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Menu Labeling Imparts New Information About the Calorie Content of Restaurant Foods

January 19, 2015 Comments off

Menu Labeling Imparts New Information About the Calorie Content of Restaurant Foods
Source: USDA Economic Research Service

Menus with calorie information allow U.S. consumers to fine-tune their food choices at restaurants, even consumers with a substantial level of nutrition knowledge.

Structure and Finances of U.S. Farms: Family Farm Report, 2014 Edition

December 30, 2014 Comments off

Structure and Finances of U.S. Farms: Family Farm Report, 2014 Edition
Source: USDA Economic Research Service

Most U.S. farms—97 percent in 2011—are family operations, and even the largest farms are predominantly family-run. Midsize and large-scale family farms account for 8 percent of U.S. farms but 60 percent of the value of production. In contrast, small family farms make up 90 percent of the U.S. farm count but produce a 26-percent share of farm output.

See also: America’s Diverse Family Farms: 2014 Edition

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures and Tariff-Rate Quotas for U.S. Meat Exports to the European Union

December 8, 2014 Comments off

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures and Tariff-Rate Quotas for U.S. Meat Exports to the European Union
Source: USDA Economic Research Service

The EU is one of the world’s largest producers and consumers of beef, pork, and poultry, but EU tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) and sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) policies continue to limit imports of U.S. meats.

Measuring Access to Healthful, Affordable Food in American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Areas

December 4, 2014 Comments off

Measuring Access to Healthful, Affordable Food in American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Areas
Source: USDA Economic Research Service

The study compares distances to outlets for obtaining healthy, affordable food in tribal areas to those for the general U.S. population, with implications for improving the health of tribal populations.

The Role of Time in Fast-Food Purchasing Behavior in the United States

December 2, 2014 Comments off

The Role of Time in Fast-Food Purchasing Behavior in the United States
Source: USDA Economic Research Service

This study examines the effects of time-use behaviors on fast-food purchases in the United States. Findings reveal that those who purchase fast food do so to save time, and the share of the population that purchased fast food on a given day stayed fairly constant during and after the 2007-09 recession.

Coping Strategies in Response to Rising Food Prices: Evidence From India

November 28, 2014 Comments off

Coping Strategies in Response to Rising Food Prices: Evidence From India
Source: USDA Economic Research Service

Along with world food prices, the prices of staple grains in India surged between 2006 and 2010. This study shows that regions in India affected the worst by the price increases coped by sacrificing diet diversity and expenditures on medical expenses and durable goods.

Rural America at a Glance, 2014 Edition

November 11, 2014 Comments off

Rural America at a Glance, 2014 Edition
Source: USDA Economic Research Service

This report highlights the most recent indicators of social and economic conditions in rural areas, focusing on the U.S. rural economy, including employment, poverty, and population trends.

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