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Rural America:
Opportunities and Challenges

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Putting Food on the Table:
Household Food Security in the United States

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Managing Manure:
New Clean Water Act Regulations Create Imperative for Livestock Producers

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Farm Payments:
Decoupled Payments Increase Households' Well-being, Not Production

Findings
Markets and Trade

Is Japan Ready for Competition in Its Ag Markets?

The Economic Well-Being of Farm Households

Global Hunger at Its Roots
Sanitary Concerns Restrict U.S.-Mexico Poultry Trade This article is a web update.

Farm Financial Picture Looks Promising for 2003 This article is a web update.

Diet and Health

Hold the Fries: Older Americans and Food Choices

Food Stamps and Child Poverty
What If: Cash Instead of Food Stamps? This article is a web update.

Market Dynamics Keep Food Prices Steady This article is a web update.

Resources and Environment

Rural Amenities: A Key Reason for Farmland Protection

Organic Agriculture Gaining Ground

Rural America

Rural Welfare Reform: What Have We Learned?

Hispanics Find a Home in Rural America

The Roots of Rural Population Loss



ARMS Data Highlight Trends in Cropping Practices

Indicators

Selected statistics on agriculture and trade, diet and health, natural resources, and rural America. See all indicators >

Real U.S. agricultural exports are sensitive to changes in real dollar exchange rates.
Real U.S. agriculture exports are sensitive to changes in real dollar exchange rates.

Looking for Agricultural Outlook tables? Get the latest statistical indicators (formerly provided in Agricultural Outlook Magazine).

Gleanings

Snapshots of recent events at ERS, highlights of new publications, and previews of research in the works

Do Changing Retail Markets Mean Higher Food Prices?
How Does Fast Food Fare in Urban Areas?
Five a Day?
Why Are Contracts Increasing?
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Web Updates

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Sanitary Concerns Restrict U.S.-Mexico Poultry Trade
Farm Financial Picture Looks Promising for 2003
What If: Cash Instead of Food Stamps?
Market Dynamics Keep Food Prices Steady

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