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Climate Change To Alter Fieldcrop Production in Key U.S. Regions
November 25, 2015
U.S. irrigated fieldcrop acreage, and water used, are projected to decline with long-term climate change, due to factors including changes in precipitation, shifts in surface-water availability, and temperature-stressed crop growth.
Economics of Antibiotic Use in U.S. Livestock Production
November 24, 2015
How widespread is use of antibiotics in U.S. livestock? What would be the affect on farmer practices and profits, and on supplies and prices, if antibiotic use for productivity-enhancing purposes were limited?
Is Reputation an Incentive for Higher Food Safety Performance?
November 24, 2015
Suppliers of raw chicken to the National School Lunch Program had modestly better food safety performance on Salmonella spp. tests than chicken slaughter establishments supplying the commercial market.
China's Animal Feed Industry Is Now World's Largest
November 19, 2015
China’s commercial feed industry plays a critical role in supporting growth of the country’s livestock sector. The feed industry’s need for raw materials has been key to lowering China’s barriers to agricultural imports.
Turkey Sector: Background & Statistics
November 16, 2015
Seasonal feature: Get background information and data on turkey – production, top producing States, consumption, exports, wholesale and retail prices.
Proposed T-TIP Agreement Could Boost U.S.-EU Ag Trade
November 10, 2015
Model results under three possible scenarios suggest the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the United States and the European Union could lead to higher ag exports for both, particularly for the United States.
Estimating the Effects of Non-Tariff Trade Measures on U.S.-EU Ag Trade
November 10, 2015
Non-tariff measures (e.g., sanitary and phytosanitary measures and technical barriers to trade) were found to be significant impediments to agriculture trade in selected commodities between the United States and the European Union.
Costs of Providing USDA School Breakfasts and Lunches
November 05, 2015
Most schools serve fewer breakfasts than lunches, raising per-breakfast costs. Costs drop as more meals are served, but the effect is stronger for breakfasts. Balance in number of breakfasts vs. lunches served also affects per-meal costs.
Pumpkins: Background & Statistics
October 22, 2015
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.
Food Choices and Store Proximity in Low-Income, Low-Access Areas
September 29, 2015
Average distance travelled to a food store has a very small effect on purchases of healthy food, even in low-income, low-access areas. Unhealthy diets are more strongly associated with low income than with limited access to supermarkets.

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