ERS and USDA resources covering recent hurricane impacts, as well as historical and background information reporters may find useful.
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Innovation-intensive industries in rural and urban areas.
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.
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.
This page provides resources for the media on food-insecure households - those that had difficulty at some time during the year providing enough food for all their members due to a lack of resources.
Despite declining rural manufacturing employment between 2001 and 2015, the manufacturing sector is relatively more important as a source of employment and earnings to the rural economy than it is to the urban economy.