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

2003 - 2020

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2013, issue 11

Energy Development’s Impacts on Rural Employment Growth pp. 1 Downloads
Jeremy Weber and Jason Brown
Solving Processing Issues a Key to Successful Local Meat Marketing pp. 1 Downloads
Richard Stillman, Lauren Gwin and Arion Thiboumery
New Analysis Reveals Significant Within-State Variation in SNAP Participation Rates pp. 1 Downloads
Erik Scherpf and Constance Newman
The Relationship Between Food Insecurity, Conflict, and Food Price Shocks in Afghanistan pp. 1 Downloads
Anna D'Souza and Dean Jolliffe
A Visual Primer for the Food and Agricultural Sectors pp. 1 Downloads
Lewrene Glaser, Kathleen Kassel and Rosanna Mentzer Morrison

2013, issue 10

SNAP Participation and Diet Outcomes pp. 1 Downloads
Christian Gregory
Despite Improvements in International Food Security, Nutritional Adequacy of Diets Falls Short of Targets in Many Countries pp. 1 Downloads
Birgit Meade and Stacey Rosen
Recent Estimates of the Cost of Foodborne Illness Are in General Agreement pp. 1 Downloads
Tobenna D. Anekwe and Sandra Hoffmann
Flour Imports Help Afghanistan Meet Its Growing Food Needs pp. 1 Downloads
Suresh Persaud
Public-Private Partnerships Create Opportunities To Enhance the Agricultural Research System pp. 1 Downloads
Andrew A. Toole
Growth in Global Agricultural Productivity: An Update pp. 1 Downloads
Keith Fuglie and Nicholas Rada

2013, issue 09

U.S. Exports Surge as China Supports Agricultural Prices pp. 1 Downloads
Fred Gale
Effects of Changes in SNAP Benefits on Food Security pp. 1 Downloads
Mark Nord
Summer Weather Most Important for Corn and Soybean Yields pp. 1 Downloads
Paul Westcott
Who Is Adopting Organic Farming Practices? pp. 1 Downloads
Faqir Bagi
Growth Patterns in the U.S. Organic Industry pp. 1 Downloads
Catherine Greene

2013, issue 08

Eating Better at School: Can New Policies Improve Children’s Food Choices? pp. 1 Downloads
Joanne Guthrie and Constance Newman
Cropland Consolidation and the Future of Family Farms pp. 1 Downloads
James MacDonald
Americans Not Drinking Milk as Often as Their Parents Did pp. 1 Downloads
Hayden Stewart and Diansheng Dong
When Working Off the Farm, Farm Operators Most Commonly Work in Management and Professional Occupations pp. 1 Downloads
Jeremy Weber and Jason Brown
Evaluating the Resource Cost and Transferability of Brazil’s Cerrado Agricultural “Miracle” pp. 1 Downloads
Nicholas Rada
Western Irrigated Agriculture: Production Value, Water Use, Costs, and Technology Vary by Farm Size pp. 1 Downloads
Glenn Schaible and Marcel Aillery

2013, issue 07

Solving the Commodity Markets’ Non-Convergence Puzzle pp. 1 Downloads
Michael Adjemian, Philip Garcia, Scott Irwin and Aaron Smith
Developing Countries Dominate World Demand for Agricultural Products pp. 1 Downloads
Ronald Trostle and Ralph Seeley
Post-Recession, a Greater Share of Food-Insecure Children Have Parents Who Are Unemployed or Working Part-Time pp. 1 Downloads
Alisha Coleman-Jensen and Mark Nord
High RIN Prices Suggest Market Factors Likely To Constrain Future U.S. Ethanol Expansion pp. 1 Downloads
Paul Westcott and Lihong McPhail
Effects of Large-Scale Hog Production on Local Labor Markets pp. 1 Downloads
Stacy Sneeringer and Tom Hertz
Price Inflation for Food Outpacing Many Other Spending Categories pp. 1 Downloads
Richard Volpe

2013, issue 06

Obesity and Other Health Concerns Lead Food Companies To Step Up Health and Nutrient Claims pp. 1 Downloads
Stephen Martinez
The Role of Conservation Program Design in Drought-Risk Adaptation pp. 1 Downloads
Steven Wallander, Daniel Hellerstein and Marcel Aillery
Changes in Income Have Small Effect on Where a Household Shops for Milk pp. 1 Downloads
Diansheng Dong and Hayden Stewart
Food Insecurity Increased in Most States From 2001 to 2011 pp. 1 Downloads
Alisha Coleman-Jensen
Complex Array of Factors Influence World Sugar Prices pp. 1 Downloads
Stephen Haley
Rural Internet at a Crossroads pp. 1 Downloads
Peter Stenberg
ERS Food Dollar Series Allows an Indepth Look at Farm Level Components of the U.S. Food Dollar pp. 1 Downloads
Patrick Canning

2013, issue 05

Food Insecurity in U.S. Households Rarely Persists Over Many Years pp. 1 Downloads
Mark Nord
China’s Agricultural Productivity Growth: Strong But Uneven pp. 1 Downloads
Sun Ling Wang and Fred Gale
Onfarm Energy Use Fairly Steady in 2001-11, But Share of Production Costs Rose pp. 1 Downloads
Jayson Beckman
ERS’s Food Loss Data Help Inform the Food Waste Discussion pp. 1 Downloads
Jean Buzby, Hodan Wells and Jeanine Bentley

2013, issue 04

Crop Outlook Reflects Near-Term Prices and Longer Term Market Trends pp. 1 Downloads
Mark Jekanowski and Gary Vocke
Research Raises Agricultural Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa pp. 1 Downloads
Keith Fuglie and Nicholas Rada
Disability Is an Important Risk Factor for Food Insecurity pp. 1 Downloads
Alisha Coleman-Jensen and Mark Nord
Economic Conditions Affect the Share of Children Receiving Free or Reduced-Price School Lunches pp. 1 Downloads
Kenneth Hanson and Victor Oliveira
Why Do Indian Mangoes Cost So Much? pp. 1 Downloads
Peyton Ferrier and Maurice Landes
Among Women Farmers, Different Specializations Dominate Farm Numbers, Farm Sales pp. 1 Downloads
Robert Hoppe
The Revised ERS Farm Typology: Classifying U.S. Farms To Reflect Today's Agriculture pp. 1 Downloads
Robert Hoppe and James MacDonald
Nonmetro Areas as a Whole Experience First Period of Population Loss pp. 1 Downloads
John Cromartie

2013, issue 03

Free-Trade Agreements: New Trade Opportunities for Horticulture pp. 1 Downloads
John Wainio and Barry Krissoff
The Importance of Farmer-Owned Nonfarm Businesses in the Rural Economy pp. 1 Downloads
Stephen Vogel
The Food Costs of Healthier School Lunches pp. 1 Downloads
Constance Newman
China’s Cotton Policies To Lower Domestic Consumption and Imports pp. 1 Downloads
James Kiawu
Younger Beginning Farmers Tend To Operate Larger Farms pp. 1 Downloads
Mary Ahearn
Understanding Farm Income’s Role in Farm Household Finances pp. 1 Downloads
Jeremy Weber and Ron Durst

2013, issue 02

Different Measures of Food Access Inform Different Solutions pp. 1 Downloads
Paula Dutko and Michele Ver Ploeg
Productivity Gains Increase U.S. Commercial Pork Production pp. 1 Downloads
Kenneth Mathews, Keithly Jones and Rachel Johnson
While Crop Rotations Are Common, Cover Crops Remain Rare pp. 1 Downloads
Steven Wallander
Farm Income Forecast To Remain High in 2013 pp. 1 Downloads
Jennifer Ifft and Kevin Patrick


Indicators Table pp. 4 Downloads
Bt Corn Adoption by U.S. Farmers Increases Yields and Profits pp. 4 Downloads
Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo and Seth James Wechsler
Effects of U.S. Wind Power Development on County-Level Income and Employment pp. 4 Downloads
Jason P. Brown and John Pender
Substitute and Complementary Foods Are Important When Assessing Impacts of Price Policies on Dietary Quality pp. 4 Downloads
Abigail Okrent
Analysis of Those Leaving USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Reveals the Program’s Effectiveness pp. 4 Downloads
Mark Nord
Characteristics of U.S. Cotton Farms Vary Widely pp. 4 Downloads
Linda Foreman
Protected-Culture Technology Transforms the Fresh-Tomato Market pp. 4 Downloads
Linda Calvin and Suzanne Thornsbury
New ERS Data Product Links Food Availability and Food Intake Data pp. 7 Downloads
Biing-Hwan Lin and Carolyn C. Rogers
Southeast Asia Projected To Remain Top Rice Exporter pp. 11 Downloads
Nathan W. Childs, John Dyck and James M. Hansen
Federal Income Tax Reform and the Potential Effects on Farm Households pp. 12 Downloads
Ron L. Durst and James M. Williamson
Adaptation Can Help U.S. Crop Producers Confront Climate Change pp. 14 Downloads
Scott A. Malcolm, Elizabeth Marshall, Paul W. Heisey and Michael Livingston
Americans’ Food Choices at Home and Away: How Do They Compare With Recommendations? pp. 14 Downloads
Joanne Guthrie, Biing-Hwan Lin, Abigail Okrent and Volpe, Richard J.,
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