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

2003 - 2020

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2014, issue 11

Inflation and Higher Food Prices Kept Food Insecurity Rates Relatively High After the 2007-09 Recession pp. 1 Downloads
Alisha Coleman-Jensen and Christian Gregory
With Adequate Productivity Growth, Global Agriculture Is Resilient to Future Population and Economic Growth pp. 1 Downloads
Ronald Sands
Rural Areas Lag Urban Areas in College Completion pp. 1 Downloads
Alexander Marré
Returns to Organic Corn Production Were Higher Than Conventional in 2010 pp. 1 Downloads
Linda Foreman
Milk Production Continues Shifting to Large-Scale Farms pp. 1 Downloads
James MacDonald and Doris Newton

2014, issue 10

Greater Heat Stress From Climate Change Could Lower Dairy Productivity pp. 1 Downloads
Nigel Key and Stacy Sneeringer
SNAP Households Must Balance Multiple Priorities To Achieve a Healthful Diet pp. 1 Downloads
Lisa Mancino and Joanne Guthrie
Slow Sales Growth and Increased Company Acquisitions Impact U.S. Food Retailing pp. 1 Downloads
Howard Elitzak
Higher Corn Returns Changes Corn Farm Dynamics pp. 1 Downloads
William McBride and Linda Foreman

2014, issue 09

The Importance of Federal Crop Insurance Premium Subsidies pp. 1 Downloads
Erik O'Donoghue
Rural Employment in Recession and Recovery pp. 1 Downloads
Tom Hertz, Lorin Kusmin, Alexander Marré and Timothy Parker
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Price Patterns Differ Across Commodities: The Case of Strawberries and Apples pp. 1 Downloads
Kristy Plattner, Agnes Perez and Suzanne Thornsbury
Economic Responses Offset Potential Climate Change Impacts on Global Agriculture pp. 1 Downloads
Ronald Sands
Agritourism Farms Are More Diverse Than Other U.S. Farms pp. 1 Downloads
Faqir Bagi
What Happened to the “'Creative Class' Job Growth Engine” During the Recession and Recovery? pp. 1 Downloads
Timothy Wojan
ERS’s Food Consumption and Nutrient Intake Data—Tools for Assessing Americans’ Diets pp. 1 Downloads
Biing-Hwan Lin and Rosanna Morrison

2014, issue 08

Calorie Labeling on Restaurant Menus—Who Is Likely to Use It? pp. 1 Downloads
Christian Gregory, Ilya Rahkovsky and Tobenna Anekwe
Additionality in Agricultural Conservation Programs pp. 1 Downloads
Roger Claassen and Eric Duquette
WIC Foods Cost More in Smaller Stores pp. 1 Downloads
Richard Volpe
Extension Faces Challenges Entering Its Second Century pp. 1 Downloads
Sun Ling Wang
Agricultural Energy Use and the Proposed Clean Power Plan pp. 1 Downloads
Shellye Suttles
New Data on U.S. Food-Away-From-Home Prices Show Geographic and Time Variation pp. 1 Downloads
Aylin Kumcu and Abigail Okrent

2014, issue 07

Productivity Impacts on Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa pp. 1 Downloads
Stacey Rosen, Keith Fuglie, Nicholas Rada and Birgit Meade
Financial Risks and Incomes in Contract Broiler Production pp. 1 Downloads
James MacDonald
Natural Gas Extraction and Local Economies—No Evidence of a “Natural Resource Curse” pp. 1 Downloads
Jeremy Weber
Imports of Many Fruits and Vegetables Dominated By Few Source Countries pp. 1 Downloads
Peyton Ferrier
Food Assistance Program Connects Low-Income Seniors with Fresh Farm Produce pp. 1 Downloads
Elizabeth Beaulieu
Participating in SNAP Is Associated With Less Time Spent Eating pp. 1 Downloads
Charlotte Tuttle
U.S. Organic Trade Includes Fresh Produce Exports and Tropical Imports pp. 1 Downloads
Catherine Greene

2014, issue 06

2014 Farm Act Shifts Crop Commodity Programs Away From Fixed Payments and Expands Program Choices pp. 1 Downloads
Anne Effland, Joseph Cooper and Erik O'Donoghue
2014 Farm Act Maintains SNAP Eligibility Guidelines and Funds New Initiatives pp. 1 Downloads
Laura Tiehen
Differences in Per-Person Food Costs for SNAP and WIC Have Widened Over Time pp. 1 Downloads
Victor Oliveira
Managing the Costs of Reducing Agriculture’s Footprint on the Chesapeake Bay pp. 1 Downloads
Marc Ribaudo, Jeff Savage and Marcel Aillery
Support for the Organic Sector Expands in the 2014 Farm Act pp. 1 Downloads
Catherine Greene
Antibiotics Used For Growth Promotion Have a Small Positive Effect on Hog Farm Productivity pp. 1 Downloads
Nigel Key and William McBride
South Korea-United States Free Trade Agreement Benefits U.S. Dairy Trade pp. 1 Downloads
Lindsay Kuberka and Keithly Jones

2014, issue 05

Beginning Farmers and Ranchers and the Agricultural Act of 2014 pp. 1 Downloads
James Williamson
Food Loss—Questions About the Amount and Causes Still Remain pp. 1 Downloads
Jean Buzby, Hodan Wells and Jaspreet Aulakh
Double Cropping by U.S. Farmers Varies Over Time and Regionally pp. 1 Downloads
Allison Borchers and Steven Wallander
Wheat Prices Driven By Supply and Demand, Not Speculators pp. 1 Downloads
Michael Adjemian and Joseph Janzen
Consumers Devote a Higher Share of Food Spending to Fruits and Vegetables in Supermarkets Than In Supercenters pp. 1 Downloads
Richard Volpe
Pesticide Use Peaked in 1981, Then Trended Downward, Driven by Technological Innovations and Other Factors pp. 1 Downloads
Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo, Craig Osteen, Richard Nehring and Seth James Wechsler
Trends in U.S. Per Capita Consumption of Dairy Products, 1970-2012 pp. 1 Downloads
Jeanine Bentley

2014, issue 04

2014 Farm Act Continues Most Previous Trends In Conservation pp. 1 Downloads
Roger Claassen
Healthy Vegetables Undermined by the Company They Keep pp. 1 Downloads
Joanne Guthrie and Biing-Hwan Lin
Higher Food Prices Mean Higher Rates of Food Insecurity for SNAP Participants pp. 1 Downloads
Christian Gregory and Alisha Coleman-Jensen
Small Acreage Farms in the United States pp. 1 Downloads
Doris Newton
The Impact of Migration on China’s Rice Production pp. 1 Downloads
Chenggang Wang, Nicholas Rada, Lijian Qin and Suwen Pan
Food Price Transmissions From Farm to Retail pp. 1 Downloads
Annemarie Kuhns and Richard Volpe

2014, issue 03

China in the Next Decade: Rising Meat Demand and Growing Imports of Feed pp. 1 Downloads
James Hansen and Fred Gale
Farm Businesses Well-Positioned Financially, Despite Rising Debt pp. 1 Downloads
Kevin Patrick and Jennifer Ifft
Food Prices—Taking the Long-Term View pp. 1 Downloads
Richard Volpe
Confined Livestock Operations Account For a Majority of the Chesapeake Bay Area’s Farmland With Applied Manure pp. 1 Downloads
Stacy Sneeringer
New International Evidence on Food Consumption Patterns: A Focus on Cross-Price Effects Based on 2005 International Comparison Program Data pp. 1 Downloads
Birgit Meade and Andrew Muhammad

2014, issue 02

Family Farming in the United States pp. 1 Downloads
James MacDonald
Less Eating Out, Improved Diets, and More Family Meals in the Wake of the Great Recession pp. 1 Downloads
Jessica Todd and Rosanna Mentzer Morrison
Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops by U.S. Farmers Has Increased Steadily for Over 15 Years pp. 1 Downloads
Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo, Seth James Wechsler and Michael Livingston
What Can State-Level Reforms Tell Us About India’s National Food Security Act? pp. 1 Downloads
Sharad Tandon, Maurice Landes, Prasad Krishnamurthy and Vikram Pathania
Infant Formula Costs to the WIC Program Fall pp. 1 Downloads
Victor Oliveira and Elizabeth Frazao
Livestock Gross Margin-Dairy—an Effective Risk Management Tool? pp. 1 Downloads
Don Blayney and Roberto Mosheim
Farm Financial Position Expected to Remain Strong Despite a Forecast Drop in 2014 Income pp. 1 Downloads
Kevin Patrick, Jennifer Ifft and Mitch Morehart
Poverty and Deep Poverty Increasing in Rural America pp. 1 Downloads
Tracey Farrigan

2014, issue 01

USDA’s Food Assistance Programs: Legacies of the War on Poverty pp. 1 Downloads
Victor Oliveira, Laura Tiehen and Michele Ver Ploeg
Productivity Growth Slows for Specialized Hog Finishing Operations pp. 1 Downloads
William McBride and Nigel Key
India Continues To Grapple With Food Insecurity pp. 1 Downloads
Sharad Tandon and Maurice Landes
The Rise of Foreign Wine Demand in China pp. 1 Downloads
Andrew Muhammad
Production Contracts May Help Small Hog Farms Grow in Size pp. 1 Downloads
Nigel Key
Most Recent Recession Doubled Share of SNAP Households Receiving Unemployment Insurance pp. 1 Downloads
Mark Prell
Impact of Oil Prices on Produce Prices Depends on Route and Mode of Transportation pp. 1 Downloads
Richard Volpe
Agricultural Productivity Growth in the United States: 1948-2011 pp. 1 Downloads
Sun Ling Wang and Eldon Ball
Onshore Oil and Gas Development in the Lower 48 States: Introducing a County-Level Database of Production for 2000-2011 pp. 1 Downloads
Jeremy Weber, Sarah Low and Nicholas Walsh
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