News Mentions

Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of April 13, 2014

New Zealand beef production and exports: http://beef2live.com/story-new-zealand-cattle-beef-120-106615  U.S. live cattle imports, 1989-2013: http://beef2live.com/story-cattle-imports-canada-mexico-1989-2013-89-110833 Sen. Stabenow’s press release on “Advanced Biofuels” hearing: http://www.ag.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/stabenow-advanced-biofuels-to-grow-economy 2012 Iowa State University ethanol study: http://www.card.iastate.edu/publications/dbs/pdffiles/12wp528.pdf  PEDv data and analysis: http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/current/HogsPigs/HogsPigs-03-28-2014.txt http://farmdocdaily.illinois.edu/2014/04/pork-pedv-losses-not-as-large-as-expected.html  

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of April 6, 2014

Summary of UN Intergovernmental Report on Climate Change (in particular,  charts that begin on Page 35): http://ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/images/uploads/IPCC_WG2AR5_SPM_Approved.pdf U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website on climate change impacts for corn: http://www.sustainablecorn.org  2013 story on Gene Takle, Director, Iowa State University’s Climate Science Program (pages 24-25): http://climate.engineering.iastate.edu/Document/Stories_2013Fall.pdf

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of March 23, 2014

Excerpted testimony for March 14 House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture: http://farmpolicy.com/2014/03/14/farm-bill-biotech-ag-economy-immigration-and-political-notes-friday/#more-14876 Rebellion against food stamp cuts grows; National Public Radio, March 14: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/03/13/289849253/states-rebellion-against-food-stamp-cuts-grows House Appropriations Subcommittee link to March 14 hearing on USDA: http://appropriations.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=371323

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of March 16, 2014

Food Safety Inspection Service web portal: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/home USDA Food Safety Inspection Service portal for recalls by year from 1994-2013: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/recall-case-archive-2013-new FDA food recalls for week of March 5, 2014: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/enforcement/enforce_rpt-Product-Tabs.cfm?action=Expand+Index&w=03052014%E2%9F%A8=eng#food Diseases, hospitalizations, deaths by foodborne illness: http://www.cdc.gov/Features/dsFoodborneEstimates/ Anti-poultry rule letter to The White House: HIMP_Sign_On_Letter

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Alan’s Speech Covered By Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The 25th annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference, the largest organic farming conference in America, attracted about 3,400 farmers to La Crosse recently, illustrating the dramatic growth of organic agriculture. The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) marked its 25th anniversary with contests, awards, historical exhibits and an anniversary celebration. Keynote speaker and journalist Alan […]

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Mother Earth News & Alan’s Keynote Address at MOSES

The conference began a quarter-century ago with just 90 attendees, compared with the more than 3,000 organic farmers and growers who attended this year’s event. As Faye Jones, the executive director of MOSES exclaimed several times over the weekend, “This is the largest organic farming conference in the known universe!” Organic farming is going to […]

Source: Mother Earth News

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Supporting Documents for Farm & Food File, Week of February 23, 2014

72-Hour rule: http://www.gop.gov/indepth/pledge/readthebill The House-Senate Conference Report on the Agricultural Act of 2014: http://beta.congress.gov/congressional-report/113th-congress/house-report/333/1 USDA forecasts: http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/oce-usda-agricultural-projections/oce141.aspx#.UwTBJEJdXKk Washington Post “The Fix” Blog: Lost opportunity for Farm Bill transparency: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/02/07/a-missed-opportunity-for-transparency-with-the-farm-bill/ Previous USDA study on poultry insurance: http://www.rma.usda.gov/pubs/2011/poultryfeasibility.pdf

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Supporting Documents for Farm & Food File, week of February 16, 2014

Click on links to view the articles. “Meet Dr. Evil”:  60 Minutes Coveted Washington echo chamber: NY Times Phony non-profit: Bloomberg  Invests in front groups: St. Louis Post-Dispatch A despicable man, scoundrel: PR Watch (son David Berman)

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Supporting Documents for Farm & Food File, week of February 9, 2014

Jan. 28, 2014 USDA Office of Inspector General Report on AMS Oversight of the Beef Checkoff: http://www.usda.gov/oig/webdocs/01099-0001-21.pdf 2013 AMS Report as released, later removed by USDA USDA Notice posted after removing 2013 report from public domain

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Supporting Documents for Farm & Food File, week of February 2, 2014

Iowa State University’s Corn Balance Sheet http://www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/crops/outlook/cornbalancesheet.pdf U.S. House of Representatives’ working draft of the 960-page 2014 Farm Bill http://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20140127/CRPT-113hrpt-HR2642.pdf U.S. House of Representatives’ roll call vote on Agriculture Act of 2014 http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll031.xml   “A Bipartisan Taxpayer Raid” Wall Street Journal Editorial January 28, 2014 President Obama delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday […]

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