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Community Development Data Viz November 2016

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Community Development Data Viz - April 2015



Migration network analysis

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Carbon dioxide consumption in honor of Earth Day on April 22


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School districts using local foods



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Food assistance costs falling



High cost of wetland restoration




Percentage on WIC support

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Community Development Data Viz - February 2015

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CSA infographic


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Strategic Planning Model Diagram

RM Women at the Center

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Community Development Data Viz - January 2015


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Editor's Pick 2014: Best of Charts of Note - USDA

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Community Development Data Viz- September 2014

Community Development Data Viz- September 2014

Median farm household income forecast to decline slightly in 2014

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Children participate in community development


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Community of Practice Development Model


Asset Based Community Development


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One in five U.S. households with children were food-insecure at some time in 2013


1 in 5 child food insecurity

School foods are the richest source of dairy products in children’s diets


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Consumers with dark green vegetables at home more likely to use nutrition information when eating out

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Community Development Data Viz - August 2014

Community Development Data Viz - August 2014

At home or away, most potatoes are eaten in forms that add calories

Food assistance program provides low-income seniors with coupons for farmers’ markets

Number of U.S. farmers’ markets continues to rise

Number of Summer Food Service Program sites and participants increased in 2013

Gains in educational attainment of rural workforce continue

Increasing U.S. organic food sales encourage growth in organic farming

Women more likely than men to use nutrition information when eating out

Despite gains, food insecurity remains concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa


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Charts of Note - April

Charts of Note - April

Rural Population Decline Continues in 2013

Median Farm Household Income Has Exceeded Median U.S. Household Income in Recent Years

Conservation Funding Shifts toward Working Land Conservation under the Agricultural Act of 2014

Agricultural Act of 2014 Maintains SNAP’s Basic Eligibility Guidelines

2014 Farm Act Increases Spending to Support Organic Agriculture

Composition of Top U.S. Food Retailers Changed between 2008 and 2012

Rural Child Poverty at Highest Level Since Mid-1980s

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February Charts of Note

February Charts of Note

Compiled by Timothy Collins, Assistant Director, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs


Many Federal Food Assistance Programs Rooted in the War on Poverty

Direct Government Payments to Producers as a Share of Gross Cash Farm Income (GCFI) Have Fallen in Recent Years

Fruit and Vegetable Prices Respond Differently to Oil Price Increases Based on Shipping Route and Carrier

Agriculture and Its Related Industries Provide 9.2 Percent of U.S. Employment

Incomes fell For U.S. Families in All Income Groups between 2007 and 2012

The Conservation Reserve Program Is Regionally Concentrated

Food Insecurity among Children Linked to Educational Attainment of Adult Household Members

Working-Age Adults Ate Fewer Meals, Snacks, and Calories Away From Home Following the 2007-09 Recession

Rural Veterans More Likely to Graduate from High School and Obtain College Degrees

Crop Acreage Has Shifted to Larger Farms

WIC Program Benefits from Large Rebates on Infant Formula 

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January Charts of Note

January Charts of Note

Farm Estate Taxes Vary by Type of Family Farm

Which American Households Struggle to Put Food on the Table?

How long do food-insecure households remain food insecure?

Emerging Energy Industries Have Had Varied Impacts on Local Employment in Rural Areas

Small Family Farms Account for Most U.S. Farms and a Majority of Farm Assets

Minorities Represent a Lower Share of Rural Veterans than of the Rural Population

Rural High-Poverty Counties Are Concentrated in the South and Southwest

Poorest SNAP Households Least Likely to Get Additional Support from Unemployment Insurance

What Is “Very Low Food Security?”

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November Charts of Note

November Charts of Note

Persistence of poverty varies across the U.S.

Multiple-operator farms are prevalent among large and very large family farms

Children accounted for 45 percent of SNAP participants in 2011

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Charts of Note - October

Charts of  Note - October

Compiled by Timothy Collins, Assistant Director, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs


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Charts of Note - September

Charts of Note - September

Compiled by Timothy Collins, Assistant Director, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs


Midpoint farm sizes more than doubled in the Corn Belt and Northern Plains between 1982 and 2007

The farm sector’s financial health continues to strengthen

14.5 percent of U.S. households struggled to put enough food on the table in 2012

Economic downturn changed relationship between employment and children’s food security

U.S. farms have become more specialized over the last 100 years

Inflation-adjusted value of SNAP benefits declined; food insecurity increased from 2009-11 

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August Charts of Note

August Charts of Note

Compiled by Timothy Collins, Assistant Director, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs


From the Federal Reserve

2013 List of Middle-Income Nonmetropolitan Distressed or Underserved Geographies
2013 Distressed or Underserved Nonmetropolitan Middle-Income Geographies Source Information and Methodology


USDA Chart Gallery

Measuring Crop Farm Consolidation as the Nature of U.S. Agriculture Changes

Counties Estimated to Have Highest Demand for Access to Private Land for Hunting, 2000

Rural Educational Attainment Has Been Rising

Persistent-Poverty Counties Are Mostly Nonmetro, Generally Southern

SNAP Participation Response to 2008-10 Economic Decline Was Similar to Previous Downturns

Recent Job Trends Vary Widely among Nonmetro Counties

Farmers Are Starting to Adopt Various Types of On-Farm Renewable Energy Production

Rural Households Generally Have Lower Housing Expenses Relative to Their Income Compared to Urban Households

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