Tuesday - June 27, 2017
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News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from national and international trade associations influencing the debate on federal policies.

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USPOULTRY Develops NPIP Biosecurity Principles Template to Support Poultry Producers
TUCKER, Ga., June 26 -- The U.S. Poultry and Egg Association issued the following news release:

USPOULTRY has developed a National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Biosecurity Principles template to support producers adopting the implementation of NPIP Principles. As part of a technical reference guide series, the template, along with NPIP audit documents, serves as a tool to start or modify any existing biosecurity program.

The template can be used to track progress during implementation and any continuous improvement activity. Additionally, it facilitates the program's maintenance.

The template ... Show Full Article

Second Phase of Study Link Distribution to Begin June 26
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- The American Horse Council issued the following news release:

The American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) is pleased to announce that the survey link for the update of the economic impact study is now available! Individuals will be able to share this survey with others involved in the industry, as well as post the link on social media to encourage others to take the survey.

"We were advised to do the rollout of the survey link in two phases," said AHC President Julie Broadway. "The first phase included AHC member organizations and their affiliations which served as our ... Show Full Article

NJBIA Urges Senate to Vote Down Bill to Expand Paid Family Leave Benefits
TRENTON, N.J., June 26 -- The New Jersey Business and Industry Association issued the following news release:

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association urged the Senate to vote down legislation scheduled to be considered today that would change the Paid Family Leave law to increase benefits, expand eligibility to more workers, and double the length of a paid leave to 12 weeks.

NJBIA President & CEO Michele Siekerka pointed out that the Office of Legislative Services' fiscal analysis determined the program, which cost $88.7 million in 2016, would have cost $236 million if the proposed changes ... Show Full Article

NACS Announces Partnership with American Red Cross
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 26 -- The National Association of Convenience Stores issued the following news release:

The American Red Cross and NACS, the association representing the nation's 154,000-plus convenience stores, announced that they have developed a partnership to advance community giving and disaster relief programs for NACS member companies. NACS is the first retail-focused association to partner with the American Red Cross on such a program.

The groups are currently focusing on developing resources to facilitate donation collection by convenience store companies nationwide, as well as ... Show Full Article

Child Links Childhood Illness and Gender Gaps in Education
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., June 26 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release:

In addition to preventing illness, childhood vaccines may help shrink global gender-based education gaps among older children and teens, according to research published in the July 2017 Pediatrics. Noting that adolescent girls in developing countries often are tasked with child care and domestic chores, authors of the study "Childhood Illness and theGender Gap in Adolescent Education in Low- and Middle-Income Countries," published online June 26, analyzed 1999-2013 survey data from 41,821 ... Show Full Article

AFT Issues Statement on Trinity Supreme Court Ruling
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- The American Federation of Teachers issued the following statement by President Randi Weingarten on the Supreme Court's decision in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia Inc. v. Comer:

"This ruling should not be read beyond what it is--a narrow decision about whether a church can get public funds for a playground that would be available to all, a question that had already been rendered moot by the Missouri governor's actions making churches eligible to use state funding for nonreligious uses. It is crystal clear that the court here avoided the larger constitutional issue: ... Show Full Article

71 Percent of Homeowners Believe It's Good Time to Sell; Economic and Financial Confidence Dips: Realtors HOME Survey
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- The National Association of Realtors issued the following news release:

Existing housing inventory has declined year over year each month for two straight years, but new consumer findings from the National Association of Realtors(R) offer hope that the growing number of homeowners who think now is a good time to sell will eventually lead to more listings.

That's according to NAR's quarterly Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey1, which also found that fewer renters think it's a good time to buy a home, and respondents are less confident about the economy ... Show Full Article