Russian Ag Exports Down & Rural Broadband Access

Russian Ag Exports Down & Rural Broadband Access

Russian Ag Exports Down & Rural Broadband Access. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.

A number of problems have cut U.S. agricultural export sales to Russia this year by quite a lot. Scott Reynolds, U.S. Agricultural Attaché in Moscow, listing some of the major products Russia buys from the U.S.

REYNOLDS: The leading products were frozen poultry meat, frozen pork and to a smaller extent some fresh fruits and fish. Poultry is the leading export and they like chicken leg quarters. U.S. chicken leg quarters which were nicknamed “bush-legs” not after George W. Bush but after his father.

A new USDA economic analysis has found that rural communities with greater broadband Internet access had greater economic growth than areas with less access. The study, 'Broadband Internet's Value for Rural America' by economists at USDA's Economic Research Service, compared counties that had broadband access relatively early - by 2000 - with similarly situated counties that had little or no broadband access. Employment growth was higher and non-farm private earnings greater in counties with a longer history of broadband availability.

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That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Northwest Ag Information Network.

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