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June 2012

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Photo: Crop field

by Keith Fuglie, Paul Heisey, John King, and
David Schimmelpfennig

Private sector firms becoming leaders in developing new innovations in agriculture.

Photo: Hands raised with stock market board in background
Emergence and Impact of USDA’s WASDE Report

by Michael Adjemian

Agricultural markets value the situation and outlook information published in WASDE.

Photo: Farmworkers in field

Immigration Policy and Its Possible Effects on
U.S. Agriculture

by Steven Zahniser and Tom Hertz

Changes being considered would affect the market for hired farm labor.

Photo: Mom and daughter in produce aisle

by Laura Tiehen and Michele Ver Ploeg

SNAP is particularly effective in lessening poverty among children.