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Selected Charts from Ag and Food Statistics: Charting the Essentials, 2024

This collection of charts and maps presents key statistics about the farm sector, food spending and prices, food security and nutrition assistance, rural communities, agricultural production and trade, the interaction of agriculture and natural resources, and more.

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Comparing Food Insecurity Among the U.S. Military and Civilian Adult Populations

The prevalence of food insecurity in the U.S. active duty military population was 2.5 times higher compared with a demographically matched civilian adult population.

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Household Food Insecurity Across Race and Ethnicity in the United States, 2016–21

This report combines 6 years of data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement (2016–21) to examine household food security among race and ethnic groups.

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Farmland Rental and Conservation Practice Adoption

Patterns across cropland owner-operators and cropland renters in the adoption of conservation tillage, cover-cropping, and six permanent structural practices.

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The Nature of the Rural-Urban Mortality Gap

This report examines natural (disease-related) deaths for prime working-age adults in rural and urban areas between 1999 and 2019.

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World Agricultural Production, Resource Use, and Productivity, 1961–2020

This report documents the evolution of agricultural growth over six decades, providing insights into worldwide shifting patterns of agricultural production and resource use.

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An Analysis of the Effect of Sunsetting Tax Provisions for Family Farm Households

This report evaluates the impact of expired and expiring Federal income and estate tax policies on the financial well-being of farm households, and offers analysis by farm size and USDA-defined underserved farm household groups.

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The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): Background, Trends, and Economic Issues, 2024 Edition

This report explains how the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) works, examines program trends, and discusses some of the major issues facing the program. The report also outlines changes to WIC in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the infant formula supply chain disruptions that occurred in 2022.

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Amber Waves: 2023 Year in Review

The Amber Waves: 2023 Year in Review magazine includes selected Amber Waves articles about food, farming, markets and trade, and resource and rural economics published in calendar year 2023.