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

2003 - 2020

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2012, issue 04

Agricultural Policies Have Little Effect on U.S. Calorie Consumption pp. 1 Downloads
Abigail Okrent
Dietary Guidelines Have Encouraged Some Americans To Purchase More Whole-Grain Bread pp. 1 Downloads
Lisa Mancino and Fred Kuchler
A Market for U.S. Distillers Dried Grains Emerges in China pp. 1 Downloads
Michael Jewison and Gale, H. Frederick,
Alternative Policies To Promote Anaerobic Digesters Produce Positive Net Benefits pp. 1 Downloads
Stacy Sneeringer
Nitrogen Management in Corn Production Appears To Be Improving pp. 1 Downloads
Marc Ribaudo
Natural Gas Extraction Creates Local Jobs in the Short Term pp. 1 Downloads
Jeremy Weber
Population Trends in Nonmetro America Vary Considerably by Age Group and County Type pp. 1 Downloads
John Cromartie
Indicators - December 2012 pp. 1 Downloads
Farmers' Markets Concentrated in Metro Counties pp. 1 Downloads
Phillip R. Kaufman
The Concentration of Poverty Is a Growing Rural Problem pp. 4 Downloads
Tracey L. Farrigan and Timothy S. Parker
Economic and Financial Conditions Bode Well for U.S. Agriculture pp. 5 Downloads
Mathew Shane and Mitchell J. Morehart
Gobbling Up Snacks: Cause or Potential Cure for Childhood Obesity? pp. 6 Downloads
Elizabeth Frazao, Hayden Stewart, Jeffrey Hyman and Andrea Carlson
Rising Concentration in Agricultural Input Industries Influences New Farm Technologies pp. 6 Downloads
Keith Fuglie, John L. King, Paul W. Heisey and David Schimmelpfennig

2012, issue 03

In the Long Run: Share of Food Spending by Source pp. 3 Downloads
Aylin Kumcu
On the Map: The Conservation Challenge for Sustainable Irrigated Agriculture pp. 3 Downloads
Glenn Schaible
Indicators pp. 3 Downloads
Baselines--Key to the Costs and Benefits of Environmental Markets pp. 3 Downloads
Elizabeth Marshall and Marca Weinberg
Mexico Emerges as an Exporter of Beef to the United States pp. 3 Downloads
Rachel Johnson and Amy Hagerman
Improving Water-Use Efficiency Remains a Challenge for U.S. Irrigated Agriculture pp. 4 Downloads
Glenn Schaible and Marcel P. Aillery
How Much U.S. Meat Comes From Foreign Sources? pp. 4 Downloads
Kenneth Mathews, Rachel Johnson and Keithly Jones
Retail Dairy Prices Respond Differently to Farm Milk Price Shocks pp. 4 Downloads
Don Blayney and Hayden Stewart
Water Constraints Shape Long-Term Prospects for Wheat Production in Afghanistan pp. 4 Downloads
Suresh Chand Persaud
Brazil’s Agricultural Productivity Growth Spurred by Research pp. 4 Downloads
Constanza Valdes and Nicholas Rada
Health Care Expenditures of Self-Employed Farm Households pp. 4 Downloads
Hisham S. El-Osta and Mary Clare Ahearn
Expansion in Direct Payments Did Not Lead to More Crop Production pp. 4 Downloads
Jeremy Weber and Nigel Key
U.S. Per Capita Availability of Chicken Surpasses That of Beef pp. 4 Downloads
Jeanine Bentley
Healthy Foods Not Necessarily More Expensive Than Less Healthy Foods pp. 4 Downloads
Elizabeth Frazao and Andrea Carlson
Food Processing Costs Per Food-at-Home Dollar Rose Sharply in 2009 and 2010 pp. 4 Downloads
Patrick N. Canning
Trans Fats Are Less Common in New Food Products pp. 4 Downloads
Ilya Rahkovsky
Middle-Income Countries Drive U.S. Agricultural Trade pp. 5 Downloads
Birgit Meade
Factors Affecting Food Production Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa pp. 7 Downloads
Stacey Rosen and Shahla Shapouri
Creating Rural Wealth: A New Lens for Rural Development Efforts pp. 10 Downloads
John Pender, Richard J. Reeder and Alexander Marré
Farmland Values on the Rise: 2000-2010 pp. 10 Downloads
Cynthia J. Nickerson, Jennifer Ilfft, Mitchell J. Morehart and Todd Kuethe
New Evidence Points to Robust But Uneven Productivity Growth in Global Agriculture pp. 10 Downloads
Sun Ling Wang and Keith Fuglie
What Role Do Food and Beverage Prices Have on Diet and Health Outcomes? pp. 11 Downloads
Jessica Todd and Biing-Hwan Lin
Long-Term Prospects for Agriculture Reflect Growing Demand for Food, Fiber, and Fuel pp. 12 Downloads
Paul Westcott and Ronald Trostle

2012, issue 02

Fresh Vegetables and Salty Snacks Cost More in Urban Locales pp. 3 Downloads
Hayden Stewart and Diansheng Dong
Consumers Appear Indifferent to Country-of-Origin Labeling for Shrimp pp. 3 Downloads
Barry Krissoff and Fred Kuchler
In the Long Run: Global Private-Sector Research Is Considerably Larger for Crop Inputs Than for Livestock pp. 3 Downloads
Paul W. Heisey
On the Map: Increases in U.S. Poverty Rate Were Highest in the Manufacturing Areas of the Midwest and South pp. 3 Downloads
Timothy A. Parker and Tracey L. Farrigan
Potential Rural Implications of Federal Budget Pressures pp. 4 Downloads
Richard J. Reeder and Faqir Singh Bagi
Stricter Rules Prompt Livestock Producers To Choose Farm Size Just Below Regulatory Cutoff pp. 4 Downloads
Stacy Sneeringer and Nigel Key
R&D and Productivity Lag in Food Manufacturing pp. 4 Downloads
Kelly A. Day-Rubenstein and Keith Fuglie
Farm Program Changes Could Affect Environmental Compliance Incentives pp. 4 Downloads
Roger Claassen
Food Insecurity More Common for Households With Nonstandard Work Arrangements pp. 4 Downloads
Alisha Coleman-Jensen
Investigating the Time Use Patterns of Obese Americans pp. 4 Downloads
Karen Hamrick
What Role Do Food and Beverage Prices Have in Childhood Obesity? pp. 4 Downloads
Jessica Todd
Ethanol Strengthens the Link Between Agriculture and Energy Markets pp. 4 Downloads
Lihong McPhail and Xiaodong Du
Potential Developing Country Agricultural Safeguards in Cereal Grains Markets pp. 4 Downloads
Amanda M. Leister
Indicators pp. 4 Downloads
Food and Nutrient Intake Data: Taking a Look at the Nutritional Quality of Foods Eaten at Home and Away From Home pp. 6 Downloads
Biing-Hwan Lin and Rosanna Mentzer Morrison
Emergence and Impact of USDA’s WASDE Report pp. 8 Downloads
Michael Adjemian
Immigration Policy and Its Possible Effects on U.S. Agriculture pp. 10 Downloads
Steven Zahniser, Tom Hertz and Maureen Rimmer
Private Industry Investing Heavily, and Globally, in Research To Improve Agricultural Productivity pp. 10 Downloads
Keith Fuglie, Paul W. Heisey, John L. King and David Schimmelpfennig
SNAP Benefits Alleviate the Intensity and Incidence of Poverty pp. 11 Downloads
Laura Tiehen and Michele Ver Ploeg

2012, issue 01

China’s Hog Cycle Boosts U.S. Pork Exports pp. 1 Downloads
Gale, H. Frederick, and Daniel Marti
In the Long Run pp. 3 Downloads
Cynthia J. Nickerson
On the Map pp. 3 Downloads
Roger Claassen
Indicators pp. 4 Downloads
Net Farm Income Is Expected To Decline in 2012 But Remain at a Near Record Level pp. 4 Downloads
Timothy Park, Christopher McGath, Kevin Patrick, Jennifer Ifft and Theodore Covey
Hog Spot Market Prices Not Strongly Associated With Production Contracts pp. 4 Downloads
Nigel Key
Public Agricultural Research Investment Helps Determine Productivity Growth pp. 4 Downloads
Paul W. Heisey, Sun Ling Wang and Keith Fuglie
Recent Conservation Reserve Program Enrollments Signal Changing Priorities pp. 4 Downloads
Daniel Hellerstein
Green Payments: Can Conservation and Commodity Programs Be Combined? pp. 4 Downloads
Roger Claassen
Food Retailers Adjust Private-Label Prices as Costs and Consumer Demand Change pp. 4 Downloads
Richard Volpe
Americans More Realistic About Their Diet Quality pp. 4 Downloads
Christian Gregory
Feeding Children After School: The Expanding Role of USDA Child Nutrition Programs pp. 4 Downloads
Joanne Guthrie
Limited Base Acre Provision in the 2008 Farm Act Yields Small Budgetary Savings pp. 4 Downloads
Christine Arriola and Barry Krissoff
Visualizing Farm Program Participation and Benefits Across the U.S pp. 5 Downloads
Anne Effland, Erik O'Donoghue, Vincent E. Breneman and David Nulph
Government Commodity Payments Continue To Shift to Larger Farms, Higher Income Households pp. 5 Downloads
T. Kirk White and Robert A. Hoppe
How Is Land in the United States Used? A Focus on Agricultural Land pp. 6 Downloads
Allison Borchers and Cynthia J. Nickerson
What’s Behind the Rise in SNAP Participation? pp. 6 Downloads
Margaret Andrews and David Smallwood
Identifying Federal Farm Programs’ Potential Overlaps pp. 7 Downloads
Erik O'Donoghue, Anne Effland and Joseph Cooper
Per Capita Income Grows Faster in Delta Regional Authority Counties pp. 9 Downloads
John Pender and Richard J. Reeder
Switching the Payment Trigger for an Area-Based Revenue Program Could Increase Participation pp. 11 Downloads
Robert Dismukes, Christine Arriola, Keith Coble and David Ubilava


Conservation Program Provision May Have Limited Impact on Underserved Farmer Participation; Will Benefits Also Fall? pp. 1 Downloads
Michael S. Hand and Cynthia J. Nickerson
Million-Dollar Farms Dominate Production of Some Commodities pp. 1 Downloads
Robert A. Hoppe
Designing an Effective Rural Development Strategy pp. 1 Downloads
Richard J. Reeder
Indicators Highlight Links Between Agricultural Resources and the Environment pp. 1 Downloads
Keith D. Wiebe
International Trade, Biofuel Initiatives Reshaping the Soybean Sector pp. 1 Downloads
Mark S. Ash and Erik Dohlman
One in Five Rural Counties Depends on Farming pp. 1 Downloads
Linda M. Ghelfi and David McGranahan
Do Local Food Stamp Offices Improve Access for the Working Poor? pp. 1 Downloads
Margaret Andrews
Consumers Willing To Pay a Premium for Organic Produce pp. 2 Downloads
Travis Smith and Biing-Hwan Lin
Working Parents Outsource Children's Meals pp. 2 Downloads
Joanne Guthrie and Ket McClelland
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers: Who Are They? pp. 2 Downloads
Mary Clare Ahearn
Food Stamp Program Boosts Farm Income and Jobs pp. 2 Downloads
Kenneth Hanson
Roundtable on Food Safety Insurance and Risks pp. 2 Downloads
Fred Kuchler
Changing nonmetro definitions affect population counts pp. 4 Downloads
John Cromartie
Estimating Food Access and Food Gaps in Low-Income Countries pp. 4 Downloads
Birgit Meade and Stacey Rosen
Farm Employment pp. 4 Downloads
David Torgerson
Insidious Consumption: Surprising Factors That Influence What We Eat and How Much pp. 6 Downloads
Lisa Mancino
The World Bids Farewell to the Multifiber Arrangement pp. 6 Downloads
Stephen MacDonald
Production Costs Critical to Farming Decisions pp. 8 Downloads
William McBride
What Weight Problem? pp. 8 Downloads
Fred Kuchler and Jayachandran N. Variyam
Processed Food Trade Pressured by Evolving Global Supply Chains pp. 8 Downloads
Anita Regmi and Mark J. Gehlhar
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