AUGUST 2014 — Rural Economies Found to Benefit from Broadband
A team of researchers has come one step closer to showing that broadband is an engine for growth in rural U.S. communities, especially when a large segment of the population adopts the technology. Their findings are among the first to provide evidence to support a long-held assumption that rural economies are boosted by broadband. Read the full press release.
JUNE 2014 — Ranching and Energy Economics in Sage-Grouse Country are the Topics of Two New NARDeP Policy Briefs
By September 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) must either list the Greater Sage-Grouse as an endangered species, or remove it altogether from its current status as a candidate species. The economic ramifications of an endangered-species listing on western ranchers and the energy industry are the focus of two new policy briefs issued by the National Agricultural and Rural Development Policy Center (NARDeP). Read the full press release.
JUNE 2014 — Water in the West is the Focus of Two New NARDeP Policy Briefs
Water scarcity in the Western U.S. is the topic of two new policy briefs from the National Agricultural and Rural Development Policy Center (NARDeP). The briefs describe the water-supply situation both in California and in the Colorado River Basin and provide recommendations for communities and policy makers who face insufficient water supplies. Read the full press release.
JAN. 2014 — Energy and Its Implications for Rural America is the Focus of a New Series of Policy Briefs
The National Agricultural and Rural Development Policy Center (NARDeP) has issued a series of seven policy briefs focusing on energy issues in the U.S. Each brief examines a different aspect of energy production or consumption and provides analysis of the associated policy implications for rural communities.