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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.
   
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AmberWaves cover Amber Waves, June (June 5, 2012)
June issue features research and productivity; immigration policy and the farm labor market; SNAP’s impact on poverty; and the value of USDA’s monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.
   
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
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Arms: Informing Policy on the Farm Economy (blog)
June 12, 2012

Season-Average Price Forecasts
June 12, 2012

Aquaculture Data
June 12, 2012

World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates
June 12, 2012

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

Livestock and Meat Trade Data
June 11, 2012

Latest U.S. Agricultural Trade Data (summary)
June 8, 2012

Commodity Costs and Returns Data
June 4, 2012

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

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

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