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Access to Farmland by Beginning and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers: Issues and Opportunities

Beginning and socially disadvantaged producers may face obstacles when buying or otherwise accessing land to enter farming or expand their operations. This report uses survey, census, and administrative data to examine factors associated with land access.

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America’s Farms and Ranches at a Glance: 2022 Edition

This report provides the latest statistics on U.S. farms and farm household well-being by farm size to better understand conditions across the United States’ broad farm sector. New sections of this edition explore farm household health insurance coverage, input acquisition practices, farm liquidity, and agritourism adoption.

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ERS, AAEA Partner to Grow Diversity in Field of Agricultural Economics

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service and the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association announce a new partnership to increase diversity in the field of agricultural economics. By expanding the number of students from underrepresented groups pursuing advanced degrees and careers in agricultural economics, both organizations aim to diversify, support and retain a new generation of skilled professionals more representative of today’s society.

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Africa’s Agricultural Trade: Recent Trends Leading up to the African Continental Free Trade Area

This report examines past and emerging trends in Africa’s sources and destinations of agricultural commodities traded.

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Rural America at a Glance: 2022 Edition

The 2022 edition of Rural America at a Glance reviews industry shifts and looks at population trends affecting the makeup and availability of the rural labor force, including demographic changes such as age, race, and ethnicity.

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Evaluating the Prediction Performance of the International Food Security Assessment’s Production Models: A Cross-Validation Approach

USDA, Economic Research Service researchers evaluate the International Food Security Assessment (IFSA) food production model to determine the best performing prediction model specification.