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  • Behind the Data

    Amber Waves, September 01, 2003

    Indicators behind the data - September 2003

  • U.S. Fresh Produce Markets: Marketing Channels, Trade Practices, and Retail Pricing Behavior

    AER-825, September 23, 2003

    Retail consolidation, technological change in production and marketing, and growing consumer demand have altered the traditional market relationships between producers, wholesalers, and retailers.

  • Research Areas

    Amber Waves, November 01, 2003

    Indicators: Markets and Trade, Diet and Health, Resources and Environment and Rural America - November 2003

  • Indicators

    Amber Waves, November 01, 2003

    Farm, Rural, Natural Resources and Food and Fiber Sector Indicators section - November 2003

  • International Trade and Food Safety: Economic Theory and Case Studies

    AER-828, November 07, 2003

    This report examines the conceptual relationships between food safety and international trade and analyzes empirical examples from the meat and poultry, produce, food and animal feed crop, and seafood sectors.

  • Country-of-Origin Labeling: Theory and Observation

    WRS-0402, January 23, 2004

    This report examines the economic rationale behind the various claims about the effects of mandatory country-of-origin labeling, thereby identifying the most likely outcomes. Profits motivate firms to innovate and introduce thousands of new food products each year to satisfy consumers' demand. Yet, food suppliers have generally not emphasized, advertised, or labeled food with U.S. country of origin. The infrequency of "Made in USA" labels on food suggests suppliers do not believe domestic origin is an attribute that can attract much consumer interest. We find little evidence that suppliers would have difficulty supplying such labels if there were sufficient consumer interest.

  • Indicators

    Amber Waves, February 01, 2004

    Farm, Rural, Natural Resources and Food and Fiber Sector Indicators - February 2004

  • Research Areas

    Amber Waves, February 01, 2004

    Indicators: Markets and Trade, Diet and Health, Resources and Environment and Rural America - February 2004

  • India's Poultry Sector: Development and Prospects

    WRS-0403, February 02, 2004

    Poultry meat is the fastest growing component of global meat demand, and India, the world's second largest developing country, is experiencing rapid growth in its poultry sector. In India, poultry sector growth is being driven by rising incomes and a rapidly expanding middle class, together with the emergence of vertically integrated poultry producers that have reduced consumer prices by lowering production and marketing costs. Integrated production, market transition from live birds to chilled and frozen products, and policies that ensure supplies of competitively priced domestic or imported corn and soybeans are keys to future poultry industry growth in India.

  • USDA Agricultural Baseline Projections to 2013

    WAOB-041, February 09, 2004

    This report provides long-run (10-year) baseline projections for the agricultural sector through 2013. Projections cover agricultural commodities, agricultural trade, and aggregate indicators of the sector, such as farm income and food prices.

  • Seafood Safety and Trade

    AIB-789-7, February 28, 2004

    This research summarizes three case studies of how trade in seafood products can be affected by food safety concerns.

  • Response to U.S. Foodborne Illness Outbreaks Associated with Imported Produce

    AIB-789-5, February 28, 2004

    This report examines how U.S. and other nations responded to foodborne illness outbreaks traced to internationally-traded food.

  • Food Safety Issues for Meat/Poultry Products and International Trade

    AIB-789-4, February 28, 2004

    This research summarizes three case studies of how trade in meat and poultry products can be affected by food safety concerns.

  • Indicators

    Amber Waves, April 01, 2004

    Select statistics on agriculture and trade, diet and health, natural resources, and rural America, April 2004

  • Behind the Data: Developing a County-Level Measure of Urban Influence

    Amber Waves, April 01, 2004

    ERS's 2003 Urban Influence Codes divide the 3,141 counties, county equivalents, and independent cities in the United States into 12 groups.

  • Food Safety Innovation in the United States: Evidence from the Meat Industry

    AER-831, April 01, 2004

    Recent industry innovations improving the safety of the Nation's meat supply include new pathogen tests, high-tech equipment, supply chain management systems, and surveillance networks.

  • Research Areas

    Amber Waves, April 01, 2004

    Indicators: Markets and Trade, Diet and Health, Resources and Environment and Rural America - April 2004

  • In the Long Run

    Amber Waves, June 01, 2004

    Indicators: In the Long Run - June 2004

  • Indicators

    Amber Waves, June 01, 2004

    Farm, Rural, Natural Resources and Food and Fiber Sector Indicators section - June 2004

  • On the Map

    Amber Waves, June 01, 2004

    Indicators: On the Map - June 2004