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It is a softcover e-book released November, 2000, by means of the USDA workplace of Communications.

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Certified organic cropland more than doubled in the United States during the 1990’s, and two organic livestock sectors—eggs and dairy—grew even faster. Organic produce, milk, eggs, pasta, frozen dinners, and pharmaceuticals are among the many items that consumers count on finding in natural foods supermarkets and are beginning to expect in mainstream supermarkets as well. 5 billion in 1998. Organic food sales in 1997 accounted for 1 to 2 percent of total food sales in most of these countries, including the United States, and medium-term growth rate forecasts range from 5 to 10 percent annually for Germany, to 20-30 percent for the United States and 30-40 percent for Denmark, according to the ITC.

S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) homeownership program is the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) single-family home mortgage program (financed by the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund). FHA projects that new loan guarantees in 2000 will increase 8 percent over 1999, totaling about $122 billion. FHA was particularly active in rapidly growing nonmetro areas, many of them retirement or commuting counties or in the West. Still, nonmetro areas received less than 7 percent of the loan insurance provided by FHA in 1998.

A ■ Rural Manufacturing ural manufacturing received a big impetus during World War II and has since become an important part of the economy of rural America. After declining in the 1980’s, rural manufacturing has rebounded in the 1990’s. The increasing use of technology by manufacturers in rural areas, coupled with programs and policies such as the New Markets Initiative, holds out hope that these areas will increase their share of skilled and high-paying manufacturing jobs. Of great significance for the future of rural industry was the work of New Deal agencies, such as the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and USDA’s Rural Electrification Administration (REA), renamed Rural Utilities Service, as well as State road-building commissions, which provided essential elements of infrastructure that would be needed by manufacturers.

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