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ERS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Media Resources

The following page provides links to the latest available data supporting the analysis of potential effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on U.S. commodity markets, including supply chain disruptions and global demand for agricultural products. Additional links provide background information on a variety of farm and food topics.

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Trends in Production Practices and Costs of the U.S. Corn Sector

This report describes effects of technological and structural changes on U.S. corn sector costs, returns, and productivity.

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Tracking the U.S. Domestic Food Supply Chain’s Freshwater Use Over Time

The U.S. food system used 34 trillion gallons of freshwater in 2012, or 30 percent of the freshwater used throughout the U.S. economy. This study finds that the majority of the water was used in crop and livestock production.

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Super Stores’ Impact on the Availability of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Approved Stores

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, beneficiaries tend to shop at super stores. ERS report looks at the impact of super stores on the survival of existing traditional stores and any cost benefits to SNAP beneficiaries.

This is the newsroom image for the Honey Bees on the Move report.

Honey Bees on the Move: From Pollination to Honey Production and Back

This report quantifies the seasonal flow of honey bees as hives are moved around the country in search of nutritious forage and in order to service pollination contracts.

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The Food Retail Landscape Across Rural America

A look at changes to the number and location of food retailers across the contiguous United States.

This is the newsroom image for the Food Insecurity Among Working-Age Veterans report.

Food Insecurity Among Working-Age Veterans

This report analyzes food insecurity among working-age veterans and examines the association between military service and food insecurity. In 2015–19, 11.1 percent of working-age veterans lived in food-insecure households, and 5.3 percent lived in households with very low food security.