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Global Macroeconomic Changes Drive Downturn in U.S. Agricultural Exports
July 12, 2016
The macroeconomic outlook underlying the 2016 USDA agricultural projections indicates a slowdown in global income growth and a stronger dollar, implying smaller projected gains in agricultural trade and declines in U.S. market share.
International Food Security Assessment, 2016-26
June 30, 2016
The share of food-insecure people in the 76 low- and middle-income countries included in this report is projected to fall from 17 percent in 2016 to 6 percent in 2026. The number of food-insecure people is projected to fall by 59 percent.
Impacts of Ethanol Demand and Oil Prices on Brazil's Agricultural Land Use
June 29, 2016
ERS examines the extent to which changes in oil prices could affect Brazil’s ethanol sector and the agricultural land-use decisions on production of sugarcane—Brazil's main ethanol feedstock—versus other crop and livestock activities.
The Food Access Research Atlas
June 29, 2016
Updated online mapping tool measures access to affordable, nutritious food by census tract, using indicators such as distance to grocery stores and vehicle availability; updates previous estimates of food desert census tracts.
From Where the Buffalo Roam: India’s Beef Exports
June 22, 2016
Since the late 2000s, India’s exports of beef—specifically water buffalo meat—have expanded rapidly, with India emerging as the world’s largest beef exporter in 2014. So far, Indian exports have not been competitive with U.S. beef exports.
Effects of New Shrink-Loss data on U.S. Fresh Food Availability Estimates
June 21, 2016
ERS examines how using updated supermarket shrink-loss data in the agency’s Loss-Adjusted Food Availability series would affect estimates of U.S. fresh food items available for consumption.
U.S., Brazil, and Argentina are Main Competitors in Corn/Soybean Markets
June 20, 2016
Lower shipping costs have helped keep the U.S. competitive with South America in international markets, but that could change with recent reductions in export taxes, export restrictions, and transportation costs in Brazil and Argentina.
How Changes in Brazil’s Corn Industry Could Affect U.S. Corn Exports
June 15, 2016
Brazil’s corn exports are now concentrated in months traditionally dominated by Northern Hemisphere exporters, particularly the United States. Greater competition from Brazil could alter the seasonal pattern of U.S. corn exports and prices.
Have Price Premiums for Retail Organic Products Been Decreasing?
May 24, 2016
Of 17 organic food products ERS analyzed, most retail price premiums fluctuated between 2004 and 2010, neither increasing nor decreasing steadily. Only three products–fresh spinach, canned beans, and coffee–showed steady premium decreases.
Food Security Among Hispanic Adults in the United States, 2011-2014
May 11, 2016
ERS estimates the extent of food insecurity among Hispanic households in the United States and the adults in these households. In 2014, 22.4 percent of Hispanic households were food insecure, versus 14 percent of all U.S. households.

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