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Hurricane Impacts on Agriculture

ERS and USDA resources covering recent hurricane impacts, as well as historical and background information reporters may find useful.

New from ERS

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The Influence of Food Store Access on Grocery Shopping and Food Spending

Low access to foodstores such as supermarkets may mean that households rely on nearby convenience stores or fast-food restaurants that do not offer a variety of healthful foods.

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Global Ethanol Mandates: Opportunities for U.S. Exports of Ethanol and DDGS

A growing number of countries are adopting ethanol use mandates or setting targets for ethanol use. In many cases, these coutries will have to rely on imports, including from the United States, to achieve these goals.

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Innovation in the Rural Nonfarm Economy: Its Effect on Job and Earnings Growth, 2010-2014

Innovation-intensive industries in rural and urban areas.

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The Differences in Characteristics Among Households With and Without Obese Children: Findings From USDA’s FoodAPS

This study examines characteristics and food environments of households with at least one obese child and households without any obese children to identify potential risk factors that could explain high rates of obesity among some children.

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Household Food Security in the United States in 2016

An estimated 12.3 percent of American households were food insecure at some time during the year in 2016, lacking access to enough food for an active, healthy life for all their members; essentially unchanged from 12.7 percent in 2015.