Completed Peer Reviews

In accordance with OMB's Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review, ERS's Peer Review Agenda for potentially influential scientific information is reported below. The agenda is updated quarterly.

ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information (Completed July 2016 through September 2016)
Working Title Description
The Use of Experiments for Policy Research and Market Design Economic Research Report
Food Safety Practices and Costs under the Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Economic Research Report
Interactions Between Land Use, Land Cover, and Pollinator Health: A Review Economic Information Bulletin
Farm Household Income Volatility Economic Research Report
USDA Microloans: The First Three Years Economic Research Report
The Adoption of Genetically Engineered Alfalfa, Canola and Sugarbeets in the United States Economic Information Bulletin
U.S. Food Commodity Consumption by Food Source, 1994-2008 Economic Research Report
The Role of Fossil Fuels in the U.S. Food System and the American Diet Economic Research Report
Rural Education At A Glance, 2016 Edition Economic Information Bulletin
Food-Safety Test Performance and Public Disclosure: The Value of Information in Encouraging Improvements in Food Safety in the Chicken- Slaughter Industry Economic Research Report
Rural America at a Glance, 2016 Edition Economic Brief
ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information (Completed April 2016 through June 2016)
Working Title Description
How Do Time and Money Affect Agricultural Insurance Uptake? A New Approach to Farm Risk Management Analysis Economic Research Report
The Revenue Effects of Income-Protection Commodity Support for Upland Cotton Farmers Economic Research Report
How Well Do Experience-Based Food Insecurity Measures Compare to Nutrition-Based Food Insecurity Measures? Evidence from India, Bangladesh, and Ethiopia Economic Research Report
The Rice Market in South Korea Special Outlook Report
India’s Dairy Sector: Market or Competitor? Special Outlook Report
Understanding the Changing Landscape for Midsized Farms Economic Information Bulletin
Food Expenditure Changes After ARRA Economic Research Report
Agricultural Land Tenure in the United States Economic Information Bulletin
Global Macroeconomic Developments Drive Downturn in U.S. Agricultural Trade Special Outlook
Americans’ Eating Patterns and Time Spent on Food: The 2014 Eating and Health Module Data Economic Information Bulletin
ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information (Completed January 2016 through March 2016)
Working Title Description
The Risk Reduction Potential of the New Dairy Margin Protection Program Economic Research Report
What’s Cooking? The Demand for Convenience Foods At-Home and Away-from-Home in the United States Economic Research Report
Store Formats and Household Grocery Purchasing Decisions Economic Research Report
Where Do WIC Participants Redeem Their Food Benefits? An Analysis of WIC Food Dollar Redemption Patterns by Store Type Economic Information Bulletin
Structural Changes in Mexico Beef Cattle Industry: Implications for the U.S. Beef Industry Special Outlook Report
The Agriculture and Energy Nexus Economic Information Bulletin
Growth of U.S. Dairy Exports Special Outlook Report
Food Security in Hispanic Households in the United States, 2010-2013 Economic Information Bulletin
Dedicated Energy Crops and Competition for Agricultural Land Economic Research Report
Will Structural Change in Brazil’s Corn Industry Alter the Seasonal Pattern of U.S. Corn Exports? Special Outlook Report
From Where the Buffalo Roam: India’s Beef Exports Special Outlook Report
Dietary Assessment of Major Trends in U.S. Food Consumption, 1970-2010 Economic Information Bulletin
A New Outlook for the U.S.-Mexico Sugar and Sweetener Market Special Outlook Report
Opportunities for Making U.S.-Mexico Agricultural Trade More Agile Economic Information Bulletin
Poultry Production and Trade in the Republic of South Africa: a Look at Alternative Trade Policy Scenarios Special Outlook Report
Understanding IRI Household-based and Store-based Scanner Data Technical Bulletin
ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information (Completed October 2015 through December 2015)
Working Title Description
Organic Price Premiums are not Decreasing Despite Increasing Market Share Economic Research Report
Reducing Nutrient Loadings from Livestock Agriculture in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Economic Research Report
The Influence of Income on Global Dietary Patterns by Country, Age, and Gender Economic Research Report
Corn and Soybean Production Costs and Export Competitiveness in Argentina, Brazil, and the United States Economic Information Bulletin
Do WIC Households Choose the Same Food Items When Using WIC Benefits and When Paying Out of Pocket? A Case Study of Cold Cereal Purchases Economic Research Report
Trends in FDA Refusals of Imported Food Products, 2002–2013 Economic Information Bulletin
Japanese Beef Imports by Exporting Source and the Impacts of Tariff Reforms Special Outlook Report
Understanding the Evolution of Rural Child Poverty, 2003‐12 Economic Research Report
Growth of U.S. Dairy Exports Special Outlook Report
U.S. Rice Imports Critical to Haiti’s Food Needs Special Outlook Report
Rural America at a Glance, 2015 Edition Economic Brief
Will Structural Change in Brazil’s Corn Industry Alter the Seasonal Pattern of U.S. Corn Exports? Special Outlook Report
China’s Feed Industry and Demand for Imported Commodities Special Outlook Report
America’s Diverse Family Farms Economic Information Bulletin
Do WIC Households Choose the Same Food Items When Using WIC Benefits and When Paying Out of Pocket? A Case Study of Cold Cereal Purchases Economic Research Report
Organic Price Premiums Are Not Decreasing Despite Increasing Market Share Economic Research Report
Economic Issues in the Coexistence of Organic, Genetically Engineered (GE) and Non-GE Crops Economic Information Bulletin
ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information (Completed July 2015 through September 2015)
Working Title Description
Farm Profits and Adoption of Precision Agriculture Economic Research Report
Updated Supermarket Loss Estimates for Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, Meat, Poultry, and Seafood in the United States and Their Use in the ERS Loss-Adjusted Food Availability Data, 2011-12 Economic Information Bulletin
Impact of Supplemental Coverage Option and Agriculture Risk Coverage Programs on Soybean Revenue Economic Research Report
Soil Health and Conservation Practice Adoption in Major Crops: Tillage, Nutrient Management, and Cover Crops Economic Information Bulletin
U.S. Food Commodity Consumption by Income and Demographics: A Disaggregation of the Loss-Adjusted Food Availability Data Economic Research Report
Thin Cash Markets, Mandatory Price Reporting, and Price Discovery in Livestock Markets Special Outlook Report
Estimating the effects of NTMs on U.S.-EU Agricultural Trade Economic Research Report
Agriculture in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Tariffs, Tariff-rate Quotas, and Non-tariff Measures Economic Research Report
Changing Structure, Financial Risks, and Government Policies for the U.S. Dairy Industry Economic Research Report
China’s Feed Industry and Demand for Imported Commodities Special Outlook Report
Thin Markets in U.S. Agriculture: Importance and Implications Economic Information Bulletin
How Much Does it Cost to Satisfy Fruit and Vegetable Recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines? Economic Brief
How do Time and Money Affect Agricultural Insurance Uptake? A New Approach to Farm Risk Management Analysis Economic Research Report
How do Data from the National Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS) Compare with Other National Survey Data? Economic Information Bulletin
Food Purchase and Acquisition Patterns of U.S. Households Economic Information Bulletin
ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information (Completed April 2015 through June 2015)
Working Title Description
Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture in the U.S.: Shifting Regional Water Balances and Producer Adaptation Economic Research Report
The Middle East and North Africa Region Is Key to Projected Growth in World Agricultural Trade Special Outlook Report
How Well Do Household-Level Data Characterize Food Security? Evidence from the Bangladesh Integrated Household Survey Economic Research Report
Economies of Scale, Meal Balance and the Cost of USDA School Breakfasts and Lunches Economic Research Report
Food Demand and Store Proximity Economic Research Report
The Food Safety Performance of Raw Chicken Suppliers to the National School Lunch Program Economic Research Report
Finding from USDA Economic Surveys of Certified Organic Field Crop Producers Economic Research Report
Climate Impacts, Socioeconomic Assumptions, and the ERS Food Security Model Economic Research Report
Propelling Agricultural Productivity in India Economic Research Report
How Much Does it Matter How Sick You Get?—Comparative Estimates from Consumers’ Responses to Foodborne Disease Outbreaks Economic Research Report
School Meals in Transition Economic Brief
Impact of Recent Energy Price Reductions on U.S. Agriculture Special Outlook Report
U.S.-Cuba Agricultural Trade: Past, Present, and Possible Future Special Outlook Report
ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information (Completed January 2015 through March 2015)
Working Title Description
The Meaning and Measurement of Annual and Monthly SNAP Participation Rates Economic Research Report
How the USDA Forecasts Retail Food Prices Technical Bulletin
An Examination of Manufacturer’s Bids for WIC Infant Formula Contracts, 2003-2013 Economic Information Bulletin
Brazil’s Ethanol Sector Impacts on Crops, Livestock, and Agricultural Land Use Economic Research Report
Economics of Sub-therapeutic Antibiotic Use in U.S. Livestock Production Economic Research Report
Marketing Meat Goats: A Case Study Analysis of the Southern United States Special Outlook Report
Consumers Benefit from Off-Season Produce Imports Economic Research Report
Economic Burden of Major Foodborne Illnesses Acquired in the United States Economic Information Bulletin
A Consistent Food Demand Framework for International Food Security Assessment Technical Bulletin
ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information (Completed October 2014 through December 2014)
Working Title Description
Using Genetic Resources to Help Agriculture Adapt to Climate Change Economic Brief
Trends and Patterns in Foundation Grants to Rural Areas Economic Information Bulletin
Agricultural Productivity Growth in the United States: Measurement, Drivers, and Impacts Economic Research Report
Coming Home to Rural America: Why Some Return to Out of the Way Communities and Others Do Not, and What Difference It Makes Economic Research Report
The Growing Use of Biofuels in International Markets Economic Information Bulletin
Structure and Finances of U.S. Farms: Family Farm Report, 2014 Edition Economic Information Bulletin
NAFTA at 20: North America's Free-Trade Area and its Impact on Agriculture Special Outlook Report
Improving the Assessment of SNAP Targeting using Administrative Records Economic Research Report
Rural American at a Glance, 2014 Edition Economic Information Bulletin
China’s Growing Demand for Agricultural Imports Economic Information Bulletin
Cotton Policy in China Special Outlook Report
Initial Findings from the National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey: Food Shopping and Spending Patterns Economic Information Bulletin
ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information (Completed July 2014 through September 2014)
Working Title Description
Tanzanian Food Basket Analysis Economic Information Bulletin
Timing is Everything: The Role of Time in Fast-Food Purchasing Behavior in the United States Economic Research Report
Improving Health through Nutrition Research: An Overview of the U.S. Nutrition Research System Economic Information Bulletin
Vietnam’s Agri-Food Sector and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Economic Information Bulletin
Measuring Access to Healthful, Affordable Food in American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Areas Economic Information Bulletin
Food and Non-Food Coping Strategies in Response to the World Food Price Crisis: Evidence from India Economic Research Report
Menu Labeling Imparts New Information about the Calorie Content of Restaurant Foods Economic Research Report
Japan's Agri-Food Sector and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Economic Information Bulletin
Non-Tariff Barriers and U.S. Meat Exports to the European Union Special Outlook Report
Long-Term Projections of World Raw Sugar Prices: USDA’s Sugar Baseline Model Special Outlook Report
The WIC Program: Background, Trends, and Economic Issues, 2015 Edition Economic Research Report
ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information (Completed May 2014 through June 2014)
Working Title Description
Options for Improving Conservation Programs: Evidence from Economic Experiments on the Design of Enrollment Mechanisms Economic Research Report
Agricultural Export Restrictions: Effects and Policy Modifications that Reduce Market Distortions Technical Bulletin
Changing Seasonal Farm Price Patterns in Selected U.S. Fresh Fruit Markets Special Outlook Report
Climate Change, Heat Stress, and Livestock Production Economic Research Report
HPAI Impact on EU-27’s Import Demand for Cooked and Uncooked Poultry, and Other Meats Economic Research Report
The Food Safety Performance of Ground Beef Suppliers to the National School Lunch Program Economic Research Report
An Economic Valuation of Honey Bees in the United States Administrative Publication
ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information (Completed January 2014 through April 2014)
Working Title Description
Food and Commodity Price Stabilization Policies: A Synthesis Economic Research Report
Federal Support for Nutrition Research: Trends in the Portfolio of Research Projects Economic Information Bulletin
The Demand for Crop Insurance: A look at the Agriculture Risk Protection Act of 2000 Economic Research Report
Multi-cropping Practices: Recent Trends in Double Cropping Economic Brief
Economics of the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Agriculture Economic Research Report
Methodology for the Food-Away-From-Home and Alcohol Prices Database Technical Bulletin
Farm Business Debt at a Glance Economic Brief
Cost Containment in the WIC Program: Vendor Peer Groups and Reimbursement Rates Economic Research Report
Agriculture in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Economic Research Report
Characteristics and Production Costs of U.S. Corn Farms, 2010 Economic Information Bulletin
Prospects for China’s Corn Yield Growth and Imports Special Outlook Report
Technology, Organization, and Financial Performance in U.S. Broiler Production Economic Information Bulletin
Understanding Household Energy Insecurity and the Effects of Social Assistance Programs Economic Research Report
ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information (Completed October 2013 through December 2013)
Working Title Description
Convergence Performance of Expiring Agricultural Futures and Cash Prices Special Outlook Report
Working the Land with 10 Acres: Small Acreage Farming in the U.S. Economic Information Bulletin
Wetlands: Targeting Public Investments for Cost-Effective Conservation Economic Research Report
Comparing Tariffs and Non-Tariff Measures for U.S. Imports of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Economic Information Bulletin
Additionality in U.S. Agricultural Conservation and Regulatory Offset Programs Economic Research Report
The Estimated Amount, Value, and Calories of Postharvest Food Loss at the Retail and Consumer Levels in the United States Economic Information Bulletin
The Impacts of Reforms to the Public Distribution System in Chhattisgarh on Food Security Economic Research Report
Consumers’ Use of Nutrition Information When Eating Out Economic Information Bulletin
ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information (Completed July 2013 through September 2013)
Working Title Description
The Economics of Glyphosate Resistance Management Economic Research Report
Pesticide Use in U.S. Agriculture, 1960-2008 Economic Information Bulletin
SNAP Access at the State and County-Levels: Evidence from Texas SNAP Administrative Records and the American Community Survey Economic Research Report
Trends in Infant Formula Rebate Contracts: Implications for the WIC Program Economic Information Bulletin
Cross-Price Elasticities of Demand Across 144 Countries Technical Bulletin
Food Intake and the Great Recession Economic Research Report
Rural America at a Glance, 2013 Edition Economic Brief
Production Cost and the Joint Adoption of Precision Technologies Economic Research Report
Drivers of Global Land Use Change Economic Research Report
Imports Bring Various Fresh Fruit to U.S. Consumers Year Round Special Outlook Report
Rural Veterans at a Glance, 2013 Economic Brief
ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information (Completed April 2013 through June 2013)
Working Title Description
Making Sense of Recent Cost-of-Foodborne-Illness Estimates Economic Information Bulletin
Growth and Evolution in China’s Agricultural Support Policies Economic Research Report
Produce Sourcing and Transportation Cost Effects on Wholesale Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Prices Economic Research Report
Increased Consumption of Food Prepared Away From Home Poses Challenges for Improving Diet and Health: A Comparison of Diet Quality by Preparation Source, 1977-2008 Economic Information Bulletin
Assessing the Growth of U.S. Broiler Exports Special Outlook Report
Forecasting World Raw Sugar Prices:The Influence of Brazilian Costs of Production and World Surplus/Deficit Measures Special Outlook Report
Recession and Recovery in Rural America Economic Research Report
Emerging Energy Industries and Rural Growth Economic Research Report
Trends and Developments in U.S. Hog Production 1992 to 2009:Technology, Reorganization and Productivity Growth Economic Research Report
Understanding Wheat Futures Prices Economic Research Report
Food Security of SNAP Recipients Worsened as the Real Value of SNAP Benefits Declined from 2009 to 2011 Economic Research Report
Weather Effects on Expected Corn and Soybean Yields Special Outlook Report
Alternative Dairy Policy Programs: Analysis of Risk Management and Margin Insurance Economic Research Report
Student Acceptance of Nutritious NSLP School Lunches Economic Research Report
Are Farmers Improving Fertilizer Nutrient-Use Efficiency in Corn, Cotton, Winter Wheat and Soybean Plantings? Economic Information Bulletin
ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information (Completed January 2013 through March 2013)
Working Title Description
Food and Commodity Price Stabilization Policies: A Synthesis Economic Research Report
Processing Meat and Poultry for Local Markets: From Convenience to Commitment Economic Research Report
Non-convergence in Domestic Commodity Futures Markets: Causes, Consequences and Remedies Economic Information Bulletin
The First Fifteen Years of Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States Economic Information Bulletin
Multi-Program Participation in SNAP and Unemployment Insurance: How Tight are the Strands of the Recessionary Safety Net? Economic Research Report
U.S. Wheat Production: Background and Costs of Production Economic Information Bulletin
Association Between Total Diet Cost and Diet Quality is Limited Economic Research Report
Food Insecurity in Households with Children in 2010-11: Prevalence, Severity, and Household Characteristics Economic Information Bulletin
Nutrition Standards Would Impact Availability of Most Competitive Foods but Have Smaller Revenue Effects for Most School Foodservices Economic Research Report
Farm Size and the Organization of U.S. Crop Farming Economic Research Report
ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information (Completed October 2012 through December 2012)
Working Title Description
The Role of Conservation Programs in Drought Adaption Economic Research Report
What's Driving Trends in Fluid Milk Consumption? Economic Information Bulletin
Occupational Composition in Off-Farm Industry by U.S. Farm Households Economic Information Bulletin
Rural Broadband at a Glance, 2012 Economic Information Bulletin
Food Insecurity Among Households with a Disabled Adult Economic Research Report
Households Find Ways to Stretch Their Milk Dollar When Budgets Are Tight Economic Research Report
SNAP and Diet Quality: A Treatment Effects Approach Economic Research Report
The Impact of Tax Reform on Farm Businesses and Rural Households Economic Information Bulletin
Rural America at a Glance, 2012 Edition Economic Information Bulletin
Global Biofuel Markets: The Importance of Growing Production, Policy and Trade Economic Information Bulletin

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