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Webinar: Rural Manufacturing Resilience - Factors Associated with Plant Survival

In this webinar, ERS Economist Sarah A. Low will summarize findings from the ERS report; Rural Manufacturing Resilience: Factors Associated with Plant Survival, 1996-2011; while also explaining the data and modeling technique used in the analysis.

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International Trade and Deforestation: Potential Policy Effects via a Global Economic Model

Globally, removing tariffs on forest-risk products (beef, soybean, palm oil, forest products) could increase deforestation, while banning exports of illegally logged wood could reduce tropical deforestation.

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Productivity Growth and the Revival of Russian Agriculture

Russia’s southern district spurred national agricultural recovery due to competitive advantages. Other districts without such advantages have lagged behind.

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The Potential Effects of Increased Demand for U.S. Agricultural Exports on Metro and Nonmetro Employment

This report models the economic effects of a hypothetical 10-percent increase in foreign demand for U.S. agricultural exports.

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Rural Education at a Glance, 2017 Edition

Educational attainment is growing in rural America, but gains vary across demographic groups. Low education in some rural areas is closely related to high poverty and unemployment rates.

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Rural Manufacturing Resilience: Factors Associated With Plant Survival, 1996-2011

Plants in nonmetro counties were more likely to survive than plants in metro counties and independent plants were more likely to survive than multi-unit plants.