USDA's Economic Research
Rosanna Mentzer Morrison, Jean C. Buzby,
and Hodan Farah Wells
ERS’s food availability data span 100 years, allowing researchers, marketers, and policymakers to examine historical consumption trends and shifts in food demand.
Michele Ver Ploeg
For a small percentage of U.S. households, access to a
supermarket or large grocery store is a problem.
Organic Dairy Sector Evolves To Meet
by William D. McBride and Catherine Greene
Despite being more costly to produce, organic milk production more than tripled in 5 years, but, more recently, growth has slowed in the wake of the weaker U.S. economy. .
Consumers’ Response to the 2006 Foodborne Illness
Outbreak Linked to Spinach
by Carlos Arnade, Linda Calvin, and Fred Kuchler
Following a Government warning to avoid bagged spinach because of possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination, spinach sales fell but expenditures for total leafy greens remained unchanged.
Timothy S. Parker, Lorin D. Kusmin, and Alexander Marré
Though nonmetro and metro areas had similar rates of employment loss and unemployment in the most recent recession, nonmetro areas may take longer to recover