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

2003 - 2020

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2018, volume December 2018, issue 11

Reduced Exports to China in Fiscal Year 2019 May Drive U.S. Agricultural Trade Balance to Lowest Level Since 2007 Downloads
Alex Melton and Bryce Cooke
Trends in the Adoption of Genetically Engineered Corn, Cotton, and Soybeans Downloads
Seth J. Wechsler
Productivity Increases With Farm Size in the Heartland Region Downloads
Nigel Key
Farm Households Divide Their Time Between On-Farm and Off-Farm Labor Downloads
Daniel Prager
Variety-Adjusted Food Prices Are Slightly Higher in Census Tracts Where Households Have Limited Access to a Supermarket Downloads
Michele Ver Ploeg and Linlin Fan

2018, volume December 2018, issue 10

Monthly Timing of SNAP Spending Less Smooth for Some Households Downloads
Christian A. Gregory

2018, volume August 2018, issue 07

Monitoring Trends in Retail Prices and Farm Shares of Food Products Downloads
Hayden Stewart
New Survey Results Highlight Variation in Food Safety Practices Prior to the Produce Rule Downloads
Gregory Astill, Travis Minor, Linda Calvin and Suzanne Thornsbury
Federal Commodity Programs Price Loss Coverage and Agriculture Risk Coverage Address Price and Yield Risks Faced by Producers Downloads
Mesbah Motamed
Conservation Program Spending Levels Off But Continues Shift to Working Land Programs Downloads
Roger Claassen

2018, volume April 2018, issue 03

Egg Price Impacts of the 2014-15 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak Downloads
Sean E. Ramos, Alex Melton and Matthew MacLachlan
More Microloans Issued in Regions With Higher Concentrations of Small Farms and Beginning Farmers, Women, and Minorities Downloads
Sarah Tulman
Consumer Demand for Fresh Fruit Drives Increases Across Sector Downloads
Travis Minor and Agnes Perez
Number of People Participating in USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Continues To Fall Downloads
Victor Oliveira
China’s Agricultural Investment Abroad Is Rising Downloads
Fred Gale and Elizabeth Gooch

2017, issue 10

The Influence of Income and Prices on Global Dietary Patterns by Country, Age, and Gender Downloads
Birgit Meade and Andrew Muhammad
Low Wholesale Turkey Prices in 2017 Should Translate to Lower Costs for Consumers This Thanksgiving Downloads
Alex Melton
Number of Food and Beverage Processing Plants Varies Across the United States Downloads
Stephen Martinez
Tax Policy Can Alter Farm Asset Investment Decisions Downloads
James Williamson

2017, issue 09

Follow the Food Dollars Downloads
Patrick Canning
Rural Manufacturing Survival and Its Role in the Rural Economy Downloads
Sarah Low
Adults in Households With More Severe Food Insecurity Are More Likely To Have a Chronic Disease Downloads
Christian A. Gregory and Alisha Coleman-Jensen
Wheat Price Discovery Remains Concentrated in the United States, but Shifting to Europe Downloads
Michael Adjemian and Joseph Janzen
Grassroots Innovation Widespread in Rural Areas and Concentrated in Manufacturing Downloads
Timothy Wojan
Sub-Saharan Africa Is Projected To Be the Leader in Global Rice Imports Downloads
Getachew Nigatu, James Hansen, Nathan Childs and Ralph Seeley

2017, issue 08

Understanding the Prevalence, Severity, and Distribution of Food Insecurity in the United States Downloads
Matthew Rabbitt, Alisha Coleman-Jensen and Christian A. Gregory
Adults With Disabilities, Especially Mental Health Disabilities, Are at a Higher Risk for Food Insecurity Downloads
Alisha Coleman-Jensen and Debra L. Brucker
Study Finds Crop Insurance Has Small Effect on Environmental Quality Downloads
Roger Claassen
Rural Areas Show Overall Population Decline and Shifting Regional Patterns of Population Change Downloads
John Cromartie
Veterans Are Positioned To Contribute Economically to Rural Communities Downloads
Tracey Farrigan

2017, issue 07

Gathering Experimental Evidence To Improve the Design of Agricultural Programs Downloads
Lori Lynch, Daniel Hellerstein, Nathaniel Higgins and Steven Wallander
USDA’s FoodAPS: Providing Insights Into U.S. Food Demand and Food Assistance Programs Downloads
Jessica Todd, Laura Tiehen and Dawn Marie Clay
USDA’s National School Lunch Program Reduces Food Insecurity Downloads
Katherine Ralston and Alisha Coleman-Jensen
U.S. Upland Cotton Exports and Mill Use Projected To Improve Downloads
Flavius Badau
Although Small, Markets Have Been Expanding for GE Crops With Traits That Increase Nutrient Content or Improve Taste Downloads
Jonathan McFadden
Examining Farm Sector and Farm Household Income Downloads
Daniel Prager, Christopher Burns and Nigel Key
Since 2009, Restaurant Prices Have Generally Risen Faster Than Grocery Store Prices Downloads
Annemarie Kuhns and Sarah Rehkamp
Newly Updated ERS Data Show 2016 Production, Trade Volume, and Per Capita Availability of Vegetables and Pulses Downloads
Travis Minor

2017, issue 06

Conservation Compliance in the Crop Insurance Era Downloads
Roger Claassen and Maria Bowman
Unexpected Hikes in Energy Prices Increase the Likelihood of Food Insecurity Downloads
Charlotte Tuttle
Redeeming WIC Benefits at California Farmers’ Markets Downloads
Patrick McLaughlin
Applications for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Program Increased After the Agricultural Act of 2014 Downloads
Ashley Hungerford and Gregory Astill
Urban Areas Offer Higher Earnings for Workers With More Education Downloads
Alexander Marré
Declines in Pollinator Forage Suitability Were Concentrated in the Midwest, the Over-Summering Grounds for Many Honeybees Downloads
Claudia Hitaj, David Smith and Daniel Hellerstein
U.S. Diets Still Out of Balance With Dietary Recommendations Downloads
Jeanine Bentley

2017, issue 05

International Food Security Assessment, 2017-2027 Downloads
Birgit Meade and Karen Thome
The California Leafy Greens Industry Provides an Example of an Established Food Safety System Downloads
Linda Calvin, Helen Jensen, Karen Klonsky and Roberta Cook
The Relationship Between Energy Prices and Food-Related Energy Use in the United States Downloads
Patrick Canning and Sarah Rehkamp
International Food Security Assessment, 2017-2027 Downloads
Birgit Meade and Karen Thome
Farmers Employ Strategies To Reduce Risk of Drought Damages Downloads
Steven Wallander, Elizabeth Marshal and Marcel Aillery
Blood Levels of Trans Fats Among American Adults Fell from 1999 to 2010 Downloads
Brandon Restrepo
WIC Participation Continues To Decline Downloads
Victor Oliveira
Changes in Herd Composition a Key to Indian Dairy Production Downloads
Maurice Landes and Jerry Cessna
Increased Demand for U.S. Agricultural Exports Would Likely Lead to More U.S. Jobs Downloads
Steven Zahniser, Tom Hertz, Peter Dixon and Maureen Rimmer
Understanding Irrigated Agriculture Downloads
Glenn Schaible

2017, issue 04

Regulation, Market Signals, and the Provision of Food Safety in Meat and Poultry Downloads
Michael Ollinger and Taylor M. Rhodes
Households Purchase More Produce and Low-Fat Dairy at Supermarkets, Supercenters, and Warehouse Club Stores Downloads
Annemarie Kuhns
School Districts in the Northeast Are Most Likely To Serve Local Foods on a Daily Basis Downloads
Jeffrey Hyman and Katherine Ralston
Genetically Modified Alfalfa Production in the United States Downloads
Seth J. Wechsler and Daniel Milkove
U.S. Agricultural Trade in 2016: Major Commodities and Trends Downloads
Bryce Cooke, Alex Melton and Sean Ramos

2017, issue 03

Agricultural Recovery in Russia and the Rise of Its South Downloads
Nicholas Rada, William Liefert and Olga Liefert
Mergers and Competition in Seed and Agricultural Chemical Markets Downloads
James M. MacDonald
Revised WIC Food Packages Increase Purchases of Whole Grains Downloads
Ilya Rahkovsky
Low-Income Areas With Low Supermarket Access Increased in Urban Areas, But Not in Rural Areas, Between 2010 and 2015 Downloads
Alana Rhone
Dedicating Agricultural Land to Energy Crops Would Shift Land Use Downloads
Ronald Sands and Scott Malcolm
Shares of Food Commodities Purchased Away From Home Vary by Commodity Downloads
Biing-Hwan Lin

2017, issue 02

Consumers Paid Less for Grocery Store Foods in 2016 Than in 2015 Downloads
Annemarie Kuhns and David Levin
South Africa Resumes Imports of U.S. Chicken Following 15 Years of Anti-Dumping Duties Downloads
Nancy Cochrane
Nearly 14,000 USDA Microloans Issued Between 2013 and 2015 Downloads
Sarah Tulman
Large Family Farms Continue To Dominate U.S. Agricultural Production Downloads
James M. MacDonald and Robert Hoppe

2017, issue 01

Energy Consumption and Production in Agriculture Downloads
Claudia Hitaj
ERS’s Updated Food Access Research Atlas Shows an Increase in Low-Income and Low-Supermarket Access Areas in 2015 Downloads
Alana Rhone and Michele Ver Ploeg
Pulses Production Expanding as Consumers Cultivate a Taste for U.S. Lentils and Chickpeas Downloads
Jennifer Bond
Historical Analysis of MPP-Dairy Suggests Limited Impact on Average Margins but Considerable Potential for Risk Reduction Downloads
Jerry Cessna, Tyler Mark, Kenneth Burdine and Erik Dohlman
Body Weight Fell Following Mandatory Calorie-Labeling Laws for New York Restaurant Menus Downloads
Brandon Restrepo
U.S. Per Capita Availability of Red Meat, Poultry, and Fish Lowest Since 1983 Downloads
Jeanine Bentley
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