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Data Training Webinar: U.S. and International Agricultural Productivity

In this webinar, ERS Agricultural Economists Sun Ling Wang and Stephen Morgan will provide overviews of the two data products and highlight uses of the data. They will also demonstrate how to find the data on the ERS website.

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Chinese Cotton: Textiles, Imports, and Xinjiang

China is the world’s largest textile manufacturer and cotton consumer, but economic changes there are influencing global trade. China’s dominant position appears to be weakening, with U.S. cotton exports shifting to other Asian countries.

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Adjusting to Higher Labor Costs in Selected U.S. Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Industries

Farm labor costs increased from 2010–19. Techniques to adjust to rising farm labor costs in fruit and vegetable production include labor-saving mechanization, recruiting H-2A guest workers, and reducing domestic production.

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Agricultural Markets in Russia and Ukraine

The following page provides a summary and links to Economic Research Service publications related to agricultural markets in Russia and Ukraine.

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Low-Income and Low-Foodstore-Access Census Tracts, 2015–19

This report updates estimates of the number of low-income and low-foodstore-access census tracts, using data on household vehicle access and family income in 2019.

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The Food and Nutrition Assistance Landscape: Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report

Spending on USDA’s domestic food and nutrition assistance programs reached a historical high of $182.5 billion in FY 2021, driven by the continued operation of temporary programs and expansion of others in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Data Training Webinars

Learn how to find and use ERS data in a new Data Training Webinar series. These webinars provide an introduction to ERS data products, highlighting uses of the data as well as demonstrating how to find the data online.