Investor Links

Below are particularly useful links for investors interested in further data or information about historical or projected agricultural trends.

FAPRI 2010 World Agricultural Outlook
http://www.fapri.iastate.edu/briefing_book/2010/
An annual brief from the Food and Agricultural Policy Institute providing agricultural trends with prospective outlooks for key crops.

USDA Agricultural Projections to 2018
http://www.ers.usda.gov/Briefing/Baseline/summary.htm
Released in February 2009, this report provides long run (10-year) projections for the agricultural sector through 2018.

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service - Quick Stats
http://www.nass.usda.gov/Quick_Stats/
This is access to a database developed and maintained by the USDA with historical data on all U.S. crops.

Foreign Agricultural Trade of the United States (FATUS)
http://www.ers.usda.gov/Data/FATUS/index.htm#calendar
This is an extensive database reflecting the status and flow of U.S. agricultural exports.

USDA NASS -- Charts and Maps Link
http://www.nass.usda.gov/Charts_and_Maps/Field_Crops/index.asp
A graphic depiction of key production trends in key U.S. crops.

Commodity Costs and Returns
http://www.ers.usda.gov/data/costsandreturns/
A dataset compiled by the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) with data and analyses available at regional and national levels back to 1975.