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

2003 - 2020

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2015, issue 11

Effect of Media on Consumer Demand for Lean Finely Textured Beef Muted pp. 1 Downloads
Keithly Jones and Anita Yadavalli
Schools Vary—And That Means Meal Costs Vary Too pp. 1 Downloads
Joanne Guthrie and Michael Ollinger
Gap in Obesity Rates Between Low- and High-Income Children Widens With Age pp. 1 Downloads
Young Jo
Measuring the Food Access Gap in Native American Tribal Areas pp. 1 Downloads
Michelle Saksena
Updated ERS County Economic Types Show a Changing Rural Landscape pp. 1 Downloads
Timothy Parker
Employment: Nonmetro employment still has not recovered from Great Recession pp. 1 Downloads
Tom Hertz and Lorin Kusmin

2015, issue 10

Despite Profit Potential, Organic Field Crop Acreage Remains Low pp. 1 Downloads
William McBride and Catherine Greene
Household-Level Data Might Not Accurately Characterize Food Insecurity: Evidence From Bangladesh pp. 1 Downloads
Anna D'Souza and Sharad Tandon
Stacking of Herbicide-Tolerant and Insect-Resistance Traits in Seeds Has Increased pp. 1 Downloads
Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo and Seth James Wechsler
Tenure, Ownership and Transition of Agricultural Land (TOTAL) Survey 2014: A New USDA, Economic Research Service/National Agricultural Statistics Service Data Product pp. 1 Downloads
Allison Borchers
Long-Term Response to Water Scarcity in California pp. 1 Downloads
Steven Wallander, Marcel Aillery and Glenn Schaible

2015, issue 09

A Look at What’s Driving Lower Purchases of School Lunches pp. 1 Downloads
Katherine Ralston and Constance Newman
International Food Security Assessment: Past Progress and Prospects Through 2025 pp. 1 Downloads
Stacey Rosen and Birgit Meade
Infant Formula Manufacturers Offer Large Rebates to Win WIC Contracts pp. 1 Downloads
Victor Oliveira
Rising Russian Meat Production Reduces Imports pp. 1 Downloads
William Liefert and Olga Liefert
Federal Crop Insurance Is Associated With Higher Levels of Short-Term Farm Debt pp. 1 Downloads
Jennifer Ifft, Todd Kuethe and Mitch Morehart
The Cost Effectiveness of Removing Nitrogen by Restoring and Protecting Wetlands Varies Geographically pp. 1 Downloads
LeRoy Hansen
ERS Tracks Meat Prices at the Retail, Wholesale, and Farm Levels pp. 1 Downloads
William Hahn, Sahar Angadjivand, Mirvat Sewadeh and Seanicaa Edwards

2015, issue 08

Following Dietary Guidance Need Not Cost More—But Many Americans Would Need To Re-Allocate Their Food Budgets pp. 1 Downloads
Andrea Carlson, Diansheng Dong, Hayden Stewart and Elizabeth Frazao
Amber Waves in the Fertile Crescent: The Changing U.S. Role in Agricultural Markets in the Middle East and North Africa pp. 1 Downloads
Mesbah Motamed and Getachew Nigatu
U.S. Agricultural Productivity Growth: The Past, Challenges, and the Future pp. 1 Downloads
Sun Ling Wang, Paul Heisey, David Schimmelpfennig and Eldon Ball
Energy Policies Could Drive Ethanol Trade pp. 1 Downloads
Jayson Beckman
Linking Administrative and Survey Data Provides a More Complete Picture of Whether SNAP Benefits Reach the Poorest Households pp. 1 Downloads
Erik Scherpf
Potatoes and Tomatoes Account for Over Half of U.S. Vegetable Availability pp. 1 Downloads
Jeanine Bentley
Quantifying the Impacts of Foodborne Illnesses pp. 1 Downloads
Sandra Hoffman

2015, issue 07

U.S.-Cuba Agricultural Trade: Past, Present, and Possible Future pp. 1 Downloads
Steven Zahniser and Bryce Cooke
Most U.S. Households Do Their Main Grocery Shopping at Supermarkets and Supercenters Regardless of Income pp. 1 Downloads
Rosanna Morrison and Lisa Mancino
Population Loss in Nonmetro Counties Continues pp. 1 Downloads
John Cromartie
Foundation Giving to Rural Areas in the United States Is Disproportionately Low pp. 1 Downloads
John Pender
Taking a Look at Price Spreads from Farm to Consumer pp. 1 Downloads
Howard Elitzak and Curtia Taylor

2015, issue 06

Why Some Return Home to Rural America and Why It Matters pp. 1 Downloads
John Cromartie, Christiane von Reichert and Ryan Arthun
Understanding the Geography of Growth in Rural Child Poverty pp. 1 Downloads
David McGranahan
Food Policy and Productivity Key to India Outlook pp. 1 Downloads
Maurice Landes and Kim Hjort
Growth in Inflation-Adjusted Food Prices Varies by Food Category pp. 1 Downloads
Annemarie Kuhns
Growth in Meat Consumption for Developing and Emerging Economies Surpasses That for the Developed World pp. 1 Downloads
Getachew Nigatu and Ralph Seeley
California’s Irrigation Varies by Crop pp. 1 Downloads
Steve Wallander
Accounting for Direct and Embedded Imports in the U.S. Food and Beverage Dollar pp. 1 Downloads
Sarah Rehkamp and Patrick Canning

2015, issue 05

Federal Support for Nutrition Research Trends Upward as USDA Share Declines pp. 1 Downloads
Fred Kuchler and Andrew Toole
Crop Genetic Resources May Play an Increasing Role in Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change pp. 1 Downloads
Paul Heisey and Kelly Day-Rubenstein
WIC Experienced Largest Decrease in Participation in Program’s History in 2014 pp. 1 Downloads
Victor Oliveira
China’s Agricultural Policies Reshape Global Sorghum Trade pp. 1 Downloads
Mesbah Motamed, James Hansen, Anh Tran and Tani Lee
What Does Exchange Rate Appreciation Mean for Export Competitiveness? pp. 1 Downloads
Kari Heerman

2015, issue 04

U.S. Agricultural Trading Relationship With China Grows pp. 1 Downloads
Fred Gale
Managing Glyphosate Resistance May Sustain Its Efficacy and Increase Long-Term Returns to Corn and Soybean Production pp. 1 Downloads
Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo and Craig Osteen
Fresh Fruit Makes Up a Growing Share of U.S. Fruit Availability pp. 1 Downloads
Jeanine Bentley and Agnes Perez
Expanding Craft Beer Production Boosts Industrial Use of Barley pp. 1 Downloads
Jennifer Bond, Tom Capehart, Edward Allen and Gene Kim
Wetlands Benefits and Costs Vary With Location pp. 1 Downloads
LeRoy Hansen
Calculating the Jobs Associated With U.S. Agricultural Exports pp. 1 Downloads
Suresh Persaud

2015, issue 03

Painting a More Complete Picture of WIC: How WIC Impacts Nonparticipants pp. 1 Downloads
Victor Oliveira and Elizabeth Frazao
NAFTA at 20: With Regional Trade Liberalization Complete, Focus Shifts to Other Methods of Deepening Economic Integration pp. 1 Downloads
Steven Zahniser, Tom Hertz and Sahar Angadjivand
U.S. Beef Exports to the EU Grow Despite Trade Barriers pp. 1 Downloads
Jayson Beckman
Potential Implications of Health Care Reform for Farm Families pp. 1 Downloads
James Williamson
Net Farm and Net Cash Income Forecast Below 10-Year Moving Average for First Time Since 2009 pp. 1 Downloads
Kevin Patrick and Ryan Kuhns
Long-Term Agricultural Productivity Growth Lowers Agricultural Commodity Prices, Short-Term Productivity Changes Contribute to Price Variability pp. 1 Downloads
Sun Ling Wang
Native Americans Living in Tribal Areas Face Longer Trips to the Grocery Store pp. 1 Downloads
Michelle Saksena and Phillip Kaufman
National Surveys Reveal Modest Improvement in the Types of Foods Available in Americans’ Homes pp. 1 Downloads
Tobenna Anekwe

2015, issue 02

How Do Households Respond to Rising Food Prices in Developing Countries? pp. 4 Downloads
Sharad Tandon and Maurice Landes
Recession Had Greater Impact on Visits to Sit-Down Restaurants Than Fast Food Places pp. 4 Downloads
Karen Hamrick
Many U.S. School Districts Serve Local Foods pp. 8 Downloads
Katherine Ralston and Matthew Benson
Restricting Sugar-Sweetened Beverages From SNAP Purchases Not Likely To Lower Consumption pp. 11 Downloads
Jessica Todd and Michele Ver Ploeg
Measuring Access to Food in Tanzania: A Food Basket Approach pp. 13 Downloads
Nancy Cochrane and Anna D'Souza

2015, issue 01

New Regulations Will Inform Consumers About Calories in Restaurant Foods pp. 1 Downloads
Hayden Stewart and Rosanna Morrison
Options for Improving Conservation Programs: Insights From Auction Theory and Economic Experiments pp. 1 Downloads
Daniel Hellerstein, Nathaniel Higgins and Michael Roberts
Japan, Vietnam, and the Asian Model of Agricultural Development and Trade pp. 1 Downloads
Shawn Arita, John Dyck and David Marquardt
Profit Margin Increases With Farm Size pp. 1 Downloads
Robert Hoppe
Prices Play Greater Role Than Access in Food-Purchase Decisions for SNAP Households pp. 1 Downloads
Biing-Hwan Lin and Michele Ver Ploeg
Strict Standards Nearly Eliminate Salmonella From Ground Beef Supplied to Schools pp. 1 Downloads
John Bovay and Michael Ollinger
Changes in U.S. Dairy Commercial Exports and Domestic Commercial Disappearance pp. 1 Downloads
Jerry Cessna and Lindsay Kuberka
The Size and Scope of Locally Marketed Food Production pp. 1 Downloads
Stephen Vogel and Sarah Low
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