USDA's Economic Research
Carol Jones, Timothy Parker, and Mary Ahearn
New health information technologies hold promise
for improving health care in remote areas.
Includes audio podcast
John Cromartie and Peter Nelson
Baby boomers, poised to retire, are expected to increase rural and small-town populations, bringing both additional benefits
Broadband Internet Service Helping Create
a Rural Digital Economy
Peter Stenberg, Mitch Morehart, and John Cromartie
Rapid growth in broadband service is providing economic and
societal benefits to rural areas.
Full Throttle U.S. Ethanol Expansion Faces
Challenges Down the Road
by Paul C. Westcott
New technologies, supporting infrastructures, and greater demand will be needed to meet the country’s ambitious mandate to increase biofuel use.