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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of September 24, 2017

Background information for “Picking Up the Tab”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, September 24, 2017
Cash receipts, total and by commodity, USDA, February 17, 2017
Total grocery store sales, 2016, Food Marketing Institute
Farm sector income, USDA, August 30, 2017
Table One, total food and alcohol, home and away, expenditures, USDA, January 2016
CHS, Inc. hit […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of September 10, 2017

Background information for “Demanding More”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, September 10, 2017
Can America’s farms survive deportation threat, The Atlantic, June 6, 2017
American Soybean Association (ASA) warns against “misguided” White House withdrawal from KORUS, ASA official statement, September 3, 2017
Undocumented immigrants state and local tax contributions, Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of September 3, 2017

Background information for “Groundhog Day”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, September 3, 2017
Why crop insurance has become an issue, University of Illinois, April 20, 2016
Senate chairman says no to crop insurance cuts, FERN News, August 24, 2017 (full article behind paywall)
Lawmakers offer perspective on Farm Bill, Farm Policy News, August 28, […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of August 27, 2017

Background information for “Commodity Agriculture’s Dark ‘Green’ Future”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, August 27, 2017
The Dead Zone is larger than ever, The Washington Post, August 4, 2017
The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
The Renewable Fuel Standard in Competitive Equilibrium, Iowa State University, June 2017
Time for a forward-looking Farm Bill, Agri-Pulse, August 14, […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of August 20, 2017

Background information for “The Men in Black”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, August 20, 2017
The art of politics is so old that there rarely is little new in it. The link below connects you to a 1964 essay (it began its life as a lecture the year before) by Prof. Richard […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of August 13, 2017

Background information on “Let Me Translate”
Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, August 13, 2017
U.S. censoring government agency on terms ‘climate change,” The Guardian, August 7, 2017
Climate change draft at odds with Trump Administration, USA Today, August 8, 2017
Draft of the climate science special report, New York Times, August 8, 2017
Trump names anti-science […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of August 6, 2017

Background information for “We Need to Talk”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, August 6, 2017
Schedule and links to upcoming “Conversations in the Field,” House Ag Committee
Report after first “conversation” in Texas, August 1, 2017 via DTN (behind paywall)
A Chef’s Plea: Farm-to-table isn’t all virtue, NPR The Salt, July 30, 2017
Here comes […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of July 30, 2017

Background information for “Rules for Fools”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, July 30, 2017
Senate appropriations prioritize sustainability, rural development, National Sustainable Ag Coalition, July 21, 2017
Trump nominates Sam Clovis to lead USDA research, The Scientist, July 20, 2017
Ag groups back Clovis, DTN, July 24, 2017 (behind paywall)
Trump illegally nominated non-scientist to […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of July 16, 2017

Background information for “The Stupidly Expensive Non-Broadband Blues”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, July 16, 2017
Moving at the speed of dial-up, Wall Street Journal, June 16, 2017 (behind paywall)
Top 10 countries for broadband speed, TechWorm, July 15, 2016
AT&T’s blockbuster deal for Time Warner, New York Times, July 9, 2017
Recent posts regarding rural […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of July 2, 2017

Background information for “Too Many Cooks”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, July 2, 2017
Trump signs order to withdraw from TPP, Washington Post, January 23, 2017
AFBF’s statement on Trump pulling U.S. from TPP, January 23, 2017
Trump agrees to not “terminate” NAFTA, CNN, April 26, 2017
U.S. sugar industry not sweet on deal, DTN, […]

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