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 In Brief

Concise overviews:
Ethanol and corn demand
 Impacts of energy prices
 Precision ag: adoption rates
Food retailing in developing countries
Cost of fruits and vegetables

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Frequently requested:
Food environment atlas
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Food consumption
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   household survey—ARMS


AmberWaves cover Amber Waves, December (Nov. 16, 2011)
Featured in the December issue:
• How local foods are marketed
• Modernizing food safety policy
• Farm practices reflect structural shifts
• NAFTA countries reach out on trade
• Brazilís future as ethanol supplier
...and more
 New From ERS
Power tiller with truck on farm land

Overlap in the Farm Safety Net
(Nov. 22, 2011)
ERS offers a conceptual framework for identifying overlap in farm safety net programs, including how to define and measure overlap. The study also suggests a direction for further analysis. Get Report Summary

Woman’s hands chopping vegetables on cutting board Time Spent on Food (Nov. 9, 2011)
ERS presents an overview of Americans' eating and other food-related time-use patterns, including grocery shopping, meal preparation, and teenagers' time-use patterns in relation to school meals. Get Report Summary   
Woman shopping for locally produced fruits Local Foods: Direct and Indirect Outlets (Nov. 4, 2011)
ERS explores farmers’ use of both direct-to-consumer marketing (such as farmers markets) and intermediated channels (such as grocers and restaurants) to sell food to consumers in their local areas. Get Report Summary and Blog Posting  
Animal scientist at feedlot examines cattle feed containing distillers’ grain Distillers’ Grains for Livestock Feed  (Oct. 13, 2011)
Distillers’ dried grains with solubles (DDGS) – among the co-products of corn-based dry-mill ethanol production – have long been substituted for corn and soybean meal in livestock feed. ERS developed a method to estimate the substitution potential.
Also New

Food CPI Forecast 2011-2012
November 25, 2011

Cotton and Wool Yearbook Data tables
November 22, 2011

Where’s the (Not) Meat?—Byproducts From Beef and Pork Production
November 21, 2011

Agricultural Outlook Statistical Indicators
November 21, 2011

Wheat Data
November 21, 2011

Feed Grains Database
November 21, 2011

Meat Price Spreads
November 16, 2011

Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook
November 16, 2011

Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook
November 15, 2011

U.S. Agricultural Trade Data Update
November 14, 2011

Aquaculture Data
November 14, 2011

Livestock and Meat Trade Data
November 14, 2011

Wheat Outlook
November 14, 2011

Feed Outlook
November 14, 2011

Rice Outlook
November 10, 2011

Oil Crops Outlook
November 10, 2011

Latest U.S. Agricultural Trade Data (summary)
November 10, 2011

Season-Average Price Forecasts
November 9, 2011

World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates
November 9, 2011

The Renewable Identification Number System and U.S. Biofuel Mandates
November 8, 2011

Fruit and Tree Nuts Yearbook Data tables
October 28, 2011

State Fact Sheets (update)
October 28, 2011

Vegetables and Melons Outlook
October 27, 2011

Monthly Milk Cost of Production
October 26, 2011

Analysis and Forecast of the CPI for Food
October 25, 2011

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Updated date: November 25, 2011