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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday July 05, 2020 ( 10 items )  

ACE's Request to Raise 2020 RVO Added to List of Missed Opportunities for EPA to Do Right by Rural America
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, July 3 -- The American Coalition for Ethanol issued the following statement: The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings expressed his disappointment in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for taking no action to follow through on ACE's request to issue an interim final rule by July 1 to increase the Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) for 2020 to the percentage necessary to ensure that the full 20.09 billion gallons required by the Renewable Fuel   more

American Coalition for Ethanol Launches Video Series Breaking USDA HBIIP Application Process Into More Manageable Steps for Retailers
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, July 2 -- The American Coalition for Ethanol issued the following news: The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced the first few in a series of short fuel marketer-focused videos on the flexfuelforward.com website this week, along with a broader digital advertising campaign to help fuel retailers understand and navigate the application process for United States Department of Agriculture's Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP). The series is ho  more

Mike Klumpp and Jesse Block Appointed to South Dakota Bankers Association Board of Directors
PIERRE, South Dakota, July 3 -- The South Dakota Bankers Association issued the following news: Mike Klumpp, Citibank, Sioux Falls, and Jesse Block, First Fidelity Bank, Platte, have been appointed to the SDBA Board of Directors. The SDBA is the professional and trade association for South Dakota's financial services industry and helps educate, advocate and grow a diverse mix of financial institutions throughout the state. As site president for Citibank in Sioux Falls, Mike Klumpp is responsib  more

Sanford Health Chiropractor: 'Don't Ignore Your Pain'
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, July 4 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: During the height of COVID-19 restrictions, chiropractic care felt the impacts of COVID-19 as fewer patients came in for regular services. David Galloway, D.C., is a chiropractor at Sanford Health in Bagley and Bemidji, Minnesota, and specializes in treating musculoskeletal, joint and soft tissue disorders. "Although chiropractic services were deemed essential, Minnesota and national associations recommended only s  more

Sanford Health: Breast Cancer Severity Goes Down With Mammography Screening
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, July 2 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, impacted mammography during the heightened restrictions because screenings were temporarily delayed. In fact, the screening test for breast cancer saw a 57% decrease in April 2020 compared to April 2019. Christopher Johansen, M.D., is a radiologist and breast imaging specialist at the Edith Sanford Breast Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and stresses the importance of regular sc  more

Sanford Health: Clinical Educator Volunteers to Help in Tough Spots
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, July 3 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: While the coronavirus pandemic is a hardship for everyone, nurses are often asked to make more significant sacrifices. Lori Johnson is a Sanford Health learning and development specialist who did not just answer the call to help, she sought it out. As someone who educates nurses, she sees that level of commitment all the time so when the opportunity came to leave her home in Iowa to aid a Good Samaritan Society com  more

Sanford Health: Good Samaritan Society Honored for Vaccination Effort
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, July 3 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: The Good Samaritan Society took aim at becoming a leader in the fight against the flu and very quickly hit the target. At the annual Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit held in June, the Good Samaritan Society earned the top corporate campaign award for its efforts to immunize employees for seasonal flu. For 2019-20, the organization attained a 98% vaccination rate. "Our employees' commitment to the health and   more

Sanford Health: Telehealth Improves Blood Sugar for Rural Diabetes Patients
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, June 30 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: If you have diabetes and live in rural America, the closest specialist may be hours away. But new research shows that effective help may be as close as your phone. The study found that a six-month telehealth program led to a significant drop in blood sugar levels. Participants had an average A1C level of 9.25% at the study's start and an average of 7.89% at the end. That benefit was maintained a year after the stud  more

Sanitizer Donated for Distribution at Renewable Fuels Association Special Events
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- The Renewable Fuels Association issued the following news release: Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE), an ethanol plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa, has donated 1,000 bottles of its proprietary SIREtizer hand sanitizer to the Renewable Fuels Association, for free distribution at upcoming events--among which is the famous Sturgis motorcycle rally this summer in South Dakota, where RFA has had a presence for more than a decade. "Like so many others in our industry, SIRE was  more

Steve Bumann, Kristina Schaefer, David Bangasser and Shawn Rost Elected as South Dakota Bankers Association 2020-2021 Officers
PIERRE, South Dakota, July 3 -- The South Dakota Bankers Association issued the following news: The South Dakota Bankers Association (SDBA), the professional and trade association for South Dakota's financial services industry, elected officers for its 2020-2021 Board of Directors. The SDBA is honored to have the following individuals serve as officers: * Chair: Steve Bumann, CFO, BankWest, Inc., Pierre * Chair-Elect: Kristina Schaefer, General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer, First Bank & Trust  more