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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of March 15, 2015

Background information for “What Your Friends Are Saying About You”
Farm and Food File for the week of Sunday, March 15, 2015
Ag Summit Coverage, from The Des Moines Register, March 8
Jeb Bush at Iowa Ag Summit, from The New York Times, March 8
Ten Takeaways from Iowa Ag Summit, from Politico, March 7
Ag Summit Coverage from The […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of March 8, 2015

Background information for “Please, Just Bruce, not Kingmaker”
Farm and Food File column for the week of March 8, 2015
Iowa Ag Summit
Des Moines Register profile of Bruce Rastetter, host of “Ag Summit”
The GOP money chase, from The New York Times
The Real Iowa Kingmaker, from Politico
Des Moines Register guest editorial questioning Rastetter and his “Ag Summit”
2012 Farm and […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of March 1, 2015

Background information for “Food Guidelines and Average Old You and Me”
Farm and Food File for the week of Sunday, March 1, 2015
2015 Dietary Guidelines – Advisory Committee Report
Washington Post story on Dietary Guidelines
The Government’s Bad Diet Advice, from The New York Times
The Mermaid’s Tale Blog: When Methodology Fails

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of February 22, 2015

Background information for “Past Present, Present Future”
Farm and Food File column for the week of February 22, 2015
The Keeney Place: A Life in the Heartland
Dennis R. Keeney
2015
110 pages, $14.95
Levins Publishing
www.TheKeeneyPlace.com
The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food
Dan Barber
2014
486 pages, $29.95
Penguin Press
www.thethirdplate.com
Full Disclosure:
I know both Dennis Keeney and Dan Barber. I met Dr. Keeney […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of February 8, 2015

Background information for “Diverse, Concentrated–Big Ag, New Ag?”
Farm and Food File column for the week of February 8, 2015
The Progressive Farmer, February 2015 issue
Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farms
YouTube videos of Progressive Farmer’s 2015 Best Young Farmers & Ranchers
 

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of February 1, 2015

Background information for “Big Ag’s Weak Hand in Nitrate Fight”
Farm and Food File column for the week of February 1, 2015
http://www.iowafarmertoday.com/news/crop/des-moines-water-works-to-sue-counties-over-nitrate-issues/article_bab0e80c-9b3c-11e4-a091-7b284dd2de61.html
 
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/rekha-basu/2015/01/22/stowe-board-show-courage-leadership/22202323/
 
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/green-fields/2014/06/17/stowe-iowa-ccci-pressure-environmental-board-members-to-abstain/10673363/
 
http://www.iowafarmertoday.com/news/crop/northey-optimisic-about-avoiding-water-quality-lawsuit/article_fbb2ed04-a25e-11e4-8f19-4f2db1bd9057.html

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of January 25, 2015

Background information for “The COOL Facts”
Farm and Food File column for the week of January, 25, 2015
January 13, 2015 Report: Preliminary Estimates of the Impacts of U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) on Cattle Trade by C. Robert Taylor
 

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of January 11, 2015

Background information for “Welcome Back, Foodie”
Farm and Food File column for the week of January 11, 2015
Food Prices and Spending, as detailed by USDA
U.S. Organic Sales, from TIME
Harvard Sugar Study
Fat and Sugar as Percentage of U.S. Diet, from Grist

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of January 4, 2015

Background information for “Dirty Year”
Farm and Food File column for the week of January 4, 2015
UN’s FAO portal for 2015 International Year of Soils
FAO’s global soils map
2001 NRCS research paper on global soil degradation
Agri-Pulse on 2015 Year of Soils
The lowdown on dirt from Food Tank

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University of Illinois Press Blog: Howard’s Best Christmas Ever

In this video clip from the University of Illinois Press, Alan shares his fond memories of Howard the Dairyman’s Best Christmas Ever. Alan wrote the column “Howard’s Priceless Gift of Simple Giving” more than 20 years ago; its incredible reader response came as a great surprise and later inspired the forthcoming book The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey. The column is now […]

Source: Christmas in the Land of Milk and Uncle Honey

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