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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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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 : A New Window into Ers Research: Issue February 2003

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature Articles in the premier issue include... Rural America: Opportunities and Challenges; Putting Food on the Table: Household Food Security in the United States; Managing Manure: New Clean Water Act Regulations Create Imperative for Livestock Producers; Farm Payments: Decoupled Payments Increase Households' Well-being, Not Production. Other topical Findings include... Is Japan Ready for Competition in Its Ag Markets?; The Economic Well-Being of Farm Hou...

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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 : Asia-Pacific Food Demand Increasingly Concentrated i...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the September issue include…Farm Poverty Lowest in U.S. History, Asia-Pacific Transportation Infrastructure: Linking Food Sources to Urban Centers, Rural Areas Benefit From Recreation and Tourism Development, Improving Air and Water Quality Can Be Two Sides of the Same Coin. Other articles cover such topics as…food consumption in rural China, organic price premiums, global food security, consumption of nonalcoholic beverages, diet quality...

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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 Growing Affluence : How Food Markets Are Res...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the June 2003 issue include...China’s Growing Affluence: How Food Markets are Responding; Plant Genetic Resources: New Rules for International Exchange; Rural Welfare Reform: Lessons Learned; Aiming for Targets, Saving on Arrows: Recent Insights from Two USDA Food Assistance Programs. Other articles cover such topics as....World Wheat Markets; U.S. and EU Agricultural Policies; Consumer Attitudes Toward Biotech Foods; U.S. Hog and Poultry...

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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 : Demographic Trends Shape the Asia-Pacific Food Syste...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the June 2004 issue include: Where Will Demographics Take the Asia-Pacific Food System? Emergency Food Providers Help Poor Households Put Food on the Table, Have Conservation Compliance Incentives Reduced Soil Erosion? Rural Hispanics: Employment and Residential Trends. Other articles cover such topics as... Cuba's tropical fruit industry, global trade in fruits and vegetables, Mexico's corn industry, low income households' expenditures o...

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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 : 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 : Eliminating Planting Restrictions…How Would Markets ...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the February 2007 issue include…Relaxing Fruit and Vegetable Restrictions, Weaker Dollar Strengthens U.S. Agriculture, Farmers Balance Off-Farm Work and Technology Adoption. Other articles cover such topics as…organic poultry and eggs, rough rice exports, the National School Lunch Program, food retailing, targeting conservation funds, using bidding to improve cost-effectiveness of conservation programs, farm net cash income, combining inc...

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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 : Eu and U. S. Organic Sectors Shaped by Different Pol...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the February 2006 issue include…EU and U.S. Organic Markets Face Strong Demand Under Different Policies, The World Bids Farewell to the Multifiber Arrangement, Agricultural Contracting: Trading Autonomy for Risk Reduction, Food Stamps and Obesity: Ironic Twist or Complex Puzzle?. Other articles cover such topics as…tobacco, Indian apples, pathogen testing, food security, ammonia emissions, conservation practices, homeownership, internet a...

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Amber Waves : Evaluating Conservation Programs : Understanding the...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the September 2004 issue include...Measuring the Success of Conservation Programs, European Union Adopts Significant Farm Reform, Sharing the Economic Burden: Who Pays for WIC's Infant Formula?, Fifty Years of U.S. Food Aid and Its Role in Reducing World Hunger. Other article cover such topics as...meat price spreads, soybean price forecasts, local food stamp office practices, spending at full-service and fast food restaurants, soybean ru...

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Amber Waves : Examining the Food Assistance Safety Net: Issue Sept...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the September 2006 issue include…Food Assistance: How Strong Is the Safety Net?, Income Volatility Complicates Food Assistance, Global Agriculture and the Doha Round—Market Access is the Key, and Agricultural Policy Affects Land Use and the Environment. Other articles cover such topics as…Japan’s dairy industry, effects of textile trade liberalization on U.S. rural communities, food price changes since Hurricane Katrina, the effects of th...

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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 : Global Supply Chains Shape Processed Food Trade: Iss...

By: USDA - Economic Research Service

Description: Feature articles in the February 2005 issue include…Processed Food Trade Pressured by Evolving Global Supply Chains; The Price is Right: Economics and the Rise in Obesity; Farm Programs, Natural Amenities, and Rural Development; U.S.-Canadian Hog Trade: Market Integration at Work. Other articles cover such topics as…Japan’s wheat production, China’s economic growth, U.S. tobacco program, cheese consumption, WIC food costs, farm operators, farm income for cor...

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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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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 : 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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