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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of February 26, 2017

Background information for “New Boss, Same Brawls”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, February 26, 2017
Every Farm Bill is unique, last one was a doozy, Agri-Pulse, February 10, 2017
Policy Pennings, Harwood Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, February 7, 2017
2017 Farm Income Report, USDA, February 13, 2017
The man behind Trump, Politico, January 29, […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of February 19, 2017

Background information for “Obamacare, Rural Health, and You”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, February 19, 2017
Senate repeals Obamacare, NPR, January 12, 2017
House repeals Obamacare, USA Today, January 13, 2017
Mixed bag on Obamacare vote, Roll Call, January 13, 2017
Republicans want to keep popular parts of Obamacare, BuzzFeed News, January 12, 2017
History repeats […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of February 5, 2017

Background information for “Promises Made, Promises Kept”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, February 5, 2017
Trump takes office, kills TPP, The Atlantic, January 23, 2017
Killing T-TIP, The Independent, January 24, 2017
Trump’s proposed border tax, National Public Radio, January 27, 2017
Krugman explains ‘colossally’ stupid border tax, PoliticsUSA, January 27, 2017

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Trump Gags U.S. Ag Research Publicity

Stock & Land
Victoria, Australia
January 25, 2017
Veteran Illinois-based farm sector writer, Alan Guebert, believed US farmers should brace themselves for the likelihood Donald Trump would do as he says, even if it was not necessarily what the agriculture sector was expecting of the Presidential candidate many supported.
“Also, it appears that Congressional Republicans are not prepared to […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of January 22, 2017

Background information for “More Money, Less Accountability”
Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, January 22, 2017
Oklahoma Beef Council Audit Report and court petition
$2.6 million paid by Oklahoma farmers and ranchers goes missing, Harvest Public Media, January 5, 2017
Audit finds problems in cattlemen’s spending, New York Times, August 2, 2010
Oklahoma Beef Council website
Oklahoma Beef […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of January 15, 2017

Background information for “An Allegory and A True Story”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, January 15, 2017
Beef checkoff audits draw legal action, Drovers, September 19, 2016
Civil complaint, OCM v. Office of Inspector General, USDA, November 12, 2014
Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB, the “checkoff”) contract expenditures with NCBA: 2008, 2009, and 2010 (pages […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of January 8, 2017

Background information for “Farm Groups to Trump: Adopt GIPSA Rules”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, January 8, 2017
USDA announces Farmer Fair Practices Rules, USDA, December 14, 2016
Reaction to GIPSA rule announcement, Agri-Pulse, December 14, 2016
NPPC’s December 14 statement opposing GIPSA proposed rules
2008 Farm Bill highlight, U.S. Senate, (see page 11) Livestock, […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of January 1, 2017

Background information for “Hard Numbers and Hard Politics”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, January 1, 2017
Production and price forecasts for U.S. corn, soybeans, and wheat, see links below

http://farmdoc.illinois.edu/
http://farmdoc.illinois.edu/IFES/2016/content/2016-IFES-Good.pdf
http://farmdoc.illinois.edu/IFES/2016/content/2016-IFES-Irwin.pdf
http://farmdocdaily.illinois.edu/2016/12/2017-crop-insurance-premiums-2016-use-illinois.html
http://www.agweb.com/article/december-wasde-report-quiet-as-usda-makes-no-changes-naa-debra-beachy/

USDA Quarterly Ag Export Forecast
Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade, November 30, 2016
Trump Picks Iowa’s Branstad for China ambassador, Washington Post, December 7, 2016

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of December 11, 2016

Background information for “By the Numbers”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, December 11, 2016
Plowprint Report, World Wildlife Fund, November 16, 2016
Conservation Reserve Program data, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture:
2016 data
2009 data
Change from 2007-2016
Dow Jones Industrial Average, CNN

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of December 4, 2016

Background information for “It Isn’t Broken; Don’t Fix It”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, December 4, 2016
Agricultural Trade Data, USDA Economic Research Service (ERS)
U.S. ag imports and exports by country & calendar year, USDA ERS
U.S. farm receipts and income, USDA ERS
A progressive agenda for renegotiating NAFTA by Tim Wise, BillMoyers.com
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