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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

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. […]

Two-thirds of U.S. nonmetro counties lost population over 2010-14

Two-thirds of U.S. nonmetro counties lost population over 2010-14 Source: USDA Economic Research Service During 2010-14, the number of nonmetro counties that lost population reached a historic high of 1,310. County population loss stems from two possible sources: more people leaving a county than moving into it (net outmigration) and/or more people dying than are […]

Understanding the Geography of Growth in Rural Child Poverty

Understanding the Geography of Growth in Rural Child Poverty Source: USDA Economic Research Service Highlights: + More than one in four rural children are living in families that are poor, according to the official poverty measure, up from 1 in 5 in 1999, but this change was uneven across the rural landscape. + Counties with […]

Foundation Grants to Rural Areas from 2005 to 2010: Trends and Patterns

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.

Frontier and Remote (FAR) codes pinpoint Nation’s most remote regions

Frontier and Remote (FAR) codes pinpoint Nation’s most remote regions Source: USDA Economic Research Service Small population size and geographic remoteness provide benefits for residents and visitors alike, but those same characteristics often create economic and social challenges. Job creation, population retention, and provision of goods/services (such as groceries, health care, clothing, household appliances, and […]

Federal Support for Nutrition Research Trends Upward as USDA Share Declines

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 […]