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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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


GM Crops and Regulation

Summarizes the evidence to date on the impact of genetically modified crops on human health and the environment, describes recent technological developments, and examines their likely consequences for proposed reforms of GM regulation.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


The U.S. Wine Industry and Selected Trade Issues with the European Union

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

Discusses the worldwide trade in wine and efforts to overcome alleged trade barriers. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by National Agricultural Law Library


Global Drivers of Agricultural Demand and Supply

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

Explores the potential for future agricultural production to 2050 using a model-based analysis that takes into consideration commodity prices and projected population growth.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Agriculture in the WTO Bali Ministerial Agreement

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties,United Nations

Covers the status of implementation of agricultural provisions in a 2013 conference in Bali, Indonesia that was designed to streamline international trade under the auspices of the World Trade Organization.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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