A new Amber Waves feature examines factors driving volatility in farm household income.old-pub-icon.png February 22, 2017 9:00 AM
Farm income is highly variable, and this variability can affect household welfare, agricultural production, and environmental quality. ERS researchers use a large panel dataset to provide new information about the extent and determinants of farm household income variability, to identify trends in volatility, and to estimate the risk-mitigating benefits of U.S. Government programs.old-pub-icon.png February 21, 2017 3:00 PM
This report examines how total crop area, as well as area for grain, have changed in Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. After falling substantially in all three countries during the 1990's, total area and grain area have rebounded somewhat in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, but currently area is still far below the levels of the late Soviet period in Russia and Kazakhstan.old-pub-icon.png February 16, 2017 3:00 PM
Worldwide changes in eating habits are contributing to a global rise in obesity and related noncommunicable diseases (diabetes, heart disease, and stroke), across all countries, including low- and middle-income. To address this issue, this report investigates how income and prices influence dietary habits globally.old-data-icon.png February 16, 2017 12:00 PM old-pub-icon.png February 16, 2017 12:00 PM
USDA's 10-year projections for the food and agriculture sector cover major agricultural commodities, agricultural trade, and aggregate indicators of the U.S. farm sector, such as farm income.old-pub-icon.png February 15, 2017 3:00 PM old-data-icon.png February 15, 2017 12:00 PM old-pub-icon.png February 15, 2017 12:00 PM old-data-icon.png February 14, 2017 3:00 PM old-pub-icon.png February 13, 2017 3:00 PM old-pub-icon.png February 13, 2017 3:00 PM old-pub-icon.png February 13, 2017 3:00 PM old-pub-icon.png February 13, 2017 12:00 PM old-pub-icon.png February 13, 2017 12:00 PM old-data-icon.png February 10, 2017 3:00 PM old-data-icon.png February 10, 2017 3:00 PM old-data-icon.png February 10, 2017 9:00 AM old-data-icon.png February 09, 2017 3:00 PM old-pub-icon.png February 09, 2017 12:00 PM old-data-icon.png February 08, 2017 3:00 PM old-data-icon.png February 08, 2017 3:00 PM old-data-icon.png February 08, 2017 11:00 AM old-data-icon.png February 07, 2017 3:00 PM old-topic-icon.png February 07, 2017 11:00 AM
Highlights From the February 2017 Farm Income Forecast.old-data-icon.png February 07, 2017 11:00 AM
Estimates of farm sector income with component accounts: for the United States, 1910-2017F; and for States, 1949-2015.old-data-icon.png February 07, 2017 9:00 AM old-data-icon.png February 07, 2017 9:00 AM old-pub-icon.png February 06, 2017 3:00 PM
Amber Waves presents the broad scope of ERS research and analysis on the economics of food, farming, natural resources, and rural America. The January-February 2016 issue includes articles on red meat consumption, effects of calorie labeling, dairy support programs, pulses production, organic agriculture, agricultural risk management programs, and energy use in agriculture.old-pub-icon.png February 06, 2017 3:00 PM
In 2015, the Organic Trade Association estimated U.S. organic retail sales at $43.3 billion, showing double-digit growth during most years since 2000, when USDA set national organic standards. Since setting national organic standards, USDA has streamlined trade arrangements with multiple foreign governments to expand international markets for U.S. organic producers.old-pub-icon.png February 06, 2017 3:00 PM
The 2014 Farm Act introduced several new programs for crop and livestock producers. Recent ERS analysis examines how these programs provide options for risk management under different scenarios.
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