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  • Small family farms produce majority of poultry and eggs, and hay
    1/18/2022
    Small family farms produce majority of poultry and eggs, and hay
  • Less internet access available for rural residents in counties with persistent poverty in the U.S. Deep South and Southwest
    1/14/2022
    Less internet access available for rural residents in counties with persistent poverty in the U.S. Deep South and Southwest
  • Global soybean stocks
    1/14/2022
    Global soybean stocks
  • Global cotton production, mill use, and prices
    1/14/2022
    Global cotton production, mill use, and prices
  • Despite a record yield, U.S. rice production in 2021 declined almost 16 percent
    1/14/2022
    Despite a record yield, U.S. rice production in 2021 declined almost 16 percent
  • U. S. winter wheat area planted, 2012/13-2022/23
    1/14/2022
    U. S. winter wheat area planted, 2012/13-2022/23
  • Corn yields, United States, 1988 to 2021
    1/14/2022
    Corn yields, United States, 1988 to 2021
  • Retail prices for collard greens fall during holiday seasons even as demand rises
    1/13/2022
    Retail prices for collard greens fall during holiday seasons even as demand rises
  • Increased efficiency has replaced input intensification as primary source of growth in global agricultural output
    1/12/2022
    Increased efficiency has replaced input intensification as primary source of growth in global agricultural output
  • Irrigated acreage expanded from 1890 to 2017, while average water use per acre irrigated decreased from 1969 to 2018
    1/12/2022
    Irrigated acreage expanded from 1890 to 2017, while average water use per acre irrigated decreased from 1969 to 2018
  • Irrigated acreage is concentrated in the Western and Southeastern U.S.
    1/12/2022
    Irrigated acreage is concentrated in the Western and Southeastern U.S.
  • Much of the expansion in irrigated acreage between 1949 and 2017 occurred in the Mississippi Delta and Northern Plains regions
    1/12/2022
    Much of the expansion in irrigated acreage between 1949 and 2017 occurred in the Mississippi Delta and Northern Plains regions
  • Between 1964 and 2017, corn and soybeans replaced alfalfa and cotton as the most commonly irrigated crops
    1/12/2022
    Between 1964 and 2017, corn and soybeans replaced alfalfa and cotton as the most commonly irrigated crops
  • Since 1984, the use of pressurized irrigation systems has increased significantly in the 17 Western States
    1/12/2022
    Since 1984, the use of pressurized irrigation systems has increased significantly in the 17 Western States
  • U.S. fluid milk availability continued to decline in 2019; share grew for low-fat options over last 40 years
    1/10/2022
    U.S. fluid milk availability continued to decline in 2019; share grew for low-fat options over last 40 years
  • Unemployment rates are again at pre-pandemic levels in rural counties, still higher in persistently poor urban counties
    1/7/2022
    Unemployment rates are again at pre-pandemic levels in rural counties, still higher in persistently poor urban counties
  • U.S. agricultural output, inputs, and total factor productivity, 1948-2019
    1/6/2022
    U.S. agricultural output, inputs, and total factor productivity, 1948-2019
  • Fiscal Year 2020 marks decade of declining participation in USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
    1/5/2022
    Fiscal Year 2020 marks decade of declining participation in USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • The distribution of U.S. irrigated acreage has shifted eastward since mid-20th century
    1/4/2022
    The distribution of U.S. irrigated acreage has shifted eastward since mid-20th century
  • Wheat and wheat flour prices surge, while prices remain stable for bread, cereal, and bakery products
    1/3/2022
    Wheat and wheat flour prices surge, while prices remain stable for bread, cereal, and bakery products
  • Researchers found differences in chronic disease among older SNAP participants compared with all U.S. older adults in Missouri study that linked SNAP and Medicaid data from 2006 to 2014
    12/29/2021
    Researchers found differences in chronic disease among older SNAP participants compared with all U.S. older adults in Missouri study that linked SNAP and Medicaid data from 2006 to 2014
  • USDA’s monthly corn production forecasts drive futures prices closer to final cash price at harvest, analysis shows
    12/29/2021
    USDA’s monthly corn production forecasts drive futures prices closer to final cash price at harvest, analysis shows
  • Total factor productivity (TFP) contributes to total agricultural output growth
    12/28/2021
    Total factor productivity (TFP) contributes to total agricultural output growth
  • Greenhouse gas emissions often closely track use of agricultural inputs for high-income economies
    12/28/2021
    Greenhouse gas emissions often closely track use of agricultural inputs for high-income economies
  • Greenhouse gas emissions often closely track use of agricultural inputs for low-income economies
    12/28/2021
    Greenhouse gas emissions often closely track use of agricultural inputs for low-income economies
  • The growth rate in global agricultural output was lower over the past decade because the rate of productivity growth slowed
    12/28/2021
    The growth rate in global agricultural output was lower over the past decade because the rate of productivity growth slowed
  • Growth slowdown in developing regions was broad, extended to large agricultural producers such as China and Brazil
    12/28/2021
    Growth slowdown in developing regions was broad, extended to large agricultural producers such as China and Brazil
  • Agricultural growth in developed countries has increased in recent decades, while slowing in developing countries
    12/28/2021
    Agricultural growth in developed countries has increased in recent decades, while slowing in developing countries
  • While real agricultural prices have trended downward since 1900, agricultural production has outpaced population growth
    12/28/2021
    While real agricultural prices have trended downward since 1900, agricultural production has outpaced population growth
  • Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer payments raised overall spending on USDA’s child nutrition programs in FY 2020
    12/17/2021
    Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer payments raised overall spending on USDA’s child nutrition programs in FY 2020
  • U.S. imports of high-tier tariff sugar, 2006/07 to 2021/22
    12/17/2021
    U.S. imports of high-tier tariff sugar, 2006/07 to 2021/22
  • U.S. wholesale fuel prices rise above pre-COVID-19 levels
    12/15/2021
    U.S. wholesale fuel prices rise above pre-COVID-19 levels
  • U.S. imports of live cattle and hogs, January – September 2020 and 2021
    12/15/2021
    U.S. imports of live cattle and hogs, January – September 2020 and 2021
  • Weekly federally inspected milk cow slaughter
    12/15/2021
    Weekly federally inspected milk cow slaughter
  • Irrigation delivery organizations use a variety of methods to calculate on-farm water use
    12/13/2021
    Irrigation delivery organizations use a variety of methods to calculate on-farm water use
  • U.S. rice imports in 2021/22 projected to decline for the second consecutive year
    12/13/2021
    U.S. rice imports in 2021/22 projected to decline for the second consecutive year