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

Background information for “Sonny’s Big Adventure”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, April 30, 2017
Milk production per cow, U.S. National Ag Statistics Service, (NASS) February 21, 2017
Milk cow operations, 2003-2012, NASS, February 19, 2013
U.S. farmers fall behind new powers, Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2017 (Full story is behind paywall)
Wheat Outlook, USDA, […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of April 23, 2017

Background information for “The Numbers Aren’t Adding Up”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, April 23, 2017
CEO compensation continues to clime upward, Agri-Pulse, September 7, 2016
Full report and corresponding chart regarding CEO compensation, Agri-Pulse, September 7, 2016
NPPC “about us” page, noting two office addresses (as of April 19, 2017)
NPPC Facebook page, lists D.C. address (as of April 19, 2017)
NPPC […]

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

Background information for “Courting Courage”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, April 16, 2017
Storm Lake Times wins Pulitzer Prize, via Cedar Rapids Gazette, April 10, 2017
Pulitzer Prize announcement and winning Storm Lake Times editorials, April 10, 2017
Des Moines Water Works suit dismissed, Des Moines Register, March 17, 2017

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of April 9, 2017

Background information for “There Goes the Neighborhood”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, April 9, 2017
USDA rolls out GIPSA rule changes, Agri-Pulse, December 14, 2016
Battle continues over livestock rules, DTN, March 24, 2017
National Farmers Union strongly endorses Farmer Fair Practice rules, March 23, 2017
NCBA calls on USDA to withdraw damaging GIPSA rules, […]

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

Background information for “March Madness”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, March 26, 2017
Obamacare repeal could hurt rural areas, Boston Globe, March 14, 2017
CBO Report on Obamacare repeal, March 13, 2017
The GOP Healthcare bill makes no sense, Vox, March 6, 2017
Five takeaways from CBO’s report on Obamacare’s repeal, Politico, March 13, 2017
Cost […]

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

Background information for “Big Salaries, Big Loans, Big Questions”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, March 29, 2017
Group challenges CoBank’s financing of Verizon deal, Denver Post, October 22, 2013
Transcript, House Ag Committee Farm Credit hearing, December 2, 2015
AgStar, Badgerland Financial, 1st Farm Credit websites
Merger vote announcement, 1st Farm Credit, March 6, 2017
AgStar’s […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of March 12, 2017

Background information for “By the Numbers”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, March 12, 2017
Remember the debt ceiling? Here it comes again, CNBC, February 2, 2017
Highlights from USDA’s 2017 Net Farm Income Forecast, February 13, 2017
USDA’s Grain and Oilseed Outlook, February 24, 2017
Direct government farm program payments, USDA, 2010-2017
White House proposed EPA […]

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

Background information for “As Ag Swoons, Farm Credit System Booms”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning March 5, 2017
Bert Ely’s monthly “Farm Credit Watch” newsletter
AgStar Financial
Badgerland Financial
1st Farm Credit
Critics say Farm Credit System needs reined in, The Washington Post, April 11, 2016
American Bankers Association, Farm Credit Issues

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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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