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Selected Charts from Ag and Food Statistics: Charting the Essentials

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Foreign Trade/Investment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/85463/ap-078.pdf?v=43025

A collection of 34 charts and maps presenting information on the farm sector, food prices, food security, rural communities, agricultural production and trade and more.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Summary of Draft Report on National Monuments

https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/uploads/monument-report-summary.pdf

Covers findings and recommendations after 120 day review on national monuments as a result of an April 2017 presidential executive order.  Reviews areas visited by Secretary of Interior and also claims to provide much needed change for local communities regarding private property rights, timber harvesting, Tribal uses of land, and public access to public lands.  Few details included in the summary released to the public.  From the Department of the Interior

 

Rural Manufacturing at a Glance, 2017 Edition

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/84758/eib-177.pdf?v=42962

Despite declines since 2001, finds that rural manufacturing is more important as a source of employment and earnings in rural areas than in urban areas.  Charts show relative importance of various sectors of manufacturing to rural areas. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Progress and Challenges in Global Food Security

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/84526/eib-175.pdf?v=42944

Global food security has improved over the past 15 years.  This report analyzes the roles of trade, agricultural productivity, safety nets, and improved data measurement in bringing about this improvement.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Invasive Cancer Incidence 2004-2013, and Deaths, 2006-2015, in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Counties, United States

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/ss/ss6614a1.htm?s_cid=ss6614a1_w

Finds that rural areas had lower average annual cancer incidence rates but higher death rates than metropolitan areas.  Also finds that rural areas had higher incidence of and deaths from several cancers related to tobacco use and cancers that can be prevented by screenings.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

International Food Security Assessment, 2017-2027

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/84128/gfa-28.pdf?v=42914

Predicts a decrease in the share of food-insecure people in low- and middle-income countries from 17.7% in 2017 to 8.9% in 2027.  Also attempts to predict the food gap, a measure of the depth of food insecurity.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Physician Workforce

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Education-Higher,Health/Medical

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/684946.pdf

In anticipation of serious shortages of primary care physicians in rural areas in the near future, this report looks at graduate medical education (GME), locations and types of training from 2005 to 2015 and federal efforts to expand GME training in rural areas in primary care.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Veterans in Rural America: 2011-2015

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics,Veterans

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/acs/acs-36.pdf

Estimates that 5 million or 24% of U.S. veterans live in rural areas.  Compares demographic and economic characteristics of veterans in urban and rural areas.  From the Census Bureau

 

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