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Americans Still Can Meet Fruit and Vegetable Dietary Guidelines for $2.10-$2.60 per Day

ERS researchers calculated the average cost to consume 157 fresh and processed fruits and vegetables by adjusting for inedible parts and losses that may occur in cooking. A greater share of vegetables (77 percent) than fruits (47 percent) cost less than 80 cents per cup equivalent.

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Economy: New Estimates of the SNAP Multiplier

ERS presents new estimates of the impacts that increased SNAP spending would have on U.S. gross domestic product and industry incomes during an economic downturn.

Interdependence of China, United States, and Brazil in Soybean Trade

Soybeans are the largest and most concentrated segment of global agricultural trade. Two land-abundant countries—Brazil and the United States—supply most soybean exports, and China accounts for over 60 percent of global soybean imports.

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U.S. Produce Growers' Decisionmaking Under Evolving Food Safety Standards

A series of case studies reveal a variety of food safety standards and requirements exist in the U.S. produce industry.

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The U.S. and EU Animal Pharmaceutical Industries in the Age of Antibiotic Resistance

In recent years, antibiotics sales for U.S. and EU food-animal production has declined, while demand for food-animal products has increased.

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The Impacts of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Redemptions on County-Level Employment

From 2008 to 2010, SNAP redemptions had a positive average impact on county-level employment. Impacts were larger in nonmetro counties (1.0 job per $10,000 of SNAP redemptions) than in metro counties (0.4 job per $10,000).