Introduction to Data Sets: USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) Economic Statistics

3:00 pm EDT

Webinar recordings and presentations are available to Members.

Part of APDU’s Public Data University series, this webinar serves as a baseline learning experience and systematic overview of demographic statistics at the Introduction to Data Sets: USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) Economic Statistics. This presentation will explore the following questions:

  • What data are collected? Who are the primary users? usda-logo
  • What research questions are most frequently answered with the agency’s data set?
  • How are the data collected? What are their strengths and weaknesses?
  • How frequently are the data updated? At what level geography are they collected?
  • What is the delay between the reference period and publication?
  • How are the data disseminated? How is the agency’s web delivery system structured?
  • Who can the user contact if they want to know more about the data program?


  • Lewrene Glaser – Deputy Director for Data Management in the Market and Trade Economics Division
  • Utpal Vasavada – Deputy Director for Management, Data and Staff Analysis in the Resource and Rural Economics Division
  • Mark Denbaly – Deputy Director for Data and Web Communication in the Food Economics Division

USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) Economic Statistics 101 (Intro to Data Sets)

Free, APDU & C2ER members and LMI Institute member states
$50, nonmembers