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 Decade: 2000-2009
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Agricultural Credit: Farm Bill Issues

Agricultural Credit: Farm Bill Issues

Date: January 24, 2008
Creator: Monke, Jim
Description: This report discusses agricultural credit, which makes or guarantees loans to farmers who cannot qualify at other lenders, and the Farm Credit System (FCS), which is a network of borrower-owned lending institutions operating as a government-sponsored enterprise.
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U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea: Living Resources Provisions

U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea: Living Resources Provisions

Date: February 12, 2008
Creator: Buck, Eugene H.
Description: This report describes provisions of the Law of the Sea (LOS) Convention relating to living marine resources and discusses how these provisions comport with current U.S. marine policy.
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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES): Background and Issues

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES): Background and Issues

Date: February 5, 2008
Creator: Sheikh, Pervaze A. & Corn, M. L.
Description: This report provides background information on the structure of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the enforcement of CITES in the United States, and implementing issues related to CITES.
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Specialty Crops: 2007 Farm Bill Issues

Specialty Crops: 2007 Farm Bill Issues

Date: February 1, 2008
Creator: Rawson, Jean M.
Description: The report discusses the farm bill policies governing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs on marketing, which include crop insurance and disaster assistance, protection against pests and diseases, export promotion, and domestic food assistance.
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Recreation on Federal Lands

Recreation on Federal Lands

Date: February 12, 2008
Creator: Calvert, Kori; Johnson, Sandra L.; Vincent, Carol Hardy; Gorte, Ross W. & Carter, Nicole T.
Description: This report discusses recreation in federal lands that covers approximately 653 million acres of federally-owned land in the United States. This preservation/use dichotomy, while varying among agencies, is a focal point for debate over recreation on federal lands.
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National Park Management

National Park Management

Date: February 21, 2008
Creator: Vincent, Carol Hardy; Gorte, Ross W. & Johnson, Sandra L.
Description: This report discusses issues in National Park management. These issues include: the centennial initiative, maintenance backlog, wild and scenic rivers, and security.
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Pipeline Safety and Security: Federal Programs

Pipeline Safety and Security: Federal Programs

Date: February 29, 2008
Creator: Parfomak, Paul W.
Description: This report discusses the United States pipeline networks and their security. The 109th Congress passed the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-468) to improve pipeline safety and security practices, and to reauthorize the federal Office of Pipeline Safety.
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Superfund Taxes or General Revenues: Future Funding Issues for the Superfund Program

Superfund Taxes or General Revenues: Future Funding Issues for the Superfund Program

Date: February 4, 2008
Creator: Ramseur, Jonathan L.; Reisch, Mark & McCarthy, James E.
Description: This report discusses the role of dedicated taxes and other sources of revenue in funding the Hazardous Substance Superfund Trust Fund.
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Organic Agriculture in the United States: Program and Policy Issues

Organic Agriculture in the United States: Program and Policy Issues

Date: February 15, 2008
Creator: Rawson, Jean M.
Description: This report discusses the law governing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs whose purpose is to give consumers confidence in the legitimacy of products sold as organic, and permit legal action against those who use the term fraudulently.
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WTO Dispute Settlement: Status of U.S. Compliance in Pending Cases

WTO Dispute Settlement: Status of U.S. Compliance in Pending Cases

Date: January 7, 2008
Creator: Grimmett, Jeanne J.
Description: This report provides a summary of the status of U.S. compliance efforts in pending World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes that have resulted in adverse rulings against the United States. The report begins with an overview of WTO dispute settlement procedures, focusing on the compliance phase of the process, followed by a discussion of U.S. laws relating to WTO dispute proceedings. The report then lists pending WTO disputes in the compliance phase, with a brief discussion of major issues and the U.S. compliance history in each.
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