An estimated 12.7 percent of U.S. households were food insecure in 2015, down from 14.0 percent in 2014. Very low food security also declined. Food-insecure households lack consistent access to adequate, healthful food for members.
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ERS explains the mechanics of two “shallow loss” insurance options offered to upland cotton producers under the 2014 Farm Act, provides estimates of their potential for reducing producers’ revenue risk, and examines enrollment levels.
This page gives background statistics on pumpkin production and use in the United States.
ERS examines recent trends in adoption of precision agriculture technologies, the production practices and farm characteristics associated with adoption, and whether adoption is associated with greater profitability on U.S. corn farms.
Comparing Participation in Nutrient Trading by Livestock Operations to Crop Producers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Nutrient trading is a strategy in which polluters with high costs of reducing pollution can pay farmers to limit nutrient runoff into the Chesapeake Bay. But nutrient trading is more complex for livestock operations than for crop farms.
The report reviews this important market for U.S. rice with regard to the new tariff-rate quota, production policies, and internal Korean supply and demand.