released estimates were made.
237 11/9/2018 Commodity Costs and Returns Data product N/A On October 2, 2018, incorrect milk cost and return data for the Southern Seaboard region were posted for 2017 in the ERS topic page Commodity Costs and Returns. On October 12, 2018, incorrect milk feed cost data for the Southern Seaboard region were posted for 2011-15 in the ERS topic page Commodity Costs and Returns. The U.S. average and other regional estimates were unaffected by these errors. The data have been revised and new files have been posted.
236 10/15/2018 Tillage Intensity and Conservation Cropping in the United States Publication EIB-197 On October 12, 2018, the report Tillage Intensity and Conservation Cropping in the United States was reposted to correct for coding errors that resulted in the miscalculation of some estimates for conservation cropping, cover crops, and other practices that affect crop residue. Specifically, Figure 3, Figure 4, Table 1a, and Table 1b have been replaced. Conforming changes have been made in the text on pages 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 18. The largest changes are an increase in cover crop acreage for corn (2016) and cotton (2015) and an increase in conservation cropping for wheat (2017). Acreages for tillage types in Tables 1a and 1b are lower because observations with less than 4 years of crop and tillage data were inadvertently included (but have now been excluded). All changes are restricted to figures, tables, and text that rely on ARMS cropping and tillage history data.
235 10/12/2018 Commodity Costs and Returns Data product N/A On October 2, 2018, incorrect milk cost and return data for the Southern Seaboard region were posted for 2017 in the ERS topic page Commodity Costs and Returns. The U.S. average and other regional estimates were unaffected by this error. The data have been revised and new files have been posted.
234 9/14/2018 Dairy Data Data product N/A Due to a data entry error, the “Commercial disappearance for dairy product categories (monthly and annual) data product had incorrect numbers in the “Butter, monthly” worksheet for July 2018 beginning commercial stocks, domestic commercial disappearance, and total commercial disappearance. The “U.S. dairy situation at a glance (monthly and annual)” data product also had an incorrect number for domestic commercial disappearance for butter. These figures have been updated on September 14, 2018 with the correct data.
233 9/4/2018 2018 Farm Sector Income Forecast Topic page N/A On September 4, 2018, the last sentence in the final bullet point under "Summary Findings" on the page 2018 Farm Sector Income Forecast was corrected to read, "Total farm sector return on assets in 2018 is expected to be 2.32, the fourth lowest level since 1990 and well below the 1990-2018 average of 7.12."
232 8/28/2018 Impacts of the 2014-2015 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak on the U.S. Poultry Sector Publication LDPM-282-02 On August 28, 2018, the report Impacts of the 2014-2015 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak on the U.S. Poultry Sector was reposted to correct the title on figure 5, from “poultry production indices” to “poultry export indices.” No data were updated.
231 7/30/2018 State Export Data Data product N/A On July 30, 2018, State Export Data were reposted to correct for a processing error in source data that omitted production data for potatoes in Alaska and Maine in 2015 and 2016. The State Fact Sheets were also reposted to reflect updated exports data.
230 7/26/2018 Current Indicators of Farm Sector Financial Health Amber Waves article N/A On July 26, 2018, the Amber Waves article “Current Indicators of Farm Sector Financial Health” was reposted to correct data for farm sector net cash income in the first sentence of the fourth paragraph. The first chart was also corrected.
229 7/18/2018   Wheat Outlook: July 2018 Publication WHS-18G

On July 18, 2018, the July Wheat Outlook report was reposted to replace the June Outlook tables, which were erroneously published in the report, with the July Outlook tables.  

228 7/17/2018 Farm Income and Wealth Statistics   Data Product N/A On July 17, 2018, ERS revised data in the product Farm Income and Wealth Statistics to correct an omission of production data for potatoes in Alaska and Maine in 2015 and 2016, and a data processing error with 2016 State-level conservation payments. Including the potato production data increases U.S. potato and total cash receipts $60.3 million in 2015 and $152.9 million in 2016 and increases the value of the crop inventory adjustment $10.3 million in 2015. Other data or reports containing these variables are likewise revised. Overall, U.S. net farm income and net cash farm income were revised upward less than 0.3 percent in 2015 and 2016. To correct the data processing error – which incorrectly assigned some conservation program payments to certain States but did not affect national totals - data and reports including State-level direct government program payments were revised. All U.S. forecasts (for 2017 and 2018) that were released in February 2018 are unchanged. ERS products that relied on corrected data were also revised: State Fact Sheets, Charting the Essentials, and charts in the Farm Sector Income & Finances topic page (including Charts and Maps of U.S. Farm Income and Finances Data).
227 6/25/2018 Fruit and Vegetable Prices   Data Product N/A On June 25, 2018, ERS revised four tables (grapefruit, grapes, oranges, and pineapples) in the Fruit and Vegetable Prices data product to correct an error in ready-to-drink juice prices; total dollars spent was incorrectly switched with total pints purchased in calculating average retail price.
226 5/30/2018 Charts of Note, 5/30/2018 Chart of Note N/A On May 30, 2018, the Chart of Note article “Public spending on agricultural R&D by high-income countries grew after 1960, but is now in decline” was reposted to correct an error in the third sentence, which cited the spending peak as $18.7 billion instead of $18.6 billion.
225 5/29/2018 Charts of Note, 5/29/2018 Chart of Note N/A On May 29, 2018, the Chart of Note article “Rural economies depend on different industries” was reposted to correct the industry classification of a few counties and, in the legend, show the number of rural counties only, instead of all counties.
224 5/24/2018   Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: May 2018 Publication SSSM-357

On May 24, 2018, the May 2018 Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook report was reposted to correctly identify, on page 20, India as the largest foreign source of honey in 2017.  

223 5/16/2018 Oil Crops Outlook: May 2018    Publication OCS-18E On May 16, 2018, the May 2018 Oil Crops Outlook report (OCS-18E) was reposted to correct the 2018/19 planted and harvested acreages and yield for peanuts in table 7. The correct figures are 1,537 and 1,475 (1,000 acres) and 4,149 (pounds per acre).
222 5/15/2018 Economic Effects and Responses to Changes in Honey Bee Health    Publication ERR-246 On May 15, 2018, the report Economic Effects and Responses to Changes in Honey Bee Health was revised to correct the following errors: Table 1 real honey price was incorrectly stated as being in terms of dollars per pound and is corrected to read “(cents/pound).” The Figure 1 title was corrected to read: “U.S. honey bee colonies since 1982.”
221 5/7/2018 U.S. Bioenergy Statistics   Data Product N/A On May 7, 2018, Table 3 of the U.S. Bioenergy Statistics data product was reposted to correctly label row 452 as “Mar-18.”
220 4/18/2018 Rice Outlook: April 2018    Publication RCS-18D On April 18, 2018, the April Rice Outlook report was reposted to correct the following errors: Global rice trade reported in the second paragraph on page 6 was corrected as 48.6 million tons, and the 2018 global import forecast reported at the top of page 7 was also corrected to read 48.6 million tons (estimates previously reported were marketing year, instead of calendar year). Vietnam’s quoted price reported in the first paragraph on page 10 was corrected to $430 per ton.
219 4/17/2018 Feed Outlook: April 2018    Publication FDS-18D On April 17, 2018 the April 2018 Feed Outlook report was reposted to correct the price range for barley reported in the fourth paragraph on page 7. The correct price range is $4.30 to $4.70 per bushel.
218 4/12/2018 Meat Price Spreads   Data Product N/A On April 12, 2018, the "Summary of Retail Prices and Price Spreads" file in the Meat Price Spreads data product was reposted to correctly update the price index data reported in rows 22-27.
217 4/9/2018 Vegetables and Pulses Yearbook Tables   Data Product N/A On April 9, 2018, Table 6 in the 2018 Vegetables and Pulses Yearbook "General" file was reposted to correct errors in the 2008-2017 production estimates of fresh market vegetables and processing vegetables.
216 3/12/2018 Food Environment Atlas   Data Product N/A On March 12, 2018, ERS revised five indicators on the Food Environment Atlas for five counties in South Dakota (Pennington, Perkins, Potter, Roberts, and Sanborn). These indicators are SNAP benefits per capita 2010, SNAP benefits per capita 2015, percent change in SNAP benefits per capita 2010-2015, farmers' markets per 1,000 population 2016, and percent change in farmers' markets per 1,000 population 2009-2016. These indicators used the wrong population estimates in the denominator for the five counties.
215 3/9/2018 Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America   Data Product N/A On March 9, 2018, the Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America was reposted to update the variables that were identified as using the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year average for 2012-16, under the map tabs for Jobs (4 mapped variables), People (13 variables), Veterans (all variables), and County Classifications (1 variable). Due to a programming error, these variables used the 2011-15 ACS and not the latest (2012-16) estimates. ACS-based variables under the Income tab were not affected, and those data are unchanged. The two files that provide raw data for download (in Excel and in a zipped file of CSV format) were also not affected.
214 2/14/2018 Meat Price Spreads   Data Product N/A On February 14, 2018, the “Summary of Retail Price Spreads” file in the Meat Price Spreads data product was reposted to correct an error in the January 2018 estimates of retail-to-consumer price spreads for turkeys and eggs. The correct values are 51.6 cents and 49.9 cents, respectively.
213 1/19/2018 Feed Outlook: January 2018   Publication FDS-18A On January 19, 2018, the Feed Outlook report was reposted to correct the quarterly data for Marketing Year 2016/17 reported in Table 5. Each component of food, seed, and industrial use, as well as the total, was revised to align with the appropriate quarter. The Marketing Year totals for 2016/17 were not changed. Corresponding data were also revised in the Feedgrains database and the Feedgrains Yearbook tables.
212 1/18/2018 Rice Outlook: January 2018   Publication RCS-18A On January 18, 2018, the Rice Outlook report was reposted to correct the sentence on page 5 (the last sentence before the subheading) that describes the medium- and short-grain ending stocks forecast. The correct description is “The 2017/18 medium- and short-grain ending stocks forecast was lowered 1.7 million cwt to 9.3 million cwt, down 19 percent from a year earlier.”
211 1/18/2018 Charts of Note, 1/18/18 Chart of Note N/A On January 18, 2018, the Chart of Note article “Intellectual property rights for new plant varieties have expanded” was reposted to correct a mislabeling in the chart’s legend.
210 12/19/2017 International Macroeconomic Data Set  Data Product N/A On December 19, 2017, the spreadsheet files “Real GDP (2010 dollars) Projections” and “Real GDP (2010) Historical” were reposted to correct the 2016 growth rate reported for the U.S., along with the growth rates reported for the income-based country aggregates that include the United States (rows 12, 14, 234, 235).
209 12/19/2017 Rice Outlook: December 2017   Publication RCS-17L On December 15, the December 2017 Rice Outlook was reposted to correct the title of Map 2 (page 5) to read, “Changes in production forecast from marketing years 2016/17 to 2017/18, December 2017.”
208 12/13/2017 State Export Data   Data Product N/A On December 13, 2017, the State Export Data product files “U.S. Agricultural Exports, Commodity detail by State [New series]: Calendar years 2000-2016” and “U.S. Agricultural Exports, State detail by commodity [New series]: Calendar years 2000-2016” were reposted to correct the inadvertent omission of Michigan as an exporter of “Other Plant Products” in 2016.  This led to minor adjustments in the 2016 estimates of “Other Plant Product” exports across the remaining States, as well as adjustments in the State-level estimates for “Plant Products” and “Total Exports.”  Neither the total export values for the “Other Plant Products” and “Plant Products” categories nor State estimates for any other products categories were affected by this change.
207 12/11/2017 International Macroeconomic Data Set  Data Product N/A On December 11, 2017, the spreadsheet files, “Real GDP (2010 dollars) Projections” and “Real GDP (2010) Historical,” were reposted to correct the growth rates reported for the year 2016. In addition, the spreadsheet file, “GDP Deflators (2010 base) Historical,” was reposted to correct the growth rates reported for the income-based country aggregates (rows 233-240).
206 12/7/2017 Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade: November 2017 Publication AES-102 On December 7, 2017, the November 2017 Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade was reposted to correct the 2017 estimate of U.S. coarse grain exports reported in Table 3. The correct estimate is $10.786 billion.
205 11/24/2017 Charts of Note, 11/24/17 Chart of Note N/A On November 24, 2017, the Chart of Note article “Cropland is shifting to larger farms, even as average size changes little” was reposted to correct a mislabeling in the chart’s legend.
204 11/20/2017 Charts of Note, 11/20/17 Chart of Note N/A On November 20, 2017, the text of this Chart of Note was corrected to reflect that butter, sugar, and pie pumpkins were more expensive in September 2017 compared to September 2016, and flour and egg prices were lower.
203 11/3/2017 Rice Yearbook Data product N/A On November 3, 2017, Table 4 (State and U.S. rice production by class, 2003 to present) in the 2017 Rice Yearbook was reposted to correct an error in the Long Grain Production by State totals for 2016. The State and U.S all-rice totals were not affected by this error.
202 10/30/2017 Agricultural Act of 2014: Highlights and Implications (Conservation) Research spotlight N/A On October 30, 2017, the “Average annual spending for Agricultural Conservation Easement Program and predecessor programs” chart on the Agricultural Act of 2014 Conservation webpage was reposted to correct the vertical axis label.
201 10/25/2017 Rural Manufacturing Survival and Its Role in the Rural Economy Amber Waves article N/A On October 25, 2017, the Amber Waves article “Rural Manufacturing Survival and Its Role in the Rural Economy” was reposted to correct issues in the second and third paragraphs. The decade of the manufacturing sector’s employment share decline commencing was corrected from the 1950s to the 1940s.
200 10/10/2017 Amber Waves magazine Amber Waves magazine N/A On October 10, 2017, the calendar description for the October issue of Amber Waves magazine was revised to remove an entry for farm taxes.
199 8/28/2017 Commodity Costs and Returns Data product N/A On August 28, 2017, the Commodity Costs and Returns data product file “Prairie Gateway: 1998-2003, 2004-08, 2009-16” under the heading “Recent Costs and Returns: Milk” was reposted to include the updated data for 2016.
198 8/22/2017 Feed Outlook: August 2017 Outlook FDS-17h On August 22, 2017, the August 2017 Feed Outlook report was reposted to correct the 2017/18 season-average price range reported for corn on page 5. The correct price range is $2.90 to $3.70 per bushel.
197 8/10/2017 Understanding Irrigated Agriculture  Amber Waves article N/A On August 10, 2017, the Amber Waves article “Understanding Irrigated Agriculture” was reposted to correct a double-labeling issue in figures 2 and 3.
196 5/31/2017 County Typology Codes Data product N/A On May 31, 2017, the ERS 2015 County Typology Codes (non-overlapping economic types only) were revised for six counties to correct a coding error. The revised classifications are as follows: Pendleton, KY (Mining-dependent); Alger, MI (Government-dependent); Hickory, MO (Recreation); Washington, RI (Government-dependent); Leon, TX (Mining-dependent); and Tucker, WV (Government-dependent). The corrected codes are reflected in the derivative products where data and maps appear: Atlas of Rural and Small Town America (data product), Rural America At A Glance, 2016 Edition (EIB-162), Selected charts from Ag and Food Statistics: Charting the Essentials, 2017 (AP-075), Amber Waves, and Charts of Note.
195 5/24/2017 Commodity Costs and Returns Data Product N/A On May 24, 2017, the milk cost and return estimates for 2013 and 2014 in the U.S. and Fruitful Rim were reposted to correct an error in the purchased feed costs used to construct these estimates. The error was due to revisions in the dairy feed price data that were not incorporated in the index used to reflect 2013 and 2014 prices. These updates are now reflected in the 2013 and 2014 milk cost and return estimates.
194 5/24/2017 Milk Cost of Production Estimates Data Product N/A On May 24, 2017, milk cost and return estimates for 2013 and 2014 in the files, “Milk cost of production by State” and “Milk cost of production by size of operation” were reposted to correct an error in the purchased feed costs used to construct these estimates. The error was due to revisions in the dairy feed price data that were not incorporated in the index used to reflect 2013 and 2014 prices. These updates are now reflected in the 2013 and 2014 milk cost of production estimates.
193 5/12/2017 Charts of Note, 5/10/17 Charts of Note N/A On May 12, 2017, three numbers in the text of this Chart of Note were revised to correct for erroneous double counting during the indicated 3-hour time period. The corrected percentages are 59 percent reported primary eating and drinking between 5:00 and 7:59 pm, 50 percent between 11:00 am and 1:59 pm, and 34 percent between 7:00 and 9:59 am in 2015.
192 4/26/2017 Fruit and Tree Nuts Outlook: April 2017 Publication FTS-364 On April 26, 2017, the April 2017 Fruit and Tree Nuts Outlook report was reposted to clarify, on page 13, that the increase in Florida tangerine production reported for the 2016/17 season is largely attributable to a change in the way USDA/NASS reports tangerine production, which beginning in the 2016/17 season includes Royal tangerines (previously reported as Temple oranges) and tangelos in the total.
191 4/21/2017 Charts of Note, 3/29/17 Charts of Note N/A On April 21, 2017, the axis and text of this Chart of Note were revised so that the production units were correctly listed as million tons.
190 3/29/2017 Charts of Note, 3/29/17 Charts of Note N/A On March 29, 2017, the title of this Chart of Note was revised so that it correctly references India as the world’s largest dairy producer.
189 3/17/2017 Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: March 2017 Publication SSSM-343 On March 17, 2017, the March 2017 Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook was reposted to correct the data for 2014/15 and 2015/16 “Domestic production,” “Miscellaneous deliveries,” and “Stocks-to-use ratio” reported for the beet sugar and cane sugar balances in Table 3.
188 3/10/2017 Livestock and Meat International Trade Data Data Product N/A On March 10, 2017, the monthly and annual files in the Livestock and Meat International Trade Data product for “Beef and Veal” and “Meat and Livestock,” as well as the zipped CSV files for “Livestock and Meat,” were reposted to correct errors that resulted from the omission of several recently added Harmonized Trade System (HTS) codes from the commodity aggregations.
187 3/10/2017 The Role of Fossil Fuels in the U.S. Food System and the American Diet Publication ERR-224 On March 10, 2017, ERS corrected a few errors made in the calculation of data reported in Figure 14 (p. 32) and in the calories columns in Table 5 (p. 34). References to these data were updated in the text on pages 31-33 and p. 42. Also, a superscript on q on p. 89 was changed from a 1 to 0.
186 3/8/2017 Farm Income and Wealth Statistics Data product N/A On March 8, 2017, the Excel file “U.S. farm sector financial indicators, 2011-2017F” was reposted to include estimates of farm debt by lender that were inadvertently labeled as NA in 2014 and 2015.
185 3/8/2017 Ag and Food Statistics: Charting the Essentials Data product N/A On March 8, 2017, the chart “Distribution of farms and value of production varies by farm type” was reposted to correct a programming error that misrepresented the share of production attributable to each ERS farm type. A note to the chart was also added that clarifies that the analysis by size is for family farms.
184 3/2/2017 The Influence of Income and Prices on Global Dietary Patterns by Country, Age, and Gender Publication ERR-225 On March 2, 2017, the report The Influence of Income and Prices on Global Dietary Patterns by Country, Age, and Gender was revised to correct a regional country grouping covering Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. All references to this country grouping inaccurately defined as the “Former Soviet Union (FSU)” were changed to “Former Centrally Planned economies (FCP).”
183 2/22/2017 USDA Agricultural Projections to 2026 Publication OCE-2017-1 On February 22, 2017, the report USDA Agricultural Projections to 2026  was reposted to make corrections to Table 3 (Population growth assumptions) .  Population in 2016 and population growth assumptions were corrected for the following subcategories under Latin America: Caribbean and Central America, South America, Argentina, Brazil, and Other.
182 2/22/2017   Feed Outlook: February 2017 Publication FDS-17B On February 22, 2017, the February 2017 Feed Outlook report was reposted to correct an error on page 2 and in Table 2 that erroneously projected grain consuming animal units (GCAUs) for 2016/17 as 96.0 million units.  The correct value is 95.8 million units.  This has been corrected on page 2 of the narrative and in Table 2 on page 16.
181 2/21/2017 Rice Outlook: February 2017 Publication RCS-17B On February 21, 2017, the workbook Table 8 with the February 2017 Rice Outlook was reposted to correct an error in the values reported for “Rest of Asia, Oceania, and Middle East” for the periods “2015/16 through Feb. 4, 2016” and “2016/17 through Feb. 3, 2017.” The original table reported the totals of the category, instead of the individual values for Rest of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East.
180 2/21/2017 FoodAPS National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey Data product N/A On February 21, 2017, the Food-Away-From-Home (FAFH) Nutrient data file and codebook were reposted to reflect the reclassification of 19 records in the FOODGROUP variable and the addition of a description for the variable FLUIDOZGRAMS in the codebook. The Household codebook was also reposted with revised descriptions for the variables INCHHREPORTED, INCFAMREPORTED, and JOBCHANGE, but note that the corresponding data file did not change.
179 2/17/2017 U.S. Trends in Food Availability and a Dietary Assessment of Loss-Adjusted Food Availability, 1970-2014 Publication EIB-166 On February 17, ERS made corrections to three column heading labels in table 8, pages 22-23. In the first section of the table, on page 22, the first column heading under the column “Change, 1970 to 2014” was changed from “Pounds per year” to “Gallons per year.” In the last row of column headings on page 23 (labeling the “Total milk and milk products” row), the first column heading “Pounds per person” was changed to “Pounds per person per year” and, next to that, the second column heading “Pounds” was changed to “Pounds per year.”
178 2/16/2017 Meat Price Spreads Data product N/A On February 16, 2017, Table 3 in the file “Retail prices for beef, pork, poultry cuts, eggs, and dairy products” in the Meat Price Spreads data product was reposted to correct for the fact that all listed prices were for the previous month, not the actual month. The file has been updated so that the reported prices match the appropriate month.
177 2/13/2017 Dairy Data Data product N/A On February 13, 2017, the Dairy Data file, “Commercial disappearance for dairy product categories (monthly)” was reposted to correct errors in the December 2016 estimates of nonfat dry milk production and nonfat dry milk and skim milk powder commercial disappearance. The errors affected the monthly worksheets “NDM and SMP , monthly” and “NDM and SMP, annual.” The data for commercial disappearance of nonfat dry milk and skim milk powder were also corrected and reposted in the “U.S. dairy at a glance (monthly)” file.
176 1/26/2017 USDA Microloans for Farmers: Participation Patterns and Effects of Outreach Publication ERR-222 On January 18, 2017 in the report USDA Microloans for Farmers: Participation Patterns and Effects of Outreach the axis label for the second-to-last category of the figure in the report’s Summary, as well as in Figure 2, was corrected to read “Overlap: beginning farmer and SDA.”
175 1/19/2017 Meat Price Spreads Data product N/A On January 19, Table 3 in the file “Retail prices for beef, pork, poultry cuts, eggs, and dairy products” was reposted to correct the December 2016 estimates for “Milk, fresh, whole, fortified-gal.,” “Cheddar cheese, natural,” and “Ice cream, pre-packaged.” All of the other data in the file are the same as originally posted on January 18, 2017.
175 1/18/2017 FoodAPS National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey Data product N/A On January 18, 2017, a revised FoodAPS individual-level public use file was reposted to correct a small number of variables that were incorrect due to a data processing error. Twelve variables that identify an income source (with corresponding flags for imputed values), affecting two records each, were revised. The other corrected variables are RELATION_R, MARITAL, SPOUSEHHMEM, AGE_R, EDUCCAT, YEARSRESIDENCE, INITINTRVMON, INITFINALDAYS, FAMMEMBER, ANYINCOMEIND, and EMPLOYMENT, affecting 34 to 150 records each. Preliminary analyses indicate that this would likely have a minimal effect on analyses from the original file. The corresponding codebook was not affected.
174 12/21/2016 Rural America at a Glance, 2016 Edition Publication EIB-162 On December 21, 2016, Rural America at a Glance, 2016 Edition was reposted to correct the classifications of some counties in the map.
173 12/15/2016 Using the ERS County Economic Types To Explore Demographic and Economic Trends in Rural Areas Amber Waves article N/A On December 15, 2016 a correction was made to a chart in the Amber Waves article “Using the ERS County Economic Types To Explore Demographic and Economic Trends in Rural Areas.” In the chart “Rural median household incomes were highest in recreation counties,” the correction fixes the colors for the lines corresponding to recreation counties and Government dependent counties, which were inadvertently reversed.
172 10/25/2016 Pumpkins: Background & Statistics Web page N/A On October 25, the first paragraph of this page was amended to clarify that 753.8 million pounds of pumpkin production represents the total of the six leading States—not the entire United States.
172 10/25/2016 Meat Price Spreads Data product N/A On October 25, 2016, the Meat Price Spreads data product was reposted to correct an error in the September 2016 “retail-to-consumer” price spread for turkey. The original data reported only the retail turkey price of 155.9 cents per pound. After subtracting the wholesale price of 123.57 cents per pound, the actual estimate of the retail-to-consumer spread for turkey is 32.3 cents per pound.
171 9/26/2016 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Access at the State and County Levels: Evidence From Texas SNAP Administrative Records and the American Community Survey Publication ERR-156 On September 26, 2016, ERS corrected the legend that describes the categories in figure 4, “SNAP access rates in Texas by Congressional district, 2008-09.” The map is unchanged but the ranges of each category have been corrected to show the right ranges of access rates.
170 9/22/2016   Rice Outlook: September 2016 Outlook RCS-16I On September 22, the September Rice Outlook report was reposted to correct the 2015/16 marketing-year average price for California rice reported in Table 5. The correct price estimate is $18.10/cwt, not $18.30 as originally reported.
169 9/20/2016 Outlook VGS-357 On September 20, 2016, the Special article, "An Overview of Organic Vegetable Production in the United States" included in the Vegetables and Pulses Outlook report (VGS-357) was reposted to correct errors in Table 1. All values in the columns “Organic operations (number),” “Total organic area harvested (acres),” and “Average operation size (acres)” were corrected to reflect organic vegetable production numbers and not total agricultural production. Corrections were also made in the text to match the new data in Table 1.
168 9/13/2016 Publication EIB-138 On September 13, 2016, ERS revised the categorization of households with members categorically eligible for WIC to exclude households where the only categorically eligible member was a child age 5. These children were incorrectly included previously; imputed income measures were also used as these measures became available since the report’s release; revised survey weights were also used to update all estimates in the report. Because of these changes, all of the estimates in the report have been revised. However, the results were not numerically or substantively different after these revisions were made, with one exception— the result that WIC participants were more likely to use supercenters as their primary store was no longer statistically significant. The text has been adjusted to reflect all of these changes.

The results from EIB-138 were used in three ERS Charts of Note dated March 23, 2015; July 15, 2015; and August 11, 2015; and an Amber Waves feature article “Most U.S. Households Do Their Main Grocery Shopping at Supermarkets and Supercenters Regardless of Income,” dated August 3, 2015. For all but the August 11, 2015, Chart of Note, changes in estimates were not numerically or substantively different. In the August 11, 2015, Chart of Note, the difference between WIC participants’ and nonparticipants’ choice of supercenters as their primary stores was no longer statistically significant.
167 8/17/2016 Vegetables and Pulses Data Yearbook Tables Data Product N/A On August 17, 2016, the “Supply and Utilization: Dry Pulse Crops” data set of the Vegetables and Pulses Yearbook was reposted to correct the units for the season-average prices in tables 72 through 84. The units are now properly reported as $/cwt.
166 8/11/2016 How Do Time and Money Affect Agricultural Insurance Uptake? A New Approach to Farm Risk Management Analysis Publication ERR-212 On August 11, 2016, a correction was made to the first sentence of the second paragraph of page 1. The original report stated the Federal Crop Insurance Reform Act (FCIRA) was passed in 1995, when, in fact, the Act was passed in 1994. While the changes to farm insurance as a result of FCIRA took effect in 1995, FCIRA became law in 1994.
165 7/20/2016 State Fact Sheets Data product N/A On July 20, 2016, ERS revised the 2012 value for the item "Cropland in pasture (percent)" in the "Farm Characteristics" section of the State Fact Sheets. The value for each State was revised; the value in the U.S. Summary table was correct.
164 7/14/2016 Food Expenditures Data product N/A On July 14, 2016, table 7 of the Food Expenditures data product was reposted to correct errors for disposable personal income: for 2009, disposable personal income (DPI) was revised to $10,942.5 billion. This change affected several calculations in which expenditures are expressed as a percentage of DPI. Included in the revised table 7 are revisions to several earlier years to reflect revised estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).
163 7/11/2016 Vegetables & Pulses Market Outlook Topic page N/A On July 11, 2016, the following charts were reposted to correct errors in the data units:
  • The chart titled "U.S. vegetables and dry pulses, total supply and export share of supply” was reposted to correct the values so that they are reported as billion pounds.
  • The chart titled “U.S. vegetables and dry pulses, total domestic use and import share of use” was reposted to correct the values so that they are reported as billion pounds.
162 7/7/2016 Corn and Soybean Production Costs and Export Competitiveness in Argentina, Brazil, and the United States Publication EIB-154 This report was revised in July 2016 by correcting table 5, which now corresponds with the text. The table includes two Brazilian regions for each commodity, additional rows that show two components of the farm price, and the correct transportation costs for Brazil.
161 5/26/2016 Vegetables and Pulses Outlook: April 2016 Publication VGS-356 On May 26, 2016, the Vegetables and Pulses Outlook report (VGS-356) was reposted to correct errors in table 5. Estimates of percent of supply exported were corrected for 2013 through 2015 for all five categories listed in the table: fresh vegetables, frozen vegetables, canned vegetables, other processing, and dry pulses.
160 5/17/2016 Changing Structure, Financial Risks, and Government Policy for the U.S. Dairy Industry Publication ERR-205 On May 17, the following corrections were made to ERR-205, Changing Structure, Financial Risks, and Government Policy for the U.S. Dairy Industry. Three cells in Table 3 were updated as follows: "Western States, 3,000-3,999 head in 1992" (19), "Traditional States, 1,000-1,999 head in 1997" (54), and "Other States, 1,000-1,999 head in 2002" (56). On page 10, the State in which Shamrock Farms is located was corrected. In addition, Appendix table A-2 was updated to reflect return-on-equity calculations for the full rather than a restricted sample of dairy farms.
159 5/16/2016 Season-Average Price Forecasts Data product N/A On May 16, 2016, the corn data table of the Season-Average Price Forecasts was reposted to correct the listing of the "Midpoint of WASDE projection" to report $3.35 per bushel, instead of $3.85 per bushel.
158 5/9/2016 Agricultural Productivity in the U.S. Data product N/A On May 9, 2016, the data file for table 23 was reposted to remove a duplication of data. A previous version of this file listed the headings "capital services" and "capital services excluding land" with identical data provided for each. "Capital services excluding land" is the correct heading and those data remain and are correct. The duplicate "capital services" heading and data have been removed.
157 5/6/2016 America's Diverse Family Farms: 2015 Edition Publication EIB-146 On May 6, 2016, ERS revised America’s Diverse Family Farms: 2015 Edition to reflect revisions to the data source underlying this report (see ARMS data Updates & Revisions History). The corrections to the underlying data resulted in minor differences between the previous and revised estimates, in most cases. The largest changes were an 8-percentage-point decline in the share of hay produced on small family farms (page 4) and an 8-percent increase in average income from farming earned by all U.S. family farm households (page 9).
156 5/2/2016 ARMS Farm Financial and Crop Production Practices Data product N/A On May 2, 2016, the ARMS data tool was reposted to correct two programming errors. The first inadvertently excluded cash sales of hay and sugarcane/sugar beets from ARMS crop cash income in 2013 and 2014. The second error inadvertently double-counted cash sales for aquaculture, equine, bees, and sheep/goats in livestock income in 2012.
155 4/18/2016 Vegetables and Pulses Yearbook Data product N/A On April 18, 2016, the Vegetables and Pulses Yearbook tables were reposted to correct errors in tables 8 and 29. In table 8, annual export values for canned and total vegetables for 2015, and the percentage change in export values for canned and total vegetables for 2014 and 2015, were corrected. In table 29, the values for Domestic Use and Per Capita Use for 2009 through 2015 were corrected.
154 3/17/2016 Meat Price Spreads Data product N/A On March 17, 2016, the Meat Price Spreads data product was reposted to correct an error in the February 2016 "retail composite broiler price" and the "wholesale-to-retail price spread" for the broiler composite. The retail composite broiler price for February 2016 was corrected to 187.4 cents per pound. Changing the broiler price changes the wholesale-to-retail price spread for the broiler composite to 120.0 cents per pound.
153 3/15/2016 Feed Grains Database and  Feed Outlook: March 2016 Data product and publication FDS-16C (publication) On March 15, the Feed Grains Database was reposted due to an error in the marketing-year totals for food, seed, and industrial use in 2014/15 and 2015/16. Outlook table 5, yearbook table 31, and the custom query database have been corrected to fix this error. The error affected the marketing-year totals for high-fructose corn syrup, glucose and dextrose, starch, alcohol for fuel, alcohol for beverages and manufacturing, cereals and other products, and total food, seed, and industrial use.
152 3/14/2016 Feed Outlook: March 2016 Publication FDS-16C On March 14, Feed Outlook: March 2016 was re-released with an updated International Outlook section. The version released on March 11 erroneously contained February’s International Outlook section.
151 3/2/2016 Food Expenditures Data Product N/A On March 2, 2016, table 10 of the Food Expenditures data product was reposted to correct errors for the column "Share of household expenditures for food expenditures" for the years 1987 through 2014.
150 2/23/2016 Charts of Note, 2/23/16 Charts of Note N/A On February 23, 2016, this chart was reposted to correct the axis label to million metric tons.
149 2/22/2016 Tariff Reforms and the Competitiveness of U.S. Beef in Japan Publication LDPM-259-01 On February 22, the report, Tariff Reforms and the Competitiveness of U.S. Beef in Japan (LDPM-259-01) was revised as follows: On page 9, the statement, "Under the WTO Agreement on Agriculture,..." was corrected to read, "Under the WTO Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures...".
148 2/11/2016 Food Expenditures Data Product N/A On February 11, 2016, table 15 was corrected for the year 2014 for the following 2 categories: "full-service restaurants" was revised to 291,419, and "all eating places" was revised to 544,984.
147 2/9/2016 Fruit and Tree Nut Data: Yearbook Tables Data Product N/A On February 9, 2016, the following corrections were made: Table A-3 in the General file of the Fruit and Tree Nuts Yearbook was reposted to correct errors in the value of production data (in units of $1,000) for the following variables: For "Citrus," the 2013 value was revised from $3,170,508 to $3,169,544 and the 2014 value was revised from $3,392,988 to $3,704,444. For "Total," the 2013 value was revised from $29,853,530 to $29,852,566 and the 2014 value was revised from $29,735,549 to $30,047,005; Table H-1 in the U.S. Trade file of the Fruit and Tree Nuts Yearbook was reposted to correct errors in the 2014 "All fresh fruit" import share, which was revised from 65.3 percent to 50.4 percent, and the "All fruit excluding bananas" import share was revised from 39.5 percent to 34.3 percent.
146 1/26/2016 Charts of Note, 1/21/16 Charts of Note N/A On January 26, 2016, the Chart of Note, "Falling prices for corn and gasoline drive ethanol prices lower," that originally ran on Thursday, January 21, was reposted to correct the data labels for ethanol and gasoline, which were switched in the original chart.
145 1/15/2016 Feed Grains: Yearbook Tables Data Product N/A On January 15, 2016,the Feed Grains Database was reposted to correct the December cash prices in Table 12 of the Yearbook Tables and the Custom Query database. The error affected December cash prices for No.2 yellow corn in the Omaha, Chicago, Kansas City, Toledo, Memphis, and Minneapolis markets, and No.2 white corn in the Memphis market. These data have been corrected.
144 1/15/2016 Rural America at a Glance, 2015 Edition Publication N/A On January 15, 2016, the Rural America at a Glance, 2015 Edition was updated to correct a statement that nearly 300 rural counties lost population due to natural change during 2010-14. The sentence was revised to read, "Almost 900 rural counties (including about 300 counties for the first time) lost population due to natural change during 2010-14." Also, the information on two charts was clarified to match the data presented: source information on the chart at the top of page 4 was updated to reflect that 2014 data were used, and in the chart on page 6 the horizontal axis legend no longer contains the phrase "in 2000." Finally, the chart depicting educational attainment for rural minorities, and a text reference to it, were corrected to remove the term "(non-Hispanic)," and the chart note was expanded to clarify that "people who identify their origin as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race."
143 1/14/2016 Wheat Data Data Product N/A On January 14, 2016, Table 5 of the Wheat Data Yearbook Tables was reposted to correct errors in the 2015/16 Second Quarter data for the following variables: "Ending Stocks" was revised from 1,689 to 1,738; "Feed and Residual" was revised from -72 to -121; "Total Domestic Use" was revised from 222 to 173; and "Total Disappearance" was revised from 437 to 388.
142 12/30/2015 ARMS Farm Financial and Crop Production Practices Data product N/A On December 30, 2015, the 2014 TOTAL questionnaire for operators in the "Questionnaires and Manuals" section of the ARMS Farm Financial and Crop Production Practices data product was reposted. The previous file was a duplicate of the 2014 non-operator landlord questionnaire. The labels of both files were also changed to reflect their content more precisely. The two files, previously labeled "2014 Tenure, Ownership, and Transition of Agricultural Land (TOTAL), Questionnaire" and "2014 Tenure, Ownership, and Transition of Agricultural Land (TOTAL), Landlord Questionnaire," have been relabeled "2014 Tenure, Ownership, and Transition of Agricultural Land (TOTAL), Operator Questionnaire" and "2014 Tenure, Ownership, and Transition of Agricultural Land (TOTAL), Non-Operator Landlord Questionnaire," respectively.
141 12/14/2015 Oil Crops Outlook: December 2015 Publication OCS-15L On December 14, 2015, Table 1 of the December Oil Crops Outlook report was revised to correct the 2015/16 soybean production estimate, which was erroneously reported as 3,887.7 million bushels.
140 12/8/2015 State Fact Sheets Data product N/A On December 8, 2015, ERS revised the Farm Financial Indicators included in the State Fact Sheets. The fact sheets now include line items for the categorical expenses associated with the ‘value of contract labor’ as well as the ‘net rent received by operator households’. With the inclusion of these two items, the farm financial indicators will consistently sum to the stated level of gross value added, net value added, factor payments, and net farm income.
139 11/24/2015 Farm Income and Wealth Statistics Data product N/A On November 24, 2015, ERS revised its farm sector income and finance estimates to reflect corrections to the source State cash receipts data for the "all other animals and products" and "miscellaneous crops" categories for 2008-12 made by the National Agricultural Statistics Service for California, Delaware, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Louisiana, and Nevada. Changes to these States’ cash receipts estimates are reflected in U.S. total cash receipts estimates for 2008-12, as well as all of the income measures that use cash receipt data as a component (including net farm income, net cash income, value added, and farm-level and farm business average net cash income). The changes added 0.6 to 0.9 percent to U.S. total cash receipts in each of the years from 2008 to 2012.
138 11/13/2015 A Consistent Food Demand Framework for International Food Security Assessment Publication TB-1941 On November 13, 2015, in section "Calibration for Good i," the equation under step 2, found at the bottom of page 6, was corrected by dividing wi by pi.
137 11/13/2015 Are Healthy Foods Really More Expensive? It Depends on How You Measure the Price Publication EIB-96 On November 13, 2015, Table 2 on page 13 was updated to correct the labels in the 3rd column: Minimal cutoff. All > signs were corrected to be ≥ to reflect the true cutoff levels. In the box on page 14, 4 minor edits were made to reflect that these cutoffs are ≥. All calculations in the analysis were correct. Only the labels were updated, in order to correctly describe the cutoff levels.
136 10/26/2015 and 10/23/2015 Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook Publication N/A On October 26, annual 2015 prices for feeder steers, cutter cows, and choice slaughter lambs were corrected to reflect averages of quarterly actual and forecast prices, instead of ranges.

On October 23, 2015, the final third quarter market-price estimates for lamb and cutter cows in U.S. red meat and poultry forecasts were corrected to show a single price instead of a range. The cutter cow range was slightly overestimated, and the final market price is $103.34/cwt. Choice slaughter lamb final price was within the range originally posted, with a final market price of $146.23/cwt.
135 10/14/2015 Wheat Outlook: October 2015 Publication N/A On October 14 at 4:00 PM, Figures 1 through 12 in the Wheat Outlook report were corrected and tables 1 through 9 were reposted to properly display the latest October estimates.
134 10/14/2015 Farm Income and Wealth Statistics Data product N/A On October 14, the report for Annual cash receipts by commodity, U.S. and States, 2008-2015F was reposted. An original version of this report, posted August 25, 2015, did not return inflation-adjusted dollar values when "real" was selected as an option; nominal values continued to be displayed. This option now provides correct values. This was the only report in the set that was affected.
133 10/13/2015 Agricultural Exchange Rate Data Set Data product N/A On October 13, the monthly nominal exchange rate forecasts for Venezuela and Benin were corrected. The 2016 forecast for Venezuela was corrected to reflect the forecast for the official dollar exchange rate. The forecast for Benin was corrected to be consistent with the forecast for Cameroon, which also uses the Central African franc (CFA). The corrections affect the 2016 forecasted real exchange rates for these countries and the values for commodity trade-weighted exchange rate index forecasts.
132 9/15/2015 Wheat Outlook: September 2015 Publication WHS-15i Due to a database error, durum imports have been slightly understated from 2011/12 through 2014/15. Correction of the error results in modest changes in durum supplies, feed and residual use, domestic use, and total use.
131 8/26/2015 Dairy Data Data product N/A In the July U.S. "dairy situation at a glance" table, the annual 2013 and 2014 prices for All milk, Class III milk, and Class IV milk were incorrect. The numbers have been corrected in this month’s table.
130 8/25/2015 Child Nutrition Programs Web page N/A On August 25, 2015, the chart "Certification status of average daily school breakfast participants, fiscal 1969-2014" was corrected for the year 2009—the corrected number for Total is 11.07, not 11.70.
129 8/19/2015 Food Environment Atlas Data product N/A On August 19, 2015, 2 variables—persistent poverty counties and persistent child poverty counties—were corrected due to an error in the County-level Data Sets data product (the underlying source data).
128 8/17/2015 County-level Data Sets Data product N/A On August 17, 2015, the Excel download file for "Population estimates for the U.S., States, and counties, 2010-14" was reposted to correct two column headings that were transposed. The column headings for "Rural-urban_Continuum_Code_2013" and "Urban_Influence_Code_2003" were switched in an earlier version of this file.
127 7/27/2015 Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: July 2015 Publication LDPM-253 On July 27, the second sentence on page 5 of the July 2015 Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook newsletter was corrected to read, "Third-quarter 2015 beef production is forecast to reach 6.250 billion pounds, approximately 1 percent higher than a year ago. Fourth-quarter production is expected to be 6.025 billion pounds, about even with fourth-quarter 2014." This corrects for the use of "million" earlier.
126 7/20/2015 Growth in Inflation-Adjusted Food Prices Varies by Food Category Amber Waves article N/A On July 20, a sentence in this Amber Waves finding was corrected to reflect the correct values from the chart for both red meats and eggs that were transposed in the original version of the article.
125 7/20/2015 Wheat Data Data product N/A On July 20, Table 5 of the Wheat Data Yearbook Tables was reposted to correct an error in the "Seed Use" variable. None of the other data in this table were affected by this error.
124 7/16/2015 Sugar and Sweeteners Yearbook Tables Data product N/A On July 16, the first quarter 2015 data for HFCS production and deliveries in Sugar and Sweeteners Yearbook tables 28 and 29 were revised to correct an error in the calculation. Data prior to first quarter 2015 were unaffected by this error.
123 5/27/2015 Commodity Costs and Returns Data product N/A On May 27, 2015, ERS reposted the Current and Recent Costs and Returns data for Oats to correct an error in the estimate of interest on operating inputs. An incorrect formula caused interest on operating inputs for Oats to be overestimated by between $2 and $4 per planted acre, and these higher costs were also reflected in the total cost estimates for Oats. Oats was the only commodity affected by this error.
122 5/21/2015 Feed Grains Database Data product N/A On May 20, 2014, ERS reposted the Feed Grains Database to correct an error in the estimates of animal consuming units for 2013 in Table 30 of the Yearbook Tables, as well as the animal unit variables in the Custom Query Application. The revision corrects estimates of the pig crop inventory for September-November 2013 provided by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
121 4/30/2015 State Export Data Data product N/A On April 29, 2015, State Export Data were reissued to correct an error in the calculation of the "Other plant products" category for each State. The original estimates inadvertently omitted tobacco as a component of this category, and as a result, export totals for each State as well as the reported exports of "Other plant products" were incorrect. The data released on April 6 corrects this error, and report tobacco exports as an independent category.
120 4/21/2015 Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: April 2015 Publication LDPM-250 On April 21, page 4 of the Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook, the weekly Choice beef cutout value was corrected to report that the values advanced to $257.50 on April 10.
119 4/20/2015 Additionality in U.S. Agricultural Conservation and Regulatory Offset Programs Publication ERR-170 On April 20, the estimate for adoption of soil conservation structures for payment farms in Table 4 on page 16 was corrected. The entry for "Estimated without payment" for soil conservation structures is 0.18.
118 4/9/2015 Measuring Access to Healthful, Affordable Food in American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Areas Publication EIB-131 On April 9, 2015, the estimate for average distance from a grocery for all tribal areas in Table 2 on page 13 was corrected to fix a calculation error. References to the number in the text on pages 13-16 were updated to reference the revised number. The references to the estimate for population share and population percentiles for all ANVSA individuals in Table 3 on page 17 was also corrected.
117 4/8/2015 Food Dollar Series Data Product N/A On April 8, 2015, ERS’s 2013 updates to nominal tables 1 to 6 in the Food Dollar Series, released on March 31, were revised to correct a coding error caused by a single line of code that reversed the sorting order of industry group value added data. While most corrections throughout the six updated tables are minor, two numbers across all six tables have revisions that are substantial: 1) the output tax share of the food dollar was revised down 3.8 cents, distributed mostly across farm production and food retailing industry groups, and 2) total retail trade value added was revised down 1.8 cents, mostly due to the output tax problem.
116 4/1/2015 Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: March 2015 Publication LDPM-249 On April 1, the quarterly 2015 and total 2015 U.S. per capita egg consumption estimates reported in the Red Meat Forecast table of March 2015 Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook were corrected. The correct quarterly 2015 per capita egg consumption estimates are 65.0, 65.7, 65.9, and 67.5. The correct 2015 per capita egg consumption estimate is 264.1 eggs.
115 3/20/2015 Trends in U.S. Local and Regional Food Systems: A Report to Congress Publication AP-068 On March 20, 2015, near the bottom of page 2, the first year in which the Census of Agriculture began to collect information on farmers’ direct-to-consumer sales was corrected to 1978. Also, a data source identified in Figure 1 was corrected to read "National Farm to School Network."
114 3/18/2015 Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: March 2015 Publication LDPM-249 On March 17, the fourth quarter 2014 and total 2014 commercial beef production estimates reported in the Red Meat Forecast table of the March 2015 Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook were corrected. The correct fourth quarter 2014 production number is 6,023 million lb, and the correct 2014 total beef production is 24,252 million lb.
113 2/23/2015 Trends in U.S. Local and Regional Food Systems: A Report to Congress Publication AP-068 On February 23, 2015, the following figures were corrected to include Alaska and Hawaii: Figure 2, "Total direct-to-consumer sales, by county, 2012"; Figure 3, "Change in direct-to-consumer sales, 2007-12 using constant 2012 dollars"; and Figure 4, "Farms with direct sales to retail or restaurants, 2012, and food hubs, 2014."