Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

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

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


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

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


Structure and Finances of U.S. Farms: Family Farm Report, 2014 Edition

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Statistics

Presents narrative and statistics on the number, size, income, and production of U.S. farms.  Also covers government payments and federal crop insurance.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Distribution of U.S. Health Care Providers Residing in Rural and Urban Areas

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Careers,Health/Medical,Statistics,Urban Issues

Presents statistics on the supply and distribution of practitioners in 32 health occupations across rural and urban areas, based on their place of residence.  From the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


George Washington National Forest: Revised Land and Resource Management Plan

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Energy,Headlines,Natural Resources,Recreation/Travel,Virginia Issues

Revises the 1993 management plan for the Virginia forest and drew news headlines because of its position on not prohibiting any specific technology for developing energy resources including hydraulic fracturing on forest lands where there are existing valid leases. See also related environmental materials.  From the Forest Service


GM Insects and Disease Control

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

Summarizes possible benefits, risks and uncertainties associated with the development of geneticially modified insects as a means of disease control.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Rural America at a Glance: 2014 Edition

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

Describes weak recovery from the recession of 2007-2009 in rural areas of the U.S. where employment remains well below its pre-2007 level and poverty persists.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


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