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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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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.
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From Where the Buffalo Roam: India’s Beef Exports
Since the late 2000s, India’s exports of beef—specifically water buffalo meat—have expanded rapidly, with India emerging as the world’s largest beef exporter in 2014. So far, Indian exports have not been competitive with U.S. beef exports.

Last updated: Thursday, June 30, 2016

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