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102 10/6/2014 Rural Employment Trends in Recession and Recovery Publication ERR-172 On October 6, 2014, the column heading for the final two columns of Table 8 was corrected to read “>25% Hispanic: Change in employment (percent).”
101 9/30/2014 Food Availability (Per Capita) Data System Data product N/A On September 30, 2014, corrections were made to the Food Availability data series and the Loss-Adjusted Food Availability data series for honey and edible syrups. The availability data for honey and edible syrups in the April 2014 annual update of the Food Availability data series was pulled from an incorrect table in ERS’s Sugar and Sweeteners Yearbook. In the Food Availability data series, the Sweets.xls file has been corrected for all years from 1966 to 2012, and in the Loss-Adjusted Food Availability data series, the Sugar.xls, Servings.xls, and Calories.xls files have been corrected for all years from 1970 to 2012.
100 9/24/2014 Wheat Data Data product N/A On September 24, 2014, the Historical Data file titled “Wheat Total Supply and Disappearance by Class by Quarter” was corrected. The export data for the 4th quarter of 2012/13 were corrected for all classes of wheat.
99 7/21/2014 Oil Crops Outlook: July 2014 Publication OCS-14G On July 15, 2014, Table 7 of the July Oil Crops Outlook report contained incorrect estimates for planted and harvested peanut acreage, resulting in an incorrect forecast for 2014/15 peanut yield. The forecast and estimates were revised, and no other data was affected.
98 7/8/2014 International Food Security Assessment, 2014-24 Publication GFA-25 On July 8, 2014, the title for Figure 1 on page 4 was corrected to read: "In 52 (out of 76) developing countries, 20 percent or less of the population is estimated to be food insecure in 2014."
97 6/27/2014 The Estimated Amount, Value, and Calories of Postharvest Food Losses at the Retail and Consumer Levels in the United States Publication EIB-121 On June 27, 2014, Tables 2, 3, and 5 were updated to correct some incorrect values. The errors did not affect summary totals in the tables or report findings.
96 6/24/2014 International Macroeconomic Data Set Data product N/A On June 24, 2014, the projections for Argentina, Mongolia, Macau, Other Asia/Oceania, and Venezuela in the "Real Exchange Rates Projections" file were corrected for the years 2027-2030.
95 6/23/2014 FY14 Plans: ERS Products Web page N/A On June 23, the next release date of the Fruit and Tree Nuts Outlook was corrected to read September 26, 2014. The release date had been indicated in error as July 17, 2014.
94 6/6/2014 Competitive Grant To Establish a USDA Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Policy Research Publication AP-064 On June 6, 2014, page 11, Table 1, "Specific Instructions for Application for Federal Domestic Assistance-Short Organizational (SF-424)," Item 6b-c was changed from "leave blank" to "enter the requested information."
93 6/4/2014 Competitive Grant To Establish a USDA Center for Behavioral Economics and Healthy Food Choice Research Publication AP-063 On June 4, 2014, Table 1, "Specific Instructions for Application for Federal Domestic Assistance-Short Organizational (SF-424)," Item 6b-c was changed from "leave blank" to "enter the requested information."
92 5/28/2014 Rice Outlook: May 2014 Publication RCS-14E On May 28, 2014, the projected size of the U.S. 2014/14 rice crop indicated in the first sentence on page 1 of the report was corrected from 2013.0 million cwt to 213.0 million cwt.
91 5/16/2014 Changes in Eating Patterns and Diet Quality Among Working-Age Adults, 2005-2010 Publication ERR-161 On May 13, 2014 the note to Table 5 in “Changes in Eating Patterns and Diet Quality Among Working-Age Adults, 2005-2010,” was revised. It stated that household income relative to the poverty line was included in the regressions that were reported in the table, but in fact this variable was not included in the regression. The estimates in the table did not change.
90 5/14/2014 Season-Average Price Forecasts Data Product N/A On May 14, 2014, the “Midpoint of WASDE projection” entries for 2013/14 in the corn, soybean, and wheat spreadsheets were corrected. The forecasts are unchanged.
89 4/29/2014 California Drought 2014: Farms Web page N/A On April 30, Figure 1 in “California Drought 2014: Farm and Food Impacts” was replaced to correct a design error which inadvertently double-counted irrigated acreage that received water from more than one source. Acreage irrigated by major water source was accurate, but when added together, the Statewide sum of irrigated acreage was roughly 1.7 million acres too high in the original chart.
88 4/25/2014 Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook: April 2014 Publication LDPM-238 On April 25, page 7 of this report was corrected. The projection for second-quarter 2014 pork production was changed from 54 billion pounds to 5.4 billion pounds, and the year-over-year change in projected fourth-quarter 2014 pork production was changed from 4 percent to 3 percent.
87 4/24/2014 Atlas of Rural and Small Town America Data Product N/A On April 24, 2014, documentation for the Atlas of Rural and Small Town America was revised. The description of the county classification variable "Persistent poverty, 1980-2011" incorrectly identified the source of the final year of data; it is the American Community Survey 5-year estimate for 2007-2011. The persistent poverty variable in both the Atlas and the corresponding data download file is unaffected since only the documentation was changed.
86 4/8/2014 County-level Oil and Gas Production in the U.S. Data Product N/A On April 8, 2014, the 2010 and 2011 oil and gas production estimates for three Pennsylvania counties (Crawford, Erie, and Mercer) were changed to correct a coding error.
85 4/7/2014 Food Expenditures Data Product N/A On April 7, 2014, the following corrections were made to the historical food sales table: Under Food Away From Home, the July 2012 entry was corrected from 50.4 to 54.6, and the Aug 2012 entry was corrected from 49.6 to 55.1. Under Food At Home, the Dec 2012 entry was corrected from 67.2 to 67.4.
84 4/4/2014 Agricultural Act of 2014: Highlights and Implications (Crop Commodity Programs) Web page N/A On April 4, 2014, the vertical axis label on the chart titled “Fixed versus variable payments under Farm Act commodity programs (fiscal year)” was corrected from $ million to $ billion.
84 3/19/2014 Agricultural Act of 2014: Highlights and Implications (Crop Commodity Programs) Web page N/A On March 18, 2014, the description of the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) program was revised to: 1) correct an error in the price component of the county and individual ARC benchmark revenue calculation—the calculation uses the reference price, not the loan rate, if it is higher than the national price; 2) insert an omitted reference to the county ARC payment limit of 10 percent of the benchmark revenue; and 3) change the language describing the individual ARC benchmark revenue calculation to make it more clear that the individual ARC benchmark is the sum of average revenues for each covered commodity on the farm.
83 3/19/2014 Agricultural Act of 2014: Highlights and Implications (Crop Commodity Programs) Web page N/A On March 18, the first sentence of the final bullet in the Economic Implications section was changed to clarify that ARC benchmarks, which are based on moving averages, will fluctuate over time, in contrast to PLC reference prices, which are fixed.
82 3/17/2014 Farm Income and Wealth Statistics Data product N/A On March 17, 2014, farm debt for 2002-2006 in the Farm Sector Balance Sheet Table (located in Farm Income and Wealth Statistics) was revised to correct a programming error. As part of the February 2014 release, debt held by Farmer Mac at the end of each year for 2002-2006 was added to the table for the first time, but was not reflected in calculations of total real estate debt or total farm sector debt. As a result, farm sector equity (assets – debt), and the sector debt-to-asset, debt-to equity, and equity-asset ratios were also incorrect from 2002-2006. All series have been revised to provide correct data.
81 3/14/2014 Agricultural Act of 2014: Highlights and Implications (Research) Web page N/A On March 14, 2014, corrections were made to the section on economic implications. An erroneous statement regarding limits on USDA administrative fees and overhead was deleted. While the House version of the bill included a numerical limit on such fees, the limit was removed before the Agricultural Act of 2014 was signed into law.
80 3/11/2014 Livestock & Meat Domestic Data Data product N/A On March 11, 2014, the Quarterly red meat, poultry, and egg supply and disappearance and per capita disappearance tables (Recent and Historical) were revised to correct errors in the per capita disappearance calculations.
79 3/10/2014 Food Environment Atlas Data product N/A On March 10, 2014, the following seven variable names on quantities of foods per household were corrected from per capita to per household in the archived 2011 version of the Data Download and Documentation files: Lbs per household fruit&veg, 2006**; Ratio per household fruit&veg/prep food, 2006**; Lbs per household pkg sweetsnacks, 2006**; Gals per household soft drinks, 2006**; Lbs per household meat&poultry, 2006**; Lbs per household solid fats, 2006**; Lbs per household prepared foods, 2006.**
78 2/26/2014 Cotton and Wool Outlook Tables: February 2014 Publication N/A On February 26, 2014, Table 7, Table 8, and Table 9 were revised with corrected data for October and November 2013.
77 2/25/2014 Food Price Outlook Data product N/A On February 25, 2014, the 2014 forecast for wholesale pork was corrected from 0.0 percent to 5.5 to 6.5 percent in the table, Changes in Producer Price Indexes, 2012 through 2014.
76 2/21/2014 Meat Price Spreads Data product N/A On February 21, 2014, the January 2014 “All fresh beef retail value” was corrected from 524.7 cents/lb to 504.4 cents/lb.
75 2/13/2014 Farm Bill Resources Content page N/A On February 13, 2014, the following (italicized) corrections were made to this page:
  • Under Commodities (Title I), first paragraph: The second sentence was revised to read “The legislation also reauthorizes Supplemental Disaster Assistance programs for livestock and orchard and nursery crops.
  • Under Commodities (Title I): The second bullet was revised to read: “…replaced by the Dairy Margin Protection Program (DMPP) and the Dairy Product Donation Program (DPDP). DMPP makes payments when the difference between milk prices and feed costs falls below a minimum level. Under the DPDP…”
  • Under Crop Insurance (Titles XI and XII): The last sentence of the second bullet was revised to read: "Producers who elect to participate in either the Agricultural Risk Coverage program or the STAX program are not eligible to purchase SCO coverage."
74 2/11/2014 Livestock & Meat International Trade Data Data product N/A On February 11, 2014, the November 2012 and May 2013 trade data for China and Uruguay were revised to incorporate a data correction made by the Bureau of the Census. The following data files were corrected:
  • Meat and livestock monthly U.S. trade – All commodities
  • Beef and veal: Monthly U.S. trade
  • Beef and veal: Monthly U.S. trade – All months and countries
  • Meat and livestock annual cumulative year-to-date U.S. trade
  • Beef and veal: Annual and cumulative year-to-date U.S. trade
  • Beef and veal: Annual and cumulative year-to-date U.S. trade – All years and countries
  • Zipped CSV files
73 2/4/2014 Agricultural Productivity Growth in the United States: 1948-2011 Amber Waves article N/A On February 4, 2014, a typographical error was corrected in "Agricultural Productivity Growth in the United States: 1948-2011," a data feature appearing in the February 2014 issue of Amber Waves. The last sentence of the third paragraph should end with “and capital (excluding land) increased by 65 percent (0.8 percent per year).
72 1/17/2014 Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook: January 2014 Publication LDPM-235 On January 17th, the January 2014 Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook report was corrected to include missing numbers for U.S. pork exports to the world, on page 10. The missing numbers were 453 million pounds for 2013 and 467 million pounds for 2012. An error in beef production numbers in the “U.S. red meat and poultry forecasts” table on page 20 was also corrected. This correction changes first-quarter 2014 beef production to 5,830 million pounds and annual 2014 beef production to 24,320 million pounds.
71 1/16/2014 Feed Outlook: January 2014 Publication FDS-14A On January 16, 2014, Table 5 of the January 2014 Feed Outlook has been corrected to reflect an error in first-quarter (2013/14) corn for fuel ethanol use. This correction changes previously reported estimates of Quarter 1 “Alcohol for Fuel” and Quarter 1 “Total food, seed and industrial use.”
70 1/9/2014 Imports Contribute to Year-Round Fresh Fruit Availability Publication FTS-356-01 On January 9, 2014, Table 2 on page 15 was revised to correct errors in the labeling of rows in the table. The row label for “Peaches & nectarines” was changed to “Avocados,” the row label for “Avocados” was changed to “Peaches & nectarines,” the row labels for “Pears,” “Grapefruit,” and “Lemons” was changed to “Lemons,” “Pears,” and “Grapefruit,” and the row labels for “Papayas” and “Blueberries” was changed to “Blueberries” and “Papayas.” Additionally, the label heading for the fourth column was changed from “2001-12” to “2010-12.”
69 12/24/2013 Trends in Infant Formula Rebate Contracts: Implications for the WIC Program Publication EIB-119 On December 24, 2013, a typo was discovered on page 17 of EIB-119, "Trends in Infant Formula Rebate Contracts: Implications for the WIC Program." In figure 8 on page 17, the vertical axis label was corrected from "Billions" to "Millions".
68 12/6/2013 Growth Patterns in the U.S. Organic Industry and Chart of Note for 11/1/13 Amber Waves article and Chart of Note N/A On December 6, 2013, data underlying the chart “Certified organic cropland and pasture reached nearly 5.4 million acres in 2011” was corrected, along with the accompanying text. The correct number of certified organic pasture/rangeland acres in 2005 is 2.331 million. The correct number of certified organic pasture/rangeland acres in 2010 is 1.405 million; the correct number of certified organic cropland acres in 2010 is 2.966 million.
67 11/27/2013 Wheat Outlook: November 2013 Publication WHS-13K On November 27, 2013, this report was re-released with an updated Domestic Outlook section.
66 11/26/2013 Developing Countries Dominate World Demand for Agricultural Products Amber Waves article N/A On November 26, 2013, the chart titled "Meat consumption generally increases with higher income" included in the August 2013 Amber Waves titled "Developing Countries Dominate World Demand for Agricultural Products" was revised to correct an error in the vertical axis scale.
65 11/22/2013 Livestock and Meat International Trade Data Data product N/A On November 22, 2013, the "Zipped CSV File" was corrected to include all of the updated tables included in the November 15, 2013 release.
64 11/22/2013 Wheat Data Data product N/A On November 22, 2013, all of the tables were replaced with corrected tables. A data processing error led to multiple errors in the Wheat Data tables released on November 20, 2013.
63 11/20/2013 Meat Price Spreads Data product N/A On November 20, 2013 the retail pork values, price spreads, and farmer's shares for January-July 2013 were revised to correct an error in bacon prices (city average and Northeast region, sliced, per lb) reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for those months.
62 11/7/2013 Meat Price Spreads Data product N/A On November 7, 2013, the "Choice beef" retail value series for 2008-2013 included in the Meat Price Spreads data product was revised to correct a calculation error.
61 10/31/2013 Livestock & Meat International Trade Data Data product N/A On October 31, 2013, the Zipped CSV files were corrected to include August 2013 U.S. trade data.
60 10/31/2013 Household Food Security in the United States in 2012 Publication ERR-155 On October 31, 2013, Table 4 on page 19 was corrected to include three missing zeroes at the end of each number in the first column of the table.
59 10/30/2013 Livestock & Meat Domestic Data Data product N/A On October 30, 2013, the "Wholesale prices for the livestock sector" file was corrected. The September price for Boneless beef, 90% fresh was corrected from $116.25/cwt to $203.80/cwt.
58 10/24/2013 Organic Production Data product N/A On October 24, 2013, table 3 was revised. The correct value for certified organic peanut acres in 2011 was 5,066.
57 9/23/2013 Charts of Note Data product N/A The Chart of Note, published on Sept. 17, had an error in the y-axis and text. The Y-axis label has been corrected from “Meals per day, billions” to “Meals, billions.” The text has been corrected as follows:

“Since 1992, the average number of meals served annually to children in family day care homes and child care centers has risen from 1.2 to 1.9 billion.”

56 9/18/2013 Meat Price Spreads Data product N/A On September 18, 2013, the "Retail prices for beef, pork, poultry cuts, eggs, and dairy products" and "Summary of retail prices and price spreads" tables were revised to correct an error in the July 2013 whole frozen turkey price reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
55 9/9/2013 Farm Size and the Organization of U.S. Crop Farming Publication ERR-152 On September 9, 2013, a citation was added to the report’s list of references (U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). 2009. Farms, Land in Farms, and Livestock Operations 2008 Summary. February), completing a reference to "USDA (2009)" in footnote 3 in the box on page 6.
54 9/9/2013 U.S. Agricultural Trade Data Update Data product N/A On September 9, 2013, the 2013 data files were corrected to include July 2013 data.
53 9/5/2013 Household Food Security in the United States in 2012 Publication ERR-155 On September 5, 2013, The summary figure was revised with corrected data.
52 9/4/2013 International Food Consumption Patterns Data products N/A On September 4, 2013, the country tables were revised to reflect corrections made to the source report: International Evidence on Food Consumption Patterns: An Update Using 2005 International Comparison Project Data, TB-1929. The ordering of country names was corrected and estimation methods clarified in table notes.
51 7/3/2013 International Food Security Assessment, 2013-2023 Publication GFA-24 On July 3, 2013, the second sentence in the text box on page 27 was corrected to say that the food-insecure share of the Asia region’s population is projected to remain under 18 percent. The third sentence was corrected to say that the most food-insecure countries in the region are Afghanistan, North Korea, and Yemen.
50 5/23/2013 Resources, Policies, and Agricultural Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa Publication ERR-145 The appendix was revised on May 23, 2013 to correct for notational errors in equations 1, 3, 5, 6, 12, 13, and 16.
49 5/23/2013 Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: May 2013 Publication LDPM-227 On May 23, 2013, the U.S. red meat and poultry forecast table was corrected. The forecast for 2014 annual beef and veal imports was corrected from 755 million lbs to 2,800 million lbs.
48 5/21/2013 Vegetables and Pulses Outlook: March 2013 Publication VGS-353 On May 21, 2013, Figure 3 was revised to show the correct 2013 forecast for U.S. processing tomato production.
47 5/13/2013 Nonmetropolitan Areas as a Whole Experience First Period of Population Loss and Population & Migration Amber Waves article and topic page N/A An erroneous nonmetro population estimate (previously 45 million) was corrected on May 13, 2013 to reflect the actual estimate of 46.2 million.
46 5/13/2013 Livestock & Meat Domestic Data Data product N/A On May 13, 2013, the year labels on the "Feeder Cattle Supplies Outside Feedlots" table were corrected.
45 4/17/2013 April 2013 Rice Outlook report Outlook report RCS-13d This report was originally released on April 12, 2013 with out-of-date March 2013 tables. It was re-released on April 17, 2013 with the correct April 2013 tables.
44 4/8/2013 Rice Yearbook 2013 Data product N/A On April 8, 2013 the data for 2006/07-2012/13 for all countries were corrected to include imports of rice flour.
43 3/27/2013 March 2013 Rice Outlook Table Outlook report RCS-13c On March 26, 2013, 2011/12 Food, industrial, and residual use was corrected from 97.0 million cwt to 106.8 million cwt.
42 3/13/2013 U.S. Agricultural Trade Data Update Data product N/A On March 13, the following errors were corrected:
  1. U.S. agricultural exports, year-to-date and current months, 2013, March Update tab: The percent changes in the column labeled “Change 12-13” were corrected.
  2. U.S. agricultural imports, year-to-date and current months, 2013, March Update tab: The percent changes in the column labeled “Change 12-13” were corrected.
41 3/13/2013 Wheat Outlook: March 2013 Outlook report WHS-13C On March 13, 3013, the following correction was made. On page 8, in the third full paragraph, the second sentence has been corrected to read: "Brazil has been exporting feed-quality wheat at a higher-than-expected pace."
40 3/8/2013 County-level Data Sets Data product N/A The previous update of the poverty data in the County-Level Data Sets (completed on February 26, 2013) was incomplete, leaving 2010 data in tables labeled as 2011 data. This problem was corrected on March 8, 2013, so that 2011 poverty data is now reported in both the State-county maps and the accompanying tables.
39 3/7/2013 Farm Household Income and Characteristics Data product N/A Table 1 in the Farm Household Income and Characteristics data product was updated on March 6, 2013 to correct a misreported farm household income forecast for 2012 ($57,723 instead of $57,378) and to add missing labels indicating which rows represent medians and which rows represent means.
38 2/25/2013 Meat Price Spreads Data product N/A On February 25, 2013, the Wholesale-Retail Broiler Spread for January 2013 was corrected from 5.3 cents/LB to 101.7 cents/LB.
37 2/13/2013 International Evidence on Food Consumption Patterns: An Update Using 2005 International Comparison Program Data Publication TB-1929 This report, originally released in March 2011, was revised in February 2013 to correct the ordering of country names in the appendix tables. Additional clarifications to the data and estimation methods used were added to pages 1, 11, and 18.
36 1/8/2013 The Complementary Roles of the Public and Private Sectors in U.S. Agricultural Research and Development Publication EB-19 On January 8, 2013, Figure 3 was corrected to reflect a units error in the original figure. The corrected figure shows agricultural R&D expenditures ranging from $0 to $3.5 billion depending on category of spending (previously, the figure misreported these expenditures by a factor of 10, or from $0 to $35 billion).
35 12/21/2012 International Macroeconomic Data Set Data product N/A On December 21, 2012, the International Macroeconomic Data set containing historical and projected population and real per capita income for New Caledonia were corrected.
34 12/19/2012 Assessing the Healthfulness of Consumers’ Grocery Purchases Publication EIB-102 On December 18, 2012, Appendix Table 5 was corrected to reflect a layout error that repeated rows 7-14 and omitted rows 15-20. The corrected table now has the previously missing rows (15-20) and rows 7-14 are no longer repeated.
33 12/17/2012 State Export Data Data product N/A On December 17, 2012, the calendar year (new series) State export data for several agricultural export categories were corrected. The values for feeds and fodders and for grain products were corrected for all States and all years. Smaller changes were made for the following States and export categories, which should have had zero values: Utah (tree nuts, soybeans, rice, and chicken meat); and Connecticut (cotton). The export value for Idaho wheat, which had been zero, was also corrected.
32 12/7/2012 Vegetables and Pulses Yearbook tables Data product N/A This report, originally released on May 31, 2012, was reissued in November 2012 with corrections to the following tables:
  • Table 1. U.S. per capita use of fresh & processing vegetables, 1970-2011
  • Table 19. U.S. fresh-market mushrooms: Supply, disappearance, & price, farm weight, 1970-2011
  • Table 22. U.S. fresh-market potatoes: Supply, utilization, & price, farm weight, 1970-2011
  • Table 27. U.S. sweet potatoes, all uses: Supply, utilization, & price, farm weight, 1970-2011
  • Table 42. U.S. mushrooms for processing: Supply, disappearance, & price, farm weight, 1970-2011
  • Table 47. U.S. potatoes for freezing: Supply & disappearance, farm weight, 1970-2011
  • Table 130. Potatoes: U.S. per capita utilization, by category, 1970-2011
  • Table 142. Potatoes, fresh: U.S. retail price, marketing spread, & grower-packer return, 1980-2011
  • Table 143. Potatoes: Selected U.S. imports, by type, calendar 1980-2011
  • Table 144. Potatoes: Selected U.S. exports, by type, calendar 1980-2011
  • Table 147. Sweet potatoes: U.S. monthly export & import volume, crop years 1990/91-2011/12
  • Table 148. Dry edible beans: U.S. per capita disappearance (use) for selected classes, 1970-2011
  • Table 155. Dry edible beans: U.S. imports, by class, 1980-2011
  • Table 156. Selected dry beans: U.S. export value to selected countries & the world, 2007-11
  • Table 157. Dry edible beans: U.S. exports, by class, 1980-2011
  • Table 162. Dry peas & lentils: U.S. exports, by class, 1980-2011
  • Table 163. Dry peas & lentils: U.S. imports, by class, 1980-2011
  • Table 164. Mushrooms, all: U.S. per capita utilization, 1970/71-2010/11
  • Table 168. Mushrooms: U.S. monthly & annual imports, 1995/96-2011/12
  • Table 169. Mushrooms, fresh-market & canned: U.S. monthly & annual exports, 1990/91-2011/12
31 11/21/2012 Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: November 2012 Outlook report SSM-291 On November 20, Table 1 was corrected. The owner of the San Nicolas mill was corrected to read American Sugar Refining, Inc.
30 11/16/2012 Meat Price Spreads Data product N/A On November 16, 2012, the October 2012 5-market steer price was corrected from $125.1/cwt to $125.8/cwt.
29 11/2/2012 Loss-Adjusted Food Availability Data Data product N/A On November 2, 2012, the consumer-level loss estimate for fresh grapefruit in the loss-adjusted fresh grapefruit spreadsheet was corrected:
  • in the loss-adjusted food availability grapefruit spreadsheet, the consumer-level loss estimate was changed from 54 percent to 20 percent and an explanatory footnote was added to the spreadsheet;
  • a footnote about the consumer-level loss adjustment was added to the calories spreadsheet;
  • a footnote about the consumer-level loss adjustment was added to the food pattern equivalents spreadsheet; and
  • an explanation was added to the loss-adjusted food availability documentation.
28 10/18/2012 Rice Outlook: October 2012 Outlook report RCS-12J On October 18, 2012, the title of this report was corrected from "U.S. 2012/13 Crop Forecast Lowered 1.0 Million Cwt to 190.0 Million Cwt" to "U.S. 2012/13 Crop Forecast Raised to 198.9 Million Cwt."
27 10/1/2012 U.S. Agricultural Trade Data Update Data product N/A On October 1, 2012, the following corrections were made to 3 tables on this page:
  1. U.S. agricultural exports, year-to-date and current months, 2012 table: The data in the column labeled Oct-July 2011 was corrected.
  2. Top 10 U.S. agricultural export markets for wheat, corn, soybeans, and cotton, by volume, 2011 table: The file was corrected to add the 2011 data.
  3. U.S. agricultural exports, year-to-date and current months, 2011 table: A mislabeled heading was corrected. The column now labeled as percent changes for September to October 2011 had been mislabeled as September to August.
26 8/31/2012 Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade: August 2012 Outlook Report AES-75 AES-75 was corrected on August 30, 2012. On page 1, the subtitle of the report was corrected from "FY 2013 Exports Forecast at a Record $134.5 Billion; Imports at a Record $117.0 Billion" to "FY 2013 Exports Forecast at a Record $143.5 Billion; Imports at a Record $117.0 Billion."
25 8/29/2012 China's Market for Distillers Dried Grains and the Key Influences on Its Longer Run Potential Special Outlook report FDS-12G-01 On August 28, 2012, this report was corrected to add text inadvertently excluded from the original version. The following text was added to the end of the last paragraph on page 17, continuing on to page 18: "…designated producers exceed their authorized volumes when gasoline prices are high. The article's findings could not be confirmed but listings on Chinese e-commerce sites checked by ERS include a number of companies listing "fuel ethanol" as one of their products. This could also imply a larger supply of domestic DDGS than is often acknowledged. Recent Chinese Government policy has sought to slow growth of ethanol and other industrial uses of corn but production has remained robust."
24 8/16/2012 Meat Price Spreads Data product N/A On August 16, 2012, the table titled "Summary of retail prices and price spreads" was replaced with an updated table.
23 8/15/2012 Feed Outlook: August 2012 Outlook report FDS-12H On August 14, 2012, Table 5 was replaced with an updated table.
22 8/6/2012 Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook: June 2012 Outlook report LDP-M-216 On August 6, 2012, the following error was corrected on the U.S. red meat and poultry forecasts table:

- Per capita disappearance, retail lb for beef for 2012 QII was changed from 41.6 to 14.6.

21 7/26/2012 Land Use, Land Value & Tenure overview Topic page N/A On July 26, 2012, the word "billion" was changed to "trillion" in the the first sentence of the second paragraph on this page.
20 7/25/2012 Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: July 2012 Outlook report LDP-M-217 On July 25, 2012, the following corrections were made to the U.S. red meat and poultry forecasts table originally released on July 24, 2012:
Production:
  • Beef: 2011 annual production was changed from 36,195 million pounds to 26,195 million pounds.
  • Pork: 2011 annual production was changed from 22,752 million pounds to 22,758 million pounds.
  • Pork: Third quarter 2012 production was changed from 5,260 million pounds to 5,620 million pounds.
  • Total red meat and poultry: Annual 2012 production was changed from 92,132 million pounds to 92,140 million pounds.
  • Total red meat and poultry: Annual 2013 production was changed from 92,742 million pounds to 92,052 million pounds.
Market prices:
  • Choice slaughter lambs, San Angelo: Fourth quarter 2011 changed from $148.93/cwt to $148.61/cwt.
  • Choice slaughter lambs, San Angelo: 2011 annual changed from $160.68/cwt to $160.60/cwt.
19 7/20/2012 U.S. Drought 2012: Farm and Food Impacts Newsroom item N/A In the Farms section: "Total cropland under severe or greater drought increased from 20 percent to 38 percent, while total value of crops exposed increased from 16 to 29 percent" was corrected to match the table data and now reads "Total cropland under severe or greater drought increased from 17 percent to 39 percent, while total value of crops exposed increased from 16 to 31 percent."

In the Corn subsection, "New estimates of 2012 corn yields and production will be released on August 1" has been corrected to "New estimates of 2012 corn yields and production will be released on August 10."

In the Soybeans subsection, "For the previous 5 years, ending stocks averaged around 600 million bushels" has been corrected to "For the previous 5 years, ending stocks averaged around 257 million bushels."
18 7/13/2012 Cotton and Wool Outlook: July 2012 Outlook report CWS-12e On July 13, the following corrections were made in Table 6: 1) Manmade home furnishings for Apr 2012-changed from 25,953 to 75,115; 2) Manmade floor coverings for Apr 2012-changed from 75,115 to 25,953.
17 7/12/2012 International Food Security Assessment, 2012-22 Outlook report GFA-23 On July 12, 2012, a sentence in the last full paragraph on page 11 was revised from "Production of grain, which accounts for nearly half of this region's diet, is projected to increase nearly 41 percent over the next decade," to "Production of grain, which accounts for nearly half of this region's diet, is projected to increase roughly 30 percent over the next decade."
16 7/10/2012 Slaughter and Processing Options and Issues for Locally Sourced Meat Outlook report LDPM-216-01 This report, originally released in June 2012, was reissued in July 2012 with the following corrections: 1) Figure 3 was corrected to indicate that FSIS does not carry custom-exempt slaughter plant data on the 21 continental States that do not maintain their State Inspection programs; 2) At the bottom of page 8, a paragraph was amended to indicate that FSIS data are not complete for custom-exempt slaughter plants.
14 & 15 6/14/2012 Wheat Outlook: June 2012 Outlook report WHS-12F The June ERS Wheat Outlook Monthly Tables released on June 14 were incorrect. The tables were corrected and reposted on June 15.
13 6/14/2012 ARMS Farm Financial and Crop Production Practices Data product N/A In June 2012, the ARMS Farm Financial and Crop Production Practices data was revised to correct a coding error that resulted in some applications of fertilizers being double-counted, thereby over-estimating fertilizer applications by season. Revised data on the timing of nitrogen, phosphate, and potash applications from the 2006 soybeans, 2007 cotton, 2009 wheat, and 2010 corn surveys were released and timing of fertilizer applications data for all other surveys/years were removed until corrections can be made and verified.
12 6/12/2012 Frontier and Remote Area Codes Data product N/A In June 2012, the documentation describing Level 4 FAR codes was amended to clarify that they include rural areas that, among other restrictions, are 60 minutes or more from an urban area of 50,000 or more people.
11 6/11/2012 Commodity Costs and Returns Data product N/A On June 11, 2012, all 2011 annual milk cost and return estimates were revised due to discovery of an error in the purchased feed cost estimates. The error resulted from inconsistencies in the feed price data used to index the 2010 purchased feed cost to reflect 2011 prices. Consistent dairy feed prices were found and used to correct the error. The incorrect data was originally posted on May 1, 2012.
10 5/23/2012 International Agricultural Projections Data: Supply and Use Tables, 2010-2021 Data product N/A The file labeled "Cotton (bales) supply and use, selected countries and global totals" originally posted in metric ton units has been corrected to bale units.
9 5/16/2012 American diets are out of balance with dietary recommendations Chart of Note N/A The percentage for vegetables was corrected to 65 percent to reflect the corrected data that was updated in the underlying briefing room in September, 2011.
8 5/1/2012 Farm Income and Costs: 2012 Farm Sector Income Forecast Web Page N/A The headline on this page was shortened to remove an inconsistent estimate.
7 4/27/2012 Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: Tables Publication N/A On an earlier version of this page, the "Last Update" date on 3 of the monthly LDP Outlook Tables was corrected.
6 4/27/2012 International Macroeconomic Data Set Data product N/A The "Next Update" date for the Population Historical file was corrected to September 28, 2012.
4 4/18/2012 Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America Data product N/A The variables "Percent with some college experience 2005-2009" and "Percent with college degree or higher, 2005-2009" were miscalculated in an earlier release. Persons with an associate's degree were included in the "College degree or higher" category rather than the "Some college experience" category.
5 4/13/2012 Farm Income and Costs: 2011 Farm Sector Income Forecast Web page N/A The headline on this page was shortened to remove an inconsistent estimate.
3 3/16/2012 Trends in U.S. Farmland Values and Ownership Economic Information Bulletin EIB-92 Starting on the bottom of page 18, a paragraph about the effects of government programs on land values was revised to clarify program attributes. Starting on the bottom of page 32, a paragraph was amended to make it clear that the Farm Service Agency compiles data on foreign ownership of farm and forest land, and to delete the final sentence on State regulation of foreign ownership.
2 3/12/2012 Agricultural Income and Finance Outlook: December 2011 PDF icon (16x16) Outlook AIS-91 On pages 17-20, a series of wording changes were made to clarify that: 1) ACRE payments, while based on revenue shortfalls, are not revenue insurance; 2) producers enrolling in ACRE forgo Countercyclical Program payments, receive reduced Direct Program payments, and face reduced marketing assistance loan rates; and 3) Supplemental Revenue Assurance Payments are expected to amount to $900 million in 2011. Figure 4.1 on page 37 was revised to reflect data corrections.
1 3/2/2012 Direct and Intermediated Marketing of Local Foods in the United States Economic Research Report ERR-128 Rounding errors were corrected on pages iii and 13. On page 12, the final sentence was rephrased to clarify that the data refer to the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) farm operators.

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