In 1915, the first U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Market News report was sent by telegraph, letting buyers and sellers across the country know the price of strawberries in Hammond, LA. A century later, the impact of USDA Market News reports is clear. Through USDA Market News, Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) provides timely, reliable, unbiased data that serves as the information lifeline for America’s agricultural economy. Each year, USDA AMS issues more than 250,000 reports that get more than 53 million views. Click the chart for a larger version.