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National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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