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U.S. dairy programs

U.S. dairy programs – includes related articles on federal price support purchases, understanding marketing order pricing and California’s milk control program Richard Fallert U.S. Dairy Programs The dairy industries of most developed countries are extensively regulated. Many subsidize part or all of their domestic production and frequently their exports. Imports are restricted by practically all […]

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Food consumption

Food consumption Judith Putnam Food Consumption Some of the most marked changes in American eating habits during the last 20 years have occurred in the consumption of meat, poultry, and fish. Such consumption patterns have shifted significantly since 1966 because of increasing food prices, greater total food supplies, higher incomes, new information on nutrition and […]

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Trends in world food consumption

Trends in world food consumption – Feeding the World: the 1990’s and Beyond C.E. Overton Trends in World Food Consumption Food consumption throughout the world has increased steadily since 1960. Yet the amount, variety, and quality of food people eat differs greatly among nations. Today, a typical North American consumes an assortment of foods, including […]

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Supermarkets seek growth in foodservice

Supermarkets seek growth in foodservice Charlene C. Price Having dinner at your local grocery store? Hiring the supermarket down the street to cater a wedding? These choices may sound strange, but they indicate some of the many new developments in food retailing. Foodservice (dispensing prepared meals and snacks for on-premise or immediate consumption) has become […]

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The U.S. Watermelon Industry.

The U.S. Watermelon Industry. – book reviews The convenience of smaller watermelons that fit in the refrigerator, seedless varieties, and off-season availability has given renewed vigor to a previously declining industry. Since 1980, sales have increased at a steady 3 percent per year. Before 1980, the U.S. watermelon industry appeared locked in decline. Production and […]

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The globalization of food marketing

The globalization of food marketing – includes related article Charles R. Handy Food marketing is going international. Around the world, food processors, wholesalers, and retailers, as well as foodservice firms, are looking to foreign nations to expand their markets. The U.S. food processing firm, Borden, for example, operates 44 of its 183 plants in foreign […]

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Europe 1992: implications for food and agriculture

Europe 1992: implications for food and agriculture – includes related article on EC governing bodies David Kelch Europe 1992: Implications for Food and Agriculture The 12 members of the European Community (EC) have embarked on an ambitious and historic program to eliminate national borders between their countries by the end of 1992. The goal of […]

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Rethinking world agricultural policies

Rethinking world agricultural policies Matthew Shane Rethinking World Agricultural Policies In April, industrialized countries – under the auspices of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) – agreed to substantially revise agricultural policies that distort trade. The agreement, a historic first for agriculture, was possible because economic conditions have changed so much over the […]

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Food expenditures

Food expenditures – includes related article James Blaylock Food Expenditures Food and beverage expenditures in the United States totaled $515 billion in 1989, 6 percent more than in 1988. Individuals and families accounted for $421 billion of the total, up 6 percent from 1988. Sixty-one percent of personal food expenditures went for food to be […]

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U.S. dairy markets since 1970

U.S. dairy markets since 1970 Sara D. Short U.S. Dairy Markets Since 1970 Although milk and dairy product prices are influenced by a Federal price support program, market prices are not determined in a vacuum, void of effects exerted by supply and demand conditions. Prices received by farmers, processors, and marketing firms and prices paid […]