ERS Participates in USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum, Feb. 18-19, 2021

This year’s theme – Building on Innovation: A Pathway to Resilience – speaks well to our mission at ERS to provide timely, relevant, and objective economic research on emerging needs and challenges relating to agriculture, food, the environment and rural America.

Part of resiliency is being ready and able to address challenges on the horizon, which is why ERS provides a range of products to support farmers, consumers and policymakers when addressing current challenges.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current restrictions on large gatherings, this event will be held virtually and will be free to attend.

Visit the ERS Virtual Booth!

Visit the ERS virtual booth to speak directly with ERS presenters, economists and staff members throughout the conference.

ERS Ag Outlook Presentations


Food Price & Farm Income Outlooks        1:30 - 3:00 PM ET        

   Food Price Outlook

ERS Administrator Spiro Stefanou

ERS Agricultural Economist Carolyn Chelius

Food Price & Farm Income Outlooks        3:30 – 5:00 PM ET       

   USDA Farm Income Forecast

ERS Senior Economist  Carrie Litkowski

U.S. Trade & The Global Market Place      

   China’s Animal Protein Market & Feed Demand–The Long-term Outlook

ERS Economist Fred Gale

Managing Risk & Ensuring Sustainability

   Lamb Market

ERS Economist William Hahn


Innovation and Technology         10:00 - 11:30 AM ET   

  Evidence on the Efficiency Advantage of Application of Precision Agriculture

ERS Economist Roberto Mosheim

Managing Risk & Ensuring Sustainability    10:00 - 11:30 AM ET

  U.S. Organic Production, Markets, Consumers, and Policy, 2000-2020

ERS Economist Andrea Carlson

Commodity Outlooks    10:00 - 11:30 AM ET

   Sugar Outlook

ERS Economist Andrew Sowell

Lunch Session      11:30 - 12:45 PM ET   

   Data-driven Insights at Economic Research Service

ERS Economist Jeff Hopkins

Commodity Outlooks    1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

   Cotton Outlook

ERS Economist Leslie Meyer

Innovation and Technology      3:00 - 4:30 PM ET       

   Water Quantity, Quality and Cost: A Look at Water Science and Policy

ERS Economist Aaron Hrozencik

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Current Research

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Upcoming Reports & Publications

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Visuals, Charts & More

- Data Visualizations

- Charts of Note

- State Fact Sheets

- Infographics

- Ag & Food Statistics: Charting the Essentials

- Webinars