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June issue of AmberWaves

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June 2003

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ERS celebrates the accomplishments of several researchers this month as USDA Secretary Ann Veneman recognizes the Global Food Security Team, the Farm Bill Analysis Team, and Calvin Beale (profiled in the premier issue of Amber Waves in February) for their contributions. All three received the Secretary's Honor Award, and the Global Food Security Team was designated as a Plow Award recipient. Like Amber Waves, these awards reflect the breadth of work covered by the Economic Research Service.

Farm Bill Analysis Team

Farm Bill Analysis Team

The new Farm Bill was just 9 days old when the Economic Research Service posted a unique resource on the web, comparing key provisions of old and new legislation in a side-by-side format, for each of the bill’s 11 titles.

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Calvin Beale

Calvin Beale

This year, the Office of Management and Budget announces a revised definition of U.S. metropolitan areas—a key concept that shapes the reporting of Federal statistical data (notably the Census) and the funding of government programs.

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Global Food Security Team

Global Food Security Team

At the World Food Summit in 1996, leaders from across the globe set a goal of halving world hunger by 2015.

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Francis Joseph Marschner

These days we are used to seeing land use imagery from space, with computers receiving and collating billions of bits of data from satellites in a single pass over the continent.

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