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Webinar: Household Food Security in the United States i
In this webinar, ERS social science analyst Alisha Coleman-Jensen will provide an overview of USDA's annual report on the prevalence and severity of food insecurity in U.S. households in 2014.

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Has Mandatory Price Reporting Increased the Flow of Market Information?
ERS found that the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act, up for renewal in 2015, has improved the markets’ overall speed in absorbing new information and that it generally benefits livestock feeders, meatpackers, and—ultimately—consumers.
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The Growing Use of Biofuels in International Markets
The U.S. has emerged as a major exporter of biofuels, yet it still imports biofuels in order to meet government mandates. Several other countries have emerged as major exporters, and some have taken steps to restrict biofuel trade.
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What Shapes Consumer Response to Foodborne Disease Outbreaks?
A case study of pathogen-related recalls of cantaloupe in 2011 and 2012 suggests consumers’ food purchase responses take into account the relative risk severity of specific pathogens. Information from news media apparently plays a role.
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Estimating Annual SNAP Participation Rates
FNS estimates monthly SNAP participation rates; ERS has provided a complementary measure, estimating the proportion of the eligible population who participate at some time during the year. Each measure can be useful in assessing SNAP.

Last updated: Friday, September 04, 2015

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