The February 2017 quarterly USDA forecasts for agricultural trade in the United States in FY 2017 are discussed in this report.
The February 2017 Feed Outlook provides projections for the 2016/17 U.S. and global feed markets based on the most current World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.
Income of commercial farm households is generally more volatile than for nonfarm households. Farm size, commodities raised, operator characteristics, and reliance on Federal programs all play roles in farm household income volatility.
USDA's 10-year projections for the food and agriculture sector.
Total crop area fell substantially in Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan during the 1990's. Though area has rebounded somewhat in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, it is still far below the levels of the late Soviet period in Russia and Kazakhstan.
The February 2017 Rice Outlook Report contains updated U.S. and global rice market forecasts for 2016/17.
Worldwide changes in eating habits are contributing to a global rise in obesity and related diseases across all countries. To address this issue, this report investigates how income and prices influence dietary habits globally.
The Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook for February 2017 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report.
The Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook for February reviews the sugar and sweetener market conditions for the United States and Mexico based on changes to the February WASDE. There is also a Special Section highlighting long-term U.S. sugar market projections.
The February 2017 Cotton and Wool Outlook tables present USDA's latest 2016/17 U.S. and world cotton supply and demand projections.
The February 2017 wheat outlook for both the U.S. and global wheat markets is analyzed.
Soybean price level sustained by steady demand.
In all major food groups, Americans have been consuming more per capita since 1970—even fruits and vegetables. But for certain food groups, they fall short of or exceed the amounts recommended in the U.S. Government’s Dietary Guidelines.
The Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook for January reviews the sugar and sweetener market conditions for the United States and Mexico based on changes to the January WASDE. There is also a Special Section highlighting the U.S. high fructose corn syrup market for 2015/16.
The food system accounts for a large share of U.S. fossil fuel consumption, and energy accounts for a substantial and highly variable share of food costs. Events affecting one market may have spillover effects in the other.
Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook
Across three proximity measures, supermarket access improved from 2010 to 2015 though income measures did not, resulting in more low-income, low-access census tracts. Over the same period, vehicle availability for households decreased
Soybean stocks to remain high in 2016/17 despite record demand.
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