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USDA Agricultural Projections to 2026

USDA's 10-year projections for the food and agriculture sector.

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Farm Household Income Volatility: An Analysis Using Panel Data From a National Survey

Income of commercial farm households is generally more volatile than for nonfarm households. Farm size, commodities raised, operator characteristics, and reliance on Federal programs all play roles in farm household income volatility.

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Changing Crop Area in the Former Soviet Union Region

Total crop area fell substantially in Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan during the 1990's. Though area has rebounded somewhat in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, it is still far below the levels of the late Soviet period in Russia and Kazakhstan.

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The Influence of Income and Prices on Global Dietary Patterns by Country, Age, and Gender

Worldwide changes in eating habits are contributing to a global rise in obesity and related diseases across all countries. To address this issue, this report investigates how income and prices influence dietary habits globally.

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U.S. Trends in Food Availability and a Dietary Assessment of Loss-Adjusted Food Availability, 1970-2014

In all major food groups, Americans have been consuming more per capita since 1970—even fruits and vegetables. But for certain food groups, they fall short of or exceed the amounts recommended in the U.S. Government’s Dietary Guidelines.

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The Role of Fossil Fuels in the U.S. Food System and the American Diet

The food system accounts for a large share of U.S. fossil fuel consumption, and energy accounts for a substantial and highly variable share of food costs. Events affecting one market may have spillover effects in the other.