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By Usda- Economic Research Service

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Title: Amber Waves : Perspectives on Food and Farm Policy: May 2007 Special Issue  
Author: Usda- Economic Research Service
Volume: May 2007 - Special Issue
Language: English
Subject: Agriculture, Rural Systems, Economics
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection, Amber Waves Journal Collection
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Publisher: Us Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service


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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 presentations cover such topics as…farm household well-being, organic farming, fruit and vegetable trade, the effect of decoupled payments on resource allocations in the farm sector, the role bidding can play in conservation program cost-effectiveness, “green” government payments, country-of-origin labeling, the role of the National School Lunch Program in nutrition assistance, and the U.S. soybean sector

Summary: Amber Waves: The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources and Rural America

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Table of Contents: Up Front Research Informs Policy Decisions Feature Articles Commodity Programs and Policy Managing Risk With Revenue Insurance Relaxing Fruit and Vegetable Planting Restrictions Conservation Environmental Credit Trading: Can Farming Benefit? Emphasis Shifts in U.S. Conservation Policy — Updated Food and Nutrition Food Assistance: How Strong Is the Safety Net? Improving Food Choices — Can Food Stamps Do More? Rural Development and Energy Policy Options for a Changing Rural America — Updated Ethanol Reshapes the Corn Market — Updated Findings Commodity Programs and Policy Assessing Farm Household Well-Being—Beyond Farmers and Farm Income — Updated U.S. Organic Farm Sector Continues To Expand — Updated U.S. Fruit and Vegetable Imports Outpace Exports — Updated How Do Decoupled Payments Affect Resource Allocations Within the Farm Sector? Conservation Bidding Enhances Conservation Program Cost Effectiveness Green Payments: Can Income and Conservation Payments Be Combined Food and Nutrition Fruit and Vegetables in the Limelight Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling: Will It Benefit Consumers? — Updated National School Lunch Program Fills Food Assistance Gaps Rural Development and Energy International Trade, Biofuel Initiatives Reshaping the Soybean Sector Statistics Indicators Indicators May-07 Commodity Programs and Policy Geographic Distribution of Government Payments — Updated Drought is a recurring risk faced by agricultural producers — Updated Conservation Conservation compliance effectiveness depends on where the money goes Wetland losses Food and Nutrition Participation in USDA’s Food Stamp Program varies by State Fewer households had difficulty putting enough food on the table in 2005 Fruit and vegetable availability up 20 percent since 1970 Rural Development and Energy Nonmetro county population change, 2000-05: Half grew, half declined Farm output is up but energy intensity is downn the Long Run — Updated Farm population as a share of total U.S. population


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