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  • Innovation in the Rural Nonfarm Economy: Its Effect on Job and Earnings Growth, 2010-2014

    ERR-238, September 19, 2017

    Innovation-intensive industries in rural and urban areas.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: September 2017

    LDP-M-279, September 18, 2017

    The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for September 2017 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report.

  • Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: September 2017

    SSSM-349, September 18, 2017

    Forecast sugar deliveries shifted from 2016/17 to 2017/18 due to hurricane-related disruptions.

  • Cotton and Wool Outlook: September 2017

    CWS-17i, September 14, 2017

    The September 2017 Cotton and Wool Outlook report presents and discusses USDA's latest 2017/18 U.S. and world cotton supply and demand projections. The report also includes the latest U.S. textile and apparel trade data.

  • Feed Outlook: September 2017

    FDS-17i, September 14, 2017

    The September 2017 Feed Outlook report contains projections for 2016/17 and 2017/18 U.S. and global feed markets based on the most recent World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: September 2017

    OCS-17i, September 14, 2017

    Modestly higher soybean yields offset a reduced stocks carryover.

  • Rice Outlook: September 2017

    RCS-17I, September 14, 2017

    The September 2017 Rice Outlook Report will contain updated U.S. and global rice market forecasts for 2016/17 and 2017/18.

  • Wheat Outlook: September 2017

    WHS-17i, September 14, 2017

    The September 2017 outlook for both the U.S. and global wheat markets is analyzed based on the latest projections contained in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.

  • The Differences in Characteristics Among Households With and Without Obese Children: Findings From USDA’s FoodAPS

    EIB-179, September 13, 2017

    This study examines characteristics and food environments of households with at least one obese child and households without any obese children to identify potential risk factors that could explain high rates of obesity among some children.

  • Understanding the Prevalence, Severity, and Distribution of Food Insecurity in the United States

    Amber Waves, September 06, 2017

    Information on which subgroups of the U.S. population are at higher risk of food insecurity—as well as their population shares—is helpful for effective targeting of food and nutrition assistance.

  • Statistical Supplement to Household Food Security in the United States in 2016

    AP-077, September 06, 2017

    This is the statistical supplement for USDA’s annual report on households’ access to adequate food for active, healthy living.

  • Household Food Security in the United States in 2016

    ERR-237, September 06, 2017

    An estimated 12.3 percent of American households were food insecure at some time during the year in 2016, lacking access to enough food for an active, healthy life for all their members; essentially unchanged from 12.7 percent in 2015.

  • Adults With Disabilities, Especially Mental Health Disabilities, Are at a Higher Risk for Food Insecurity

    Amber Waves, September 05, 2017

    A new study finds that the likelihood of living in a food-insecure household is highest for adults with mental health disabilties compared to adults with vision, hearing, cognitive, or ambulatory disabilities.

  • Veterans Are Positioned To Contribute Economically to Rural Communities

    Amber Waves, September 05, 2017

    Veterans are a rapidly aging and increasingly diverse group disproportionally represented by rural Americans. Nearly 19 million veterans lived in the United States in 2015, about 3.4 million of them were located in rural areas. Examining data from the U.S. Census Bureau can reveal information about who they are, where they live, the type of work they do, and how they fare economically.

  • Study Finds Crop Insurance Has Small Effect on Environmental Quality

    Amber Waves, September 05, 2017

    Crop insurance can help protect farmers from large losses resulting from crop failure or unusually large drops in crop prices. Subsidized crop insurance makes crop production less risky and more profitable. Recent ERS research suggests that crop insurance has small effects on environmental quality in the Corn Belt region.

  • Rural Areas Show Overall Population Decline and Shifting Regional Patterns of Population Change

    Amber Waves, September 05, 2017

    The number of people living in rural (nonmetro) counties stood at 46.1 million in July 2016. The rural population declined by 21,000 between July 2015 and July 2016, the sixth consecutive year of modest population losses. Although many rural counties have shown population losses for decades, this is the first period on record of overall rural population decline.

  • Measurement of U.S. Agricultural Productivity: A 2014 Review of Current Statistics and Proposals for Change

    CCR-69, August 29, 2017

    The USDA Economic Research Service has developed national and state-level agricultural productivity measures. These productivity measures are widely referred to and used, and international sectoralcomparisons rely on the ERS production accounts for foundation methodology in constructing agricultural productivity accounts in other countries. ERS engaged an external review committee to examine the data sources, methodology, ongoing research, documentation, and reporting of the ERS agricultural productivity accounts. This report represents the outcome of that review.

  • Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade: August 2017

    AES-101, August 29, 2017

    This report discusses Aug 2017 USDA forecasts for U.S. agricultural trade in FY2017 and 2018. Exports are forecast at $139.0 billion in FY2018 and imports are expected to reach $115.5 billion, resulting in a trade surplus of $23.5 billion.

  • Major Uses of Land in the United States, 2012

    EIB-178, August 28, 2017

    ERS presents findings from the most recent (2012) inventory of U.S. major land uses, the only consistent accounting of all major uses of public and private land in all 50 States.

  • Feed Outlook: August 2017

    FDS-17h, August 22, 2017

    The August 2017 Feed Outlook report contains projections for 2016/17 and 2017/18 U.S. and global feed markets based on the most current World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.

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