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Household Food Security in the United States in 2015
An estimated 12.7 percent of U.S. households were food insecure in 2015, down from 14.0 percent in 2014. Food-insecure households are those that lack consistent access to adequate, healthful food.

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Nutrient Trading More Challenging for Livestock Farmers Than Crop Growers
Nutrient trading is a strategy in which polluters with high costs of reducing pollution can pay farmers to limit nutrient runoff into the Chesapeake Bay. But nutrient trading is more complex for livestock operations than for crop farms.
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The Rice Market in South Korea
Rice is Korea’s staple grain and most important crop. The U.S. was a key supplier of rice to this market in the 20th century and has supplied over a million tons since 2000. A tariff-rate quota now effectively precludes over-quota imports.
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The Effects of the Margin Protection Program for Dairy Producers
ERS examines potential impacts of the Margin Protection Program for Dairy Producers on average margins, risks, and supply responses for dairy farms of different sizes and regions and at different coverage levels.
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How the 2009 Stimulus Act Affected SNAP Recipients
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act increased SNAP benefits by 14 percent in April 2009. ERS examines how the additional benefits affected the food spending behavior of SNAP participants.

Last updated: Thursday, September 29, 2016

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