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Climate-Induced Yield Changes and TFP: How Much R&D Is Necessary To Maintain the Food Supply?

Scenarios of total factor productivity (TFP) growth (agricultural efficiency), combined with climate-induced yield change and changes in population and income, to gain a better understanding of the future of agricultural production (and thus of food supply). The scenarios showed that TFP growth—with sufficient research and dvelopment (R&D)—can meet global food demand in 2050.

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Debt Use by U.S. Farm Businesses, 2012–2021

This report examines farm debt by lenders from 2012 through 2021, as well as other attributes, such as the use of different loan types (real estate and non-real estate) among different types of farm businesses.

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The Food and Nutrition Assistance Landscape: Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Report

This report examines trends and policy changes in USDA’s largest domestic food and nutrition assistance programs through fiscal year 2023. It also summarizes recent USDA, ERS reports related to food insecurity and the cost of school meals.

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Utility-Scale Solar and Wind Development in Rural Areas: Land Cover Change (2009–20)

Solar and wind development expanded in rural areas from 2009 to 2020 and the pace of growth is expected to increase. The footprint of solar and wind differ, and the land cover change associated with them vary by region and energy type.

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Evaluating the Effects of Nontariff Measures on Poultry Trade

This report estimates the average effect of different nondiscriminatory nontariff measures (NTM) notifications on global poultry trade and explores regional variation by importer market.

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Cover Crops on Livestock Operations: Potential for Expansion in the United States

This report presents new findings from census and survey data on the prevalence of cover crop use and grazing/harvesting on cattle operations, and examines the potential for increased adoption of cover crops on cattle operations.

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The Role of Commercial Energy Payments in Agricultural Producer Income

Payments from energy production can be a substantial form of farm income. Although renewables create a new income opportunity, farms in oil and natural gas producing counties were more likely to receive payments between 2011 and 2020.

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United States and Global Macroeconomic Projections to 2033

This USDA report provides historical and 10-year projected macroeconomic variables for 181 countries, as well as regional and income groupings, that account for more than 99 percent of the world economy.