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Highlights From the 2015 Farm Income Forecast
Net farm income is forecast to be $73.6 billion in 2015, down nearly 32 percent from 2014’s forecast of $108 billion. Median total income of farm operator households is forecast to increase slightly in 2015.

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Highlights and Implications of the 2014 Farm Act
The Agricultural Act of 2014 became law on February 7. ERS provides highlights and summaries of new programs and provisions, as well as some economic implications of the new legislation.
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China Is Increasing Its Reliance on Agricultural Imports
China is heavily importing land-intensive agricultural products such as oilseeds, oil, and cotton, and the United States has become the leading supplier of China's agricultural imports.
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Wetland Conservation: Estimating Costs and Environmental Benefits
ERS findings suggest how and where funds for wetland protection and restoration might be targeted within States, regions, and across the United States to maximize environmental benefits relative to costs.
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Measuring Access to Food in Tanzania
ERS compares the cost of regional representative food baskets in Tanzania with per capita income to identify regions and income groups facing potential difficulties with access to food.

Last updated: Monday, February 23, 2015

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