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Factors Affecting Former Residents’ Returning to Rural Communities

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1844084/err185.pdf

This study reports on the factors that influence decisions to move back to rural areas and the impacts that return migrants make on home communities. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Opportunity for All: Fighting Rural Child Poverty

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Children,Income/Poverty,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/rural_child_poverty_report_final_non-embargoed.pdf

Over 300 rural counties have had poverty rates of over 20%  in every Census since 1980.  This report describes ways to measure rural poverty,  credits federal assistance programs with alleviating the worst of such poverty and urges a variety of program adjustments to continue the progress.  From the White House

 

National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Headlines,Health/Medical,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/national_action_plan_for_combating_antibotic-resistant_bacteria.pdf

Proposes a national campaign built around five goals to respond to the rise of drug-resistant bacteria.  Claims the campaign will reduce the incidence of MRSA, CRE, and Clostridium Difficile and eliminate the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in food animals.  From the White House

 

Presidential Memorandum: Expanding Broadband Deployment and Adoption ….

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/03/23/presidential-memorandum-expanding-broadband-deployment-and-adoption-addr

Presidential directive that executive branch agencies identify funds, programs, and regulatory actions that could enhance broadband access to an estimated 50 million Americans who currently lack such access.  From the White House

 

FCC Finds U.S. Broadband Deployment Not Keeping Pace

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Telecommunications/Internet

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-331760A1.pdf

Agency press release about release of 2015 Broadband Progress Report and percentage of Americans, mostly in rural areas, who lack access to newly adopted 25 megabits per second download speed standards.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

Crop Insurance: Reducing Subsidies for Highest Income Participants Could Save Federal Dollars with Minimal Effect on the Program

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Govt Finance,Statistics

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/669062.pdf

Examines the percentage and characteristics of program participants that would be affected if premium subsidies were reduced for the highest income recipients, the impact on the crop insurance program, and methods by which such a change could be implemented.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Understanding Nutrients in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Implications for Management and Restoration—The EasternShore

http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/1406/pdf/circ1406.pdf

The Eastern Shore only includes 7% of the Bay watershed  but contribute a disproportionate amount of nitrogen and phosphorus to Bay waters.  This report covers the importance of the Eastern Shore to the Bay, the major sources of nitrogen and phosphorus, and the management practices that would be most effective in mitigating the problem.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

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

 

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