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California Drought: Farm and Food Impacts
Information on impacts of the California drought is updated. The drought is likely to have major impacts on the State’s agricultural production, with implications for supplies of some items and for food prices.

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Moving Back to Rural America: Why Some Return Home and Why It Matters
The desire to raise children back home was among the most frequently cited reasons for returning to live in relatively remote rural areas. Most nonreturnees who considered returning cited limited career opportunities as the primary barrier.
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Major U.S. Foodborne Illnesses: The Economic Burden
Each year, 1 in 6 people in the United States is sickened by a foodborne illness acquired in the States. ERS provides an overview of recent estimates of the economic burden imposed annually by 15 leading foodborne pathogens.
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The Economics of Managing Glyphosate Resistance
Corn and soybean growers have an economic incentive to encourage neighbors to manage (rather than ignore) weed resistance to the herbicide glyphosate.
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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.

Last updated: Thursday, May 21, 2015

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