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Insurance and Access to Care in Urban and Rural Areas, 2014-2015

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

https://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st512/stat512.pdf

Uses three measures—percentage of people uninsured, percentage without a usual source of care, and percentage reporting unmet need for medical care/dental care/prescription drugs—to compare the quality of health care in rural and urban American areas.  Non-metro residents fared worse in the comparison.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

China’s Retaliatory Tariffs on Selected U.S. Agricultural Products

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,China,Foreign Trade/Investment

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/IN10880.pdf

Discusses the impact of potential Chinese tariffs on 93 categories of U.S. agricultural products valued at about $2 billion.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Agricultural Statistics 2017

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

https://www.nass.usda.gov/Publications/Ag_Statistics/2017/Complete%20Ag%20Stats%202017.pdf

Annual collection of statistics on crops, livestock, farm income and expenses, price-support programs, fertilizer and pesticide use, and conservation programs.  From the National Agricultural Statistics Service

 

2017 Report on the Implementation and Enforcement of Russia’s WTO Commitments

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Business/Economics,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Russia

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Reports/Russia%202017%20WTO%20Report.pdf

Concludes that Russia has done little in 2017 to demonstrate a commitment to the principles of the World Trade Organization especially with regard to opening their economy to exports from other countries.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

2017 Report to Congress on China’s WTO Compliance

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Business/Economics,China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Reports/China%202017%20WTO%20Report.pdf

Accuses China of continuing to use policies that violate World Trade Organization requirements for open trade.  Special sections on import and export regulation, agriculture, financial and distribution services, and intellectual property rights. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Urban and Rural Variation in Fertility-Related Behavior Among U.S. Women, 2011-2015

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics,Urban Issues,Women

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db297.pdf

This report describes urban-rural differences in first sexual intercourse, marital and cohabitation status, number of births, and contraceptive use.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Selected Charts from Ag and Food Statistics: Charting the Essentials

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Foreign Trade/Investment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/85463/ap-078.pdf?v=43025

A collection of 34 charts and maps presenting information on the farm sector, food prices, food security, rural communities, agricultural production and trade and more.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Summary of Draft Report on National Monuments

https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/uploads/monument-report-summary.pdf

Covers findings and recommendations after 120 day review on national monuments as a result of an April 2017 presidential executive order.  Reviews areas visited by Secretary of Interior and also claims to provide much needed change for local communities regarding private property rights, timber harvesting, Tribal uses of land, and public access to public lands.  Few details included in the summary released to the public.  From the Department of the Interior

 

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