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Selected Charts from Ag and Food Statistics: Charting the Essentials, 2024

This collection of charts and maps presents key statistics about the farm sector, food spending and prices, food security and nutrition assistance, rural communities, agricultural production and trade, the interaction of agriculture and natural resources, and more.

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Utility-Scale Solar and Wind Development in Rural Areas: Land Cover Change (2009–20)

Solar and wind development expanded in rural areas from 2009 to 2020 and the pace of growth is expected to increase. The footprint of solar and wind differ, and the land cover change associated with them vary by region and energy type.

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Evaluating the Effects of Nontariff Measures on Poultry Trade

This report estimates the average effect of different nondiscriminatory nontariff measures (NTM) notifications on global poultry trade and explores regional variation by importer market.

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Cover Crops on Livestock Operations: Potential for Expansion in the United States

This report presents new findings from census and survey data on the prevalence of cover crop use and grazing/harvesting on cattle operations, and examines the potential for increased adoption of cover crops on cattle operations.

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The Role of Commercial Energy Payments in Agricultural Producer Income

Payments from energy production can be a substantial form of farm income. Although renewables create a new income opportunity, farms in oil and natural gas producing counties were more likely to receive payments between 2011 and 2020.

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United States and Global Macroeconomic Projections to 2033

This USDA report provides historical and 10-year projected macroeconomic variables for 181 countries, as well as regional and income groupings, that account for more than 99 percent of the world economy.

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Comparing Food Insecurity Among the U.S. Military and Civilian Adult Populations

The prevalence of food insecurity in the U.S. active duty military population was 2.5 times higher compared with a demographically matched civilian adult population.

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Household Food Insecurity Across Race and Ethnicity in the United States, 2016–21

This report combines 6 years of data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement (2016–21) to examine household food security among race and ethnic groups.

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Farmland Rental and Conservation Practice Adoption

Patterns across cropland owner-operators and cropland renters in the adoption of conservation tillage, cover-cropping, and six permanent structural practices.