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
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 bills 11 titles.
This year, the Office of Management and Budget announces
a revised definition of U.S. metropolitan areasa key
concept that shapes the reporting of Federal statistical
data (notably the Census) and the funding of government programs.
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.