The Economic Research Service (ERS) works closely with the World Agricultural Outlook Board and other agencies to conduct market analysis and provide short- and long-term projections of U.S. and world agricultural production, consumption, and trade. Via the Topics tab, under “Farm Economy,” select “Commodity Outlook” to view various outlook reports. Short-term outlook commodity reports are available for cotton and wool, feed, fruit and tree nuts, livestock, dairy and poultry, oil, rice, sugars and sweeteners, vegetables and pulses, and wheat.
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) provides price and sales information to assist in the marketing and distribution of farm commodities. USDA Market News provides access to data to evaluate market conditions, identify trends, make purchasing decisions, monitor price patterns, evaluate transportation equipment needs and accurately assess movement. Market News captures data for cotton; dairy and milk products; fruits, vegetables and specialty crops; livestock; meats, poultry, eggs, grain and hay; organic; tobacco and local and regional foods.