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Cabbage and other vegetables on shelves with price tags Are Healthy Foods More Expensive? 
(May 16, 2012)

How food items are priced (by calorie, by weight, or by average amount consumed) has a large effect on which foods are determined to be more expensive. Get Report Summary and blog posting.
 New From ERS
Shopkeepers in New Delhi food market

Household Food Insecurity in India
(May 30, 2012)

Focusing on India, which has the world’s largest food-insecure population, ERS analyzes a large household data set used by India’s government to track household food security. Get Report Summary

Barn, silos, and cornfield in Wisconsin Recession, Recovery, and the Farm Sector (May 22, 2012)
U.S. agriculture was better positioned than most U.S. industries entering the recession, was less affected by the recession than most other U.S. industries, and is well positioned to continue to do well in the years ahead.
Worker packs grapes at harvest in California Immigration Policy and the Farm Labor Market (May 22, 2012)
ERS examines potential impacts on agriculture of large shifts in the supply of foreign-born labor that might result in the event of substantial changes in U.S. immigration laws or policies. Get Report Summary
Roadside ad for farm sale of native vegetables Farm-Related Rural Initiatives
(May 16, 2012)
A number of rural development initiatives have targeted farm-related activities (e.g., agritourism, energy production). ERS examines the characteristics of farms and farm households involved in such activities. Get Report Summary
Also New

Frontier and Remote Area Codes
June 1, 2012

Vegetable and Melons Yearbook Data tables
May 31, 2012

Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade
May 31, 2012

Monthly Milk Cost of Production
May 25, 2012

Analysis and Forecast of the CPI for Food
May 25, 2012

Food CPI Forecast 2011-2012 (update)
May 25, 2012

Food Price Outlook
May 25, 2012

Feed Grains Database
May 21, 2012

Wheat Data
May 21, 2012

Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook
May 16, 2012

Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook
May 15, 2012

Meat Price Spreads
May 15, 2012

Aquaculture Data
May 14, 2012

Wheat Outlook
May 14, 2012

Feed Outlook
May 14, 2012

Cotton and Wool Outlook
May 11, 2012

Rice Outlook
May 11, 2012

Oil Crops Outlook
May 11, 2012

Livestock and Meat Trade Data
May 11, 2012

U.S. Agricultural Trade Data Update
May 11, 2012

Season-Average Price Forecasts
May 10, 2012

Latest U.S. Agricultural Trade Data (summary)
May 10, 2012

Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates
May 10, 2012

International Baseline Data
May 7, 2012

Fertilizer Use and Price
May 4, 2012

State Fact Sheets
May 2, 2012

Commodity Costs and Returns Data
May 1, 2012

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