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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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Cotton Policy in China and Global Market Implications
Managing China's unprecedented volume of cotton stockpiles will require difficult choices by Chinese authorities. China’s large role in world cotton markets means its recent policy changes could reduce world cotton prices significantly.
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Where Do Americans Shop for Food and How Do They Get There?
A new survey collected information from a national sample of households about where they shop for food, what they purchase, and the prices they pay. It samples SNAP participants, as well as nonparticipants in several income levels.
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Food Assistance Expenditures Fall for First Time Since 2000
Federal expenditures for USDA’s domestic food and nutrition assistance programs totaled $103.6 billion in fiscal 2014, or 5 percent less than the previous fiscal year--the first decrease since 2000.
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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: Monday, March 23, 2015

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