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USDA Agricultural Projections to 2025
USDA's longrun projections for global agriculture reflect steady world economic growth and continued demand for biofuels, which combine to support increases in consumption, trade, and prices.

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WIC shoppers' cereal picks: Less pricey when purchased out of pocket?
Since WIC households incur no cost for WIC-approved foods, they may be less sensitive to prices when using benefits than when paying out of pocket, an assumption this study addresses by analysis of cold cereal purchases.
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Where Do WIC Participants Redeem Their Food Benefits?
This report examines the distribution of WIC store types and dollar redemptions and compares the share of WIC versus SNAP redemptions at large stores in FY 2012 as a rough measure of WIC participants’ price sensitivity.
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Consumption of Food Commodities by Demographic Group
ERS drew on national dietary intake surveys to break down the ERS Loss-Adjusted Food Availability data and show food consumption by demographic characteristics for 63 commodities (who eats what food commodities and how much).
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Analyzing the Data: FDA Refusals of Food Shipments for Import, 2005-13
Of more than 140,000 FDA violations in food shipments for import in 2005-13, over half were for adulteration (safety, packaging integrity, or sanitation), and 41 percent for misbranding (e.g., misleading labels or those lacking English).

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