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Household Food Security in the U.S. in 2015
ERS will host a webinar presenting an overview of USDA’s report on the prevalence of food insecurity in U.S. households in 2015. Time: Wednesday, September 7, 11 a.m. EDT. The report will be released at 9 a.m.

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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.
Highlights From the 2016 Farm Income Forecast
Farm sector profitability is forecast down for the third year. Net farm income is forecast at $71.5 billion in 2016, down 11.5 percent from the 2015 estimate. Median farm household income is forecast essentially unchanged at $76,282.

Last updated: Wednesday, September 07, 2016

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