USDA's Economic Research Service
Michael LeBlanc, Biing-Hwan Lin, and
assistance programs increase food spending
and combat poverty, but their effect
on nutrition is more uncertain.
Income volatility is
especially high for poorer households,
so targeted food assistance programs
must account for swings in eligibility.
Agriculture and the Doha Round— Market
Access Is the Key
Anne Effland, Mary Anne Normile, and
Includes audio podcast interview
Despite benefits of
freer trade, high agricultural tariffs
remain a sticking point in suspended
Doha Round trade talks.
Ruben N. Lubowski, Roger Claassen, and
Michael J. Roberts
Policies that shift
less productive cropland in and out
of cultivation may have larger than
anticipated environmental effects.