The United Kingdom's economy is very integrated with that of the European Union, particularly in agriculture, and disentangling the UK economy may lead to significant changes in legal regimes and trade patterns.
ERS research in this topic area focuses on the economic, social, spatial, and demographic factors that affect the income and poverty status of rural residents.
ERS plays a leading role in Federal research on food security and food security measurement in U.S. households and communities and provides data access and technical support to social science scholars to facilitate their research.
The data include historical U.S. and State-level farm income and wealth estimates as well as U.S.-level forecasts for the current calendar year.
The data provide estimates of annual U.S. agricultural export values by State and commodity.
USDA's National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS) is a detailed nationally representative survey of household food purchases and acquisitions.
The 2014-15 U.S. outbreak of Highly-Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) resulted in the loss of more than 50 million birds. The market impacts reflect not only lower production, but also the loss of overseas markets for broiler meat.
The rural population is shrinking due to outmigration of young adults, fewer births, increased mortality among working-age adults, and an aging population. Rural job growth since 2011 has been well below the urban growth rate.
ERS analyzed the impact of a USDA regulatory initiative that identified commercial chicken slaughter establishments with poor or mediocre ratings on Salmonella tests – specifically, how this has affected the outcome of subsequent tests.
Seasonal feature: ERS provides background data on U.S. turkey production, use, and trade since 2012, as well as wholesale and retail prices.
Seasonal feature: Pumpkin production is widely dispersed across U.S. regions. Get background information and data on pumpkins – production, top States, crop yield, demand, farm and retail prices.
ERS and USDA resources covering recent hurricane impacts, as well as historical and background information reporters may find useful.
Comparing households with similar per capita incomes, researchers found that Millennials devote more of their at-home food spending to prepared foods than older generations.
U.S. manufacturing employment has been declining since the 1950s. A better understanding of the factors affecting the survival of rural manufacturing plants may help develop strategies to retain these jobs.
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has undergone economic, social, and demographic transformations over the past 10 to 15 years. Among the poorest regions in the world, it faces major political and economic challenges and low food security.
The Economic Research Service (ERS) annually calculates "normalized prices," which smooth out the effects of shortrun seasonal or cyclical variation, for key agricultural inputs and outputs. These normalized prices are used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Tennessee Valley Authority, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, and other Federal agencies to evaluate the benefits of resource-related projects affecting agriculture. Since 1993, ERS has calculated these prices (in table 1) based on 5-year lagged averages of actual market prices (e.g., an average of 2011-15 market prices is used to calculate normalized prices for 2016 for the 2017 ERS report year). National prices indices (in table 2) are as reported by USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. State-level normalized prices for the report year 2017 (in table 3) were calculated by multiplying the national-level normalized prices by the average ratios of the State-level market prices to the national market prices for 2013-15.
|Data Set||Last Updated||Next Update|
|Table 1—National-level normalized price estimates for commodities for 2012-17 ERS report years||9/29/2017||9/28/2018|
|Table 2—National-level normalized indices of market-clearing prices received and paid by farmers, 2014-16||9/29/2017||9/28/2018|
|Table 3―State-level normalized price estimates for commodities for 2017 ERS report year||9/29/2017||9/28/2018|
Last updated: Friday, September 29, 2017
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