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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of June 28, 2015

Background information for “Why Does Monsanto Want Syngenta?” Farm and Food File column for the week of Sunday, June 28, 2015 Merger could set off consolidation wave from Bloomberg News Syngenta rebuffs second Monsanto offer (2) http://farmfutures.com/story-syngenta-declines-second-offer-monsanto-0-128558 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/09/business/dealbook/syngenta-monsanto-second-2nd-takeover-bid-rejected.html Farmers Fear Merger from Wall Street Journal Merger in Pesticides, Not Seed from Wall Street Journal Monsanto’s Big […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of June 21, 2015

Background information for “Birds of a Feather” Farm and Food File column for the week of Sunday, June 21, 2015 Senate passes Fast Track House bares teeth, sinks Fast Track Labor muscles House into Fast Track vote Ag Committee’s Fast Track House votes

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of June 14, 2015

Background information for “Storm Brewing” Farm and Food File column for the week of Sunday, June 14, 2015 USDA’s Outlook for U.S. ag trade USDA 2015 farm income projections (click on Excel icon) USDA forecasts, cash receipts by crop Land Values, Federal Reserve, Chicago District Kansas City Federal Reserve Ag Credit Conditions

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of June 7, 2015

Background information for “Nature’s Calling; Anyone Listening?” Farm and Food File column for the week of Sunday, June 7, 2015 Totals for Avian Flu as of June 1 Bird flu reveals U.S. not ready for next outbreak, from The Des Moines Register What’s Next for Hog Diseases? White House Report on Honey Bees and Other […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of May 31, 2015

Background information for “American Exceptionalism–Except for What We Grow” Farm and Food File for the week of Sunday, May 31, 2015 House aggies repeal COOL, from Agri-Pulse Brief history of U.S. COOL program Most recent USDA study ordered by Congress on cost of COOL, from Agri-Pulse Trade disputes tie up COOL, from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of May 24, 2015

Background information for “Bet on TPP” Farm and Food File for the week of Sunday, May 24, 2015 Video of Ross Perot’s 1992 sound bite Roll call vote in U.S. Senate and House for NAFTA, 1993 (2) http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=103&session=1&vote=00389 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/103-1993/h575 NAFTA salesman Daley still selling free trade in 2015 Roll call votes of free trade deals […]

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Supporting documents for Farm and Food File, Week of May 17, 2015

Background information for “The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey” Farm and Food File column for the week of Sunday, May 17, 2015 Author events for The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey Purchase The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey online (3): http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/93kft5fg9780252080944.html http://www.amazon.com/Land-Milk-Uncle-Honey-Memories/dp/0252080947/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426170993&sr=1-1&keywords=the+land+of+milk+and+uncle+honey http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-land-of-milk-and-uncle-honey-alan-guebert/1120564816?ean=9780252080944 Follow Alan Guebert and Gracie Foxwell on Facebook and […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of May 10, 2015

Background information for “Big Food’s Baloney” Farm and Food File for the week of Sunday, May 10, 2015 Federal Trade Commission Feb. 19 filing to halt Sysco-US Foods buyout American Antitrust Institute’s filings againt Sysco-US Foods deal (2) http://www.antitrustinstitute.org/content/aai-applauds-ftcs-challenge-sysco-and-us-foods-merger http://www.antitrustinstitute.org/sites/default/files/AAISyscoUSFoodsMergerLetter_0.pdf Sysco’s April 22 filing disputing FTC view May 4 Wall Street Journal story on FTC […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of April 26, 2015

Background information for “Kicking the CFTC Can” Farm and Food File column for the week of Sunday, April 26, 2015 Steve Suppan’s IATP blog post on proposed CFTC rules for financial speculation Growmark research on impact of money “flows” into futures markets CFTC civil complaint against Kraft Foods, Mondelez for alleged futures market “schemes” Analysis […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of April 19, 2015

Background information for “OK, When?” Farm and Food File column for the week of Sunday, April 19, 2015 Unburnable Fossil Fuels, from The Guardian, January 2015 Tackling Big Oil on Climate Change, from Forbes, September 2014 Ethanol and the American economy; Wholesale Ethanol and Gasoline http://ethanolrfa.3cdn.net/94596be2e72251b795_nkm6ii26n.pdf http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=20072 Corn usage, from USDA (see Table 4, Corn, […]

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