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Best of Amber Waves 2003 Winners

On January 15, 2004, ERS Administrator Susan Offutt announced the Best of Amber Waves Awards for 2003.

These award winners were selected from a pool of high-quality nominees by the Amber Waves Editorial Board and a distinguished committee of external reviewers.



Best Feature:
U.S. Tobacco Industry Responding to New Competitors, New Challenges
Thomas Capehart, Jr.

Honorable Mention Feature:
Consumer-Driven Agriculture: Changing U.S. Demographics Influence Eating Habits
Nicole Ballenger and James Blaylock

Best Finding—Markets and Trade:
Is Japan Ready for Competition in Its Ag Markets?
John Dyck

Best Finding—Diet and Health:
Information Sways Consumer Attitudes Toward Biotech Foods
Abebayehu Tegene

Best Finding—Resources and Environment:
"Dead Zone" in the Gulf: Addressing Agriculture's Contribution
Marc Ribaudo

Best Finding—Rural America:
The Roots of Rural Population Loss
David McGranahan and Calvin Beale

Best Data Feature:
Trends in U.S. Per Capita Consumption of Dairy Products, 1909 to 2001
Judith Putnam and Jane Allshouse

Best Indicator:
Certified organic acreage and operations, 2001
Catherine Greene

Also Nominated



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page updated: March 9, 2004