Economic Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture

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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,
DC, with approximately 450 employees, the mission of ERS is to inform and
enhance public and private decisionmaking 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

ERS's timely research and analysis provide public and private decisionmakers
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.

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