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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Consumers have become more wary of antibiotic use in poultry production, creating a market for chicken raised without antibiotics (RWA). Household scanner data and product label data show significant growth in the RWA chicken market.
ERS researchers present a model for evaluating the effects of changes to capital gains taxation on inherited assets and apply it to the proposed American Families Plan (AFP) to assess the potential impacts on family farm estates.
In 2020, 10.5 percent (13.8 million U.S. households) were food insecure, meaning they had difficulty at some time during the year providing enough food for all their members because of a lack of resources.
This report explores how H-2A usage levels differ by agricultural sector, geography, and by the type of firm requesting workers.
Spending on USDA’s domestic food and nutrition assistance programs in FY 2020 reached a new historical high of $122.1 billion, 32 percent greater than spending in the previous year, largely due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Hundreds of Chinese companies vie for a share of China's annual wheat import quota. This report examines lists of applicants for wheat tariff-rate quotas (TRQ) to better understand operation of the system and China's potential demand for wheat imports.