Special initiatives on high-priority topics

In light of the significant national interest and investment being made in broadband expansion into rural America, it is essential to examine policy and program options that can spur the growth of broadband access and use by rural people, farm/non-farm enterprises, and places. By Gallardo, Strover, and Whitacre (MAR 2013)

By Ferrell and Sanders (MAR 2013). There is public concern about how to extract natural gas resources in a manner that provides additional energy sources while maintaining and enhancing economic development and assuring the protection of natural resources for safe use by humans, flora and fauna. These concerns include how to best manage potential impacts to the environment and communities arising from the development of natural gas resources.