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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of August 1, 2021

Background information for “The Actual Costs of the Industrial Mind”
Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, August 1, 2021
Hogs Are Up, Wes Jackson, author, University Press of Kansas, March 2021
U.S. electricity generation by source, U.S. Energy Information Administration
Organic sales soar in 2020, Organic Trade Association, May 25, 2021
U.S farm program payments by year, […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of July 25, 2021

Background information for “Bigger Means Bitter, Not Better”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, July 25, 2021
Biden Adm. launches assault on antitrust, Politico, July 9, 2021
Executive order promoting competition, The White House, July 9, 2021
Biden urges more scrutiny of big business, New York Times, July 13, 2021
USDA given large role in plan […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of July 11, 2021

Background information for “Everything–Corn, Soybeans, the Truth–Needs Sunshine”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, July 11, 2021
The land was worth millions, Sonny Perdue’s company paid $250,000; Washington Post, June 29, 2021
Sen. Stabenow calls for investigation of Perdue land deal; Washington Post, June 30, 2021

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of July 4, 2021

Background information for “The Ag Politics of Being Agriculturally Apolitical”
Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, July 4, 2021
Slide presentation by Leopold Center Director Mark Rasmussen to the Iowa Farmers Union ‘Lunch & Learn’ webinar series, June 24, 2021
Leopold Director: Is carbon panel just a way to pay farmers, Iowa Capital Dispatch, June […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of June 27, 2021

Background information for “This Time the Scoreboard Tells the Whole Story”
Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, June 27, 2021
Faust v. Vilsack, civil lawsuit over USDA’s $4 billion loan forgiveness program
Temporary restraining order, Faust v. Vilsack, June 10, 2021
DOJ reply to June 10 ruling, Faust v. Vilsack
Judge halts USDA debt relief, DTN, June […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of June 20, 2021

Background information for “Worker Wages Are Not the Cause of Higher Food Prices”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, June 20, 2021
Chipotle raising prices but not slashing CEO pay, Business Insider, June 4, 2021
Low wages, National Farm Worker Ministry, October 2019
Agricultural Employers under Fair Labor Laws, Department of Labor
JBS pork plant must […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of June 13, 2021

Background information for “Truth in Labeling is the Opposite of ‘Branding’”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, June 13, 2021
Real Organic Project
Francis Thicke’s NOSB Farewell, Real Organic Project
Real Organic Project’s Letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, April 2021
The labels said organic, but these imports weren’t, Washington Post, May 12, 2017

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of May 30, 2021

Background information for “Beware of Philosopher Kings and Prophets of ‘Synthetic Alternatives’”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, May 30, 2021
Bill Gates: America’s Top Farmland Owner, The Land Report, January 11, 2021
Bill Gates buys big on farmland shopping spree, DW. com, April 9, 2021
Bill Gates tell Reddit why he’s bought so much […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of May 23, 2021

Background information for “Ag Groups Make Hollow Call on Meatpackers to Play Nice”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, May 23, 2021
Joint statement by livestock organizations, Livestock Marketing Association, May 17, 2021
Address imbalances in cattle market, say farm groups, Agriculture.com, May 18, 2021
Cattle groups present united front, DTN, May 17, 2021

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of May 16, 2021

Background information for “China’s Buying Binge Continues… Until It Doesn’t”
Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, May 16, 2021
China’s impact on global agriculture, Agricultural Economic Insights, May 10, 2021
China’s ‘Long-term Time Bomb’, New York Times, May 10, 2021
China makes another U.S. corn purchase, buys more Brazilian beans, University of Illinois Farm Policy News, May […]

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