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INVESTIGATE MIDWEST (AUGUST 2023)

Quoted in “Pillen’s Rise: After Building Pork Empire, Nebraska’s Governor Stands at Intersection of State and Ag Power” by Sky Chadde and Yanqi Xu

NPR (AUGUST 2023)

Quoted in “Ranchers Got Tired of Big Beef Taking Their Profits. So They’re Starting Their Own Processing Plant” by Elizabeth Rembert

 

FARM AND FOOD FILE (JULY 2023)

Quoted in “Hemming and Hawing Avoids Tougher Action and ‘Us’” by Alan Guebert

 

GLOBAL COMPETITION REVIEW (MARCH 2023)

Quoted in “Agriculture Department Says Intellectual Property Consolidation May Harm Competition” by Anna Langlois

 

THE HILL (JANUARY 2023)

Quoted in “Business Groups Challenge New Rule Protecting ‘Temporary Streams’” by Saul Elbein

 

GRASSLAND 2.0 (JANUARY 2023)

Quoted in “Just Transitions to Managed Livestock Grazing: Needs and Opportunities for Change in the Midwestern United States” by Erin Lowe & Ana Fochesatto

 

SUPERMARKET NEWS (DECEMBER 2022)

Quoted in “Could Tech Antitrust Concerns Affect Kroger-Albertsons Approval?” by Mark Hamstra

 

CIVIL EATS (NOVEMBER 2022)

Quoted in “Biogas Expansion May Compound Worker Risks” by Kari Lydersen

 

GLOBAL COMPETITION REVIEW (SEPTEMBER 2022)

Quoted in “Biden Admin Seeks to Bolster Packers and Stockyards Act” by Anna Langlois

 

BUZZFEED (AUGUST 2022)

Referenced in “These Photos Show Just How Miserable The Mass Flight Delays And Cancellations Have Become” by Adolfo Flores & Kenneth Bachor

 

POLITICO (AUGUST 2022)

Quoted in “Amazon Sees Opening In Baby Formula Industry Shake-Up” by Meredith Lee & Marcia Brown

FARM BILL LAW ENTERPRISE (JULY 2022)

Referenced in “The 2023 Farm Bill: Farm Viability

INSIDE CLIMATE NEWS (JULY 2022)

Quoted in "Senate Democrats Produce a Far-Reaching Climate Bill, But the Price of Compromise with Joe Manchin is Years More Drilling for Oil and Gas" by Marianne Lavelle & Nicholas Kusnetz

 

MODERN RETAIL (JULY 2022)

Quoted in "‘A small indulgence:’ Keurig Dr. Pepper partners with Intelligentsia in a bid for premium products" by Melissa Daniels

 

THE HILL (JULY 2022)

Quoted in “Equilibrium/Sustainability — Predator Fish Penetrate Last Precarious Preserve” by Saul Elbein

 

FORBES (JUNE 2022)

Quoted in "Why The California Furor Over Humanely Raised Pork Matters Everywhere" by Errol Schweizer

 

CEDAR RAPIDS GAZETTE (JUNE 2022)

Profiled in “Molly Donahue, Austin Frerick vie for Iowa Senate District 37 seat to represent Cedar Rapids metro” by Marissa Payne

 

THE ADVOCATE (JUNE 2022)

Profiled in “Meet Our Champions of Pride for 2022” by Jacob Ogles

 

THE HILL (MAY 2022)

Quoted in “Five Things To Watch For In Next Year’s ‘Climate’ Farm Bill” by Saul Elbein

 

DAILY YONDER (MAY 2022)

Quoted in “Rural Iowans Rebuke Republican School Voucher Bill” by Bryce Oats

 

HOARD'S DAIRYMAN (MARCH 2022)

Mentioned in “WFU Premieres Film About Concentration in Agriculture

 

GRINNELL COLLEGE SCARLET & BLACK (MARCH 2022)

Profiled in "Austin Frerick `12 Launches State Senate Campaign" by Nina Baker

 

WISCONSIN EXAMINER (FEBRUARY 2022)

Quoted in "Wisconsin Farmers Union Takes On Monopolies, Lobbies For Change" by Ruth Conniff

 

CBS: LA-CROSSE, WISCONSIN (FEBRUARY 2022)

Quoted in "Wisconsin Farmers Union Film Decries Monopoly Control Of Food Chain, Erosion Of Family Farms" by Mike Tighe

 

AMERICAN PROSPECT (FEBRUARY 2022)

Quoted in “Rollups: The Big Tech Monopoly Down on the Farm” by David Dayen

 

YALE DAILY NEWS (FEBRUARY 2022)

Quoted in "New Haven And Yale Community Discuss Rising Meat Prices" by Sanchita Kedi

 

CEDAR RAPIDS GAZETTE (JANUARY 2022)

Profiled in "Cedar Rapids Native Announces Run For Open Iowa Senate Seat" by James Q. Lynch

 

THE HILL (JANUARY 2022)

Quoted in "Small Ranchers Say Biden Letting Them Get Squeezed" by Saul Elbein

 

HARVEST PUBLIC MEDIA (JANUARY 2022)

Quoted in "The Feds Are Pledging $1 Billion To Put Small Meatpackers On Better Footing Against The Big Guys," by Seth Bodine

  

THE COUNTER (JANUARY 2022)

Quoted in "Can $1 Billion Really Fix A Meat Industry Dominated By Just Four Companies?" by Jessica Fu

 

QUARTZ (JANUARY 2022)

Quoted in "Can The White House Actually Do Anything About High Meat Prices?" by Michelle Cheng

 

THE HILL (JANUARY 2022)

Quoted in "Biden Meatpacking Reforms Lack Punch, Say Critics" by Saul Elbein

 

FERN'S AG INSIDER (JANUARY 2022)

Quoted in “U.S. Will Vigorously Enforce Fair-Play Laws In Meatpacking, Says Biden” by Chuck Abbott

 

REUTERS (JANUARY 2022)

Quoted in “Biden Unveils Plan To Boost Competition In U.S. Meat Industry” by Leah Douglas

 

GLOBAL COMPETITION REVIEW (JANUARY 2022)

Quoted in “Biden Administration Directs Funding to Open Up Meatpacking Market” by Ben Remaly

 

NEW YORK TIMES (DECEMBER 2021)

Quoted in “As Prices Rise, Biden Turns to Antitrust Enforcers” by Jim Tankersley and Alan Rappeport

 

CIVIL EATS (DECEMBER 2021)

Quoted in “Taking Stock And Looking Forward: Food System Overhaul” by The Civil Eats Editors

 

NPR – ALL THINGS CONSIDERED (DECEMBER 2021)

Quoted in "Corporate Donations To Agriculture Schools Can Put Educators In An Awkward Spot" by Seth Bodine & Katie Peikes (reprinted in Investigate Midwest & Civil Eats)

 

INVESTIGATE MIDWEST (OCTOBER 2021)

Quoted in "The Iowa Farm Bureau Is A Small Nonprofit. It’s Sitting On A Huge Business Empire." by Sky Chadde, Eli Hoff & Mark Ossolinski (reprinted in The Counter & Daily Yonder).

 

DES MOINES REGISTER (SEPTEMBER 2021)

Quoted in "Why Labor And Food Supply Problems Might Mean No Bagels Or Costly Coconut Milk In Iowa Restaurants" by Elle Wignall

 

THE GUARDIAN (AUGUST 2021)

Quoted in “Meat Wars: Why Biden Wants To Break Up The Powerful US Beef Industry” by Sarah Mock

 

THE COUNTER (AUGUST 2021)

Referenced in “Tyson Has A Stranglehold Over Arkansas’s Poultry Industry” by Olivia Paschal

 

UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS (AUGUST 2021)

Referenced in “Tyson Spells Trouble for Arkansas” by Rebecca Boehm

 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (AUGUST 2021)

Quoted in “California Voted To Improve Pig Welfare. The Pork Industry Is Facing A Reckoning.” by Natasha Daly

 

CHICAGO CRUSADER (JUNE 2021)

Referenced in “Will Veterans And Their Family Farms Disappear From Rural America?” by Brett Copeland

 

TAMPA BAY TIMES (JUNE 2021)

Referenced in “Here’s What To Read From The Left And The Right | Column” by Jim Verhulst

 

DES MOINES REGISTER (MAY 2021)

Quoted in "How A Four-Story Iowa Hen House Prompted Alarm About Giant Hog-Raising Facilities" by Donnelle Eller

 

BOISE STATE PUBLIC RADIO (APRIL 2021)

Quoted in “Rupert Farmers Allege Harm By Big Ag Companies In Antitrust Case” by Rachel Cohen

 

THE COUNTER (FEBRUARY 2021)

Quoted in “Information On Factory Farms Is Spotty At Best. The Government Has Been Hogtied From Doing More.” by Madison McVan

 

YALE DAILY NEWS (JANUARY 2021)

Quoted in “YLS, SOM Co-Host First Conference On Big Agriculture by Julia Brown

 

DAILY YONDER (JANUARY 2021)

Quoted in “Anti-Corporate Ag Conversation Moves to a Friendlier Venue: Yale University” Bryce Oates

 

IOWA PUBLIC RADIO (DECEMBER 2020)

Quoted in "From 'Feed The 9 Billion' To 'Trade Not Aid', Farmers Will Likely Reinvent Themselves Again" Amy Mayer

 

CIVIL EATS (SEPTEMBER 2020)

Quoted in “Iowa Farmers Face Climate-Fueled Destruction, While the Industry Says it’s ‘Just Weather’” by Aaron Calvin

 

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW (AUGUST 2020)

Quoted in “The FBI’s Decades-Long Fight Against Industrial Espionage Hasn’t Really Worked” by Mara Hvistendahl

 

WASHINGTON POST (AUGUST 2020)

Featured in “‘Iowa’s Katrina’: Help is Slow to Come for Storm-Battered State, Local Officials and Residents Say” by Annie Gowen and Frances Stead Sellers

 

LAKE PLACID NEWS (MARCH 2020)

Featured in "ON THE SCENE: Food justice is at a crossroads"

 

CIVIL EATS (FEBRUARY 2020)

Quoted in “The Farm Bureau Takes a Step to Shore Up the Struggling Dairy Market” by Lela Nargi

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS (DECEMBER 2019)

Quoted in “Buttigieg Leads 2020 Rivals In Wall Street Contributions” by Alexandra Jaffe

 

BLOOMBERG LAW (NOVEMBER 2019)

Quoted in “Turkey Remains Rare Meat Not Embroiled in Antitrust Probes” by Victoria Graham

 

CIVIL EATS (SEPTEMBER 2019)

Quoted in “A Political Movement for Food Systems Change Takes Hold in the Midwest" by Charlie Mitchell

 

WASHINGTON POST (SEPTEMBER 2019)

Quoted in “Power Up: Democrats are not only itching to break up Big Tech. Big Ag is also a focus of antitrust plans” by Brent Griffiths

 

CIVIL EATS (APRIL 2019)

Quoted in “At the Heartland Forum, Presidential Hopefuls Address Rural Ag Issues Head-On” by Julia Poska

 

BLOOMBERG LAW (MARCH 2019)

Quoted in “Pharma-Funded Charities Will Be Under Congress’s Microscopes” by Jacquie Lee

 

DES MOINES REGISTER (MARCH 2019)

Quoted in “EXCLUSIVE: Elizabeth Warren lays out plan to target corporate agriculture, support family farms” by Brianne Pfannenstiel and Kim Norvell

 

HUFFPOST (MARCH 2019)

Quoted in “Does America Want Walmart Milking Its Cows?” by Arthur Delaney

 

IOWA STARTING LINE (MARCH 2019)

Referenced in “2020 Dems’ First Big Iowa Cattle Call Is All About Rural America” by Robert Leonard

 

C-SPAN WASHINGTON JOURNAL (MARCH 2019)

Interview on “Austin Frerick on Agriculture and Rural America” with Jesse Holland

 

U.S. HOUSE WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE (MARCH 2019)

Research cited in “Health Subcommittee: Promoting Competition to Lower Medicare Drug Prices

 

WASHINGTON MONTHLY (MARCH 2019)

Referenced in “Joe Biden Needs to Catch Up to His Rivals on Antitrust” by Martin Longman

 

WISCONSIN FARMERS UNION (JANUARY 2019)

Panelist on “Competition and Concentration” at the Wisconsin Farmers Union State Convention

 

INSIDE CLIMATE NEWS (DECEMBER 2018)

Quoted in “U.S. Taxpayers on the Hook for Insuring Farmers Against Growing Climate Risks

 

HUFFPOST (DECEMBER 2018)

Quoted in “New Farm Bill Won’t Save Small Farmers” by Arthur Delaney

 

NEW YORK TIMES (NOVEMBER 2018)

Research cited in “Corporate Giants, Hurting the Economy” by David Leonhardt

 

THE INTERCEPT (NOVEMBER 2018)

Quoted in “Attacking Monopoly Power Can Be Stunningly Good Politics, Survey Finds” by David Dayen

 

BUILDING LOCAL POWER (AUGUST 2018)

Interview on “Running for Congress on an Anti-Monopoly Platform” with Stacy Mitchell

 

THE INTERCEPT (AUGUST 2018)

Referenced in “Tom Carper and the Rise and Fall of the Delaware Way” by Ryan Grim and David Dayen

 

DISSENT (JULY 2018)

Profiled in “Trust the Base” by Mark Egerman and Sean McElwee

 

CIVIL EATS (JULY 2018)

References in “In Farm Country, Grappling with the Taboo of Talking About Climate Change” by Bryce Oats

 

MOTHER JONES (JUNE 2018)

Quoted in “A Democrat in Farm Country Hopes to Beat One of Congress’ Biggest Racists” by Brian Barth

 

WASHINGTON POST (APRIL 2018)

Research cited in “Mother, Wife, Million- Dollar Patient” by Carolyn Y. Johnson

 

BLEEDING HEARTLAND (APRIL 2018)

Quoted in “IA-03: Austin Frerick, EMILY's List endorse Cindy Axne” by Laurie Belin

 

IOWA STARTING LINE (APRIL 2018)

Profiled in “More Long-Shot Candidates Should Run Like Austin Frerick” by Pat Rynard

 

BLEEDING HEARTLAND (MARCH 2018)

Quoted in “IA-03: Frerick Ends Campaign, Greenfield Has Petition Problems” by Laurie Belin

 

KCCI-DES MOINES (MARCH 2018)

Interview on “KCCI Close Up: Third District Congressional Candidates” by Steve Karlin and Stacey Horst

 

CRESTON NEWS ADVERTISER (MARCH 2018)

Profiled in “Heating Up: 3rd District Democrat Congressional Race Expected To Be Close” by Alex Felker

 

GUTHRIE CENTER TIMES (FEBRUARY 2018)

Quoted in “Frerick Campaign Unveils Iowa Farm Bureau’s Climate Change Conflict of Interest

 

DES MOINES REGISTER (FEBRUARY 2018)

Quoted in “3rd District Democrats Agree On The Issues, But Offer Contrasts On Experiences, Approach” by Jason Noble

 

GRINNELL COLLEGE SCARLET & BLACK (FEBRUARY 2018)

Profiled in “The Grinnellian Candidate: Austin Frerick Launches Local Congressional Campaign” by Seth Taylor

 

IOWA STARTING LINE (FEBRUARY 2018)

Interviewed in “Ep11: 3rd District Democratic Primary & Interview with Austin Frerick” by Pat Rynard

 

BLEEDING HEARTLAND (FEBRUARY 2018)

Quoted in “Austin Frerick Highlights Another Iowa Farm Bureau Conflict Of Interest” by Laurie Belin

 

CIVIL EATS (FEBRUARY 2018)

Profiled in “Food and Farm Policy Brings First-Time Candidates to the Campaign Trail” by Leah Douglas

 

BLEEDING HEARTLAND (JANUARY 2018)

Quoted in “Austin Frerick Highlights Iowa Farm Bureau's Conflicts Of Interest” by Laurie Belin

 

NEW YORK TIMES (DECEMBER 2017)

Quoted in “Mr. Mnuchin’s Magical Math on Taxes” by the New York Times Editorial Board

 

NEW YORK TIMES (NOVEMBER 2017)

Quoted in “Ahead of Vote Promised Treasury Analysis of Tax Bill Proves Elusive” by Alan Rappeport

 

WASHINGTON MONTHLY (NOVEMBER 2017)

Referenced in “The Democrats Confront Monopoly” by Gilad Edelman

 

WHO-DES MOINES (NOVEMBER 2017)

Interviewed on “The Insiders: November 19th Edition, What are Congressional Candidate Austin Frerick’s Political Plans?” by Dave Price

[Part 2]

 

EARLHAM ADVOCATE (NOVEMBER 2017)

Quoted in “Frerick of Winterset Releases the Rurally Good Deal to Revitalize Struggling Rural Communities

 

THE INTERCEPT (OCTOBER 2017)

Profiled in “Anti-Monopoly Candidates Are Testing a New Politics in the Midterms” by David Dayen

 

IOWA STARTING LINE (SEPTEMBER 2017)

Quoted in “Austin Frerick Proposes Farm Bill Plan To Save Leopold Center” by Pat Rynard

 

KMA-SHENANDOAH (SEPTEMBER 2017)

Profile in “Frerick's Campaign Focuses On Corporate Monopolies” by Mike Peterson

 

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON (SEPTEMBER 2017)

Profiled in “Alumnus Frerick Seeking U.S. House Seat in Iowa

 

DES MOINES REGISTER (AUGUST 2017)

Profiled in “Democrat Austin Frerick is Running for Congress in Iowa's 3rd” by Jason Noble

 

IN THESE TIMES (AUGUST 2017)

Profiled in “They’re Hollowing Out Rural Communities”: Why We Need to Oppose Corporate Consolidation” by Emeline Posner

 

BLEEDING HEARTLAND (AUGUST 2017)

Quoted in “Austin Frerick Launches Democratic Campaign In IA-03” by Laurie Belin

 

DES MOINES REGISTER (AUGUST 2017)

Referenced in “Upcoming Mergers Benefit America's Farmers” by Don Racheter

 

BLEEDING HEARTLAND (AUGUST 2017)

Quoted in “IA-03: Austin Frerick Welcomes Fight With The Koch Brothers” by Laurie Belin

 

BLEEDING HEARTLAND (JULY 2017)

Quoted in “Meet Austin Frerick, Who May Run For Congress In IA-03” by Laurie Belin

 

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON (DECEMBER 2012)

Profiled in “Frerick Pursues Variety Of Policy Experiences

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