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  • The Impact of Migration on China’s Rice Production

    Amber Waves, May 05, 2014

    Migration’s farm production impacts in China appear to be slight, not on account of farm labor market perfections or remittance-financed technological improvements, but by substituting a reduction in leisure and other low-return activities for lost labor.

  • Rice Outlook: May 2014

    RCS-14E, May 13, 2014

    The May 2014 outlook for both the U.S. and global rice markets is analyzed based on the latest projections contained in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates report.

  • Pesticide Use in U.S. Agriculture: 21 Selected Crops, 1960-2008

    EIB-124, May 16, 2014

    Pesticide use on 21 selected crops more than tripled from 1960 to 1981, but has since declined from 632 million pounds to 516 million pounds in 2008, partly due to more efficient active ingredients, Integrated Pest Management, and GE seeds.

  • Rice Outlook: June 2014

    RCS-14F, June 13, 2014

    The June 2014 outlook for both the U.S. and global rice markets is analyzed based on the latest projections contained in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates report.

  • 2014 Farm Act Shifts Crop Commodity Programs Away From Fixed Payments and Expands Program Choices

    Amber Waves, July 07, 2014

    The new Farm Act continues a shift toward closer links between commodity programs and Federal crop insurance, involving complex trade-offs for producers. Read about it in the July issue of Amber Waves magazine.

  • Rice Outlook: July 2014

    RCS14G, July 15, 2014

    The July 2014 outlook for both the U.S. and global rice markets is analyzed based on the latest projections contained in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates report.

  • Rice Outlook: August 2014

    RCS-14H, August 14, 2014

    The August 2014 outlook for both the U.S. and global rice markets is analyzed based on the latest projections contained in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates report.

  • Rice Outlook: September 2014

    RCS-14I, September 15, 2014

    The September 2014 outlook for both the U.S. and global rice markets is analyzed based on the latest projections contained in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Uses Estimates report.

  • Rice Outlook: October 2014

    RCS-14J, October 15, 2014

    The October 2014 outlook for both the U.S. and global rice markets is analyzed based on the latest projections contained in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates report.

  • Agriculture in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    ERR-176, October 28, 2014

    The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership is expected to increase the value of intraregional agricultural trade by about 6 percent in 2025, and increase U.S. agricultural exports to the region by 5 percent, compared with the baseline.

  • Japan's Agri-Food Sector and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    EIB-129, October 28, 2014

    The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership would increase agricultural exports to Japan from TPP partners, especially in the rice, beef, and dairy sectors, but would have only a marginal impact on Japan's agricultural production.

  • Vietnam's Agri-Food Sector and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    EIB-130, October 28, 2014

    Vietnam's agricultural trade gains from TPP may be limited. The United States and Japan are expected to be the primary markets for agricultural export growth. Vietnam's consumer-oriented sectors provide the largest areas for import growth.

  • Rice Outlook: November 2014

    RCS-14K, November 13, 2014

    The November 2014 outlook for both the U.S. and global rice markets is analyzed based on the latest projections contained in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.

  • Rice Outlook: December 2014

    RCS-14L, December 12, 2014

    The December 2014 outlook for both the U.S. and global rice markets is analyzed based on the latest projections contained in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.

  • Rice Outlook: January 2015

    RCS-15A, January 14, 2015

    The January 2015 outlook for both the U.S. and global rice markets is analyzed based on the latest projections contained in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.

  • Japan, Vietnam, and the Asian Model of Agricultural Development and Trade

    Amber Waves, February 02, 2015

    Fast-developing Vietnam is following in the footsteps of Japan and its model of export-oriented industrialization. Vietnamese agricultural imports are rising fast and appear to be following the historical growth pattern of Japan’s imports. Trade policy in both countries has protected agricultural imports, selectively favoring imported inputs relative to consumer-ready products.

  • Rice Outlook: February 2015

    RCS-15B, February 12, 2015

    The February 2015 outlook for both the U.S. and global rice markets is analyzed based on the latest projections contained in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.

  • Rice Outlook: March 2015

    RCS-15C, March 12, 2015

    The March 2015 outlook for both the U.S. and global rice markets is analyzed based on the latest projections contained in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.

  • Rice Outlook: April 2015

    RCS-15D, April 13, 2015

    The April 2015 outlook for both the U.S. and global rice markets is analyzed based on the latest projections contained in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.

  • Rice Outlook: May 2015

    RCS-15E, May 14, 2015

    The May 2015 Rice Outlook Report will contain the first U.S. and global rice markets forecasts for 2015/16.