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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of October 18, 2020

Background information for “Big Ag is Counting on Congress’s Most Purple Blue Dog”
Farm and Food File for the week of Sunday, October 18, 2020
Republicans look to unseat Peterson, Bloomberg, October 9, 2020
Ag lobby braces for potential Collin Peterson loss, Politico, October 12, 2020
Letter to Editor: Losing Peterson would be blow to farmers, Crookston Times, September […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of September 27, 2020

Background information for “Election Year, Sure, But This is Way Beyond Electioneering”
Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, September 27, 2020
Billions more for farmers, Successful Farming, September 22, 2020
Politics of CCC fund flare-up, DTN, September 22, 2020
Ag and food statistics: Charting the essentials, USDA, September 11, 2020
Is the government just going to watch […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of September 20, 2020

Background information for “The Big Meat Gang is Getting Awfully Smelly”
Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, September 20, 2020
Emails show meatpackers drafted email to keep plants open, ProPublica, September 14, 2020
A week before USDA order, meatpackers sent memo, USA TODAY, September 14, 2020
Trump orders meat plants to stay open, Washington Post, April […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of September 13, 2020

Background information for “We’re Not Very Good Students, Even When We’re Given the Answers”
Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, September 13, 2020
Extremely active hurricane season predicted, NOAA, August 6, 2020
Highlights from Sept. Farm Income Forecast, USDA, September 2, 2020
Timeline: Key dates in US-China trade war, Reuters, September 5, 2019
Experts warn US Covid […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of September 6, 2020

Background information for “Sixty Days Until the Farm and Food World Shakes”
Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, September 6, 2020
Something is deeply wrong, Progressive Farmer, DTN.com, September 1, 2020
Farmers and ranchers deliver climate change letter to to House, IATP, August 27, 2020
Concentration in meatpacking has its advantages and distinct disadvantages, The Fence […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of August 30, 2020

Background information for “How Much Evidence Do You Need to Vaporize a Zombie?”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, August 30, 2020
Trump and trade and zombies, New York Times, March 19, 2018
Recovering U.S. ag export share is ag policy’s zombie idea, Agriculture Policy Analysis Center, August 7, 2020
New USDA numbers show ag […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of August 16, 2020

Background information for “Silence of the Lambs”
Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, August 16, 2020
The swashbuckling meat tycoons from Brazil, The Guardian, July 2, 2019
JBS mired in multiple scandals, NPR, August 3, 2017
The history of JBS
JBS sells Greeley lamb plant, The Fence Post, December 21, 2015
JBS acquires assets of Rosen lamb plant, […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of August 9, 2020

Background information for “The Third Time Isn’t a Charm”
Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, August 9, 2020
The idiom “May you live in interesting times” 
Crop production estimates, USDA, July 10, 2020
Consolidation in the U.S. dairy industry, Economic Research Service, July 2020
Ad hoc payments: A leading indicator of farm policy change, farmdocDaily, July 29, […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of August 2, 2020

Background information for “Twenty-Four Miles of Bad Spending, Bad Policy, Bad Ideas”
Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, August 2, 2020
How much is a trillion? 
Congress should reject efforts to… create massive USDA slush fund, Heritage Foundation, July 16, 2020
Congress must end blank check farm subsidies, The Hill, July 20, 2020
How much has Congress […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of July 26, 2020

Background information for “Here Comes the ‘Herd Immunity’ Some Are Asking For”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, July 26, 2020
Pandemic might last for two years for herd immunity, University of Minnesota, May 2, 2020
University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease and Research Policy
Illinois grain farm incomes in 2020, farmdocDAILY, July 14, […]

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