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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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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of October 18, 2020

Background information for “Big Ag is Counting on Congress’s Most Purple Blue Dog”
Farm and Food File for the week of Sunday, October 18, 2020
Republicans look to unseat Peterson, Bloomberg, October 9, 2020
Ag lobby braces for potential Collin Peterson loss, Politico, October 12, 2020
Letter to Editor: Losing Peterson would be blow to farmers, Crookston Times, September […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of September 27, 2020

Background information for “Election Year, Sure, But This is Way Beyond Electioneering”
Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, September 27, 2020
Billions more for farmers, Successful Farming, September 22, 2020
Politics of CCC fund flare-up, DTN, September 22, 2020
Ag and food statistics: Charting the essentials, USDA, September 11, 2020
Is the government just going to watch […]

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Supporting Documents for Farm and Food File, Week of September 20, 2020

Background information for “The Big Meat Gang is Getting Awfully Smelly”
Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, September 20, 2020
Emails show meatpackers drafted email to keep plants open, ProPublica, September 14, 2020
A week before USDA order, meatpackers sent memo, USA TODAY, September 14, 2020
Trump orders meat plants to stay open, Washington Post, April […]

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