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Understanding the Rise in Rural Child Poverty, 2003-14
Rural child poverty rose between 2003 and 2014, increasing even in pre- and post-recession years. ERS looks at the effects of declining average incomes among rural families and rising rural income inequality.

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Global Macroeconomic Changes Drive Downturn in U.S. Agricultural Exports
The macroeconomic outlook underlying the 2016 USDA agricultural projections indicates a slowdown in global income growth and a stronger dollar, implying smaller projected gains in agricultural trade and declines in U.S. market share.
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International Food Security Assessment, 2016-26
The share of food-insecure people in the 76 low- and middle-income countries included in this report is projected to fall from 17 percent in 2016 to 6 percent in 2026. The number of food-insecure people is projected to fall by 59 percent.
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Impacts of Ethanol Demand and Oil Prices on Brazil's Agricultural Land Use
ERS examines the extent to which changes in oil prices could affect Brazil’s ethanol sector and the agricultural land-use decisions on production of sugarcane—Brazil's main ethanol feedstock—versus other crop and livestock activities.
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The Food Access Research Atlas
Updated online mapping tool measures access to affordable, nutritious food by census tract, using indicators such as distance to grocery stores and vehicle availability; updates previous estimates of food desert census tracts.

Last updated: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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