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2017 Report on the Implementation and Enforcement of Russia’s WTO Commitments

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Business/Economics,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Russia

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Reports/Russia%202017%20WTO%20Report.pdf

Concludes that Russia has done little in 2017 to demonstrate a commitment to the principles of the World Trade Organization especially with regard to opening their economy to exports from other countries.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

2017 Report to Congress on China’s WTO Compliance

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Business/Economics,China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Reports/China%202017%20WTO%20Report.pdf

Accuses China of continuing to use policies that violate World Trade Organization requirements for open trade.  Special sections on import and export regulation, agriculture, financial and distribution services, and intellectual property rights. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Urban and Rural Variation in Fertility-Related Behavior Among U.S. Women, 2011-2015

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics,Urban Issues,Women

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db297.pdf

This report describes urban-rural differences in first sexual intercourse, marital and cohabitation status, number of births, and contraceptive use.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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

 

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