Household Food Security in the United States in 2010 Release date: September 7
Farm Income, Median Farm Household Income Forecast Up in 2011
(Aug. 30, 2011)
The forecast for 2011 net farm income is $103.6 billion, up 31 percent from 2010. The median income of farm households is also forecast up in 2011. ERS forecasts earnings and expenses across commodities and regions, and farm household income.
Amber Waves, September (Aug. 22, 2011)
Featured in the September issue:
• Food spending during economic downturns
• Why another food commodity price spike?
• Reducing agriculture’s nitrogen footprint
• WIC and the infant formula market
ERS: The Founding Era In a video commemorating ERS’s 50th anniversary year, the agency’s founders recall the early days and look to the future.
Precision Agriculture: Adoption Rates
(Aug. 24, 2011)
Among the trends in key precision agricultural technologies over the past 10 years for major field crops, ERS finds that adoption has been uneven among yield monitors, variable rate application technologies, and GPS maps.
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The Ethanol Decade (Aug. 18, 2011)
ERS examines how the farm sector reacted to increased demand for corn needed to fuel a 9-billion-gallon rise in ethanol production in the past decade. In the United States, corn is the primary ethanol feedstock. Get Report Summary
WIC’s Effect on the Infant Formula Market (Aug. 18, 2011)
ERS examines the market impact on a manufacturer that wins an exclusive contract within a State to provide infant formula as the WIC brand (USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children). Get Report Summary
Public Research and Ag Productivity: Looking Ahead (July 25, 2011)
ERS examines the impact that public spending on agricultural research and development can be expected to have on future productivity growth and the growth of U.S. agricultural outputs.
Organic Apple Production (July 25, 2011)
ERS compares characteristics of organic and conventional apple production. While overall U.S. apple acreage and production has declined in recent years, consumer demand has spurred growth in the organic apple sector.