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Most U.S. Farms Are Family Operations
December 22, 2014
Most U.S. farms—97 percent in 2011—are family operations. Small family farms make up 90 percent of the count, though midsize and large-scale family farms produce 60 percent of value of production, per ERS’s latest Family Farm Report.
Family Farms Dominate U.S. Agriculture
December 22, 2014
Most U.S. farms (97 percent) are family operations. Small family farms make up 90 percent of the U.S. farm count but produce 26 percent of farm output. Midsize and large-scale farms (8 percent of farms) produce 60 percent farm output.
Safety Performance of Ground Beef Supplied to School Lunch Program
December 22, 2014
Overall, ERS found that on Salmonella spp tests, suppliers of ground beef to the National School Lunch Program equaled or surpassed the food safety performance of suppliers of ground beef to general commercial markets.
Sanitary-Phytosanitary Policy, Tariff-Rate Quotas, and U.S.-EU Meat Trade
December 02, 2014
The EU is one of the world’s largest producers and consumers of beef, pork, and poultry, but EU tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) and sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) policies continue to limit imports of U.S. meats.
Restaurant Calorie Labeling Can Fine-tune Consumers' Food Choices
December 02, 2014
As chain restaurants phase in calorie menu labeling, even consumers who discriminate between high- and low-calorie items can better weigh the healthfulness of restaurant foods and make finer adjustments in their food choices.
Can better access to nutritious food sources aid tribal population health?
December 01, 2014
The study compares distances to outlets for obtaining healthy, affordable food in tribal areas to those for the general U.S. population, with implications for improving the health of tribal populations.
Turkey Sector: Background & Statistics
November 26, 2014
Seasonal feature: Turkey meat production is projected down slightly in 2014. Get background information and data on turkey – production, top producing States, consumption, exports, wholesale and retail prices.
Pumpkins: Background & Statistics
November 24, 2014
Seasonal feature: Pumpkin production is widely dispersed across U.S. regions. Get background information and data on pumpkins – production, top States, crop yield, demand, farm and retail prices.
Time-Use Behavior as a Factor in Fast-Food Purchasing
November 20, 2014
ERS examines the effects of time-use behaviors, sociodemographic characteristics, labor force participation, and prices on fast-food purchasing patterns in the United States before and after the 2007-09 recession.
How Food Price Increases Affected Household Welfare in India
November 18, 2014
In regions of India affected the most by a dramatic surge in global food prices several years ago, households coped by sacrificing diet diversity as well as expenditures on medical expenses and durable goods.

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