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2003 - September

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September, issue September

An Economic Perspective on Soil Health Downloads
Maria Bowman, Steven Wallander and Lori Lynch
Percent of Income Spent on Food Falls as Income Rises Downloads
Charlotte Tuttle and Annemarie Kuhns
U.S. Beef and Pork Consumption Projected To Rebound Downloads
Flavius Badau
Voluntary Labeling of Chicken “Raised Without Antibiotics†Has Posed Challenges for Firms and Consumers Downloads
Maria Bowman and Kandice Marshall
For Beginning Farmers, Business Survival Rates Increase With Scale and With Direct Sales to Consumers Downloads
Nigel Key
Productivity Growth Is Still the Major Driver in Growing U.S. Agricultural Output Downloads
Sun Ling Wang, Eldon Ball, Richard Nehring and Roberto Mosheim
Western Irrigated Agriculture: Production Value, Water Use, Costs, and Technology Vary by Farm Size Downloads
Glenn Schaible and Marcel Aillery
Evaluating the Resource Cost and Transferability of Brazil’s Cerrado Agricultural “Miracle†Downloads
Nicholas Rada
When Working Off the Farm, Farm Operators Most Commonly Work in Management and Professional Occupations Downloads
Jeremy Weber and Jason Brown
Americans Not Drinking Milk as Often as Their Parents Did Downloads
Hayden Stewart and Diansheng Dong
Cropland Consolidation and the Future of Family Farms Downloads
James MacDonald
Eating Better at School: Can New Policies Improve Children’s Food Choices? Downloads
Joanne Guthrie and Constance Newman
New Data on U.S. Food-Away-From-Home Prices Show Geographic and Time Variation Downloads
Aylin Kumcu and Abigail Okrent
Agricultural Energy Use and the Proposed Clean Power Plan Downloads
Shellye Suttles
Extension Faces Challenges Entering Its Second Century Downloads
Sun Ling Wang
WIC Foods Cost More in Smaller Stores Downloads
Richard Volpe
Additionality in Agricultural Conservation Programs Downloads
Roger Claassen and Eric Duquette
Calorie Labeling on Restaurant Menus—Who Is Likely to Use It? Downloads
Christian Gregory, Ilya Rahkovsky and Tobenna Anekwe
Quantifying the Impacts of Foodborne Illnesses Downloads
Sandra Hoffman
Potatoes and Tomatoes Account for Over Half of U.S. Vegetable Availability Downloads
Jeanine Bentley
Linking Administrative and Survey Data Provides a More Complete Picture of Whether SNAP Benefits Reach the Poorest Households Downloads
Erik Scherpf
Energy Policies Could Drive Ethanol Trade Downloads
Jayson Beckman
U.S. Agricultural Productivity Growth: The Past, Challenges, and the Future Downloads
Sun Ling Wang, Paul Heisey, David Schimmelpfennig and Eldon Ball
Amber Waves in the Fertile Crescent: The Changing U.S. Role in Agricultural Markets in the Middle East and North Africa Downloads
Mesbah Motamed and Getachew Nigatu
Following Dietary Guidance Need Not Cost More—But Many Americans Would Need To Re-Allocate Their Food Budgets Downloads
Andrea Carlson, Diansheng Dong, Hayden Stewart and Elizabeth Frazao
New Evidence Points to Robust But Uneven Productivity Growth in Global Agriculture Downloads
Sun Ling Wang and Keith Fuglie
Farmland Values on the Rise: 2000-2010 Downloads
Cynthia J. Nickerson, Jennifer Ilfft, Mitchell J. Morehart and Todd Kuethe
Creating Rural Wealth: A New Lens for Rural Development Efforts Downloads
John Pender, Richard J. Reeder and Alexander Marré
Factors Affecting Food Production Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Stacey L. Rosen and Shahla Shapouri
Long-Term Prospects for Agriculture Reflect Growing Demand for Food, Fiber, and Fuel Downloads
Paul Westcott and Ronald Trostle
What Role Do Food and Beverage Prices Have on Diet and Health Outcomes? Downloads
Jessica Todd and Biing-Hwan Lin
Trans Fats Are Less Common in New Food Products Downloads
Ilya Rahkovsky
Food Processing Costs Per Food-at-Home Dollar Rose Sharply in 2009 and 2010 Downloads
Patrick N. Canning
Healthy Foods Not Necessarily More Expensive Than Less Healthy Foods Downloads
Elizabeth Frazao and Andrea Carlson
U.S. Per Capita Availability of Chicken Surpasses That of Beef Downloads
Jeanine Bentley
Expansion in Direct Payments Did Not Lead to More Crop Production Downloads
Jeremy Weber and Nigel Key
Health Care Expenditures of Self-Employed Farm Households Downloads
Hisham S. El-Osta and Mary Clare Ahearn
Mexico Emerges as an Exporter of Beef to the United States Downloads
Rachel Johnson and Amy Hagerman
Brazil’s Agricultural Productivity Growth Spurred by Research Downloads
Constanza Valdes and Nicholas Rada
Water Constraints Shape Long-Term Prospects for Wheat Production in Afghanistan Downloads
Suresh Chand Persaud
Retail Dairy Prices Respond Differently to Farm Milk Price Shocks Downloads
Don Blayney and Hayden Stewart
How Much U.S. Meat Comes From Foreign Sources? Downloads
Kenneth Mathews, Rachel Johnson and Keithly Jones
Improving Water-Use Efficiency Remains a Challenge for U.S. Irrigated Agriculture Downloads
Glenn D. Schaible and Marcel P. Aillery
Baselines--Key to the Costs and Benefits of Environmental Markets Downloads
Elizabeth Marshall and Marca Weinberg
Middle-Income Countries Drive U.S. Agricultural Trade Downloads
Birgit Meade
Indicators Downloads
Anonymous
On the Map: The Conservation Challenge for Sustainable Irrigated Agriculture Downloads
Glenn D. Schaible
In the Long Run: Share of Food Spending by Source Downloads
Aylin Kumcu

October, issue October

Americans’ Seafood Consumption Below Recommendations Downloads
Linda Kantor
The Gulf Opportunity Zone Helped Affected Counties Recover Economically After Hurricane Katrina Downloads
James Williamson and John Pender
Increased Consumer Sensitivity to Food Safety Raised Financial Costs of Ground Beef Recalls Downloads
Fred Kuchler and Rosanna Mentzer Morrison
Food Price Inflation Has Outpaced Economy-Wide Inflation in Recent Years Downloads
Annemarie Kuhns and Ryan Kuhns
Growth Patterns in the U.S. Organic Industry Downloads
Catherine Greene
Who Is Adopting Organic Farming Practices? Downloads
Faqir Bagi
Summer Weather Most Important for Corn and Soybean Yields Downloads
Paul Westcott
Effects of Changes in SNAP Benefits on Food Security Downloads
Mark Nord
U.S. Exports Surge as China Supports Agricultural Prices Downloads
Fred Gale
ERS’s Food Consumption and Nutrient Intake Data—Tools for Assessing Americans’ Diets Downloads
Biing-Hwan Lin and Rosanna Morrison
What Happened to the “'Creative Class' Job Growth Engine†During the Recession and Recovery? Downloads
Timothy Wojan
Agritourism Farms Are More Diverse Than Other U.S. Farms Downloads
Faqir Bagi
Economic Responses Offset Potential Climate Change Impacts on Global Agriculture Downloads
Ron Sands
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Price Patterns Differ Across Commodities: The Case of Strawberries and Apples Downloads
Kristy Plattner, Agnes Perez and Suzanne Thornsbury
Rural Employment in Recession and Recovery Downloads
Thomas Hertz, Lorin Kusmin, Marré, Alexander and Timothy Parker
The Importance of Federal Crop Insurance Premium Subsidies Downloads
O'Donoghue, Erik
ERS Tracks Meat Prices at the Retail, Wholesale, and Farm Levels Downloads
William Hahn, Sahar Angadjivand, Mirvat Sewadeh and Seanicaa Edwards
The Cost Effectiveness of Removing Nitrogen by Restoring and Protecting Wetlands Varies Geographically Downloads
LeRoy Hansen
Federal Crop Insurance Is Associated With Higher Levels of Short-Term Farm Debt Downloads
Jennifer Ifft, Todd Kuethe and Mitch Morehart
Rising Russian Meat Production Reduces Imports Downloads
William Liefert and Olga Liefert
Infant Formula Manufacturers Offer Large Rebates to Win WIC Contracts Downloads
Victor Oliveira
International Food Security Assessment: Past Progress and Prospects Through 2025 Downloads
Stacey Rosen and Birgit Meade
A Look at What’s Driving Lower Purchases of School Lunches Downloads
Katherine Ralston and Constance Newman
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