Amber Waves, March(Mar. 8, 2012)
Featured in the March issue:
• Behind the rise in SNAP participation
• Mapping farm program participation
• Overlap in Federal farm programs?
• Impact of investment in Mississippi Delta region
• Land use in the United States
Farmland Values and Ownership (Feb. 22, 2012
In the last few years, U.S. farmland values have been supported by strong farm earnings, helping the farm sector withstand the residential housing downturn. Regarding ownership, non-operating landowners play a significant role. Get Report Summary
10-Year Agricultural baseline Projections(Feb. 13, 2012)
Long-term agricultural baseline projections to 2021 cover major commodities, trade, and aggregate farm-sector indicators such as farm income and food prices. Projections assume specific conditions for U.S. and global economic conditions, weather, and policy.
2012 Farm Income Forecast Down, but Still High(Feb. 13, 2012)
For 2012, net farm income is forecast at $91.7 billion, down 6.5 percent from the 2011 forecast, but still the second-highest nominal value on record. Median total farm household income is expected to rise by 1.8 percent in 2011 to $55,131, reaching $55,805 in 2012.
China’s Volatile Pork Industry
(Feb. 7, 2012)
ERS analyzes factors contributing to volatility in China’s pork market, including policy, disease, environment, food safety, and production cost issues, all of which influence China’s demand for imported pork.
Farm Structure and Farm Payment Distribution(Feb. 6, 2012)
A long-term shift in production toward larger farms has affected the distribution of commodity-related Federal program payments and Federal crop insurance, with the share of payments going to larger farms increasing. Get Report Summary