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Most U.S. Households Do Their Main Grocery Shopping at Supermarkets and Supercenters Regardless of Income
Most U.S. Households Do Their Main Grocery Shopping at Supermarkets and Supercenters Regardless of Income Source: USDA Economic Research Service Highlights: SNAP participants and households that are food insecure are less likely than higher income consumers to use their own vehicle for their primary food shopping. However, differences in transportation modes do not translate into […]
Agricultural Productivity Growth in the United States: Measurement, Trends, and Drivers Source: USDA Economic Research Service Since 1948, U.S. agricultural output has more than doubled, with an average growth rate of 1.49 percent per year between 1948 and 2011. This study uses comprehensive productivity accounts developed by ERS to examine changes and trends in U.S. […]
Foundation Grants to Rural Areas from 2005 to 2010: Trends and Patterns Source: USDA Economic Research Service ERS estimates that the value of U.S. foundation grants to benefit rural areas was 6-7 percent of total domestic grants in 2010.
Federal Support for Nutrition Research Trends Upward as USDA Share Declines Source: USDA Economic Research Service A recent ERS analysis of data maintained by DHHS’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows that Federal investments in nutrition research more than doubled in real (inflation-adjusted) terms from 1985 to 2009 due to increased DHHS funding, especially between […]