The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued guidelines for the peer review of important scientific information before it is disseminated by the Federal Government. OMB published its "Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review" in the Federal Register on January 14, 2005, at 70 FR 2664-2677. The Bulletin provides specific requirements for peer reviews of highly influential scientific assessments and influential scientific information that are disseminated by Federal agencies, including posting the agenda and plans for such peer reviews on agency websites.
USDA has also issued Scientific Research Guidelines/Peer Review standards that USDA agencies and offices will follow in developing and reviewing scientific research information and disseminating it to the public.
At this time, ERS has no agenda of forthcoming highly influential scientific assessments to post on its website in accordance with OMB's Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review.
ERS's economists and social scientists conduct research to inform public and private decisionmaking on economic and policy issues involving food, farming, natural resources, and rural development. The agency's research program is aimed at the information needs of USDA, other public policy officials, and the research community. ERS information and analysis is also used by the media, trade associations, public interest groups, and the general public. ERS disseminates economic information and research results through an array of outlets.
ERS has two types of report series that could contain potentially influential scientific information: ERS research reports; and Outlook Special Reports. The peer review process varies for each series. All reports in each series are included in ERS's peer review agenda for potentially influential scientific information.
Cleared manuscripts are posted on the ERS website. For a complete list, see the Publications catalog.
In accordance with OMB's Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review, ERS's Peer Review Agenda for potentially influential scientific information is reported below. The agenda is updated quarterly.
|Global Ethanol Mandates: Opportunities for U.S. Exports of Ethanol and DDGS||Special Outlook Report|
|China’s Dairy Supply and Demand: Implications for U.S. Exports||Special Outlook Report|
|The Effect of Local Labor Market Conditions on SNAP Participation: A Case Study of Oregon||Economic Research Report|
|Understanding Chinese Outward Foreign Investment in Agriculture and Food||Economic Information Bulletin|
|Unfinished Conservation: Why Practices Get Dropped from Conservation Contracts||Economic Research Report|
|An Assessment of Product Entry and Exit in the U.S. Food Industry and Nutrient Content Implications||Economic Information Bulletin|
|Farm Costs of Implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act||Economic Information Bulletin|
|Rural Telehealth: A Glimpse at Online Personal Health Realization||Economic Information Bulletin|
|A Comparison of Millennial Food Purchase Decisions to Other Generations||Economic Information Bulletin|
|Capturing the Divergence in State Administration of SNAP Using a SNAP Policy Index||Economic Research Report|
|Impacts of the 2014-2015 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak on the U.S. Poultry Sector||Special Outlook Report|
|Nutritional Quality of Foods Purchased and Acquired by Americans: Findings from USDA’s FoodAPS||Economic Information Bulletin|
|Independent Grocery Stores in the U.S. Food Retail Industry||Economic Research Report|
|Farmland Values, Land Ownership, and the Farm Economy in the 21st Century||Economic Research Report|
|Overview on Federal Risk Management Tools for Agricultural Producers||Economic Research Report|
|Rural Manufacturing at a Glance||Economic Information Bulletin|
|Comparing Food-at-Home Expenditures: IRI Household Scanner Data and Government Survey Data||Technical Bulletin|
|Food Retail Access and Food Shopping and Expenditures||Economic Information Bulletin|
|America’s Eating Habits: Food Away from Home||Economic Research Report|
|Agricultural Research Policy in High-Income Countries||Economic Research Report|
|USDA’s FoodAPS: Methodology for Imputing Missing Quantities to Calculate HEI Scores and Sorting Foods into ERS Food Groups||Technical Bulletin|
|Economic Considerations of Reducing Nutrient Losses from Agriculture in the Mississippi Atchafalaya River Basin||Economic Research Report|
For information on ERS's agenda and plans for peer reviews of highly influential scientific assessments and influential scientific information, contact:
Economic Research Service
355 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024-3221
Phone: (202) 694-5626
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Last updated: Friday, July 07, 2017
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