News Mentions

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 […]

Read More

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
 

Read More

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

Read More

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
 

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

Radio Interview with Ag Today in Central Ohio

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) works to promote sustainable, local, and organic agriculture that builds strong rural communities, safe and healthy food systems, and preserves Ohio’s natural environment.
Alan will give the keynote address at OEFFA’s 36th annual conference on February 14, 2015. In this radio interview, Alan discusses the upcoming conference, his […]

Source: December 22, 2014 interview with Alan Guebert and Lauren Ketchum

Read More

Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of December 14, 2014

Background information for “Insuring Elephants”
Farm and Food File column for the week of December 14, 2014
GAO report on reducing federal crop insurance premiums
GAO report on climate change and the need to better manage federal crop insurance
Land Stewardship Project
White papers published by the Land Stewardship Project:
http://landstewardshipproject.org/repository/1/1390/white_paper_1.pdf?cms34sid=a7cd9a05232a242de55f6badbcbd63c1
http://landstewardshipproject.org/repository/1/1400/white_paper_2.pdf
http://landstewardshipproject.org/repository/1/1410/white_paper_3.pdf

Read More

Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of December 7, 2014

Background information for “Groundhog Day, Again and Again”
Farm and Food File column for the week of December 7, 2014
Congress’ Many Deadlines, from The New York Times
The struggle to renew expired tax breaks, from Reuters
Rural impact of extending the Earned Income Tax Credit, from Daily Yonder
U.S. House Ways and Means Committee’s estimate for 2014 tax extensions
Editorial on […]

Read More