Ag and Food Statistics: Charting the Essentials

How much do you know about food and agriculture? What about rural America or conservation? ERS has assembled 70 charts and maps covering key information about the farm and food sectors, including agricultural markets and trade, farm incomefood prices and consumption, food security, rural economies, and the interaction of agriculture and natural resources.

How much, for example, do agriculture and related industries contribute to U.S. gross domestic product and account for U.S. jobs? Which commodities are the leading agricultural exports? How much of the food dollar goes to farmers? How do poverty rates in rural areas compare with metro areas? These are among the statistics covered in this collection of charts and maps—with accompanying text—divided into the nine section titles listed at left.

Use the navigation to the left to view the full chart collection.

ERS also periodically publishes a booklet of selected Essentials charts and maps, for the latest edition see: