Market Research & Analysis

AMS has a long history of providing tools and services that help create opportunities for American farmers and businesses. One of the tools we provide—free of charge—is in-depth market information and analysis.

Price, volume, values, weather impacts, supply, and demand—the market and all of the economic factors surrounding it can be complex to track and understand. From the smallest farmer to the largest grocery store chain, all of American agriculture is impacted by the trends and prices within the marketplace. Having the right information at the right time is key to achieving success.

Our goal is to provide timely and unbiased market insight that helps American farmers and businesses understand these trends and make informed decisions about the marketing, sale, and delivery of their products.   

USDA Market News

For 100 years USDA Market News has provided free, unbiased price and sales information to farmers, ranchers and businesses across the globe. 

Agricultural Analytics Division (AAD)

The AAD releases periodic informational and analytical reports that compile and organize vast amounts of data into streamlined and user-friendly resources that explore the long- and short-term effects of various factors within the marketplace. 

Local/Regional Market Research & Analysis

AMS spearheads USDA’s efforts to support local and regional food systems. Part of this effort includes examining the challenges faced by small- and medium-sized producers and studying local food systems, including farmers markets.

Transportation Research & Analysis

The AMS Transportation Services Division (TSD) serves as the definitive source for economic analysis of agricultural transportation from farm to market.