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Water Conservation in Irrigated Agriculture: Trends and Challenges in the Face of Emerging Demands

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Climate Change,Environment,Natural Resources

Examines challenges to agricultural water use and conservation, especially for Western states, due to population growth, climate change, and competing water claims.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Characteristics and Influential Factors of Food Deserts

Categories: African Americans,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Urban Issues

Examines the socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of some 6,500 areas previously identified as food deserts.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Household Food Security in the United States in 2011

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Reports that nearly 15% of American households were short of food at least some time during the year.  Also provides statistics on food expenditures by selected household characteristics.   From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Can Orderly Liquidation Solve the Problems of Bailouts and Bankruptcies?

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations

Compares Orderly Liquidation Authority provisions to bankruptcy procedures and argues that, while OLA  process could be quicker and more flexible, it may not limit systemic risk without increasing moral hazard.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond


Preventive Health Care Utilization by Adult Residents of MSAs and non-MSAs: Differences by Race/Ethnicity, 2009

Categories: African Americans,Agriculture/Rural Issues,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Urban Issues

Finds that minority residents of rural areas have the poorest access to preventive health care services.   From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Health Care Expenditures for the Five Most Common Conditions of Adults Ages 40 to 64, 2009

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Covers costs and number of visits for the following conditions: hypertension, hyperlipidemia, osteoarthritis, mental disorders, and asthma.  Those least common among the treated conditions, asthma had the highest cost. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Use and Expenses for Office-Based Physician Visits by Specialty, 2009 ….

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Reports on average expense for an office visit to a physician in 2009, on numbers of visits and average costs by type of specialty, and by percentage of costs paid by health insurance.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Visiting the White House, “Anytime, Anywhere, and on Any Device”

Categories: Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

Announces the availability of apps for iPhone and Android mobile devices for getting White House news and information.  From the White House.


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