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Sanitary-Phytosanitary Policy, Tariff-Rate Quotas, and U.S.-EU Meat Trade
December 02, 2014
The EU is one of the world’s largest producers and consumers of beef, pork, and poultry, but EU tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) and sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) policies continue to limit imports of U.S. meats.
Restaurant Calorie Labeling Can Fine-tune Consumers' Food Choices
December 02, 2014
As chain restaurants phase in calorie menu labeling, even consumers who discriminate between high- and low-calorie items can better weigh the healthfulness of restaurant foods and make finer adjustments in their food choices.
Can better access to nutritious food sources aid tribal population health?
December 01, 2014
The study compares distances to outlets for obtaining healthy, affordable food in tribal areas to those for the general U.S. population, with implications for improving the health of tribal populations.
Turkey Sector: Background & Statistics
November 26, 2014
Seasonal feature: Turkey meat production is projected down slightly in 2014. Get background information and data on turkey – production, top producing States, consumption, exports, wholesale and retail prices.
Pumpkins: Background & Statistics
November 24, 2014
Seasonal feature: Pumpkin production is widely dispersed across U.S. regions. Get background information and data on pumpkins – production, top States, crop yield, demand, farm and retail prices.
Time-Use Behavior as a Factor in Fast-Food Purchasing
November 20, 2014
ERS examines the effects of time-use behaviors, sociodemographic characteristics, labor force participation, and prices on fast-food purchasing patterns in the United States before and after the 2007-09 recession.
How Food Price Increases Affected Household Welfare in India
November 18, 2014
In regions of India affected the most by a dramatic surge in global food prices several years ago, households coped by sacrificing diet diversity as well as expenditures on medical expenses and durable goods.
Rural America Slow To Recover From Recent Recession
November 06, 2014
While urban employment now exceeds pre-recession levels, rural employment remains well below its 2007 peak. Median income in real terms has fallen in both rural and urban areas since 2007, with the drop in rural incomes slightly greater.
Household Food Security in the United States in 2013
October 08, 2014
USDA annual food security statistics indicate that an estimated 14.3 percent of U.S. households were food insecure in 2013 – i.e., lacking consistent access to adequate, healthful food for household members.
Rural Employment in Recession and Recovery
October 06, 2014
Rural counties as a whole saw a higher rate of employment decline than urban areas in the recession, and rural employment growth has lagged well behind metro growth in the recovery. See October Amber Waves.

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