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International Food Security to Improve by 2030; COVID-19 Related Income Declines in 2020 Temper Overall Improvement

Hundreds of millions of people around the world are food insecure. Income, food prices, and economic inequality are major determinants of how much access people have to food, while agricultural production and market conditions affect how much food is available. Widespread food availability, rising income levels, and low food prices improve a country’s food security. Conversely, shocks to income, prices,...

Biden Administration Announces Another Foreclosure Moratorium and Mortgage Forbearance Deadline Extension That Will Bring Relief to Rural Residents

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced an extension of eviction and foreclosure moratoriums on USDA Single Family Housing Direct and Guaranteed loans through June 30, 2021. The actions announced today will bring relief to residents in rural America who have housing loans through USDA. “USDA recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an almost unprecedented housing affordability crisis in the...

What’s Happening on America’s Lands, Soils, and Waters?

You may be curious about what’s happening on the lands across the United States over time. If we didn’t have the data collection of the National Resources Inventory (NRI), we could only guess. NRI collects data on natural resources, soil and water conservation practices, irrigation, and many other farming practices so we can not only know what has happened, but...