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Appalachian Agricultural Exposition Center Economic Impact Study

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Athletics/Exercise,Business/Economics,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Appalachian%20Exposition.pdf

Examines the economic impact of a proposed exposition center to be located in Wythe County.  The center would host equestrian and livestock events, sports competitions, and entertainment shows.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Rural Residents Who are Hospitalized in Rural and Urban Hospitals: United States, 2010

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Elderly,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db159.pdf

Rural areas are medically underserved and rural hospitals are usually small with a low volume of services.  This study compares characteristics of rural residents who use rural hospitals (60%) with those who travel to urban hospitals (40%) for medical care. Finds that those who used rural hospitals were older and more likely to be on Medicare. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2014-2023

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Foreign Trade/Investment,India,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.oecd.org/site/oecd-faoagriculturaloutlook/

Provides an annual assessment of prospects for the coming decade of national, regional, and global agricultural commodities  Includes special feature on India.   From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Food and Agriculture Organization

 

International Food Security Assessment, 2014-2024

Categories: Africa,Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/ersDownloadHandler.ashx?file=/media/1499869/gfa25_final-0626.pdf

Surveys the status of food insecurity in 76 low- and-middle-income countries.  Projects the number of food-insecure people to fall 9% from 2013 to 2014 with Sub-Saharan Africa projected to remain the most food-insecure area.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Presidential Memorandum: Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Animals/Wildlife,Environment,Presidency

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/20/presidential-memorandum-creating-federal-strategy-promote-health-honey-b

Sets up a Pollinator Health Task Force to develop a research action plan to focus federal efforts on understanding, preventing, and recovering from pollinator losses and improve pollinator habitats.  From the White House

 

Agriculture in Fauquier County: Characteristics, Trends, and Economic Impacts

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Business/Economics,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/fauquier%20county%20agriculture.pdf

Assesses the contribution that agriculture makes to the economy of Fauquier County.  Also traces the evolution of agriculture in the county in the 20th century from orchards to cattle and horses to specialty products such as wine and mushrooms. From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Restrictions on Genetically Modified Organisms

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/restrictions-on-gmos/

Summarizes enacted laws on the cultivation and sale of GMOs by country.  Also covers public opinion on GM products.  From the Law Library of Congress

 

An Economic Assessment of Policy Options to Reduce Agricultural Pollutants in the Chesapeake Bay

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Natural Resources,Virginia Issues

http://www.ers.usda.gov/ersDownloadHandler.ashx?file=/media/1469631/err166.pdf

Uses data on crop and animal agriculture in the Chesapeake watershed to assess the relative effectiveness of alternative policy approaches for achieving the nutrient and sediment reduction goals of the 2010 plan for Total Maximum Daily Load.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

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