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The share of household income spent on food is an indicator of national wellness and food security. In 1857, economist Ernst Engel posited that as incomes rise, households tend to spend a smaller percentage of their total income on food -- both at home and away from home. At the same time though, the total amount spent on food increases. Engel’s Law remains a consistent framework for looking at the broader implications of food expenditures and can be seen in the research and data coming from USDA and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Author: AFBA
Posted: November 14, 2019, 1:32 am
Every week in our country, the equivalent of two jumbo jets full of people die from a preventable opioid epidemic, and those deaths are often rising the fastest in farm country.
Author: AFBA
Posted: November 14, 2019, 12:18 am
Farmers looking to capitalize on sustainability for their cotton farms should make plans to attend the first ever Cotton U on Dec. 5 at the Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show in Amarillo, Texas, to learn about a new pilot program initiated by the National Cotton Council.
Author: AFBA
Posted: November 13, 2019, 9:15 pm

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For the 2019-20 school year, 354 schools are offering agriculture courses, a 3% increase over the previous year.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 1:04 am
If the unlabeled apple was shown after an individual saw an apple with a GM label, the consumer's willingness to buy increased.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 1:01 am
The Governor's Cup Winner be announced Nov. 14.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 1:00 am

 

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