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Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America

2003 - 2021

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2021, volume 2021, issue Issue 9

Food Insecurity to Increase in 2021 at a Higher Rate in Lower Income Countries Downloads
Felix G. Baquedano, Yacob Abrehe Zereyesus, Constanza Valdes and Kayode Ajewole
Use of H-2A Guest Farm Worker Program More Than Triples in Past Decade Downloads
Skyler Simnitt and Marcelo Castillo
U.S. Agriculture Sector Received an Estimated $35 Billion in COVID-19-Related Assistance in 2020 Downloads
Anil K. Giri, Tia McDonald, Dipak Subedi and Christine Whitt
Off-Farm Income a Major Component of Total Income for Most Farm Households in 2019 Downloads
Anil K. Giri, Dipak Subedi, Jessica E. Todd, Carrie Litkowski and Christine Whitt
Food Consumption and Nutrient Intakes Data Product Shines a Light on U.S. Diets Downloads
Joanne Guthrie and Biing-Hwan Lin

2021, volume 2021, issue Issue 8

Farm Milk Components and Their Use Among Dairy Products Have Shifted Over Time Downloads
Angel Teran and Jerry Cessna
Rural Poverty Has Distinct Regional and Racial Patterns Downloads
Tracey Farrigan
U.S. Food-Related Water Use Varies by Food Category, Supply Chain Stage, and Dietary Pattern Downloads
Sarah Rehkamp and Patrick Canning

2021, volume 2021, issue Issue 7

Updated Food Access Research Atlas Now Maps Changes in Low-Income and Low-Supermarket Access Areas in 2019 Downloads
Alana Rhone
New Super Stores Slightly Expanded Purchasing Power for Participants in USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Downloads
Michael Ollinger
Online Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Purchasing Grew Substantially in 2020 Downloads
Jordan Jones
Grass Cover Crops, Such as Rye and Winter Wheat, Are the Most Common Cover Crops Used Before Planting Corn, Soybeans, and Cotton Downloads
Maria Bowman and Steven Wallander
For Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Households, Fruit and Vegetable Affordability Is Partly a Question of Budgeting Downloads
Jeffrey Hyman and Hayden Stewart
Commercial Farms Received the Most Government Payments in 2019 Downloads
Dipak Subedi, Anil K. Giri and Tia McDonald
Adoption of Genetically Engineered Dicamba-Tolerant Cotton Seeds is Prevalent Throughout the United States Downloads
Laura Dodson, Seth J. Wechsler, Sam Williamson, Jonathan McFadden and David Smith

2021, volume 2021, issue Issue 6

Trans Fat Levels Among U.S. Youth Fell From 1999 to 2010 Downloads
Brandon Restrepo
Women Identified as Operators on 51 Percent of U.S. Farms in 2019 Downloads
Christine Whitt and Jessica E. Todd
Mali’s Rural-Urban Gap in Food Security Vanished Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic Downloads
Jeffrey Bloem
How the Removal of Tariffs Would Impact Agricultural Trade Downloads
Jayson Beckman and Sara Scott

2021, volume 2021, issue Issue 5

China's Safety Requirements Pose Challenge for Food Exporters Downloads
John Gale
For the Second Time in 25 Years, Annual U.S. Food Spending Declined in 2020 Downloads
Wilson Sinclair and Eliana Zeballos
3. Feed and Livestock Sectors, Economic Growth, Key in Baseline Projections Downloads
Erik Dohlman and Matthew Miller
USDA School Meals Support Food Security and Good Nutrition Downloads
Joanne Guthrie

2021, volume 2021, issue Issue 4

State Agricultural Trade Statistics by Country of Origin and Destination Now Available on USDA, Economic Research Service Website Downloads
Bart Kenner and Sara Scott
Incidence of Absent Landlords Has Little Effect on U.S. Agriculture Real Estate Values, Research Shows Downloads
Scott Callahan
Economic Cost of Major Foodborne Illnesses Increased $2 Billion From 2013 to 2018 Downloads
Sandra Hoffmann and Jae-Wan Ahn

2021, volume 2021, issue Issue 2

Rural Residents Appear to be More Vulnerable to Serious Infection or Death From Coronavirus COVID-19 Downloads
David McGranahan and Elizabeth A. Dobis

2021, volume 2020, issue Issue 4

Less Than 1 Percent of Farm Estates Owed Federal Estate Taxes in 2020 Downloads
Tia McDonald and Ron Durst

2021, volume 2020, issue Issue 3

Specialized Stores Serving Participants in USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Can Reduce Program Food Costs and Increase Food Store Access Downloads
Patrick W. McLaughlin and Stephen Martinez
Persistent Cover Crop Adoption Varies by Primary Commodity Crop Downloads
Steven Wallander
Farm to Fork Initiative to Restrict European Union Agricultural Inputs May Increase Food Prices, Further Global Food Insecurity Downloads
Jayson Beckman, Maros Ivanic, Jeremy Jelliffe, Felix Baquedano and Sara Scott
Do Tariff-Rate Quotas Function as Intended by the World Trade Organization? Downloads
Jayson Beckman
Retail Food Price Inflation in 2020 Outpaced Historical Average by 75 Percent Downloads
Carolyn Chelius and Matthew MacLachlan
Farm Sector Liquidity Forecast to Decline in 2021 Downloads
Carrie Litkowski

2021, volume 2020, issue Issue 2

Working From Home Leads to More Time Spent Preparing Food, Eating at Home Downloads
Eliana Zeballos and Brandon Restrepo
U.S. Supplies of Vegetables Available To Eat in 2019 Down Slightly From 2000, But Variety Has Grown Downloads
Andrzej Blazejczyk
International Food Security to Improve by 2030; COVID-19 Related Income Declines in 2020 Temper Overall Improvement Downloads
Felix Baquedano, Cheryl Christensen, Kayode Ajewole and Jayson Beckman
Growth in U.S. Dairy Product Exports to Southeast Asia Depends on Competition With Other Major Dairy Exporters Downloads
Jerry Cessna and Christopher G. Davis

2020, volume May 2020

Extreme Poverty Counties Found Solely in Rural Areas in 2018 Downloads
Tracey Farrigan
U.S. Rice Production Changed Significantly in the New Millennium, but Remained Profitable Downloads
Nathan Childs, Sharon Skorbiansky Raszap and William McBride
A Shift to Healthier Diets Likely To Affect Use of Natural Resources Downloads
Patrick Canning and Rosanna Mentzer Morrison
Retail Food Prices Less Volatile Than Farm and Wholesale Prices Downloads
Gianna Short and Patrick Canning
Preschoolers Participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Downloads
Joann Guthrie

2020, volume March 2020, issue 02

Family Farm Households Reap Benefits in Working Off the Farm Downloads
Christine Whitt and Jessica Todd
Food-Insecure Households Score Lower on Diet Quality Compared to Food-Secure Households Downloads
Lisa Mancino and Christian A. Gregory
Food Loss: Why Food Stays On the Farm or Off the Market Downloads
Gregory Astill
It’s in the Genes: Comparing Dairy Bulls’ Ability To Transmit Traits to Their Daughters Downloads
Christine Whitt

2020, volume June 2020

Hope for Hemp: New Opportunities and Challenges for an Old Crop Downloads
Olsen David W., Suzanne D. Thornsbury and Sara Scott
U.S. Farmers Planting Less Wheat, But Sowings of Winter Varieties Stay Stable Downloads
Jennifer K. Bond
United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Approaches the Starting Block, Offers Growth Opportunities for Agriculture Downloads
Steven Zahniser
Common Organic Practices Include Complex Rotations, Cover Crops, and Pasture Downloads
Catherine Greene and Daniel Hellerstein
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