Welcome to the USDA Economics, Statistics and Market Information System (ESMIS). On this website, you will find more than 2,000 reports and datasets from several agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), including the National Agricultural Statistics Service(NASS), the Economic Research Service (ERS), the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), the World Agricultural Outlook Board (WAOB) and the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).  Upon receipt from our USDA agency partners, we provide immediate access to historical publications that are no longer in production, as well as current publications that are actively published.
All publication files are considered government works and licensed with U.S. Public Domain.
Privacy notice for the Economics, Statistics and Market Information System (ESMIS) maintained at Cornell University, in partnership with the USDA.
This privacy notice was adopted from the Cornell University privacy policy and USDA privacy policy and was last revised on November 14, 2018.
Information we gather:
We automatically collect certain information from you when you visit www.usda.library.cornell.edu. This data is used in conjunction with Google Analytics to gather metrics on site usage including geographic location of visitors, as well as pathways navigated through the website and files downloaded. The information we collect is not linked to anything that identifies you as an individual. Your session will be tracked but you will remain anonymous as a user. As part of Google Analytics, we also gather device and browser-related information.
Information you may provide:
We may also collect other information if you choose to create an account with this system. In this case, we will ask for your email address. If you write to our help line at usda-help@cornell.edu or call our reference desk, we may also ask for your phone number to ensure that we can resolve your question as quickly as possible.
How we use your information
We use gathered information to track user trends and site usage with the goal of improving our visitors’ experience and optimizing our websites. We also use the information to administer this website and prevent abuse. If you choose to subscribe to publications, your email address will be used to receive future publications at time of its release and relevant announcements issued by the publishing agency of the USDA. You may opt out of receiving these emails at any time.
Notification Emails
Notification emails you may receive from this website contain options to unsubscribe. We will be working with a third party vendor named MailGun to send these emails.
Website Security
Information presented on this website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline /image credits is requested.
1. For site security purposes and to ensure that this web site service remains available to all users, Cornell University employs monitoring technology to identify unauthorized attempts to upload, change, or otherwise cause damage to information or systems.
2. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this website are strictly prohibited.[AD1]
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Log Files
Our websites automatically gather anonymous information about our visitors including IP addresses, browser types, and the times and dates of webpage visits. The information collected does not include any personally identifiable details and is used to improve our services and administer our websites.
Protecting your information
No method of transmitting over the internet or storing electronic data is 100% secure, but this site has measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information that is under our control.
External Website Links
From time-to-time, USDA publications may link to external websites that we neither own nor control. Cornell University is not responsible for the content, privacy practices, or web accessibility needs on these websites.
Special Notice for EU Residents
If you are located within the European Economic Area (European Union, Norway, Liechtenstein, and Iceland), we acknowledge the rights granted to you under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
These rights may include:
1. Right to access your information held by us
2. Right to correct inaccurate or incorrect information about you
3. Right to the erasure of your information when it is no longer necessary for us to retain it
4. Right to restrict processing of your personal information in specific situations
5. Right to object to processing your information, including sending you communications that may be considered direct-marketing materials
6. Right to object to automated decision-making and profiling, where applicable
7. Right to complain to a supervisory authority in your jurisdiction within the EU
For questions or concerns about this policy, or if you wish to exercise any of these rights, please email: itservicedesk@cornell.edu