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Alan cites Wall Street Journal piece on SNAP & farm subsidies

Dante Chinni writes Politics Counts every Friday. Mr. Chinni is the director of the American Communities Project at American University, which examines different types of communities across the U.S.
It’s no secret that the current battle over the Farm Bill, which is stalled in Congress, has been a partisan slog. Democratic states and House districts, which […]

Source: Wall Street Journal: Politics Counts

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Alan’s Recent Column on Big Data

Big Data Informs Agriculture Management Decisions: Technology advances are changing the way producers look at their crops and manage each acre
Written by Marilyn Thelen, Michigan State University Extension
In the mid-1990s, I attended a large farm show with my husband where he preceded to point out all the ways data could be collected on various aspects of […]

Source: Michigan State University Extension

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Alan Profiled in University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Website

Alan Guebert said he doesn’t think of his work as a job because a job sounds like something you have to do. He works because he wants to.
“I often describe myself as a nationally syndicated columnist who writes weekly on farm and food policy and politics for more than 70 newspapers in the United States […]

Source: University of Illinois ACES Alan Guebert Profile

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Alan receives praise for his keynote address at Wisconsin Farmers Union Annual Convention

“A featured guest at the convention banquet was Alan Guebert, whose weekly column, The Farm and Food File, appears in over 70 newspapers. And I like this guy. He told the conventioneers to resist the current fad of being called “producers” and embrace the title of “farmers.” Farmers will gather increasing respect, he argued, if […]

Source: Wisconsin Farmers Union

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Alan begins bi-weekly column for Daily Yonder

In addition to his weekly syndicated column Farm and Food File, Alan begins a bi-weekly column for the online publication Daily Yonder.

Source: Daily Yonder

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From Environmental Working Group’s Policy Plate blog

Alan Guebert, Farm and Food File columnist, quotes The Atlantic in his take on crop insurance: “From 2000 to 2010, ‘taxpayers contributed more than $42 billion’ to the 15 private companies’ that administer the program…”

Source: Environmental Working Group

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From Environmental Working Group’s Policy Plate blog

“Farm and Food File columnist Alan Guebert gets right to the point with concerns about crop insurance in the farm bill.  An excerpt: The Senate’s Farm Bill is like trading sugar water for Kool-Aid. It’s a sweet deal for farmers, but it’s just more empty spending by Congress.”

Source: Environmental Working Group

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Triple Crisis Blog praises Alan for his recent column on corporate interest in ag

“Journalist Alan Guebert, in a recent syndicated column, explains how this reform effort, like so many others in the last two years, has been largely gutted in a polarized Washington awash in lobbying money.”

Source: Triple Crisis Blog

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Commentary in Journal-Courier, Jacksonville, Illinois

“Alan Guebert’s column in Monday’s Journal-Courier correctly notes that the problem of the Keystone XL pipeline route through Nebraska was largely solved by that state’s legislature.”

Source: Journal-Courier

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