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About Amber Waves

Amber Waves is published monthly on the ERS website. Amber Waves showcases the full range of ERS research and analysis on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America. The magazine is available online at and also as a free downloadable app for offline reading on tablets. Apps are available from iTunes and Google Play.

Christopher C. Carbone, Executive Editor
Editorial Board: Associate Editors: Graphic Designers:
  Stephen Crutchfield   Nancy Cochrane   Victor B. Phillips, Jr.
  Adrie Custer   Lorin Kusmin   Cynthia A. Ray
  Molly Garber   Rosanna Mentzer Morrison   Curtia Taylor
  Robert Gibbs    
  Maurice R. Landes Managing Editors:  
  Ephraim Leibtag   Dale Simms  
  Lavonne Luquis   Priscilla Smith  
  Daniel Pick    
  Patrick Sullivan    
  Abebayehu Tegene    

The editorial content of this magazine is in the public domain and may be reproduced without permission, although we would appreciate citation. Use of commercial and trade names does not imply approval or constitute endorsement by USDA. Unless otherwise noted, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service (ERS) is the source for all charts and tables shown in the magazine, although the underlying raw data often come from other agencies.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Christopher Carbone at