USDA-projected longrun developments for global agriculture reflect steady world economic growth and continued demand for biofuels, which combine to support increases in consumption, trade, and prices. ERS research in this topic area focuses on the economic, social, spatial, temporal, and demographic factors that affect the poverty status of rural residents. ERS conducts research on USDA's child nutrition programs and their role in children's food security, diets, and well-being. Agricultural Trade Multipliers provide annual estimates of employment and output effects of trade in farm and food products on the U. Forecasts and estimates of farm sector income with component accounts: for the United States, F; and for States,
Christina Cruikshank Miller Chrissie Miller was born in in Coatbridge , Scotland to a stationmaster and was the eldest of two sisters. She suffered from measles and rubella at the age of five, causing her hearing to become damaged  which became progressively worse throughout her life. Christina became interested in studying chemistry after reading a magazine article which showed industrial analytical chemistry as a potential career choice for women. Christina simultaneously studied on a three-year degree course at Edinburgh University and a four-year diploma course at Heriot-Watt College ,  now Heriot-Watt University , which took the form of evening classes during the First World War , during this period she was one of only three women to get a diploma in chemistry. In she graduated from Edinburgh University with a Bsc with special distinction,  won the class medal and was awarded the Vans Dunlop Scholarship which allowed her to undertake research for her PhD.