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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of May 17, 2020

Background information for “Now is Not the Time to Make Old Friends into New Enemies”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, May 17, 2020
China’s purchases of U.S. goods to fall way short, CNBC, May 11, 2020
China’s poor purchasing performance, Center for Strategic & International Studies, May 8, 2020
U.S. meat being shipped to […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of May 10, 2020

Background information for “Feeding You Like Family Often Requires a Family”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, May 10, 2020
Tyson’s kill down 50% despite Trump’s order, Washington Post, May 4, 2020
Jake and Dawn Trethewey’s Maplestar Farm
The facts about food stamp fraud, Forbes, February 4, 2018

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of May 3, 2020

Background information for “Don’t Chain Me Down”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, May 3, 2020
Pork Powerhouses Ranking 2019, Successful Farming, November 2019
U.S. pork exports soared to new record in 2019, National Hog Farmer, April 28, 2020
Trump takes action to keep meat processors open, Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2020
Bytable Marketplace, Ranch […]

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

Background information for “We Have to Start Somewhere”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, April 26, 2020
Mizzou report projects $20B in ag losses due to Covid-19, Des Moines Register, April 14, 2020
Observations on the ag economy, Farm Policy News, April 16, 2020
USDA announces Coronavirus food aid, USDA, April 17, 2020
USDA announces details […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of April 19, 2020

Background information for “Laughter is No Longer the Best Medicine”
Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, April 19, 2020
Corn prices, 59-year historical chart
Historical land price chart, Iowa State University, 2019
U.S. Treasury Rates, 59-year chart
U.S. net farm income 2013-2020: USDA (click on U.S. farm sector financials)
Year-by-year farm program payments, nominal/real dollars, USDA
Bonus: Commodity Credit […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of April 12, 2020

Background information for “Hey, Didn’t Rural America Invent ‘Social Distancing’?”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, April 12, 2020
Rural America is not ready for Covid-19, Des Moines Register, April 7, 2020
Covid-19 latest maps, New York Times, April 7, 2020
Coronavirus slow to spread in rural America, not anymore, New York Times, April 8, […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of April 5, 2020

Background information for “The World is Changing, We Must Too”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, April 5, 2020
Ethanol market “disturbing as hell,” Ag Insider, FERN, March 29, 2020
Covid-19 stimulus includes aid for agriculture, Land & Livestock Report, March 26, 2020
Prospective Plantings, USDA, March 31, 2020
Prospective Plantings perspective, DTN, March 31, 2020

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of March 29, 2020

Background information for “Prepare for the Worst, Pray for the Best”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, March 29, 2020
Daily update of coronavirus data
Agricultural Economics Insight, March 23, 2020
Estimated 30 Percent GDP drop, Fortune, March 23, 2020
Just how bad is it?, Forbes, March 21, 2020
U.S. ethanol plants cutting output, Reuters, March 23, […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of March 15, 2020

Background information for “February’s Paradox, March’s Struggles”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, March 15, 2020
Oil crashes 30% as market opens, Financial Times, March 8, 2020
Oil’s epic crash reminds farmers they’re also energy traders, Yahoo Business, March 9, 2020
Oil: Global ramifications of falling prices, CME Group, March 9, 2020

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of March 8, 2020

Background information for “The End is Nowhere in Sight”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, March 8, 2020
Coronavirus and Its Impact on Financial Markets, Refinitiv, March 2, 2020
Crude Oil futures, CME Globex, March 4, 2020
Sickness spreads through freight markets, DTN, Feb. 26, 2020
Meat stockpiles surge as coronavirus curbs exports, Wall Street Journal, […]

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