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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday July 28, 2019 ( 19 items )  

48 Destinations Receive Destination Marketing Accreditation Program Designation at Destinations International's Annual Convention
ST LOUIS, Missouri, July 25 -- The Destination Marketing Association International issued the following news release: Destinations International announced that 48 destination marketing organizations received a Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) seal in recognition of their destination organization's commitment to industry excellence and meeting the industry standard for performance and accountability of destination marketing organizations around the world. The accreditation pro  more

American Soybean Association: Soy Growers Appreciate Efforts to Offset Ongoing Tariff Damages
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, July 26 -- The American Soybean Association issued the following news release: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released details this morning of the 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments announced by the Administration in May. MPF will provide up to $14.5 billion to producers, including soybean farmers, in up to three tranches starting with a first round of payments this August. Payment rates vary by county from $15 to $150 per acre based on USD  more

Association of Health Care Journalists: Comparative Effectiveness Research Fellows Named for 2019
COLUMBIA, Missouri, July 24 -- The Association of Health Care Journalists issued the following news: Thirteen journalists have been selected for the 2019 class of the AHCJ Fellowship on Comparative Effectiveness Research. The fellowship program was created with support from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to help reporters and editors produce more accurate, in-depth stories on medical research and how treatment decisions are made. The fellows will gather in Washington,  more

Computing Technology Industry Association and ITProTV Embark on a U.S. Tour Celebrating IT Professionals
GAINESVILLE, Florida, July 22 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association issued the following news release: CompTIA, the leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications for technology professionals around the world, and ITProTV, the home of binge-worthy learning(TM) for IT professionals, have teamed up for a cross-country tour of U.S. cities to celebrate IT Professionals Week and generate participation in CompTIA ChannelCon 2019. The 15-city tour, which started in Florida, will   more

Destinations International Announces 31 Certified Destination Management Executive Recipients
ST LOUIS, Missouri, July 25 -- The Destination Marketing Association International issued the following news release: Destinations International announced that 31 industry leaders received their Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) designation at Annual Convention which takes place July 23-25 in St. Louis, MO. "Congratulations to those who have earned their CDME credential, the tourism industry's highest individual achievement." said Don Welsh, President and CEO of Destinations In  more

Historic Anheuser-Busch Site Hosts USA Rice Federation School Nutrition Dinner
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, July 22 -- USA Rice Federation issued the following news: Last week, USA Rice hosted an influencer dinner with nutrition decision makers and foodservice authorities from schools in California, Idaho, and Tennessee at the flagship Anheuser-Busch brewery here. The evening consisted of a VIP tour of the brewery, grain house, and Clydesdale stables with a heavy focus on the role U.S.-grown rice plays in the famous brewery's operations, and ended in the Schoolhouse Museum where   more

Internationally Acclaimed Architect Alejandro Aravena Is the 2019 Recipient of the Urban Land Institute J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- The Urban Land Institute issued the following news release: * * * - Innovator is Known for Designs that Channel People's Capacity to Create Vibrant Communities * * * Internationally acclaimed architect Alejandro Aravena, whose rise to prominence stemmed from his ability to synthesize design challenges into solutions that channel people's capacity to create vibrant communities, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Urban Land Institute's (ULI) J.C. Nichols Prize for   more

Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Federal Grant Enables Crucial I-70 Bridge Construction, Triggers Statewide Improvements
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 25 -- The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry issued the following news release: Missouri will receive an $81.2 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to build a new I-70 Missouri River Bridge at Rocheport. The grant will enable a $240 million project to replace the existing four-lane I-70 bridge with a six-lane structure built just to the south of the current location, as well as reconstruct t  more

Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Missouri Celebrates National Hire a Veteran Day
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 25 -- The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry issued the following news release: Veterans, business leaders, veteran support groups and government officials gathered at the Carnahan Memorial Garden in Jefferson City on July 25 to celebrate National Hire a Veteran Day. More than 450,000 veterans call Missouri home. And the best way to honor our veterans, said Col. Grace Link, executive director of the Missouri Veterans Commission, is to hire them. "Today sh  more

Missouri Pork Association: Showing Missouri the Best of Agriculture at the 2019 Missouri State Fair
COLUMBIA, Missouri, July 25 -- The Missouri Pork Association issued the following news release: Every year, the Missouri State Fair showcases the best of Missouri agriculture throughout its eleven-day run. And the Missouri Pork Association is proud to highlight the pork industry and the dedication of Missouri's FFA and 4-H youth in their projects. Between August 8 and August 18, fairgoers will have many opportunities to learn about the pork industry while enjoying the fun and great food in Seda  more

National Corn Growers Association Issues Statement on Payment Rates for Market Facilitation Program
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, July 25 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following statement by President Lynn Chrisp regarding the Department of Agriculture's release of county payment rates for the Market Facilitation Program: "It's no secret that farmers are facing difficult decisions amid wet spring weather, trade disputes and tariffs, and demand destruction in the ethanol market. "While NCGA's focus remains markets, we welcome USDA's quick rollout of MFP 2.0 and the Department's c  more

National Corn Growers Association Seeks Action Team, Committee Members, Leadership
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, July 26 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: The National Corn Growers Association is seeking applications from members interested in working on 2020 NCGA action teams, which now begins Jan. 1, 2020. This service provides growers an opportunity to play an active role in shaping the future of their industry and to become a part of the national agricultural leadership community. The teams, which will be entering their first year in this new for  more

National Corn Growers Association: Ag Economy and Tough Growing Season Driving Increase in Farm Stress
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, July 24 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: If you farm it is very likely you deal with stress on a regular basis. If you farm in 2019, your stress level may be red-lining due to multiple factors making life more challenging than usual. Low commodity prices, livestock health problems, crop yield, high interest rates, government regulations, large debt loads, disagreements from being in a family business and weather head the list of things th  more

National Corn Growers Association: First-Time Corn Ambassador Training Held in Minnesota
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, July 24 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: Growers gathered in Minneapolis, Minnesota this week for the first class of the NCGA Corn Ambassadors, co-sponsored by Syngenta. The class included 16 aspiring leaders from 7 states. The purpose of this training is to inspire this next generation of leaders to be an envoy to bring new members and advocates to join their state corn association. At the meeting, participants got an inside look at the   more

National Corn Growers Association: Garden Featuring Farmers Voices Brings AG Conversations to the National Mall
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, July 26 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: The Farm Journal Foundation's HungerU program launched a two-year engagement at the Voice of the Farmer Garden on the National Mall. The launch event, which included remarks from U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach and Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey, featured a panel of agricultural industry leaders with C  more

Truckload Carriers Association: Henderson Trucking Drivers Assist Family With Baby Locked in Vehicle
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, July 25 -- The Truckload Carriers Association issued the following news: Cody Crisler of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, and Kenneth Meekins of Norwood, Missouri, professional truck drivers with Henderson Trucking of Caseyville, Illinois, has each been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). Both men are being recognized for their willingness to stop and assistance to young family whose baby was accidentally locked in their vehicle. On June 7, Henderson  more

Veterans of Foreign Wars: 'An Established Feeling'
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, July 21 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - Michigan VFW Post's Gaming Event Expands * * * For the third year in a row, a Michigan VFW Post has meshed the veteran and gaming communities in a fundraising event. Hunter Desander, commander of VFW Post 4113 in St. Johns, Mich., organized Combo Con, an event that included VFW Post 3055 (St. Louis, Mich.), VFW Post 1454 (Elma, Mich.) and VFW Post 3733 (Fowler, Mich.). The three-day eve  more

Veterans of Foreign Wars: Air Force Retiree Relies on 'Passion and Compassion'
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, July 20 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - A vet of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars runs VFW's service office in Michigan and calls the work "a natural progression" from his days in the military * * * Joe Greene retired from the Air Force in 2012. Two years later, his wife landed a job interview that ultimately led to his new career path as a VFW-accredited service officer. Greene, a life member of VFW Post 1370 in Pontiac, Mich.,  more

Women Leaders in College Sports Announces 2019 Administrator of the Year Awards
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, July 23 -- Women Leaders in College Sports (formerly the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators) issued the following news release: Women Leaders in College Sports announced today its 2019 Administrator of the Year Award and Nell Jackson Administrator of the Year Award recipients. The recipients will be honored Tuesday, October 15 at the Jostens Administrator of the Year Luncheon at the 2019 Women Leaders National Convention in Phoenix, AZ. Nom  more