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Earl Gregg Swem Library

China’s Growing Demand for Agricultural Imports

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1784488/eib136.pdf

Examines the emergence of China as a major importer of agricultural products, analyzes U.S.-China trade patterns, and summarizes alternative projections of future imports. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Targeting Investments to Cost Effectively Restore and Protect Wetland Ecosystems: Some Economic Insights

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Environment,Natural Resources,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1784721/err183.pdf

Discusses eight benefits in restoring wetlands and also presents county-level estimates of the costs of restoring and preserving wetlands in the U.S.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

USDA Agricultural Projections to 2024

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1776036/oce151.pdf

10 year projections for the food and agriculture sector covering major commodities, agricultural trade, and aggregate indicators of the U.S. farm sector such as farm income.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

NAFTA at 20: North America’s Free-Trade Area and Its Impact on Agriculture

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Canada,Food/Nutrition,Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Statistics,Treaties

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1764579/wrs-15-01.pdf

Examines the integration of U.S., Canadian, and Mexican  agricultural and food markets as a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement.  Also reviews important changes in production and consumption and recent disputes among the partners. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Trends in U.S. Local and Regional Food Systems

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

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1763057/ap068.pdf

Information on local food producers including producer characteristics, survival rates, and prices. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Environment,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Treaties

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2015/544564/EXPO_BRI%282015%29544564_EN.pdf

Provides a series of links to and summaries of policy papers relating to the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.  The papers cover such issues as impact of the partnership on agriculture, employment, the environment, food safety, and more.  From the European Parliament

 

Doing More With Less: A Workbook for Assessing and Implementing School-Community Partnerships Aimed at Enhancing the Academic Success and Postsecondary Aspirations of Low-Income Students

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Careers,Education,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Virginia Issues

http://www.schev.edu/DMWLworkbook.pdf?from=

 

Created as a supplement to the Report for school personnel in rural areas but of value to all those interested school-community partnerships.   From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

Doing More With Less: The Role of School-Community Partnerships in the Academic Success and Postsecondary Aspirations of Low-Income Students in Small Rural Schools in Virginia

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Careers,Education,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Virginia Issues

http://www.schev.edu/DoingMoreWithLess.pdf?from=

Focuses on the community-level factors that affect student achievement and aspirations in six small rural case study school districts in Virginia.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

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