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Food Dollar Series

The food dollar series measures annual expenditures by U.S. consumers on domestically produced food and is composed of three primary series—the marketing bill series, the industry group series, and the primary factor series—that shed light on different aspects of the food supply chain. Nominal (current year) and real data are now available from 1993 to 2015.

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Daily Access to Local Foods for School Meals: Key Drivers

School districts with enrollment above 5,000, in urban areas, and in counties with more farmers’ markets were more likely to serve local foods daily, as were districts with higher per capita income and State farm-to-school policies.


Store Formats and Patterns in Household Grocery Purchases

ERS analyzes relationships among store formats, healthfulness of grocery purchases, and household demographics. Consumers buy the most healthful food at supermarkets and club stores and the least healthful at convenience stores.

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India's Dairy Sector: Structure, Performance, and Prospects

India is the world’s largest milk producer but a small trader of dairy products. Growth in supply and use has been robust, but projections indicate that production targets will be difficult to reach without stronger gains in productivity.


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.


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.