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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of February 7, 2021

Background information for “You’re in Charge of USDA; Where Do You Start?”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, February 7, 2021
Market Outlook, USDA, Economic Research Service, January 14, 2021
Ag role in climate mitigation, FERN, Ag Insider, January 27, 2021 (behind paywall)
Ethanol production profits 2020, University of Illinois, farmdocDAILY, January 27, 2021
China pushes […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of January 31, 2021

Background information for “Questions Surround Carbon Sequestration; USDA Needs to Find Answers”
Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, January 31, 2021
Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll, Summary 2020, Iowa State University
ISU study show cover crops don’t necessarily sequester carbon, Iowa State University, November 8, 2019
Does carbon sequestration on farms actually work? GreenBiz, April […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of January 24, 2021

Background information for “First USDA Quick Fix: CRP Expansion and Reform”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, January 24, 2021
Collin Peterson calls for 50 million acre CRP, Agweek, December 3, 2020
CRP summary and annual statistics, Farm Service Agency, USDA
CRP shrinks to lowest level since 1988, Successful Farming, October 22, 2020
USDA increased CRP […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of January 10, 2021

Background information for “This Should Be Obvious: It’s not 2009”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, January 10, 2021
Biography, Rep. David Scott, GA
Biography, Rep. Glenn Thompson, PA
Ag industry, lawmakers congratulate new House Ag Leadership, AgWeb, December 4, 2020
Farmers, food need ambitious new agenda from USDA, Vilsack; Ricardo Salvador, Union of Concerned Scientists, […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of December 13, 2020

Background information for “‘Political Democracy Can Endure Only as a Guardian of Economic Democracy’”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, December 13, 2020
Lawsuit accuses packers of rigging prices, Meat+Poultry, June 9, 2020
Doctors sue USDA over SARS potential in meat, poultry, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, August 12, 2020
Target accuses poultry suppliers of […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of December 6, 2020

Background information for “Choose an Ag Secretary with Experience, Expertise, and Boldness”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, December 6, 2020
Organizational chart, USDA
USDA’s 2021 Budget Summary
USDA Budget Summaries, 2013-2020
Former USDA secretaries (The last “farmer” was Richard Lyng, Reagan’s second USDA chief; before that, John Block, Reagan’s first USDA chief)
Biography, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of November 29, 2020

Background information for “Gambling on the Future of Food, Rural America”
Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, November 29, 2020
Lawsuit: Tyson managers bet on how many employees would get Covid-19, Iowa Capital Dispatch, November 18, 2020
Tyson suspends Iowa plant managers amid virus betting claim, Associated Press, November 19, 2020
Smithfield settles suits over NC […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of November 15, 2020

Background information for “November Winds are Blowing Big Change”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, November 15, 2020
Interactive map, 2020 congressional election results, New York Times
David Scott biography, U.S. House of Representatives
Marcia Fudge biography, U.S. House of Representatives
Jim Costa biography, U.S. House of Representatives
Contributors, Collin Peterson, 2019/20, OpenSecrets.org

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of November 8, 2020

Background information for “What Exactly is China Buying on its U.S. Shopping Spree?”
Farm and Food File column for the week beginning Sunday, November 8, 2020
China’s economy shrinks for first time in half century, New York Times, April 16, 2020
China’s economy grows while world’s shrinks, Wall Street Journal, October 18, 2020
U.S. Crop Production Report, USDA, October […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of November 1, 2020

Background information for “Abstractions, Distractions, and Subtraction”
Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, November 1, 2020
Politics is the art of the possible, goodreads.com
2020 GDP, Federal Reserve Economic Data, September 30, 2020
Covid-19 projections for the United States, U.S. Institute of Health Metrics, October 22, 2020
Covid-19 cases surge in Europe and the U.S., New York […]

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