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Productivity and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa
Lower levels of agricultural land and labor productivity help explain the relatively poor performance of Sub-Saharan Africa’s farm sector. Read about it in the August issue of Amber Waves Magazine.

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Cost Containment Improvements for WIC: What Would Work?
ERS examines two possible strategies for containing WIC program costs–inducing small vendors to lower prices, and eliminating the vendors in each vendor peer group (organized by size and geographic location) who have the highest prices.
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Highlights and Implications of the 2014 Farm Act
The Agricultural Act of 2014 became law on February 7. ERS provides highlights and summaries of new programs and provisions, as well as some economic implications of the new legislation.
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Additionality in Ag Conservation and Greenhouse Gas Offset Programs
“Additionality,” achieved when a voluntary payment to farmers causes a change in conservation practice leading to an improvement in environmental quality, varies by type of practice.
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Do U.S. Phytosanitary Regs Discourage Fruit and Vegetable Imports?
ERS reports the rates at which inspection of fruit and vegetable imports into the United States result in phytosanitary treatments at the border, and finds little evidence that phytosanitary regulations affect imports significantly.

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