Saturday - September 26, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday July 07, 2019 ( 7 items )  

American Coalition for Ethanol CEO Reaction to EPA's Proposed 2020 RVOs
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, July 5 -- The American Coalition for Ethanol issued the following news: American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): "While EPA says it is proposing to maintain the 15-billion-gallon conventional biofuel blending target for 2020, refinery exemptions without reallocation of waived volumes have  more

American Coalition for Ethanol Conference Breakout Sessions Explore Key Industry Issues
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, July 1 -- The American Coalition for Ethanol issued the following news: The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 32nd annual conference coming up August 14-16 in Omaha offers a variety of breakout sessions covering the latest in technology innovations, strategic planning advice, and ways to make ethanol plants more profitable. The breakout sessions will be held concurrently in three rounds on the afternoon of Thursday, August 15, following the morning general session   more

American Coalition for Ethanol to Host Newly Appointed USGC CEO at Annual Conference
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, July 3 -- The American Coalition for Ethanol issued the following news: The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) welcomes Ryan LeGrand, newly appointed President and CEO of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), as a keynote speaker during its 32nd annual conference taking place August 14-16 at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District. "Increasing the global use and trade of U.S. ethanol continues to be a commitment of the U.S. Grains Council and is even more cr  more

Biotech Firm Rebrands With Focus on Cutting-Edge Industry Services
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, July 1 -- The South Dakota Biotech Association issued the following news release: A fast-growing professional services firm that has found a fit serving the biotech industry has a new name that reflects its niche. Nelson Engineering Inc. is now Nelson Baker Biotech Inc., which brands itself as an innovative engineering, procurement and construction firm in the industrial biotech space. The company serves in many biotech industries, including fuel ethanol, biochemica  more

Livestock Marketing Association: Auction Markets Raise Over $230,000 for Nebraska Flood Relief
PARSONS, Kansas, July 2 -- The Livestock Marketing Association issued the following news release: Thirteen auction market members of the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) hosted the sale of a roll-over auction animal earlier this spring to support Nebraska flood relief efforts. The livestock sales, which took place across Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming raised more than $230,000 worth of proceeds. Member markets who hosted roll-over sales included Alma Livestock Auction, Alma, Neb.; Atk  more

May Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 46 States Year Over Year, Says Associated Builders and Contractors
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Associated Builders and Contractors issued the following news release: In May, estimated not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 46 states on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors. Three states (Michigan, South Dakota and Vermont) had no change, while only Hawaii increased, rising from 5% in May 2018 to 5.2% in the most recent repo  more

Missouri River Energy Services: Red Rock Hydro Project Work Progressing Downstream
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, July 2 -- Missouri River Energy Services issued the following news release: Progress on the intake structure at Red Rock Hydroelectric Project (RRHP) remains on hold on the upstream side of the dam due to elevated water levels on Lake Red Rock. Water levels were more than 756.6 feet above sea level as of June 28. These levels need to drop to about 748 feet before upstream work can resume. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) estimates that the 748-foot level coul  more