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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of August 26, 2018

Background information for “The People’s Department–For the Time Being”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, August 26, 2018
The Lessons of History, ERS, Informing Public Policy
USDA to realign ERS, relocate ERS and NIFA, USDA press release, August 9, 2018
Economists ‘stunned’ by USDA’s decision, Politico, August 15, 2018
Notice for Request of Interest, USDA, Federal […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of August 12, 2018

Background information for “Meet Your New Boss, Same as the Old Boss”
Farm and Food File for the week beginning August 12, 2018
Grocery Manufacturers Association
Grocery Manufacturers Association, company profile, Bloomberg
GMA spends $11 million fighting GMO labeling, The New Food Economy, November 11, 2016
The Big Washington Food Fight, Politico, November 26, 2017
Two more major food companies part […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of August 5, 2018

Background information for “Checkbooks, Guns, and Baloney”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, August 5, 2018
Trump wants $12B for farmers suffering from trade war, Reuters, July 24, 2018
Sec. of Commerce Wilbur Ross, National Press Club, May 16, 2018 (page 4)
GM China sales top 4 million for first time in 2017, January 4, […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of July 29, 2018

Background information for “America’s Farming Soul”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, July 29, 2018
The Milkweed
Marin Bozic, University of Minnesota
Bozic’s testimony to Minnesota State Legislature, April 20, 2018
Federal Ag Improvement and Investment Act of 1996 (Freedom to Farm) 
Searchable data, USDA program payments by decades, 1990, 2000, etc

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of July 22, 2018

Background information for “It’s Hard to Tell: Is it 2018 or 2012 or Worse?”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, July 22, 2018
Mitch McConnell cancels Senate August recess, National Public Radio, June 5, 2018
How the Senate and House Farm Bills compare, Farm Futures, June 8, 2018
Trump Administration considering ‘tariff’ payments to farmers, […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of July 15, 2018

Background information for “Remember the ‘Carter Embargo’?”
Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, July 15, 2018
Lessons from the Grain Embargo, Robert Paarlberg, Foreign Affairs, Fall 1980

Robert Paarlberg, Wellesley College

Grain Embargo did not cause 1980s Farm Crisis, UPI, November 13, 1986

Embargoes, Surplus Disposals, and U.S. Agriculture, USDA, November 1986

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of June 24, 2018

Background information for “When Trump Starts Tweeting, Sonny Starts Packing”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, June 24, 2018
U.S. not trying to get Canada to end supply management, CTV News, June 15, 2018
First Canada tried to charm Trump, now it’s fighting back, New York Times Magazine, June 9, 2018
Soybean tariff: How much […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of June 17, 2018

Background information for “On the Road: Ireland’s Farms, Food, and Future”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, June 17, 2018
Ballymaloe Cookery School and Organic Farm and Gardens
O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub, Crookhaven, Ireland
The Easter Rising, Dublin, 1916
Some facts about Connemara ponies

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of June 3, 2018

Background information for “Tanning Cowboys’ Hides”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, June 3, 2018
Livestock enterprise budgets, Iowa State University, February 2018
Economic Research Service, USDA, meat product price spreads
The Cattle Crisis: 100 years of Canadian cattle prices, Darrin Qualman, April 20, 2018
Walt Hackney comments, Iowa Public Television, May 18, 2018
Cattle outlook grim, […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of May 27, 2018

Background information for “All Mud, No Zen”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, May 27, 2018
Farm Bill fails in the House, Reuters, May 18, 2018
House aims for June 22 Farm Bill revival, FERN, May 23, 2018

Comparing price policy directions, farmdoc daily, May 17, 2018

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