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Description: Feature articles in the November 2007 issue include ... Do Food Labels Make a Difference? Sometimes; Integrating Conservation and Commodity Program Payments: A Look at the Tradeoffs; The Future of Biofuels: A Global Perspective; Cropland Concentrating Faster Where Payments Are Higher. Other articles cover such topics as…Chinese exchange rate policy, global wheat production, food product introductions, Americans’ dairy consumption, effect of the Conservation Reserve Program on outdoor recreation, forces affecting nitrogen fertilizer prices, arts employment in rural areas, “million-dollar” farms, and measuring the distribution of farms and farm sizes. Also includes selected statistics on agriculture and trade, diet and health, natural resources, farm households, and rural America.

 
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Amber Waves : Global Supply Chains Shape Processed Food Trade: Iss...

By: Usda Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the February 2005 issue include…Processed Food Trade Pressured by Evolving Global Supply Chains; The Price is Right: Economics and the Rise in Obesity; Farm Programs, Natural Amenities, and Rural Development; U.S.-Canadian Hog Trade: Market Integration at Work. Other articles cover such topics as…Japan’s wheat production, China’s economic growth, U.S. tobacco program, cheese consumption, WIC food costs, farm operators, farm income for cor...

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Amber Waves : Trade Partners Seek Common Ground on Food Safety Iss...

By: Usda Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the November 2003 issue include: Food Safety and Trade: Regulations, Risks, and Reconciliation; From Supply Push to Demand Pull: Agribusiness Strategies for Today’s Consumers; Consumers and the Future of Biotech Foods in the United States; Emphasis Shifts in U.S. Agri-Environmental Policy. Other articles cover such topics as....global food consumption and expenditures, China’s vegetable exports, livestock shipments, fruit and vegetable co...

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Amber Waves : China's Growing Affluence : How Food Markets Are Res...

By: Usda Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the June 2003 issue include...China’s Growing Affluence: How Food Markets are Responding; Plant Genetic Resources: New Rules for International Exchange; Rural Welfare Reform: Lessons Learned; Aiming for Targets, Saving on Arrows: Recent Insights from Two USDA Food Assistance Programs. Other articles cover such topics as....World Wheat Markets; U.S. and EU Agricultural Policies; Consumer Attitudes Toward Biotech Foods; U.S. Hog and Poultry...

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Amber Waves : Demographic Trends Shape the Asia-Pacific Food Syste...

By: Usda Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the June 2004 issue include: Where Will Demographics Take the Asia-Pacific Food System? Emergency Food Providers Help Poor Households Put Food on the Table, Have Conservation Compliance Incentives Reduced Soil Erosion? Rural Hispanics: Employment and Residential Trends. Other articles cover such topics as... Cuba's tropical fruit industry, global trade in fruits and vegetables, Mexico's corn industry, low income households' expenditures o...

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Amber Waves : U. S. Farm Programs : States' Role Could Be Broadene...

By: Usda Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the November 2004 issue include...Devolution of Farm Programs Could Broaden States' Role in Ag Policy, Farmland Retirement's Impact on Rural Growth, U.S. Peanut Sector Adapts to Major Policy Changes, Low-Skill Jobs: A Shrinking Share of the Rural Economy. Other articles cover such topics as...grain exports from the Black Sea region, China's demand for commodities, contract use, obesity, decoupled payments, direct payments, the rural-urban...

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Amber Waves : Evaluating Conservation Programs : Understanding the...

By: Usda Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the September 2004 issue include...Measuring the Success of Conservation Programs, European Union Adopts Significant Farm Reform, Sharing the Economic Burden: Who Pays for WIC's Infant Formula?, Fifty Years of U.S. Food Aid and Its Role in Reducing World Hunger. Other article cover such topics as...meat price spreads, soybean price forecasts, local food stamp office practices, spending at full-service and fast food restaurants, soybean ru...

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Amber Waves : Eliminating Planting Restrictions…How Would Markets ...

By: Usda Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the February 2007 issue include…Relaxing Fruit and Vegetable Restrictions, Weaker Dollar Strengthens U.S. Agriculture, Farmers Balance Off-Farm Work and Technology Adoption. Other articles cover such topics as…organic poultry and eggs, rough rice exports, the National School Lunch Program, food retailing, targeting conservation funds, using bidding to improve cost-effectiveness of conservation programs, farm net cash income, combining inc...

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Amber Waves : Public Information Helps Farmers Make Better Decisio...

By: Usda Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the April 2006 issue include…Public Information Creates Value, Adjusting to High Energy Costs in Agriculture and Rural Economies, Economic Effects of Animal Diseases Linked to Trade Dependency, and Ethanol Reshapes the Corn Market. Other articles cover such topics as…Brazil livestock trade, Chinese banks, low-income households’ grocery expenditures, poultry consumption, U.S. organic farming, invasive species, U.S. peanut sector, U.S. whea...

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Amber Waves : Eu and U. S. Organic Sectors Shaped by Different Pol...

By: Usda Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the February 2006 issue include…EU and U.S. Organic Markets Face Strong Demand Under Different Policies, The World Bids Farewell to the Multifiber Arrangement, Agricultural Contracting: Trading Autonomy for Risk Reduction, Food Stamps and Obesity: Ironic Twist or Complex Puzzle?. Other articles cover such topics as…tobacco, Indian apples, pathogen testing, food security, ammonia emissions, conservation practices, homeownership, internet a...

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Amber Waves : Special Issue : Agriculture and the Environment: Jul...

By: Usda Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the July 2006 Special Issue include…Emphasis Shifts in U.S. Conservation Policy, Measuring the Success of Conservation Programs, Land Retirement and Working-land Conservation Structures: A Look at Farmers’ Choices, Farmland Retirement’s Impact on Rural Growth, Improving Air and Water Quality Can Be Two Sides of the Same Coin, Environmental Credit Trading: Can Farming Benefit? Other articles cover such topics as…conservation program design...

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Amber Waves : Rural Meat Processing Industry Draws Hispanic Worker...

By: Usda Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the June 2006 issue include…Meat-Processing Firms Attract Hispanic Workers to Rural America, Land Retirement and Working-land Conservation Structures: A Look at Farmers’ Choices, A Revolution in Food Retailing Underway in the Asia-Pacific Region, and Where Should the Money Go? Aligning Policies with Preferences. Other articles cover such topics as…U.S.-India oilseed trade, global hunger, children’s diets and WIC, Americans’ potato consump...

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Amber Waves : Will Americans Eat More Whole Grains: Issue June 2005

By: Usda Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the June 2005 issue include…Will 2005 Be the Year of the Whole Grain?, North America Moves Toward One Market, Obesity Policy and the Law of Unintended Consequences, and Why Hasn’t Crop Insurance Eliminated Disaster Assistance?. Other articles cover such topics as…preferential trade, China agricultural policy, fruit and vegetable trade, food product introductions, food stamp participation, biotech patent ownership, agricultural productivit...

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Amber Waves : Store Formats Key to Food Price Variations: Issue No...

By: Usda Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the November issue include…Where You Shop Matters: Store Formats Drive Variation in Retail Food Prices; Education As a Rural Development Strategy; Changing Federal Tax Policies Affect Farm Households Differently; U.S. Dairy At a New Crossroads in a Global Setting. Other articles cover such topics as…cotton yields and import demand in India, Japan apple imports, livestock price reporting, consumption of whole-grain foods, food consumption,...

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Amber Waves : Examining the Food Assistance Safety Net: Issue Sept...

By: Usda Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the September 2006 issue include…Food Assistance: How Strong Is the Safety Net?, Income Volatility Complicates Food Assistance, Global Agriculture and the Doha Round—Market Access is the Key, and Agricultural Policy Affects Land Use and the Environment. Other articles cover such topics as…Japan’s dairy industry, effects of textile trade liberalization on U.S. rural communities, food price changes since Hurricane Katrina, the effects of th...

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Amber Waves : Asia-Pacific Food Demand Increasingly Concentrated i...

By: Usda Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the September issue include…Farm Poverty Lowest in U.S. History, Asia-Pacific Transportation Infrastructure: Linking Food Sources to Urban Centers, Rural Areas Benefit From Recreation and Tourism Development, Improving Air and Water Quality Can Be Two Sides of the Same Coin. Other articles cover such topics as…food consumption in rural China, organic price premiums, global food security, consumption of nonalcoholic beverages, diet quality...

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Amber Waves : A New Window into Ers Research: Issue February 2003

By: Usda Economic Research Service

Description: Feature Articles in the premier issue include... Rural America: Opportunities and Challenges; Putting Food on the Table: Household Food Security in the United States; Managing Manure: New Clean Water Act Regulations Create Imperative for Livestock Producers; Farm Payments: Decoupled Payments Increase Households' Well-being, Not Production. Other topical Findings include... Is Japan Ready for Competition in Its Ag Markets?; The Economic Well-Being of Farm Hou...

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Amber Waves : Poverty and the Cost of Living: Issue November 2006

By: Usda Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the November 2006 issue include…Adjusting for Living Costs Can Change Who Is Considered Poor, Food Safety Improvements Underway in China, Managing Risk with Revenue Insurance, Brazil’s Booming Agriculture Faces Obstacles. Other articles cover such topics as…U.S. imports of Mexican avocados, export shares of U.S. agricultural production, food choices when eating out, infant formula prices in WIC, irrigation, nonmetro earnings, reclassifica...

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