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Collated List of Articles

I post Ag Data News articles every Wednesday.  At least, Wednesday is my goal. Sometimes, other work gets in the way and I'm a day or two late. Here's a convenient list of past articles based on whether they include R code, use data from our apps, address the effects of events or policies, or were written in my ARE 231 class.

I am now cross-posting Ag Data News on substack, partly because it makes managing the email list easy and partly to expand my audience. 

My most-read articles in my first year doing this (5/27/20-5/26/21):  It's Been a Year

OK, here's the collated list ...

A. Articles containing R code

  1. Russia, Ukraine, and Food Supply: Look at the Prices (3/30/22)
  2. Changing Ethanol Policy Isn't Going to Help (3/16/22)
  3. We're Not Facing a Global Food Crisis (3/9/22)
  4. Environmental Outcomes of the Renewable Fuel Standard (2/16/22)
  5. NYT Comes Out Swinging (2/9/22)
  6. The Dairy Cow Manure Goldrush (2/2/22)
  7. Acreage of Major Crops Isn't Increasing (1/12/22)
  8. The Monopolistic Meatpackers (1/5/22)
  9. Rice Flood in South Korea: Oversupply in the Korean Rice Market (12/8/21)
  10. The Soybeans and the Forests (12/6/21)
  11. EPA to Revoke All Tolerances Chlorpyrifos (12/1/21)
  12. Mexican Tomatoes are Winning the American Market (11/24/21)
  13. Split Over Bananas - How China and India are Meeting Demand (11/19/21)
  14. The Bitter Taste of Coffee Shortages (11/10/21)
  15. Tequila and Mezcal: What about Agave? (11/3/21)
  16. Pumpkin Season in America (10/27/21)
  17. More of our Food is Coming from Big Farms Far Away (10/20/21)
  18. Which Sweetener is the Best? (10/13/21)
  19. All About Olive City (10/6/21)
  20. Did Biden's EPA Betray Farmers on Biofuels? (9/22/21)
  21. What is Inflation? (9/15/21)
  22. Sri Lanka Goes Organic (9/8/21)
  23. Which Milk Substitute is the Best? (8/25/21)
  24. The Drought Hasn't Reduced California Crop Acres Much. Yet. (8/18/21)
  25. Is California Shadow Banning Bacon? (8/4/21)
  26. If Only There Were a Crop You Could Grow Without Water (6/30/21)
  27. How Mixed Up is California Agriculture? (6/23/21)
  28. When the Water Dries Up, Farmers Fallow Fields (6/16/21)
  29. I Hear the RD Train a Comin' (6/2/21)
  30. Don't Worry About Food Price Inflation (5/19/21)
  31. A California Avocado Hass Taken Over the World (5/5/21)
  32. Making Hay While the Water Flows (4/21/21)
  33. Assessing Fire Damage to the 2020 Wine Grape Crop (4/14/21)
  34. It Seems Like Farmers Should be Planting More Crops (4/7/21)
  35. What is a Farm? (3/24/21)
  36. Which Chicken Sandwich is the Best? (3/17/21)
  37. Daylight Saving is Good, Actually (3/10/21)
  38. One Bee for Every 20 Nuts (3/3/21)
  39. It Pays to be Big (2/24/21)/
  40. A Crushing Crush Report (2/17/21)
  41. What's Worth More: A Cow's Milk or its Poop? (2/3/21)
  42. Bill Gates Doesn't Own That Much Farmland (1/27/21)
  43. All In On Grass Seed (1/20/21)
  44. Good Times Down on the Farm (1/6/21)
  45. Stagnating Agricultural Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa (12/4/20)
  46. Something in the Water (12/2/20)
  47. Too Many Cranberries (11/25/20)
  48. California Wine: Raisin Awareness (11/20/20)
  49. Oats are Trending (11/18/20)
  50. Shelling out for Peanuts (11/11/20)
  51. New Zealand Farmers Don't Want the Government's Money (10/28/20)
  52. Governments Like to Support Farmers (10/21/20)
  53. Mandate It and (Hope) It will Come (10/7/20)
  54. The World is Full of Hoppiness (9/23/20)
  55. China's Buying US Corn Again (9/9/20)
  56. California: We Grow That. And That. And That (7/22/20)
  57. Everyone, Look East (7/1/20)

The R code is linked in the articles and much of it is also available under "Examples" in our Accessing Ag Data Using R data app.

B. Articles using data from our apps

  1. We're Not Facing a Global Food Crisis (3/9/22)
  2. Is Texas Taking all the Water (2/23/22)
  3. The Dairy Cow Manure Goldrush (2/2/22)
  4. The 2021 Drought Wasn't Just a West Coast Thing (1/19/22)
  5. Acreage of Major Crops Isn't Increasing (1/12/22)
  6. How Much Did Soybean Farmers Lose in the Trade War? (9/29/21)
  7. The Drought Hasn't Reduced California Crop Acres Much. Yet. (8/18/21)
  8. Methane: Put Another Log on the Fire (8/11/21)
  9. If Only There Were a Crop You Could Grow Without Water (6/30/21)
  10. When the Water Dries Up, Farmers Fallow Fields (6/16/21)
  11. How Much Do California Farmers Really Produce? (6/9/21)
  12. I Hear the RD Train a Comin' (6/2/21)
  13. California Dreamin' (5/12/21)
  14. Making Hay While the Water Flows (4/21/21)
  15. Assessing Fire Damage to the 2020 Wine Grape Crop (4/14/21)
  16. Was the Stuck Ship a Big Deal? (3/31/21)
  17. One Bee for Every 20 Nuts (3/3/21)
  18. What's Worth More: A Cow's Milk or its Poop? (2/3/21)
  19. All In On Grass Seed (1/20/21)
  20. Always Take the Weather With You (1/13/21)
  21. Good Times Down on the Farm (1/6/21)
  22. America's Salad Bowl (12/23/20)
  23. Cotton Crop Insurance Bursting at the Seams (12/21/20)
  24. Something in the Water (12/2/20)
  25. California Wine: Raisin Awareness (11/20/20)
  26. Crop Insurance is only Appealing if it's Subsidized (11/4/20) 
  27. Early Warning System for Futures Market Nonconvergence (10/14/20)
  28. Mandate It and (Hope) It will Come (10/7/20)
  29. What They’ve Done in California is Just Crazy. Or is it? (9/30/20)
  30. China's Buying US Corn Again (9/9/20)
  31. Wining About Wildfire Smoke (8/19/20)
  32. Everyone is Good at Something (8/12/20)
  33. Is EV Battery Technology Goodenough?  (8/5/20)
  34. I Need Fuel (7/29/20)
  35. O Canada (7/8/20)
  36. Sorghum: It's Still a Thing (6/24/20)
  37. Use Someone Else's Big Computer (6/17/20)
  38. Eyes in the Sky (6/10/20)
  39. Why Soybeans? (6/3/20)
  40. California's Gone Nuts (5/27/20)

C. Articles on the effects of events or policies

  1. Environmental Outcomes of the US Renewable Fuel Standard: A Reply (4/6/22))
  2. Russia, Ukraine, and Food Supply: Look at the Prices (3/30/22)
  3. Changing Ethanol Policy Isn't Going to Help (3/16/22)
  4. We're Not Facing a Global Food Crisis (3/9/22)
  5. The Story of Rising Fertilizer Prices (3/2/22)
  6. Environmental Outcomes of the Renewable Fuel Standard (2/16/22)
  7. The Dairy Cow Manure Goldrush (2/2/22)
  8. Can Farmers Reverse Climate Change Through Carbon Farming? (1/26/22)
  9. The 2021 Drought Wasn't Just a West Coast Thing (1/19/22)
  10. The Monopolistic Meatpackers (1/5/22)
  11. Why are Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions So Difficult? (12/29/21)
  12. Which Sweetener is the Best? (10/13/21)
  13. How Much Did Soybean Farmers Lose in the Trade War? (9/29/21)
  14. Did Biden's EPA Betray Farmers on Biofuels? (9/22/21)
  15. What is Inflation? (9/17/21)
  16. Sri Lanka Goes Organic (9/8/21)
  17. The Future(s) of Water Trading (9/1/21)
  18. Methane: Put Another Log on the Fire (8/11/21)
  19. Is California Shadow Banning Bacon? (8/4/21)
  20. Taking the Tractor to Town (7/21/21)
  21. Pollution Hurts Plants Too (7/7/21)
  22. When the Water Dries Up, Farmers Fallow Fields (6/16/21)
  23. Don't Worry About Food Price Inflation (5/19/21)
  24. Should I Feel Guilty for Eating Beef? (5/28/21)
  25. Assessing Fire Damage to the 2020 Wine Grape Crop (4/14/21)
  26. Was the Stuck Ship a Big Deal? (3/31/21)
  27. Daylight Saving is Good, Actually (3/10/21)
  28. It Pays to be Big (2/24/21)
  29. It Matters Whether We Use Carrots Or Sticks (2/11/21)
  30. What's Worth More: A Cow's Milk or its Poop? (2/4/21)
  31. New Zealand Farmers Don't Want the Government's Money (10/28/20)
  32. Early Warning System for Futures Market Nonconvergence (10/14/20)
  33. Mandate It and (Hope) It will Come (10/7/20)
  34. What They’ve Done in California is Just Crazy. Or is it? (9/30/20)
  35. Did Climate Change Cause the Wildfires? (9/16/20)
  36. China's Buying US Corn Again (9/9/20)
  37. How Much Did Iowa's Massive Windstorm Affect Crops? (9/2/20)
  38. Wining About Wildfire Smoke (8/19/20)
  39. Is EV Battery Technology Goodenough?  (8/5/20)
  40. I Need Fuel (7/29/20)
  41. Should You Buy Burger King's New Low-Fart Burger? (7/15/20)

D. Articles written by ARE 231 students in Fall 2021

  1. Rice Flood in South Korea: Oversupply in the Korean Rice Market (12/8/21)
  2. The Soybeans and the Forests (12/6/21)
  3. EPA to Revoke All Tolerances Chlorpyrifos (12/1/21)
  4. Mexican Tomatoes are Winning the American Market (11/24/21)
  5. Split Over Bananas - How China and India are Meeting Demand (11/19/21)
  6. Please Give Me French Fries, Not McNuggets In My Burger Meal (11/17/21)
  7. The Bitter Taste of Coffee Shortages (11/10/21)
  8. Tequila and Mezcal: What about Agave? (11/3/21)

E. Articles written by ARE 231 students in Fall 2020

  1. Could We Pay Corn Farmers to Sequester Carbon? by Andrew Swanson (12/9/20)
  2. Stagnating Agricultural Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa by Isaac Ahimbisibwe (12/4/20)
  3. Something in the Water by Jeffrey Hadachek (12/2/20)
  4. Too Many Cranberries by Joseph Raymond (11/25/20)
  5. California Wine: Raisin Awareness by Kelly Wu and Sean Kiely (11/20/20)
  6. Oats are Trending by Scott Somerville (11/18/20)
  7. In Which States Will Agriculture Lose Most from Climate Change? by Goeun Lee (11/13/20)
  8. Shelling out for Peanuts by Madeline Turland and Devin Serfas (11/11/20)