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David B. Hill : The Leading Points of His Political Career

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Financial Regulation Review of Selected Operations of the Federal ...

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: FHFB?s chair has greater authority to make key administrative decisions than the chairs at five of the six other financial regulators GAO reviewed. FHFB?s chair has the authority to appoint and remove officials and reorganize the agency without a vote by the board. In contrast, statutes, regulations, and practices limit the chairs? authorities at most other regulators. In particular, the boards or commissions at these agencies approve most senior-level appointme...

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Tax Barriers to Technology Transfers

By: George N. Carlson

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The developed countries realize the importance of making more technology available to the developing countries. This is particularly true since developed countries conduct more than 95 percent of the world's research and development. But the developed countries cannot simply mandate that privately held technology be made freely available. As with any other good or service, the holders of technology will be willing to sell if they receive an attractive rate of re...

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Industry of the Rhine Series I : Agriculture

By: T.C. Banfield

Economic Theory Literature

Excerpt: AGRICULTURE OF THE RHINE. CHAPTER I. AMONGST the many thousands who yearly flock to the banks of the Rhine there are not a few for whom the social activity, the condition, the wants and wishes, of the people they mingle with are as attractive objects as the picturesque scenery and romantic legends of the farfamed river. The figures in the landscape are its prominent feature for the deeper observer. For such travellers the following volume is written, far from su...

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Accountability Anti-Corruption Oas Experts Approve Review Plan

By: Pablo Fonte

Economics

The committee decided that the remaining State Parties would be reviewed according to the chronological order in which they ratified the Convention. In groups of four, they are: Bolivia, Peru, Costa Rica, and Venezuela; Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Honduras, and El Salvador; the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Canada, and the United States; and, Jamaica and Guatemala ?? Composition of review sub-groups - Each State Party will be reviewed by a sub-group of two states, wh...

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U.S. Agriculture Policy: Irresponsibly Unprepared for Scarcity

By: L. Philip Morrison

Excerpt: Farmers in free market countries are the victims of inelastic demand. This means that farmers as a whole lose total revenue if they expand supply; the increased volume of sales does not compensate for the drop in price that results from greater production. This keeps farmers poor, since -- were they make good profit -- production would be expanded, prices would then drop, and with the drop, total revenue would also decline until farming ceased to be profitable.

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Department of Agriculture

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: For necessary expenses of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, and not to exceed $75, 000 for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109, $2, 836, 000A $2, 941, 000: Provided, That not to exceed $11, 000 of this amount, along with any unobligated balances of representation funds in the Foreign Agricultural Service, shall be available for official reception and representation expenses, not otherwise provided for, as determined by the Secretary: Provided further, That ...

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Department of Agriculture

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: General And Special Funds - Office Of The Secretary (Including Transfers Of Funds) For necessary expenses of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, and not to exceed $75, 000 for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109, 0$2, 914, 000 $2, 992, 000: Provided, That not to exceed $11, 000 of this amount shall be available for official reception and representation expenses, not otherwise provided for, as determined by the Secretary: Provided further, That none of the fun...

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Agricultural Trade and Food Security

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Trade contributes to food security in a number of ways: it augments domestic supplies to meet consumption needs; it reduces supply variability, though not necessarily price instability; it fosters economic growth; it makes efficient use of world resources; and it permits global production to take place in those regions most suited to it. Trade is of continuing importance for both developed and developing countries.

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Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, And ...

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Public Law 106-387 106th Congress An Act Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Section 1. (a) The provisions of H.R. 5426 of the 106th Congress, as introduced on October 6, 2000, are hereby enacted into ...

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Governance and Corruption : Empirics, Lessons and Implications Ahead

By: Daniel Kaufmann

Economics

Six Dimensions of GovernanceGovernance as the set of traditions and institutions by which authority in a country is exercised --specifically: The process by which those in authority are selected and replaced ?VOICE AND ACCOUNTABILITY ?POLITICAL STABILITY & ABSENCE OF VIOLENCE/TERRORISM -- The capacity of government to formulate and implement policies ?GOVERNMENT EFFECTIVENESS ?REGULATORY QUALITY -- The respect of citizens and state for institutions that govern interactio...

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Globally Confronting the Challenge of Governance and Corruption So...

By: Daniel Kaufmann

Economics

Governance: Missing in the Washington Consensus -- 2. Governance can be measured, analyzed, & monitored -- 3. Governance Matters for Development and Security -- 4. Learn from Variation across countries & Institutions -- 5. Learning from in-depth work within a country -- 6. Does corruption necessarily imply illegality? -- 7. Some Key Findings ? and Addressing Misconceptions -- 8. Salient Policy Implications and Challenges ahead...

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Production and Processing of Small Seeds for Birds

By: Edo Lin

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: The market for bird food1 is growing rapidly. By some estimates, growth is 4 percent per annum (Plimsoll, 2003). More disposable income and more leisure time in industrialized countries have led to an increased number of people keeping companion birds2. In addition many people have taken up breeding of exotic birds as a hobby, demanding bird food of high quality. At the same time, environmental awareness and an increase in nature-related and outdoor activities h...

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Census of Agriculture

By: U.S. Census Bureau Department

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (No ...

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Department of Agriculture

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) implements programs that meet a wide range of the Nation’s needs. The Department promotes agricultural production and trade; protects animal and plant health; works to assure food safety; protects natural resources; fosters strong rural communities; and fights hunger in America and abroad. For example, the Department: // Provides a financial safety net for farmers, insuring an economically sound future for Ameri...

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Agriculture Acts Public Law 106-224

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: To amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to strengthen the safety net for agricultural producers by providing greater access to more affordable risk management tools and improved protection from production and income loss, to improve the efficiency and integrity of the Federal crop insurance program.

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Energy, Poverty and Gender : A Review of the Evidence and Case Stu...

By: The Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, Uk

Economics

Huining County: The county lies in the centre of Gansu province, 230 km away from Lanzhou. The territory of the county is 140 km long, and 90 km wide, an area of 6,500 km2. Located on the semiarid Loess Plateau with average annual rainfall between 330 to 435 mm, water is scarce in the county and drought is the major threat to agricultural production. There are 2.28m mu of cultivated land, of which 1.79m mu is sloped land. The total population is 577.500, of which 96 perc...

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Agricultural Extension the Kenya Experience

By: Madhur Gautam

Economics

This study presents the main findings of an evaluation of the impact of the World Bank?s support of projects for agricultural extension services in Kenya during 1982?98. Madhur Gautam, Evaluation Officer, prepared this report; it was peer reviewed by Gershon Feder, John Heath, and David Nielson. William Hurlbut provided editorial assistance. Helen Claverie, Constance Frye, Maisha Hyman, and Janet Wyse provided administrative assistance at various stages of the evaluation...

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Performance of an Innovative Two-Stage Process Converting Food Was...

By: Sun Kee Han

Economics

Introduction: The generation of food waste reaches 11,237 t/day in Korea, accounting for 23.2% of municipal solid waste.1 Because of its high volatile solids (85?95%) and moisture content (75?85%), food waste causes decay, odor, and leachate in collection and transportation. Most food waste is consolidated with other wastes, resulting in various problems such as odor emanation, vermin attraction, toxic gas emission, and groundwater contamination. However, because food wa...

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Save Energy, And Make Money

By: The World Bank

Economics

The story of energy efficiency is, in China today as in any country, perhaps unromantic yet it is a fascinating journey. It can lead you to rooftops, water tanks, cellars and machine rooms in a broad sweep of factories and institutional buildings -- hotels, airports, schools, department stores, offices. To steel mills, fertilizer plants, lorry companies, railways systems, water treatment works. It is a journey that appeals equally to many professions. To the engineer wit...

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