News Mentions

Supporting Documents for Farm & Food File, week of February 16, 2014

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“Meet Dr. Evil”:  60 Minutes
Coveted Washington echo chamber: NY Times
Phony non-profit: Bloomberg 
Invests in front groups: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
A despicable man, scoundrel: PR Watch (son David Berman)

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Supporting Documents for Farm & Food File, week of February 9, 2014

Jan. 28, 2014 USDA Office of Inspector General Report on AMS Oversight of the Beef Checkoff:
http://www.usda.gov/oig/webdocs/01099-0001-21.pdf
2013 AMS Report as released, later removed by USDA
USDA Notice posted after removing 2013 report from public domain

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Supporting Documents for Farm & Food File, week of February 2, 2014

Iowa State University’s Corn Balance Sheet
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/crops/outlook/cornbalancesheet.pdf
U.S. House of Representatives’ working draft of the 960-page 2014 Farm Bill
http://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20140127/CRPT-113hrpt-HR2642.pdf
U.S. House of Representatives’ roll call vote on Agriculture Act of 2014
http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll031.xml
 
“A Bipartisan Taxpayer Raid”
Wall Street Journal Editorial January 28, 2014
President Obama delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday night to the usual bipartisan cheers for proposals that […]

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Alan’s recent column mentioned in regards to Big Data

A recent article by Alan Guebert, “Big Agriculture, big data and big money,” stated that every day the world generates 2.5 quintillion bytes of electronic data. To put it into perspective, you would need 57.5 billion iPads (32-gigabyte memory) to hold just one day’s worth of data. Now that is big!
http://www.farmersadvance.com/article/20140129/NEWS/401290307/Big-data-informs-agriculture-management-decisions

Source: The Farmers' Advance

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Alan cites Wall Street Journal piece on SNAP & farm subsidies

Dante Chinni writes Politics Counts every Friday. Mr. Chinni is the director of the American Communities Project at American University, which examines different types of communities across the U.S.
It’s no secret that the current battle over the Farm Bill, which is stalled in Congress, has been a partisan slog. Democratic states and House districts, which […]

Source: Wall Street Journal: Politics Counts

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Alan’s Recent Column on Big Data

Big Data Informs Agriculture Management Decisions: Technology advances are changing the way producers look at their crops and manage each acre
Written by Marilyn Thelen, Michigan State University Extension
In the mid-1990s, I attended a large farm show with my husband where he preceded to point out all the ways data could be collected on various aspects of […]

Source: Michigan State University Extension

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Alan Profiled in University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Website

Alan Guebert said he doesn’t think of his work as a job because a job sounds like something you have to do. He works because he wants to.
“I often describe myself as a nationally syndicated columnist who writes weekly on farm and food policy and politics for more than 70 newspapers in the United States […]

Source: University of Illinois ACES Alan Guebert Profile

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Alan receives praise for his keynote address at Wisconsin Farmers Union Annual Convention

“A featured guest at the convention banquet was Alan Guebert, whose weekly column, The Farm and Food File, appears in over 70 newspapers. And I like this guy. He told the conventioneers to resist the current fad of being called “producers” and embrace the title of “farmers.” Farmers will gather increasing respect, he argued, if […]

Source: Wisconsin Farmers Union

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Alan begins bi-weekly column for Daily Yonder

In addition to his weekly syndicated column Farm and Food File, Alan begins a bi-weekly column for the online publication Daily Yonder.

Source: Daily Yonder

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From Environmental Working Group’s Policy Plate blog

Alan Guebert, Farm and Food File columnist, quotes The Atlantic in his take on crop insurance: “From 2000 to 2010, ‘taxpayers contributed more than $42 billion’ to the 15 private companies’ that administer the program…”

Source: Environmental Working Group

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