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An Economic Assessment of the 1999 Drought: Agricultural Impacts are Locally Severe, but Limited Nationally

This new Issues Center report from the United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (USDA ERS) (last mentioned in the May 7, 1999 Scout Report) offers a concise economic assessment of the agricultural impact of the recent drought. The report includes an overview; background on the drought; an examination of the roles played by crop mixing, irrigation, and crop insurance; and...
Two on Planning and Development: Development at the Urban Fringe and Beyond

These two sites should be useful for urban planners or anyone interested in the issues surrounding development and "sprawl." The first, a report from the Economic Research Service (ERS) of the US Department of Agriculture, covers the "forces driving development, its character and impacts on agriculture and rural communities, the means available to channel and control growth, and the pros and cons...