Click for contact details Agricultural Research Service

Conducts research and provides information to ensure safe food and other agricultural products, assess the nutritional needs of Americans, sustain a competitive agricultural economy, enhance the natural resource base and the environment, and provide economic opportunities for rural citizens, communities, and society as a whole.

Food consumption patterns

   (ARS) Dept of Agriculture

Click for contact details Economic Research Service

Conducts research, commodity market projections, and outlook analyses, and develops economic and statistical indicators in the following areas: farming and farm households, commodity markets, agricultural trade, food and consumer economics, nutrition and feeding programs, natural resources and the environment, and the domestic rural economy.

Agribusiness/industry concentration
Chemicals and production technology
R&D and productivity
Diet, consumption, and health
Farm financial and risk management
Farm structure, income, and performance
Farm/rural finance and tax
Food and nutrition assistance programs
Food market structures
Food prices, spreads and margins
Food safety
International agriculture
Livestock, dairy, poultry, aquaculture
Macroeconomics in the ag & food conomy
Natural resources, environment, and conservation
Policy topics
Rural America
U.S./State facts

   (ERS) Dept of Agriculture

Click for contact details Foreign Agricultural Service

Maintains a worldwide agricultural market intelligence and commodity reporting service to provide U.S. farmers and traders with information on world agricultural production and trade for use in adjusting to changes in world demand for U.S. agricultural products. Reporting includes data on foreign government policies, analysis of supply and demand conditions, commercial trade relationships, and market opportunities. In addition to survey data, crop condition assessment relies heavily on computerized analyses of satellite, meteorological, agricultural, and related data. The FAS program serves as the analytical foundation for USDA's export programs and is an important source of information in trade policy efforts.

World agricultural production, supply & distribution
World agricultural trade

   (FAS) Dept of Agriculture

Click for contact details National Agricultural Statistics Service

Collects, summarizes, analyzes, and publishes agricultural production and marketing data on a wide range of items including number of farms and land in farms; acreage, yield, production, and stocks of grains, hay, oilseeds, cotton, potatoes, tobacco, fruits, selected vegetables, floriculture, and selected specialty crops; inventories and production of hogs, cattle, sheep and wool, goats and mohair, mink, catfish, trout, poultry, eggs, and dairy products; prices received by farmers for products, prices paid for commodities and services, and related indexes; cold storage supplies; agricultural chemical use; and related areas of the agricultural economy. The Census of Agriculture is conducted by NASS every five years to collect information on the number of farms; land use; production expenses; value of land, buildings, and farm products; farm size; characteristics of farm operators; market value of agricultural production sold; acreage of major crops; inventory of livestock and poultry; and farm irrigation practices. The census provides national, state, and county data as well as selected data for Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Today's Reports
Crop Progress and Condition
Field Crops
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables
Guide to NASS products and services
Calendar of NASS reports
Census of Agriculture
On-Line Data Base
Statistical Bulletins
Commodities: charts and Maps
County Maps: Crops
Publication: Trends in U.S. Agriculture
Publication: Agricultural Statistics Book
Publication: Statistical Highlights

   (NASS) Dept of Agriculture

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