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Understanding the Rise in Rural Child Poverty, 2003-14
Rural child poverty rose between 2003 and 2014, increasing even in pre- and post-recession years. ERS looks at the effects of declining average incomes among rural families and rising rural income inequality.

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Have Price Premiums for Retail Organic Products Been Decreasing?
Of 17 organic food products ERS analyzed, most retail price premiums fluctuated between 2004 and 2010, neither increasing nor decreasing steadily. Only three products–fresh spinach, canned beans, and coffee–showed steady premium decreases.
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Food Security Among Hispanic Adults in the United States, 2011-2014
ERS estimates the extent of food insecurity among Hispanic households in the United States and the adults in these households. In 2014, 22.4 percent of Hispanic households were food insecure, versus 14 percent of all U.S. households.
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WIC shoppers' cereal picks: Less pricey when purchased out of pocket?
Since WIC households incur no cost for WIC-approved foods, they may be less sensitive to prices when using benefits than when paying out of pocket, an assumption this study addresses by analysis of cold cereal purchases.
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Where Do WIC Participants Redeem Their Food Benefits?
This report examines the distribution of WIC store types and dollar redemptions and compares the share of WIC versus SNAP redemptions at large stores in FY 2012 as a rough measure of WIC participants’ price sensitivity.

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