Webinar: Food and Nutrition Assistance Landscape: Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report
In this webinar, Economic Research Service (ERS) Research Economist Saied Toossi will provide an overview of the fiscal year 2022 edition of the Food and Nutrition Assistance Landscape annual report series, which examines recent developments in these programs along with trends in program participation and spending. The report also includes an examination of the economic and social indicators related to participation in these programs and a summary of ERS food and nutrition assistance research.
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Characteristics and Trends of U.S. Soybean Production Practices, Costs, and Returns Since 2002
This study uses nationally representative survey data of U.S. soybean farmers (along with costs and returns data) to examine how acreage, yield, production practices, export demand, public policy, and environmental factors have changed over the past 20 years.
The Impact of Recent Trade Agreements on Japan’s Pork Market
Japan's pork imports are estimated to increase between 3.6 and 13.9 percent by 2028 (compared to 2018 levels) due to its global trade agreements, with U.S. pork exports to Japan increasing by $281 million.
The Prevalence of the “Natural” Claim on Food Product Packaging
Research shows that consumers often equate the word “natural” on a food label with healthier food choices and more costly production practices. This report estimates the frequency with which the “natural” claim appears on food packaging.
Estimating the State-Level Food Expenditure Series
Documenting the methodology and data used to expand the USDA, Economic Research Service's Food Expenditure Series at the State level.
Irrigation Organizations: Groundwater Management
This report leverages data from the USDA’s 2019 Survey of Irrigation Organizations to characterize the unique institutions that steward much of the Nation’s groundwater resources.
Trends in U.S. Whole-Grain Intakes 1994–2018: The Roles of Age, Food Source, and School Food
This study examines the roles of age, food source, and school food in whole-grain intake trends before and after the Dietary Guidelines for Americans’ 2005 recommendation that half of grain intake be whole grain.