Rural Development Provisions of the 2008 Farm Bill

Rural Development Provisions of the 2008 Farm Bill

Date: September 18, 2008
Creator: Cowan, Tadlock
Description: This report discusses the provisions under Title VI of the 2008 farm bill (P.L. 110-246, Food, Conservation, and Energy Act), which addresses development and issues in rural areas. The report includes background on the policies, issues, and programs involved in rural development as well as a breakdown of the provisions in the 2008 farm bill, such as broadband and telecommunications, rural utilities infrastructure, business and community development, regional development, and other provisions. It also includes a comparison of rural development provisions in the 2002 and 2008 farm bills.
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Conservation Reserve Program: Status and Current Issues

Conservation Reserve Program: Status and Current Issues

Date: January 3, 2008
Creator: Cowan, Tadlock
Description: This report discusses the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) enacted in 1985, which provides payments to farmers to take highly erodible or environmentally-sensitive cropland out of production for ten years or more to conserve soil and water resources.
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Rural Development and the 2007 Farm Bill

Rural Development and the 2007 Farm Bill

Date: January 3, 2008
Creator: Cowan, Tadlock
Description: This report offers an overview and background information regarding the 2007 farm bill. It addresses emerging rural issues and rural programs administered by USDA.
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Military Base Closures: Socioeconomic Impacts

Military Base Closures: Socioeconomic Impacts

Date: February 7, 2012
Creator: Cowan, Tadlock
Description: The most recent Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission submitted its final report to the Administration on September 8, 2005. Implementation of the BRAC round was officially completed on September 15, 2011. In the report, the commission rejected 13 of the initial Department of Defense recommendations, significantly modified the recommendations for 13 other installations, and approved 22 major closures. Early planning and decisive leadership from officials are important factors in addressing local socioeconomic impacts from base realignment and closing. Drawing from existing studies, this report assesses the potential community impacts and proposals for minimizing those impacts.
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Soil and Water Conservation: An Overview

Soil and Water Conservation: An Overview

Date: May 6, 2008
Creator: Cowan, Tadlock
Description: This report offers the most recent development regarding the soil and water conservation topics and current major conservation activities. The report addresses these conservation topics; what should be the priorities for the conservation effort; and deciding whether any existing programs or activities should be modified or eliminated and whether new programs or activities should be added to the effort.
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Agriculture Conservation Programs: A Scorecard

Agriculture Conservation Programs: A Scorecard

Date: May 9, 2008
Creator: Cowan, Tadlock
Description: This report provides basic information on several agriculture conservation programs, primarily drawn from agency budget presentations and websites, about each program using a consistent format. This information should help respond to basic questions and resolve many common sources of confusion about the purposes of the program, program participation and policy topics.
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Conservation Provisions of the 2008 Farm Bill

Conservation Provisions of the 2008 Farm Bill

Date: July 2, 2008
Creator: Cowan, Tadlock
Description: This report discusses the policy questions and issues shaping the conservation title of the 2008 Farm Bill. The report describes the program changes in the enacted 2008 Farm Bill, and working lands conservation programs.
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Conservation and the 2007 Farm Bill

Conservation and the 2007 Farm Bill

Date: May 6, 2008
Creator: Cowan, Tadlock & Johnson, Renée
Description: This report introduces some of the issues that are influencing the development of a conservation title. It then reviews major provisions passed by both chambers, followed by some of the alternative conservation proposals that were offered. An appendix compares current law with the conservation provisions, as passed by both chambers, in more detail.
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Biotechnology in Animal Agriculture: Status and Current Issues

Biotechnology in Animal Agriculture: Status and Current Issues

Date: September 23, 2008
Creator: Becker, Geoffrey S.
Description: This report describes several scientifically-emerging animal biotechnologies that are raising a variety of questions concerning risks to humans, animals, and the environment, as well as ethical concerns. The report examines applications of the technologies and discusses major issues that may arise.
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Biotechnology in Animal Agriculture: Status and Current Issues

Biotechnology in Animal Agriculture: Status and Current Issues

Date: January 17, 2008
Creator: Becker, Geoffrey S.
Description: This report describes several scientifically emerging animal biotechnologies that are raising a variety of questions concerning risks to humans, animals, and the environment, as well as ethical concerns. The report examines applications of the technologies and discusses major issues that may arise.
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