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

2003 - 2020

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2018, volume September 2018, issue 08

Sub-Saharan Africa’s Food Security Situation Varies by Region Downloads
Birgit Meade and Karen Thome
Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Only 0.11 Percent of Farm Estates Would Have Owed Estate Taxes in 2016 Downloads
Siraj Bawa
Food Safety Costs for Farms Vary Across Commodities Due to Differences in Farm Size Downloads
Peyton Ferrier
Participation in SNAP Varies Across States But Is Generally Decreasing Downloads
Alex Smith and Laura Teihen
High-Poverty Schools Are More Likely To Adopt the Community Eligibility Provision of the USDA School Meal Programs Downloads
Katherine Ralston and Joanne Guthrie
Local Labor Market Conditions Impact Participation in USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Downloads
Erik Scherpf
Cost-Effective Strategies for Reducing Cropland Nutrient Deliveries to the Gulf of Mexico Downloads
Marc Ribaudo, Elizabeth Marshall and Marcel Aillery
Food Spending of Middle-Income Households Hardest Hit by the Great Recession Downloads
Clare Cho, Jessica Todd and Michelle Saksena

2018, volume October 2018, issue 09

Innovation Can Make Rural Manufacturers More Resilient Downloads
Timothy Wojan
Both At Home and Away, Americans Are Choosing More Lower Fat Foods Than They Did 35 Years Ago Downloads
Joanne Guthrie and Biing-Hwan Lin
Major Changes in Export Flows Over the Last Decade Show the U.S. Is Losing Market Share in Global Grain Trade Downloads
Olga Liefert and David Nulph
Despite Elevated Loss Rate Since 2006, U.S. Honey Bee Colony Numbers Are Stable Downloads
Peyton Ferrier
Small and Non-Traditional Food Retailers Largely Cost Competitive in the WIC Program Downloads
Patrick W. McLaughlin
New National Menu Labeling Provides Information Consumers Can Use To Help Manage Their Calorie Intake Downloads
Brandon Restrepo and Travis Minor

2018, volume November 2018, issue 10

New U.S. Food Expenditure Estimates Find Food-Away-From-Home Spending Is Higher Than Previous Estimates Downloads
Howard Elitzak and Abigail Okrent
Food Pantries Provide Emergency Food to More Than One-Quarter of Food-Insecure Households Downloads
Alisha Coleman-Jensen
International Food Security Expected To Improve, But Regional Differences Persist Downloads
Birgit Meade, Karen Thome and Alex Melton
Educational Attainment a Key Factor in Rural Patient Uptake of Telehealth Activities Downloads
Peter L. Stenberg
Growth in Quick-Service Restaurants Outpaced Full-Service Restaurants in Most U.S. Counties Downloads
Patrick W. McLaughlin

2018, volume May 2018, issue 04

The 2012-13 U.S. Drought Heightened Federal Disaster Assistance Payments for Livestock Producers Downloads
Matthew MacLachlan, Sean E. Ramos, and Ashley Hungerford
Impacts of the Value-Added Producer Grant Program on Business Outcomes Downloads
Anil Rupasingha and John Pender
County-Level Data Show Changes in the Number and Concentration of Food Stores Downloads
Alana Rhone
The Efect of Conservation Payments on Farmer Adoption Varies Across Conservation Practices Downloads
Roger Claassen and David Smith
Use of Nutrition Information and the Food Healthfulness Gap Downloads
Eliana Zeballos and Tobenna D. Anekwe
Agricultural Research in High-Income Countries Faces New Challenges as Public Funding Stalls Downloads
Paul Heisey and Keith Fuglie

2018, volume March 2018, issue 02

Older Operators Often Run Small Family Farms, Particularly Retirement and Low-Sales Farms Downloads
Robert A. Hoppe, Dipak Subedi and Dennis Vilorio
Distance to Grocery Stores and Vehicle Access Influence Food Spending by Low-Income Households at Convenience Stores Downloads
Elizabeth Larimore and Michele Ver Ploeg
Shopping at Farmers’ Markets and Roadside Stands Increases Fruit and Vegetable Demand Downloads
Hayden Stewart
Agricultural Productivity Growth in the United States: 1948-2015 Downloads
Sun Ling Wang, Richard Nehring and Roberto Mosheim
Examining Consolidation in U.S. Agriculture Downloads
James M. MacDonald and Robert A. Hoppe
Pollination Service Fees Downloads
Peyton Ferrier

2018, volume March 2018, issue 01

China Provides Opportunities for U.S. Exporters: Strong Dairy Demand and an Expanding Market for Agricultural Inputs Desined for a Growing Dairy Herd Downloads
Elizabeth Gooch

2018, volume June 2018, issue 05

Per Capita Red Meat and Poultry Disappearance: Insights Into Its Steady Growth Downloads
Keithly Jones, Mildred Haley and Alex Melton
Lower Conventional Corn Prices and Strong Demand for Organic Livestock Feed Spurred Increased U.S. Organic Corn Production in 2016 Downloads
Catherine Greene and Dennis Vilorio
Age Composition of USDA’s SNAP Caseload Shifts in Response to Economic Conditions, Legislation, and Demographic Trends Downloads
Alex Majchrowicz
Trends in Food Recalls Downloads
Elina T. Page and Curtia Taylor
Higher Incomes and Greater Time Constraints Lead to Purchasing More Convenience Foods Downloads
Ilya Rahkovsky and Young Jo

2018, volume July 2018, issue 06

Five Decades of Price Swings for Food and Other Consumer Spending Categories Downloads
Annemarie Kuhns
Current Indicators of Farm Sector Financial Health Downloads
Nigel Key, Carrie Litkowski and James Williamson
Driven by Almonds, Pollination Services Now Exceed Honey as a Source of Beekeeper Revenue Downloads
Peyton Ferrier
Farm Operators Owned $19.1 Billion in Oil and Gas Rights, Which Generated $3.8 Billion in Payments in 2014 Downloads
Claudia Hitaj
Child Poverty Heavily Concentrated in Rural Mississippi, Even More So Than Before the Great Recession Downloads
Tracey Farrigan

2018, volume February 2018, issue 01

Small Business Loans and Rural Business Growth Downloads
Anil Rupasingha
World Agricultural Trade Experiences Sizable Growth but Still Faces Barriers Downloads
Steven Zahniser, Jayson Beckman and Kari E.R. Heerman
Rural Healthcare Facilities Had Modest Job Growth, but No Measurable Employment Impact on Other Sectors Downloads
Cristina Miller
ERS’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Policy Index Captures State Differences in Program Administration Downloads
Brian Stacy and Laura Tiehen
Despite Slow Growth From 2005 to 2015, Independent Grocery Stores Remain Important for Rural Communities Downloads
Clare Cho
Progress and Challenges in Global Food Security Downloads
Cheryl Christensen
Hurricane Irma Hits Florida’s Agricultural Sector Downloads
Jennifer K. Bond and Agnes Perez
Changing Farmland Values Affect Renters and Landowners Differently Downloads
Nigel Key and Christopher Burns
Supermarkets, Schools, and Social Gatherings: Where Supplemental Nutrition Assisance Program and Other U.S. Households Acquire Their Foods Correlates With Nutritional Quality Downloads
Lisa Mancino and Joanne Guthrie

2018, volume February 2018

Yogurt Products and Breakfast Cereals Increasing Their Fiber Contents Downloads
Stephen Martinez and David Levin
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