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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Iowa Newsletter for Sunday July 28, 2019 ( 8 items )  

ACLU of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Given Partners in Liberty Award by ACLU of Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa, July 25 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa issued the following news: Today we are thrilled to announce that we're giving Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI) our Partners in Liberty award. Iowa CCI is a powerful force working on critical civil liberties issues in Iowa. Here's the important work we're recognizing from the organization this year: * It's worked tirelessly and for years for racial justice. That includes advocating for anti-racial profil  more

Agronomy Journal Issues 49 Research Articles in May-June 2019 Edition
MADISON, Wisconsin, July 23 -- The Agronomy Journal, a peer-reviewed international journal of agriculture and natural resource sciences from the American Society of Agronomy, published 49 research articles on the following topics in its May-June 2019 edition: * A Theoretical Framework for Understanding the Spatial Coupling between Poverty and the Environment: A Case Study from China * Agricultural Practices for Growing Kenaf in Iowa: I. Morphology, Stem, and Fiber Yield * Agronomic Traits in   more

Iowa Farm Bureau Issues Statement on Agricultural Trade Assistance Package
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, July 25 -- The Iowa Farm Bureau issued the following statement by President Craig Hill on an agricultural trade assistance package: "Iowa farmers appreciate President Trump's concern for farm families struggling through these challenging economic times and are hopeful the $16 billion agricultural trade assistance package announced today will help mitigate the financial effects the trade war has had on farmers and agriculture. We look forward to learning more details abou  more

National Governors Association Announces 2019-20 Leadership and New Executive Director
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- The National Governors Association issued the following news release: The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced its new Executive Committee leadership for 2019-2020 and new executive director to lead the association. On Friday, July 26, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan was named NGA chair and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo vice chair. Together they will lead the nine-member Executive Committee that guides the association's priorities and activities. Other mem  more

National Grain and Feed Association Declares Opening of Mid-Mississippi River
ARLINGTON, Virginia, July 23 -- The National Grain and Feed Association issued the following news release: Pursuant to the NGFA Trade Rules, NGFA has declared that the Mid-Mississippi River opened for navigation as of 7 a.m. on Monday, July 22, 2019. NGFA Barge Freight Trading Rule 18(J) provides as follows: "The Dubuque and South (Mid-Mississippi) opening commences the first 07:00 hours of the first business day after the first empty dry cargo covered barge suitable for loading, originating a  more

National Pork Producers Council Issues Statement on Trade Retaliation Relief Program for Farmers
URBANDALE, Iowa, July 25 -- The National Pork Producers Council issued the following statement by President David Herring: The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced details of its second program providing trade retaliation relief to American farmers. Eligible U.S. pork producers will receive $11 per head based on inventory between April 1-May 15, 2019. The USDA also announced it will make pork purchases of $208 million to support its programs for the food insecure. "U.S. pork producer  more

Public Citizen: Iowa and Maryland Lead the Way on Curbing the Revolving Door Between Government and Industry
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- Public Citizen issued the following news release: * * * - States Can Help Show the Federal Government How to Rein in Lobbying Activity by Former Public Officials * * * Two states in particular - Iowa and Maryland - have developed revolving door restrictions that effectively prevent former state officials from conducting any lobbying activity for a period of time after leaving public office - something the federal government should implement, a new Public Citizen analys  more

Slater Wins Student Stipend for Young Adult Library Services Association 2019 YA Services Symposium
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 22 -- The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: Shanel Slater, a student at the University of Iowa, has won the 2019 Young Adult Services Symposium student stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend will provide Slater with up to $1,000 to offset travel expenses to attend the symposium, which will be held Nov. 1-3 in Memphis, TN. "Being a leader in   more