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Amber Waves Journal Collection (37 Books)


Description: Feature articles in the November 2007 issue include ... Do Food Labels Make a Difference? Sometimes; Integrating Conservation and Commodity Program Payments: A Look at the Tradeoffs; The Future of Biofuels: A Global Perspective; Cropland Concentrating Faster Where Payments Are Higher. Other articles cover such topics as…Chinese exchange rate policy, global wheat production, food product introductions, Americans’ dairy consumption, effect of the Conservation Reserve Program on outdoor recreation, forces affecting nitrogen fertilizer prices, arts employment in rural areas, “million-dollar” farms, and measuring the distribution of farms and farm sizes. Also includes selected statistics on agriculture and trade, diet and health, natural resources, farm households, and rural America.

 
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Amber Waves : Perspectives on Food and Farm Policy: May 2007 Speci...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the Special Issue (May 2007) include… Managing Risk with Revenue Insurance, Relaxing Fruit and Vegetable Planting Restrictions, Emphasis Shifts in U.S. Conservation Policy, Environmental Credit Trading: Can Farming Benefit?, Food Assistance: How Strong Is the Safety Net?, Improving Food Choices—Can Food Stamps Do More?, Policy Options for a Changing Rural America, and Ethanol Reshapes the Corn Market. Other articles and statistical presen...

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Amber Waves : Dynamics of Agriculture Competitiveness; Policy Less...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the April 2003 issue include....Dynamics of Agricultural Competitiveness: Policy Lessons from Abroad; Methyl Bromide Phaseout: Users Request Exemptions; Consumer-Driven Agriculture: Changing U.S. Demographics Influence Eating Habits; Weighing Incentives for Food Safety in Meat and Poultry. Other articles covers such topics as...Water Scarcity in China; China and WTO Commitments; Foodborne Illness Costs; Emergency Food Providers; Dietary D...

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Amber Waves : Food Companies Compete for Consumers’ Dollars: Issue...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the April 2008 issue include ... Hired Farmworkers a Major Input for Some U.S. Farm Sectors, Technology, Larger Farm Size Increased Productivity on U.S. Hog Farms, Global Market Opportunities Drive Beef Production Decisions in Argentina and Uruguay, and Twenty Years of Competition Reshape the U.S. Food Marketing System. Other articles cover such topics as Japan’s orange market, market for whey, carrot consumption, food stamp benefits as a...

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Amber Waves : Poultry Producers Adopting Practices to Reduce Antib...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the December 2009 issue include ... Science, Technology, and Prospects for Growth in U.S. Corn Yields, Debt Landscape for U.S. Farms Has Shifted, Removal of Government Controls Opens Peanut and Tobacco Sectors to Market Forces, Income Volatility Is Rising with Mixed Effects on Nutrition Assistance Participation, Food Insecurity Up in Recessionary Times, Global Economic Crisis Threatens Food Security in Lower Income Countries. Other articl...

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Amber Waves : Education Underlies Metro-Nonmetro Pay Gap: Issue Fe...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the February 2008 issue include ... Corn Prices Near Record High, But What About Food Costs?; Rising Food Prices Intensify Food Insecurity in Developing Countries; Converging Patterns in Global Food Consumption and Food Delivery Systems; Education’s Role in the Metro-Nonmetro Earnings Divide. Other articles cover such topics as Canadian Dollar Reaches Parity with U.S. Dollar; Stronger Canadian Dollar Puts Pressure on Canada’s Pork Industr...

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Amber Waves : Behavioral Factors Influence Food Choices: Issue Jun...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the June 2007 issue include… Insidious Consumption: Surprising Factors That Influence What We Eat and How Much; The Importance of Farm Program Payments to Farm Households; Outbreak Linked to Spinach Forces Reassessment of Food Safety Practices; and Struggling to Feed the Family: What Does It Mean to be Food Insecure?”. Other articles cover such topics as…Chinese consumers, identity preservation, U.S. grain markets, bottled water, carbonat...

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Amber Waves : China's Food Export Growth Is Constrained: Issue Jun...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the June 2008 issue include ... Who Will China Feed?; Food Stamps and Obesity: What We Know and What It Means; World Trade Organization and Globalization Help Facilitate Growth in Agricultural Trade; Defining the “Rural” in Rural America. Other articles cover such topics as Marketing Loans Induced Acreage Expansion in U.S. Dry Peas; ERS and Collaborators Model Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreaks; Lower Income Households Spend Additional Inco...

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Amber Waves : U. S. Agricultural Trade Falters in the Wake of Glob...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in June 2009 issue include… Federal Estate Taxes Affecting Fewer Farmers but the Future is Uncertain; Food Policy: Check the List of Ingredients; A Weakening Global Economy Interrupts Agricultural Trade; How Tightly Has China Embraced Market Reforms in Agriculture? Other articles cover such topics as…Russia’s Surge in Agricultural Imports Comes to a Halt; Consumers Show Strong Brand Loyalty in Cheese Purchases; Food Insecurity Less Prevalent...

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Amber Waves : Russia Could Become Top Wheat Exporter by 2019: Issu...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the June 2010 issue include ... Former Soviet Union Region to Play Larger Role in Meeting World Wheat Needs, Next-Generation Biofuels: Near-Term Challenges and Implications for Agriculture, Challenges Facing USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program, America’s Organic Farmers Face Issues and Opportunities. Other articles cover such topics as the volatility of the Indian sugar market, price spikes in Afghanistan’s wheat market, Indonesian policy...

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Amber Waves : Tracking the American Diet for 100 Years: Issue Marc...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the March 2010 issue include ... Access to Affordable, Nutritious Food is Limited in “Food Deserts,” Organic Dairy Sector Evolves to Meet Changing Demand, Consumers’ Response to 2006 Foodborne Illness Outbreak Linked to Spinach, Economic Recovery: Lessons Learned from Previous Recessions, Guess Who’s Turning 100? Tracking a Century of American Eating. Other articles cover such topics as … China’s industrial corn processing boom, expanding...

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Amber Waves : Growing Biofuel Demand Could Transform Agricultural ...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the March 2009 issue include…Growing Crops for Biofuels Has Spillover Effects; Agricultural Commodity Price Spikes in 1970s and 1990s: Valuable Lessons for Today; Grain Prices Impact Entire Livestock Production Cycle; Recent Volatility in U.S. Fertilizer Prices: Causes and Consequences; When Nudging in the Lunch Line Might Be a Good Thing. Other articles cover such topics as…What’s Next for NAFTA? Columbia Becoming a New Ethanol Player; C...

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Ambe Waves : Food Labels Influence Production Decisions: Issue Nov...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the November 2007 issue include ... Do Food Labels Make a Difference? Sometimes; Integrating Conservation and Commodity Program Payments: A Look at the Tradeoffs; The Future of Biofuels: A Global Perspective; Cropland Concentrating Faster Where Payments Are Higher. Other articles cover such topics as…Chinese exchange rate policy, global wheat production, food product introductions, Americans’ dairy consumption, effect of the Conservation ...

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Amber Waves : Many Factors Contribute to Fluctuating Global Food P...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the November 2008 issue include ... Fluctuating Food Commodity Prices—A Complex Issue With No Easy Answers; New Market Realities Affect Crop Program Choices; Can Low-Income Americans Afford a Healthy Diet?; Market Failures: When the Invisible Hand Gets Shaky; A Pilot Program for U.S. Food Aid; Lasting Influence of BSE on U.S. Protein Feed Markets; Stabilizing Federal Support for Emergency Food Providers; 2008 Farm Act Makes It Easier for ...

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Amber Waves : U. S. Tobacco Industry Responds to New Challenges: I...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the September 2003 issue include: U.S. Tobacco Industry Responds to New Competitors, New Challenges; Multilateralism and Regionalism: Dual Strategies for Trade Reform; The Effect of the 1990s on Nonmetro Poverty; Production Costs Critical to Farming Decisions; Balancing Food Costs with Nutrition Goals in WIC. Other articles cover such topics as...vegetable consumption away from home, NAFTA, meat trade, overweight and BMI, food insufficien...

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Amber Waves : Ethanol : Fueling Adjustments Beyond the Corn Sector...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the September 2007 issue include… U.S. Ethanol Expansion Driving Changes Throughout the Agricultural Sector, U.S. Trade Growth: A New Beginning or a Repeat of the Past?, U.S. Consumers Had Short-Term Response to First BSE Announcements, and Low Costs Drive Production to Large Dairy Farms. Other articles cover such topics as…NAFTA, U.S. sugar program, food preparation time, food spending, genetically engineered crops, nutrient management, ...

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Amber Waves : Imports Bring Risk of Foreign Pests and Diseases: Is...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the September 2008 issue include ...Obesity in the Midst of Unyielding Food Insecurity in Developing Countries; Regulating Agricultural Trade to Keep Out Foreign Pests and Disease; Creating Markets for Environmental Stewardship: Potential Benefits and Problems; Balancing Nutrition, Participation, and Cost in the National School Lunch Program. Other articles cover such topics as Consumer Preferences Change Wheat Flour Use; What’s Behind th...

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Amber Waves : Access, Cost Are Among Rural Health Care Issues: Iss...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the September 2009 issue include ... Taking the Pulse of Rural Health Care, Baby Boom Migration Tilts Toward Rural America, Broadband Internet Service Helping Create a Rural Digital Economy, and Full Throttle U.S. Ethanol Expansion Faces Challenges Down the Road. Other articles cover such topics as…inspections of food imports, income sources for farm households, wheat prices, China’s cotton use, the relationship between food assistance be...

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Amber Waves : U. S. Farmers Plan for Retirement: Issue April 2005

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the April 2005 issue include…How Do U.S. Farmers Plan for Retirement?, North American Greenhouse Tomatoes Emerge as a Major Market Force, Policy Options for a Changing Rural America, and Understanding Economic and Behavioral Influences on Fruit and Vegetable Choices. Other articles cover such topics as…hard white wheat, ethyl alcohol (ethanol), agricultural imports, whole grains consumption, hog production contracts, food stamp participat...

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Amber Waves : Information and Innovation Strengthen Food Safety: I...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the April 2004 issue include: Food Traceability: One Ingredient in a Safe and Efficient Food Supply; Savvy Buyers Spur Food Safety Innovations in Meat Processing; Beyond Environmental Compliance: Stewardship as Good Business; A Historic Enlargement: Ten Countries Prepare to Join the European Union. Other articles cover such topics as...U.S. ag exports of high-value products; U.S. aquaculture; country-of-origin labeling; food stamp partici...

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Amber Waves : Seed Industry Consolidation…Impact on Research: Issu...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the February 2004 issue include: Have Seed Industry Changes Affected Research Effort?; Anatomy of Nonmetro High Poverty Areas: Common in Plight, Distinctive in Nature; The Elephant is Jogging: New Pressures for Agricultural Reform in India; The U.S. Ag Trade Balance. Other articles cover such topics as...U.S. sheep industry; Russia's impact on global livestock market; floriculture; jury awards for foodborne illness lawsuits; food insecuri...

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