The all-items Consumer Price Index (CPI), a measure of economy-wide inflation, was up 0.6 percent from February to March 2019 and is 1.9 percent above the March 2018 level.
Preparation for timberland that’s been harvested in Alabama with plans to replant often includes a controlled burn of the area. That work has been delayed, and planting young trees may be postponed since low soil moisture greatly reduces seedling survival. Read moreRead More »
At ERS, work on the CPI for food consists of several activities. ERS reports the current index level for food, examines changes in the CPI for food, and constructs forecasts of the CPI for food for the next 12-18 months. Forecasting the CPI for food has become increasingly important due[…]Read More »