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

Background information for “Public Investment Needs to Return Public Good”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, July 5, 2020
Coronavirus tracker, Center for Disease Control
Fauci says new cases could rise to 100k a day, Washington Post, June 30, 2020
U.S. already at 100K cases a day, says Gottlieb, CNBC, July 1, 2020
Planted Acreage, USDA, […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of June 21, 2020

Background information for “No One Ever Likes the Umpire”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, June 21, 2020
Global trade order looks wobbly in new pandemic reality, Bloomberg News, June 15, 2020
Why did Trump end WTO’s Appellate Body? Tariffs, Peterson Institute for International Economics, March 4, 2020
Trump’s criticism of WTO is ‘damaging,’ Politico, June […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of June 14, 2020

Background information for “Finding New Ground”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, June 14, 2020
Coronavirus statistical tracker
Crises lay bare goodwill deficit in America, Wall Street Journal, June 9, 2020
Dicamba fate clearer as EPA allows use of current stocks, Crop Life.com, June 10, 2020
USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Boxes reaches 5 million boxes, […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of May 31, 2020

Background information for “This Bloody Business”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, May 31, 2020
Meat industry gets back to work, workers still getting sick, Washington Post, May 25, 2020
Data on sick workers elusive as meatpackers go back to work, New York Times, May 26, 2020
Mapping Covid-19 in food system, Food & Environment […]

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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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