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The Economic Research Service (ERS) is the main source of economic information and research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Located in Washington D.C., the mission of ERS is to inform and enhance public and private decision-making on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, natural resources, and rural development. To accomplish this mission, highly trained economists and social scientists develop and distribute a broad range of economic and other social science information and analysis. Image File history File links Economic_Research_Service_Logo. ... The U.S. Department of Agriculture, also called the Agriculture Department, or USDA, is a Cabinet department of the United States Federal Government. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Qichun, a rural town in Hubei province, China Rural areas are sparsely settled places away from the influence of large cities and towns. ... An economist is an individual who studies, develops, and applies theories and concepts from economics, and writes about economic policy. ... Terms like SOSE (Studies of Society & the Environment) not only refer to social sciences but also studies of the environment. ...


ERS's timely research and analysis provide public and private decision makers the information they need to conduct business, formulate policy, or learn about the farm, rural, and food sectors. ERS materials are used by the press and other news media, and both print and electronic publications are available to the public. A policy is a plan of action to guide decisions and actions. ... A selection of newspapers A newspaper is a publication containing news and information and advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called newsprint. ... News media satellite up-link trucks and photojournalists gathered outside the Prudential Financial headquarters in Newark, New Jersey in August, 2004 following the announcement of evidence of a terrorist threat to it and to buildings in New York City. ...


The Agency's work is structured among four divisions:

  • Food and Rural Economics
  • Information Services
  • Market and Trade Economics
  • Resource Economics

ERS' program encompasses research, analyses of food and commodity markets, policy studies, and development of economic and statistical indicators. The information and analyses are produced for the private sector and to help the executive and legislative branches of the Federal Government develop, administer, and evaluate farm, food, rural, and resource policies and programs. This article is in need of attention. ... The private sector of a nations economy consists of those entities which are not controlled by the state - i. ...


ERS staff disseminates economic information and research results through an array of academic, policy-, and public-oriented outlets, including:

  • Agency-published research reports, market analysis and outlook reports, and ERS periodicals
  • The ERS website, which provides access to all ERS products through topical briefing rooms and key topics pages, and links users directly with ERS analysts
  • Oral briefings, written staff analyses, and congressionally mandated studies delivered directly to executive and legislative branch policymakers and program administrators
  • Articles published in professional journals including, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, American Journal of Public Health, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, and Oxford Economics Papers
  • Papers presented to academic colleagues at the annual meetings of the Allied Social Science Association, the American Agricultural Economics Association, and other scientific and professional organizations

In addition to research reports and market analysis reports, ERS publishes a magazine, Amber Waves, five times a year. The magazine covers the agency's entire range of economic research and analysis. Available online and in print, Amber Waves covers recent ERS research on agriculture, food, rural America, trade, and the environment. ERS provides information to Congressional and executive branch policymakers and their staffs, commodity and trade associations, the media, public interest groups, and the general public. The agency's reports, publications, and data products are widely disseminated in print and electronically through the ERS website. A collection of magazines A magazine is a periodical publication containing a variety of articles, generally financed by advertising and/or purchase by readers. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... A fruit stand at a market. ...


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The Economic Research Service (ERS) is the main source of economic information and research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Located in Washington D.C., the mission of ERS is to inform and enhance public and private decision-making on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, natural resources, and rural development.
The information and analyses are produced for the private sector and to help the executive and legislative branches of the Federal Government develop, administer, and evaluate farm, food, rural, and resource policies and programs.
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