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

By Usda- Economic Research Service

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Title: Amber Waves : U. S. Farmers Plan for Retirement: Issue April 2005  
Author: Usda- Economic Research Service
Volume: 5-Apr
Language: English
Subject: Agriculture, Rural Systems, Economics
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection (Contemporary), 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 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 participation by elderly people, emergent adaptive farm operators, tax laws, population loss counties, public assistance programs, and U.S. household food security. Also includes selected statistics on agriculture and trade, diet and health, natural resources, and rural America.

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

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Table of Contents: Up Front Who Eats What, When, Where, and Why? Feature Articles 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 Understanding Economic and Behavioral Influences on Fruit and Vegetable Choices Findings Markets and Trade Ethyl Alcohol Becomes a Global Commodity Americans Have Growing Appetites for Imported Foods Will Hard White Wheat Become a Sustainable Wheat Class? Diet and Health New Approaches Boost Food Stamp Participation by Elderly People Hog Contracts Signal Producers To Improve Quality Americans' Whole-Grain Consumption Below Guidelines Rural America Population Loss Counties Lack Natural Amenities Former Welfare Recipients Affect Economic Growth and Wages Farms, Firms, and Households Small Farms Can Grow Into Large Enterprises New Tax Laws Benefit Farmers Gleanings Current Activities Conservation Reserve Program Signup Options Considered State Fact Sheets Updated Examining Southeast Asia's Dynamic Agricultural Markets Program of Research on the Economics of Invasive Species Management New Releases Family Farms Come in All Sizes Trade and Rural Areas Chesapeake Bay Regional Model Documented Competitiveness of Food Manufacturers and Retailers Education and Rural Communities Aggregate Food Expenditures Commodity Markets and Trade Data Feature Measuring U.S. Household Food Security Indicators Natural Amenities Scale Drought triggers crop insurance indemnity payments... in some areas Drought is a recurring risk faced by agricultural producers Profiles Kathy Augustine Leslie A. Whitener


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