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Household Food Security in the United States in 2013
USDA annual food security statistics indicate that an estimated 14.3 percent of U.S. households were food insecure in 2013 – i.e., lacking consistent access to adequate, healthful food for household members.

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Characteristics and Production Costs Vary Among U.S. Corn Farms, in 2010
In 2010, the average operating and ownership costs per bushel varied between low- and high-cost corn producers but not among producers with different enterprise sizes. Organic production returns exceeded those for conventional production.
Net Farm Income Is Forecast to Fall in 2014
U.S. net farm income is forecast at $113.2 billion in 2014, down 13.8 percent from the forecast for 2013. Median total farm household income is forecast at $70,992, down slightly from $71,504 forecast for 2013.
Farm Income Forecast – A Webinar
ERS hosted a webinar on the new 2014 forecast for farm sector and household income, including crop and livestock receipts, production expenses, and land values.
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Rural Job Gains Lagging Metro Gains in Recovery From 2007/09 Recession
National nonfarm employment fell by 6.3 percent from its peak in January 2008 to its nadir in February 2010. Nonmetro employment recovered just 0.2 percent from the fourth quarter 2010 to 2013, versus 3.6 percent in metro areas.

Last updated: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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