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ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information (Completed July 2014 through September 2014)
Working TitleDescriptionPeer Review Plan
Tanzanian Food Basket Analysis Economic Information Bulletin 16x16 - PDF
Timing is Everything: The Role of Time in Fast-Food Purchasing Behavior in the United States Economic Research Report 16x16 - PDF
Improving Health through Nutrition Research: An Overview of the U.S. Nutrition Research System Economic Information Bulletin 16x16 - PDF
Vietnam’s Agri-Food Sector and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Economic Information Bulletin 16x16 - PDF
Measuring Access to Healthful, Affordable Food in American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Areas Economic Information Bulletin 16x16 - PDF
Food and Non-Food Coping Strategies in Response to the World Food Price Crisis: Evidence from India Economic Research Report 16x16 - PDF
Menu Labeling Imparts New Information about the Calorie Content of Restaurant Foods Economic Research Report 16x16 - PDF
Japan's Agri-Food Sector and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Economic Information Bulletin 16x16 - PDF
Non-Tariff Barriers and U.S. Meat Exports to the European Union Special Outlook Report 16x16 - PDF
Long-Term Projections of World Raw Sugar Prices: USDA’s Sugar Baseline Model Special Outlook Report 16x16 - PDF
WIC Background, Trends, and Economic Issues Economic Research Report 16x16 - PDF

ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information (Completed May 2014 through June 2014)
Working TitleDescriptionPeer Review Plan
Options for Improving Conservation Programs: Evidence from Economic Experiments on the Design of Enrollment Mechanisms Economic Research Report 16x16 - PDF
Agricultural Export Restrictions: Effects and Policy Modifications that Reduce Market Distortions Technical Bulletin 16x16 - PDF
Changing Seasonal Farm Price Patterns in Selected U.S. Fresh Fruit Markets Special Outlook Report 16x16 - PDF
Climate Change, Heat Stress, and Livestock Production Economic Research Report 16x16 - PDF
HPAI Impact on EU-27’s Import Demand for Cooked and Uncooked Poultry, and Other Meats Economic Research Report 16x16 - PDF
The Food Safety Performance of Ground Beef Suppliers to the National School Lunch Program Economic Research Report 16x16 - PDF
An Economic Valuation of Honey Bees in the United States Administrative Publication 16x16 - PDF

ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information (Completed January 2014 through April 2014)
Working TitleDescriptionPeer Review Plan
Food and Commodity Price Stabilization Policies: A Synthesis Economic Research Report 16x16 - PDF
Federal Support for Nutrition Research: Trends in the Portfolio of Research Projects Economic Information Bulletin 16x16 - PDF
The Demand for Crop Insurance: A look at the Agriculture Risk Protection Act of 2000 Economic Research Report 16x16 - PDF
Multi-cropping Practices: Recent Trends in Double Cropping Economic Brief 16x16 - PDF
Economics of the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Agriculture Economic Research Report 16x16 - PDF
Methodology for the Food-Away-From-Home and Alcohol Prices Database Technical Bulletin 16x16 - PDF
Farm Business Debt at a Glance Economic Brief 16x16 - PDF
Cost Containment in the WIC Program: Vendor Peer Groups and Reimbursement Rates Economic Research Report 16x16 - PDF
Agriculture in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Economic Research Report 16x16 - PDF
Characteristics and Production Costs of U.S. Corn Farms, 2010 Economic Information Bulletin 16x16 - PDF
Prospects for China’s Corn Yield Growth and Imports Special Outlook Report 16x16 - PDF
Technology, Organization, and Financial Performance in U.S. Broiler Production Economic Information Bulletin 16x16 - PDF
Understanding Household Energy Insecurity and the Effects of Social Assistance Programs Economic Research Report 16x16 - PDF


ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information
(Completed October 2013 through December 2013)   
Working Title    Description    Peer Review Plan   
Convergence Performance of Expiring Agricultural Futures and Cash Prices    Special Outlook Report    Working the Land with 10 Acres: Small Acreage Farming in the U.S.    Economic Information Bulletin    Wetlands: Targeting Public Investments for Cost-Effective Conservation    Economic Research Report    Comparing Tariffs and Non-Tariff Measures for U.S. Imports of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables    Economic Information Bulletin    Additionality in U.S. Agricultural Conservation and Regulatory Offset Programs    Economic Research Report    The Estimated Amount, Value, and Calories of Postharvest Food Loss at the Retail and Consumer Levels in the United States    Economic Information Bulletin    The Impacts of Reforms to the Public Distribution System in Chhattisgarh on Food Security    Economic Research Report    Consumers’ Use of Nutrition Information When Eating Out    Economic Information Bulletin    Methodology for the Food-Away-From-Home and Alcohol Prices Database    Technical Bulletin    ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information
(Completed July 2013 through September 2013)   
Working Title    Description    Peer Review Plan   
The Economics of Glyphosate Resistance Management    Economic Research Report    Pesticide Use in U.S. Agriculture, 1960-2008    Economic Information Bulletin    SNAP Access at the State and County-Levels: Evidence from Texas SNAP Administrative Records and the American Community Survey    Economic Research Report    Trends in Infant Formula Rebate Contracts: Implications for the WIC Program    Economic Information Bulletin    Cross-Price Elasticities of Demand Across 144 Countries    Technical Bulletin    Food Intake and the Great Recession    Economic Research Report    Rural America at a Glance, 2013 Edition    Economic Brief    Production Cost and the Joint Adoption of Precision Technologies    Economic Research Report    Drivers of Global Land Use Change    Economic Research Report    Imports Bring Various Fresh Fruit to U.S. Consumers Year Round    Special Outlook Report    Rural Veterans at a Glance, 2013    Economic Brief    ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information
(Completed April 2013 through June 2013)   
Working Title    Description    Peer Review Plan   
Making Sense of Recent Cost-of-Foodborne-Illness Estimates    Economic Information Bulletin    Growth and Evolution in China’s Agricultural Support Policies    Economic Research Report    Produce Sourcing and Transportation Cost Effects on Wholesale Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Prices    Economic Research Report    Increased Consumption of Food Prepared Away From Home Poses Challenges for Improving Diet and Health: A Comparison of Diet Quality by Preparation Source, 1977-2008    Economic Information Bulletin    Assessing the Growth of U.S. Broiler Exports    Special Outlook Report    Forecasting World Raw Sugar Prices:The Influence of Brazilian Costs of Production and World Surplus/Deficit Measures    Special Outlook Report    Recession and Recovery in Rural America    Economic Research Report    Emerging Energy Industries and Rural Growth    Economic Research Report    Trends and Developments in U.S. Hog Production 1992 to 2009:Technology, Reorganization and Productivity Growth    Economic Research Report    Understanding Wheat Futures Prices    Economic Research Report    Food Security of SNAP Recipients Worsened as the Real Value of SNAP Benefits Declined from 2009 to 2011    Economic Research Report    Weather Effects on Expected Corn and Soybean Yields    Special Outlook Report    Alternative Dairy Policy Programs: Analysis of Risk Management and Margin Insurance    Economic Research Report    Student Acceptance of Nutritious NSLP School Lunches    Economic Research Report    Are Farmers Improving Fertilizer Nutrient-Use Efficiency in Corn, Cotton, Winter Wheat and Soybean Plantings?    Economic Information Bulletin    ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information
(Completed January 2013 through March 2013)   
Working Title    Description    Peer Review Plan   
Food and Commodity Price Stabilization Policies: A Synthesis    Economic Research Report   

Processing Meat and Poultry for Local Markets: From Convenience to Commitment

Economic Research Report   

Non-convergence in Domestic Commodity Futures Markets: Causes, Consequences and Remedies

Economic Information Bulletin   

The First Fifteen Years of Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States

Economic Information Bulletin   

Multi-Program Participation in SNAP and Unemployment Insurance: How Tight are the Strands of the Recessionary Safety Net?

Economic Research Report   

U.S. Wheat Production: Background and Costs of Production

Economic Information Bulletin   

Association Between Total Diet Cost and Diet Quality is Limited

Economic Research Report   

Food Insecurity in Households with Children in 2010-11: Prevalence, Severity, and Household Characteristics

Economic Information Bulletin   

Nutrition Standards Would Impact Availability of Most Competitive Foods but Have Smaller Revenue Effects for Most School Foodservices

Economic Research Report   

Farm Size and the Organization of U.S. Crop Farming

Economic Research Report    ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information
(Completed October 2012 through December 2012)   
Working Title    Description    Peer Review Plan   
The Role of Conservation Programs in Drought Adaption    Economic Research Report   

What's Driving Trends in Fluid Milk Consumption?

Economic Information Bulletin   

Occupational Composition in Off-Farm Industry by U.S. Farm Households

Economic Information Bulletin   

Rural Broadband at a Glance, 2012

Economic Information Bulletin   

Food Insecurity Among Households with a Disabled Adult

Economic Research Report   

Households Find Ways to Stretch Their Milk Dollar When Budgets Are Tight

Economic Research Report   

SNAP and Diet Quality: A Treatment Effects Approach

Economic Research Report   

The Impact of Tax Reform on Farm Businesses and Rural Households

Economic Information Bulletin   

Rural America at a Glance, 2012 Edition

Economic Information Bulletin   

Global Biofuel Markets: The Importance of Growing Production, Policy and Trade

Economic Information Bulletin    ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information
(Completed July 2012 through September 2012)   
Working Title    Description    Peer Review Plan   
Irradiation for the Mitigation of Pest Risks from Imported Fruit and Vegetables    Economic Research Report    Farm Level Financial Impacts of Ending Direct Payments    Economic Brief    Who are Women Farm Operators and What Do They Produce?    Economic Information Bulletin    Introduction of New Food Products with Voluntary Nutrient-Content Claims, 1989-2010    Economic Information Bulletin   

Resources, Policies, and Agricultural Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Economic Research Report   

Assessing Potential Technical Enhancements to the U.S. Household Food Security Measures

Technical Bulletin   

The Evolving Roles of the Public and Private Sectors in Agricultural Research and Development

Economic Brief   

Beginning Farmers and Ranchers at a Glance

Economic Information Bulletin   

Lessons from International Climate Change Mitigation Policies for Agriculture

Economic Brief   

Updating the ERS Farm Typology

Economic Information Bulletin    ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information
(Completed April 2012 through June 2012)   
Working Title    Description    Peer Review Plan   
Water, Energy, and Agricultural Policy Linkages: The Case of Cotton in Central Asia    Economic Information Bulletin    Agriculture and the Energy Sector: Agriculture's Supply and Demand for Energy Products    Economic Information Bulletin    Participation in USDA's Food Assistance Programs Over the Business Cycle    Economic Information Bulletin    The Demand for Disaggregated Food-Away-from-Home and Food-at-Home Products    Economic Research Report    Characteristics and Production Costs of U.S. Cotton Farms, 2007    Economic Information Bulletin   

Retail Wastelands: Characteristics and Influential Factors of Food Deserts

Economic Research Report   

Increased Consumption of Food Prepared Away from Home Poses Challenges for Improving Diet and Health: A Comparison of Diet Quality by Preparation Source, 1977-2008

Economic Information Bulletin   

Trends in Nitrogen Management on Cropland and Implications for Policy

Economic Brief    Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food: An Update of ERS Estimates of Food Access and Food Deserts    Economic Research Report    ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information
(Completed January 2012 through March 2012)   
Working Title    Description    Peer Review Plan   
Multi-Enterprising Farmers: On-Farm Diversification, Off-Farm Business Ventures, and Their Importance in the Rural Economy    Economic Research Report    Dynamic PEATSim Model: A Documentation and an Application    Technical Bulletin    Indonesia's Modern Food Retail Sector    Economic Information Bulletin    Nonresponse Bias Analysis of BMI Data in the Eating & Health Module    Technical Bulletin    Immigration Policy and Its Possible Effects on U.S. Agriculture and the Market for Hired Farm Labor: A Simulation Analysis    Economic Research Report    New Food Choices Free of Trans Fats are Aligning Americans' Diets with Health Recommendations    Economic Information Bulletin   

Variation in Competition for Vendors and Customers Across U.S. Farmers' Markets

Economic Information Bulletin   

Assessing the Healthfulness of Consumers' Food-at-Home Purchases

Economic Information Bulletin    ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information
(Completed October 2011 through December 2011)   
Working Title    Description    Peer Review Plan   
Estimating the Range of Food-Insecure Households in India    Economic Research Report    Regional Economic and Environmental Impacts of Agricultural Adaptation to a Changing Climate in the United States    Economic Research Report    Assessing Duplication in the Farm Safety Net    Economic Information Bulletin    Alleviating Poverty in the U.S.: The Role of SNAP Benefits    Economic Research Report    Regional Trade Agreements: Impacts on U.S. and Foreign Suppliers in Commodity and Manufactured Food Markets    Economic Research Report    Direct Payments, Crop Insurance, and Environmental Compliance in US Agriculture    Economic Brief    Multiple Ways to Measure the Price of Healthy Foods    Economic Information Bulletin    China's Volatile Pork Industry    Outlook Special Report    Long Run Growth Prospects for Wheat Production in Afghanistan    Outlook Special Report    ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information
(Completed July 2011 through September 2011)   
Working Title    Description    Peer Review Plan   
Private-Sector Research Investments in Agriculture, Food and Biofuel    Economic Research Report    Rural Wealth Creation: Concepts, Measures and Strategies    Economic Research Report    Baselines in Environmental Programs and Markets    Economic Brief    Promotional Competition for National Brand and Private Label Food Products    Economic Research Report    Major Uses of Land in the United States, 2007    Economic Information Bulletin    Changing Farm Structure and the Distribution of Farm Payments    Economic Research Report    Rural America at a Glance, 2011 Edition    Economic Information Bulletin    Policy, Technology, and Efficiency of Brazilian Agriculture, 1985-2006    Economic Research Report    Renewable Identification Numbers Under the Renewable Fuel Standard: Implications for U.S. Corn and Soybean Oil Markets    Outlook Special Report    Where's the (Not) Meat?: Byproducts from Beef and Pork Production    Outlook Special Report    ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information
(Completed April 2011 through June 2011)   
Working Title    Description    Peer Review Plan   
Factors Influencing the Adoption of Precision Agriculture    Economic Information Bulletin    The Infant Formula Market: Consequences of a Change in the WIC Contract Brand    Economic Research Report    Increased Realism: How Americans Perceive Their Diet Quality    Economic Information Bulletin    Effects of Third-Party Audits and Plant Characteristics on Food Safety Technology Use in Meat and Poultry Plants    Economic Information Bulletin    How Much Time Do Americans Spend on Food?    Economic Information Bulletin    Economic Growth, Income Inequality, and Poverty: A Parametric Approach    Economic Research Report    An Analysis of the Limited Base Acre Provision of the 2008 Farm Act    Economic Information Bulletin    Farms Important to Rural Development Policy's New Focus on Local Foods and Renewable Energy    Economic Research Report    Water Conservation in Irrigated Agriculture: Trends and Challenges in the Face of Emerging Demands    Economic Information Bulletin    Trends in U.S. Farmland Values and Ownership    Economic Information Bulletin    Revenue Programs Triggered a Different Levels of Aggregation: Analysis of Expected Payments, Risk Reduction and Revenue Program Election    Economic Research Report    Public Agricultural Research Spending and Future U.S. Agricultural Productivity Growth: Scenarios for 2010-2010    Economic Information Bulletin   

International Food Security Assessment, 2011

Outlook Special Report   

International Food Security Assessment, 2010 Update: Higher Food Commodity Prices Mitigated by Improved Production Performance

Outlook Special Report   

European Financial Imbalances: Implications of the Eurozone Sovereign Debt Problem for U.S. Agricultural Exports

Outlook Special Report   

NAFTA at 17: Trade Liberalization Fades Into the Background

Outlook Special Report   

Estimating the Share of Imports in U.S. Food Consumption

Outlook Special Report   

Food Commodity Prices Have Risen-Again

Outlook Special Report    ERS Peer Review Agenda for Potentially Influential Scientific Information
(Completed January 2011 through March 2011)   
Working Title    Description    Peer Review Plan   
International Evidence on Food Consumption Patterns: An Update Using 2005 International Comparison Program Data    Technical Bulletin    Farmers' Direct Marketing of Local Food in the United States    Economic Research Report    Federal Tax Policies and Rural America    Economic Information Bulletin    Grassland To Cropland Conversion In The Northern Plans: The Role Of Markets And Policy    Economic Research Report    Impact of Regional Approaches to Rural Development: Initial Evidence on the Delta Regional Authority    Economic Research Report    Modern Grocery Retailing: A Potential Driver of Food Demand in Developing Countries    Economic Research Report    Food Security Improved Following the ARRA Increase in SNAP Benefits in 2009    Economic Research Report    Geographic Differences in the Relative Prices of Healthy Foods    Economic Information Bulletin    Trends and Developments in Hog Manure Management: 1998-2009    Economic Information Bulletin    Forecasting Models for the U.S. Dairy Industry    Economic Research Report    The Changing Nature of U.S. Farming    Economic Information Bulletin    Do Low Prices For Foods and Beverages Increase Children's Weight?    Economic Research Report    Wheat Flour Price Shocks and Household Food Security in Afghanistan    Economic Research Report    The Almost Ideal Demand System and The Empirical Analysis of Market Food Demand    Economic Research Report   

Estimating the Substitution of Distillers' Grain for Corn and Soybean Meal in the U.S. Feed Complex

Outlook Special Report   

Brazil's Cotton Industry: Economic Reform and Development

Outlook Special Report   

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For information on ERS's agenda and plans for peer reviews of highly influential scientific assessments and influential scientific information, contact:

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Economic Research Service
355 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024-3221
email: dpick@ers.usda.gov
phone: (202) 694-5278

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