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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday August 11, 2019 ( 8 items )  

AFP Supports U.S. Senate's Open and Responsive Government Act
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Americans for Prosperity issued the following news release: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) today voiced support for Senate Bill 2200, the Open and Responsive Government Act, which will raise the standard for the case government needs to make to withhold information from citizens seeking it. The 1967 Freedom of Information Act established a right of the public to request--and receive--information about their government. That's exactly what journalists at South Dakota's Arg  more

American Coalition for Ethanol Conference Holding Timely Discussions on Strategies for Ethanol Producers to Overcome the Margin Squeeze
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, Aug. 5 -- The American Coalition for Ethanol issued the following news: The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference, August 14-16, will host a timely general session discussion on ways for ethanol producers to diversify their revenue stream through coproducts, considering the margin squeeze many ethanol plants are facing today. Join ACE at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District next week to hear from leading technology providers and produce  more

Animal Welfare Institute: Trump Administration Reauthorizes Wildlife-Killing 'Cyanide Bombs'
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- The Animal Welfare Institute issued the following news release: Earlier this week, the Trump administration reauthorized use of sodium cyanide in wildlife-killing devices called M-44s. These "cyanide bombs" received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency despite inhumanely and indiscriminately killing thousands of animals each year while also injuring people. The EPA allows the use of these devices by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services   more

Fight for the Future Launches Effort to Call on Governors to Stop the Military From Testing Creepy Spy Balloons on Americans
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Aug. 8 -- Fight for the Future, an advocacy group for digital rights, issued the following news release: The Guardian recently reported that the US Military is conducting mass surveillance tests across South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Illinois using high altitude balloons carrying hi-tech radar, capable of conducting "persistent surveillance" of enormous areas. Today, Fight for the Future launched a new campaign to mobilize people to contact the Gov  more

Household & Commercial Products Association Submits Letters to South Dakota Department of Agriculture Urging Action on 25b Product Delays
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Household and Commercial Products Association issued the following news: The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) submitted a letter to Dr. Kim Vanneman, Commissioner of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA), requesting a meeting to discuss the extensive delays HCPA members are facing when registering 25(b) products. The SDDA has yet to resolve this issue despite HCPA's ongoing efforts to respectfully voice our members' concerns regarding the del  more

National Corn Growers Association: Leaders Come Together to Develop Skills, Share Insights
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Aug. 9 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: Fifteen growers from nine states - Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Kansas, South Dakota and Wisconsin took part in NCGA's Leadership Academy program in St. Louis this week. The NCGA Leadership Academy is designed to prepare state corn leaders to lead their respective state grower associations and checkoff boards. This year's program included training on the following: transformati  more

Western Environmental Law Center: Trump Administration Reauthorizes Wildlife-Killing M-44 'Cyanide Bombs' Despite Strong Opposition
EUGENE, Oregon, Aug. 7 -- The Western Environmental Law Center issued the following news release: The Trump administration has reauthorized use of sodium cyanide in wildlife-killing devices called M-44s. These "cyanide bombs" received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency despite inhumanely and indiscriminately killing thousands of animals every year. They have also injured people The EPA allows use of the devices by Wildlife Services, the animal-killing program of the U.S. De  more

WildEarth Guardians: Trump Administration Reauthorizes Wildlife-killing M-44 'Cyanide Bombs' Despite Strong Opposition
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- WildEarth Guardians issued the following news release: * * * - Devices inhumanely, indiscriminately kill thousands of animals every year * * * The Trump administration has reauthorized use of sodium cyanide in wildlife-killing devices called M-44s. These "cyanide bombs" received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency despite inhumanely and indiscriminately killing thousands of animals every year. They have also injured people. The EPA allows use of the   more