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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.
  • Pumpkins: Background & Statistics
    ERS provides background data and statistics on pumpkin production, use, wholesale and retail prices, and yield in the United States, and includes selected data on the top six producing States.
  • Turkey Sector: Background & Statistics
    Seasonal feature: ERS provides background data on U.S. turkey production, use, and trade since 2016, as well as wholesale and retail prices.
  • Nutrition Security Research Resources
    ERS conducts economic research on numerous topics central to food and nutrition security in order to inform public and private decision making. This page provides links to selected ERS resources on these topics.
  • Hurricane Impacts on Agriculture
    ERS and USDA resources covering recent hurricane impacts, as well as historical and background information reporters may find useful.
  • Drought in the Western United States
    Information on drought conditions in the western United States and implications for the agricultural economy.
  • Agricultural Outlook Forum Resources
    USDA's Agricultural Outlook Forum (AOF) is a unique platform where key stakeholders from the agricultural sector in the United States and around the world come together every year to discuss current and emerging topics and trends in the sector. On average, 1,600 people attend the Forum each year. This page provides ERS materials that may be of interest to AOF attendees including state fact sheets, charts, articles, reports and more.
  • ERS Celebrates World Statistics Day 2020
    Organized by the United Nations, the third World Statistics Day is celebrated around the globe on October 20, 2020. The theme, "Connecting the world with data we can trust," reflects the importance of trust, authoritative data, innovation, and the public good in the national statistical systems. This page provides ERS data you can use on World Statistics Day, including charts, articles, reports, and international statistics.
  • News Release: 2018 Research Highlights
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) produced more than 300 research, information and outlook products in 2018 on topics ranging from U.S. and global commodity markets to trends in what Americans eat when they are away from home, enhancing the public’s understanding of agriculture and food issues that affect everyone’s daily lives.
  • News Release: 2017 Research Highlights
    The USDA’s Economic Research Service produced key research in 2017 on topics ranging from socioeconomic trends in rural America to the economic effects of food labels, enhancing the public’s understanding of agriculture and food issues that affect Americans’ daily lives.