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Amber Waves

2003 - September

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2010, issue December

Indicators Downloads
Phillip R. Kaufman, Tracey L. Farrigan and Timothy S. Parker
Compare Your Area's Food Environment With the Rest of the Country Downloads
Elise H. Golan, Vincent E. Breneman and Chris Dicken
U.S. Farmers Increasingly Adopt “No-Till†for Major Crops Downloads
John K. Horowitz, Robert Ebel and Kohei Ueda
Farm Act’s Regional Equity Provision May Entail Conservation Tradeoffs Downloads
Cynthia J. Nickerson
WIC Infants Less Likely To Be Exclusively Breastfed Downloads
Laura Tiehen
Market Share Affects Price Differences Between Discount and Traditional Food Retailers Downloads
Ephraim Leibtag and Paula Dutko
State Participation-to-Poverty Rates for SNAP Mask County-Level Variation Downloads
John Kirlin
More Americans Relied on Food Assistance During Recession Downloads
Margaret Andrews
Simulated ACRE Payments and Risk Reduction Point to Midwest as a Potential Winner Downloads
Gary Vocke, Edward W. Allen and J. Michael Price
Simulated ACRE Payments and Risk Reduction Point to Midwest as a Potential Winner Downloads
Gary Vocke, Edward W. Allen and J. Michael Price
The Two Faces of Rural Population Loss Through Outmigration Downloads
David McGranahan, John Cromartie and Timothy Wojan
Price Spikes in Global Rice Markets Benefit U.S. Growers, at Least in the Short Term Downloads
Nathan W. Childs and Katherine Baldwin
Labor-Intensive U.S. Fruit and Vegetable Industry Competes in a Global Market Downloads
Linda Calvin and Philip L. Martin
Local Food Supply Chains Use Diverse Business Models To Satisfy Demand Downloads
Michael S. Hand
Varied Interests Drive Growing Popularity of Local Foods Downloads
Stephen W. Martinez

2010, issue September

Indicators Downloads
Capehart, Thomas C., and Mathew Shane
New Database Shows Substantial Geographic Food Price Variation Downloads
Jessica Todd and Ephraim Leibtag
Direct Payments Can Influence Farmers’ Production Decisions Downloads
Erik O'Donoghue
Urban Areas Prove Profitable for Farmers Selling Directly to Consumers Downloads
Stephen J. Vogel and Sarah Low
Targeted Farmers in EQIP Operate More Environmentally Sensitive Land, but Address Different Environmental Needs Downloads
Michael S. Hand and Cynthia J. Nickerson
Is U.S. Agricultural Productivity Growth Slowing? Downloads
Sun Ling Wang
For Most Meat and Poultry Plants, Federally Mandated Controls Are Just the Starting Point for Food Safety Downloads
Michael Ollinger
ERS Innovates as It Expands Distance Learning Ventures With Minority-Serving Institutions Downloads
Keithly Jones and Christopher G. Davis
Weighing Policy Options To Increase Incomes of Mali’s Cotton Farmers Downloads
Felix G. Baquedano, John H. Sanders and Jeffrey D. Vitale
Accelerated Productivity Growth Offsets Decline in Resource Expansion in Global Agriculture Downloads
Keith Fuglie
U.S. Farm Structure: Declining—But Persistent—Small Commercial Farms Downloads
Robert A. Hoppe
World Sugar Price Volatility Intensified by Market and Policy Factors Downloads
Michael McConnell, Erik Dohlman and Stephen L. Haley
Taxing Caloric Sweetened Beverages To Curb Obesity Downloads
Travis Smith, Biing-Hwan Lin and Rosanna Mentzer Morrison
A Positive Path for Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa: Options and Challenges Downloads
Stacey L. Rosen and Shahla Shapouri
Fuel for Food: Energy Use in the U.S. Food System Downloads
Patrick Canning

2010, issue June

Indicators Downloads
William D. McBride and Stephen W. Martinez
Tracking Changes in Dietary Awareness and Food Choices Downloads
Jayachandran N. Variyam and Travis Smith
Recession Brings Record Number of New Store-Brand Food Offerings Downloads
Stephen W. Martinez
Eating Out Increases Daily Calorie Intake Downloads
Jessica Todd and Lisa Mancino
Post Welfare Reform, the Poorest Children Receive Lower Benefits Downloads
Jessica Todd and Constance Newman
Several School Policies Are Associated With Less Fat in School Lunches Downloads
Constance Newman
Half of Farm Expenditures Are Spent Locally Downloads
Timothy Wojan and Dayton M. Lambert
The Form of Rural Development Assistance Matters to Distressed Counties Downloads
Richard J. Reeder and Faqir Singh Bagi
Rural Populations Have Higher Rates of Chronic Disease Downloads
Carol Adaire Jones
Indonesian Agricultural Growth Leads to Increased Trade and Food Security Downloads
Nicholas Rada
Supply Disruptions Cause Price Spikes in Afghanistan’s Wheat Market Downloads
Suresh Chand Persaud
Indian Sugar Market More Volatile Downloads
Maurice Landes
America’s Organic Farmers Face Issues and Opportunities Downloads
Catherine R. Greene, Edward Slattery and William McBride
Challenges Facing USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program Downloads
Daniel Hellerstein
Next-Generation Biofuels: Near-Term Challenges and Implications for Agriculture Downloads
William T. Coyle
Former Soviet Union Region To Play Larger Role in Meeting World Wheat Needs Downloads
William Liefert, Olga Liefert, Gary Vocke and Edward W. Allen

2010, issue March

Indicators Downloads
Margaret Andrews and Mark Nord
Measures of Farm Household Well-Being Tell Different Stories Downloads
Carol Adaire Jones and Daniel Milkove
Fewer Farms on Reservations Join Conservation Program, But Make Larger Conservation Investments Downloads
Michael S. Hand
Mitigating Climate Change: Opportunities for Farmers Downloads
Marca Weinberg and John K. Horowitz
Most Infant Formula Purchased Through WIC Downloads
Victor Oliveira and Elizabeth Frazao
Food Insecurity in Households With Children Increased in 2008 Downloads
Alisha Coleman-Jensen and Mark Nord
Americans Are More Realistic About the Quality of Their Diets Downloads
Jayachandran N. Variyam and Travis Smith
SNAP Benefits and Eating Out: Wise Choices Required Downloads
Biing-Hwan Lin and Andrea Carlson
Birth Year Affects Demand for At-Home Fresh Vegetables Downloads
Hayden Stewart and Gary Lucier
Peanut Processing and Sales Hold Steady After Peanut-Product Recalls Downloads
Kelsey Wittenberger and Erik Dohlman
Expanding Demand for Organic Foods Brings Changes in Marketing Downloads
Carolyn Dimitri and Lydia Oberholtzer
China’s Corn Surplus Persists, Despite Industrial-Processing Boom Downloads
Gale, H. Frederick,
Farm Income Expected To Increase While Net Worth Declines in 2010 Downloads
Theodore Covey and Christopher McGath
Economic Recovery: Lessons Learned From Previous Recessions Downloads
Timothy S. Parker, Lorin D. Kusmin and Alexander Marré
Consumers’ Response to the 2006 Foodborne Illness Outbreak Linked to Spinach Downloads
Carlos A. Arnade, Linda Calvin and Fred Kuchler
Organic Dairy Sector Evolves To Meet Changing Demand Downloads
William McBride and Catherine R. Greene
Access to Affordable, Nutritious Food Is Limited in “Food Deserts†Downloads
Michele Ver Ploeg
Guess Who’s Turning 100? Tracking a Century of American Eating Downloads
Rosanna Mentzer Morrison, Jean Buzby and Hodan Wells
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