The mission of USDA's Economic Research Service is to anticipate trends and emerging issues in agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America and to conduct high-quality, objective economic research to inform and enhance public and private decision making.
ERS research and analysis covers a broad range of economic and policy topics:
Government Documents provides access to many ERS publications, including statistical releases such as Situation and Outlook Reports for various crops, Foreign Agricultural Economic Reports, and Aquaculture Outlook. Other series include:
Agricultural outlook (A 93.10/2:) Monthly analysis of developments in farming and product marketing.
ERS (series) (A 93.21:) Analyses of production costs, prices, etc.
Food assistance and nutrition research program (A 93.60:) Reports related to food and nutrition assistance programs
Amber Waves (A 93.62:) "The economics of food, farming, natural resources, and rural America"
Foreign Agricultural Trade Statistics - A 93.17:
Livestock and Poultry Updates - A 93.46:
Economic Research Reports - A 93.73:
We also have Congressional reports, documents, committee hearings, and prints related to rural America, food and nutrition assistance programs, and agricultural prices. Search for these using ProQuest Congressional.