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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of March 1, 2015

Background information for “Food Guidelines and Average Old You and Me” Farm and Food File for the week of Sunday, March 1, 2015 2015 Dietary Guidelines – Advisory Committee Report Washington Post story on Dietary Guidelines The Government’s Bad Diet Advice, from The New York Times The Mermaid’s Tale Blog: When Methodology Fails

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of February 22, 2015

Background information for “Past Present, Present Future” Farm and Food File column for the week of February 22, 2015 The Keeney Place: A Life in the Heartland Dennis R. Keeney 2015 110 pages, $14.95 Levins Publishing www.TheKeeneyPlace.com The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food Dan Barber 2014 486 pages, $29.95 Penguin Press […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of February 8, 2015

Background information for “Diverse, Concentrated–Big Ag, New Ag?” Farm and Food File column for the week of February 8, 2015 The Progressive Farmer, February 2015 issue Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farms YouTube videos of Progressive Farmer’s 2015 Best Young Farmers & Ranchers  

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of February 1, 2015

Background information for “Big Ag’s Weak Hand in Nitrate Fight” Farm and Food File column for the week of February 1, 2015 http://www.iowafarmertoday.com/news/crop/des-moines-water-works-to-sue-counties-over-nitrate-issues/article_bab0e80c-9b3c-11e4-a091-7b284dd2de61.html   http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/rekha-basu/2015/01/22/stowe-board-show-courage-leadership/22202323/   http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/green-fields/2014/06/17/stowe-iowa-ccci-pressure-environmental-board-members-to-abstain/10673363/   http://www.iowafarmertoday.com/news/crop/northey-optimisic-about-avoiding-water-quality-lawsuit/article_fbb2ed04-a25e-11e4-8f19-4f2db1bd9057.html

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of January 25, 2015

Background information for “The COOL Facts” Farm and Food File column for the week of January, 25, 2015 January 13, 2015 Report: Preliminary Estimates of the Impacts of U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) on Cattle Trade by C. Robert Taylor  

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of January 11, 2015

Background information for “Welcome Back, Foodie” Farm and Food File column for the week of January 11, 2015 Food Prices and Spending, as detailed by USDA U.S. Organic Sales, from TIME Harvard Sugar Study Fat and Sugar as Percentage of U.S. Diet, from Grist

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of January 4, 2015

Background information for “Dirty Year” Farm and Food File column for the week of January 4, 2015 UN’s FAO portal for 2015 International Year of Soils FAO’s global soils map 2001 NRCS research paper on global soil degradation Agri-Pulse on 2015 Year of Soils The lowdown on dirt from Food Tank

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University of Illinois Press Blog: Howard’s Best Christmas Ever

In this video clip from the University of Illinois Press, Alan shares his fond memories of Howard the Dairyman’s Best Christmas Ever. Alan wrote the column “Howard’s Priceless Gift of Simple Giving” more than 20 years ago; its incredible reader response came as a great surprise and later inspired the forthcoming book The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey. The column is now […]

Source: Christmas in the Land of Milk and Uncle Honey

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Radio Interview with Ag Today in Central Ohio

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) works to promote sustainable, local, and organic agriculture that builds strong rural communities, safe and healthy food systems, and preserves Ohio’s natural environment. Alan will give the keynote address at OEFFA’s 36th annual conference on February 14, 2015. In this radio interview, Alan discusses the upcoming conference, […]

Source: December 22, 2014 interview with Alan Guebert and Lauren Ketchum

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of December 14, 2014

Background information for “Insuring Elephants” Farm and Food File column for the week of December 14, 2014 GAO report on reducing federal crop insurance premiums GAO report on climate change and the need to better manage federal crop insurance Land Stewardship Project White papers published by the Land Stewardship Project: http://landstewardshipproject.org/repository/1/1390/white_paper_1.pdf?cms34sid=a7cd9a05232a242de55f6badbcbd63c1 http://landstewardshipproject.org/repository/1/1400/white_paper_2.pdf http://landstewardshipproject.org/repository/1/1410/white_paper_3.pdf

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