ERS provides background information, data, and analysis on food and farm topics making news.
Food Price Outlook
November 27, 2013
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for food is probably the most widely used indicator of changes in retail food prices. ERS regularly updates food price forecasts for the short-term period.
Livestock & Meat Domestic Data
November 26, 2013
Database contains current and historical data on pork, beef, veal, and poultry, including production, supply, utilization, and farm prices.
Feed Grains Database
November 15, 2013
The Feed Grains Database contains statistics on four feed grains (corn, grain sorghum, barley, and oats), foreign coarse grains (feed grains plus rye, millet, and mixed grains), hay, and related items.
Household Food Security in the U.S. in 2012
September 04, 2013
An estimated 14.5 percent of U.S. households were food insecure some time in 2012, essentially unchanged from 2011. The share included 5.7 percent with very low food security.
Immigration and the Rural Workforce
May 08, 2013
One-stop web page contains background information on immigration policy and the farm and rural labor force, including potential impacts of policy changes, and data on the legal status of hired farmworkers.
Farm Bill Resources
May 01, 2013
Comparison of current and former farm bills, and links to policy-related ERS research, and information on earlier farm legislation.