Newsroom

Spotlight

Tractors in a plowed field represents the bars of a chart

Selected Charts from Ag and Food Statistics: Charting the Essentials, 2024

This collection of charts and maps presents key statistics about the farm sector, food spending and prices, food security and nutrition assistance, rural communities, agricultural production and trade, the interaction of agriculture and natural resources, and more.

New from ERS

This is the newsroom image for the World Agricultural Production, Resource Use, and Productivity, 1961–2020 report.

World Agricultural Production, Resource Use, and Productivity, 1961–2020

This report documents the evolution of agricultural growth over six decades, providing insights into worldwide shifting patterns of agricultural production and resource use.

This is the newsroom image for the An Analysis of the Effect of Sunsetting Tax Provisions for Family Farm Households report.

An Analysis of the Effect of Sunsetting Tax Provisions for Family Farm Households

This report evaluates the impact of expired and expiring Federal income and estate tax policies on the financial well-being of farm households, and offers analysis by farm size and USDA-defined underserved farm household groups.

This is the newsroom image for the The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): Background, Trends, and Economic Issues, 2024 Edition report.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): Background, Trends, and Economic Issues, 2024 Edition

This report explains how the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) works, examines program trends, and discusses some of the major issues facing the program. The report also outlines changes to WIC in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the infant formula supply chain disruptions that occurred in 2022.

This is the newsroom image for the Amber Waves: 2023 Year in Review report.

Amber Waves: 2023 Year in Review

The Amber Waves: 2023 Year in Review magazine includes selected Amber Waves articles about food, farming, markets and trade, and resource and rural economics published in calendar year 2023.

This is the newsroom image for the An Overview of Farms Operated by Socially Disadvantaged, Women, and Limited Resource Farmers and Ranchers in the United States report.

An Overview of Farms Operated by Socially Disadvantaged, Women, and Limited Resource Farmers and Ranchers in the United States

A USDA, Economic Research Service summary of the characteristics of U.S. farms and ranches operated by socially disadvantaged, women, or limited resource producers using data from the annual Agricultural Resource Management Survey.

This is the newsroom image for the The Stocking Impact and Financial-Climate Risk of the Livestock Forage Disaster Program report.

The Stocking Impact and Financial-Climate Risk of the Livestock Forage Disaster Program

U.S. Federal programs can help mitigate the economic costs of drought for livestock producers. This report provides modeling results that suggest that the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) poses a financial climate risk to the Federal budget.

This is the newsroom image for the Trends, Insights, and Future Prospects for Production in Controlled Environment Agriculture and Agrivoltaics Systems report.

Trends, Insights, and Future Prospects for Production in Controlled Environment Agriculture and Agrivoltaics Systems

Controlled environmental agriculture and agrivoltaics systems may increase yields, improve access to local foods, provide year-round food access, and/or improve nutritional outcomes relative to traditional large-scale outdoor farming.

This is the newsroom image for the America’s Farms and Ranches at a Glance: 2023 Edition report.

America’s Farms and Ranches at a Glance: 2023 Edition

This annual report describes characteristics of U.S. farms and ranches using the most recent survey data available. New this year are a discussion of farm credit and the differences in farm operations by race and ethnicity of the operators.