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The Effects of Energy Price Shocks on Household Food Security in Low-Income Households

Categories: Energy,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/84241/err-233.pdf?v=42928

Estimates the effects of unexpected price changes in gasoline, natural gas, and electricity on household food security over the years 2000 to 2014.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

International Food Security Assessment, 2017-2027

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/84128/gfa-28.pdf?v=42914

Predicts a decrease in the share of food-insecure people in low- and middle-income countries from 17.7% in 2017 to 8.9% in 2027.  Also attempts to predict the food gap, a measure of the depth of food insecurity.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Children’s Food Security and USDA Child Nutrition Programs

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/84003/eib-174.pdf?v=42905

Updated statistics on food insecurity among American school children in 2014 and 2015.  Also discusses research on the effects of child nutrition programs on children’s food security and discusses recent developments in nutrition assistance for school-age children. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA Renegotiation

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Mexico,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Releases/NAFTAObjectives.pdf

Text of the 20+ objectives for the re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

USTR Releases NAFTA Negotiating Objectives

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Mexico,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2017/july/ustr-releases-nafta-negotiating

Agency press release summarizing details of the Trump Administration’s objectives in re-negotiating provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada.  Objectives include reducing the U.S. trade deficit with these countries and strengthening labor and environment side agreements.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

NOAA’s Greenhouse Gas Index Up 40 Percent Since 1990

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology

http://www.noaa.gov/news/noaa-s-greenhouse-gas-index-up-40-percent-since-1990

Agency press release which tracks the warming influence of greenhouse gases as measured by the Annual Greenhouse Gas Index.  Unlike previous releases during the Obama Administration, this brief release does not link the rise in emissions to human activity such as the burning of fossil fuels.  From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Assessing the U.S. Climate in June 2017

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/national-climate-201706

Provides details about the 2nd warmest year-to-date in the U.S. including temperatures, precipitation, and other major weather events during the first half of 2017.  From the National Centers for Environmental Information of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

New Detailed Statistics on Race, Hispanic Origin, Ancestry and Tribal Groups

Categories: African Americans,Hispanics,Native Americans,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/acs-selected-population-tables-aian.html

Agency press release on the availability of statistics on social, economic, housing, and demographic characteristics for hundreds of race, tribal, Hispanic origin, and ancestry populations via the American Community Survey.  This is the second five-year aggregation of such data and covers the 2011-2015 time period.  Provides links to the detailed data.  From the Census Bureau

 

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