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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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