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Federal Tipoffs Involving Wisconsin Newsletter for Sunday September 01, 2019 ( 12 items )  

Agricultural Research Service: Researchers Assemble Genomic 'Jigsaw' of Cow Gut Microbes
MADISON, Wisconsin, Aug. 29 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service issued the following news: Using high-tech tools, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their cooperators have taken a deep dive into the microbial "soup" of the cow's rumen, the first of four stomach chambers where tough plant fibers are turned into nutrients and energy. Ultimately, such efforts could lead to new ways of ensuring the health and wellbeing of cows as well as improving   more

Combat Support Training Exercise Prepares Army Reserve Units to Be Self-Sustaining in Tactical Objectives
FORT MCCOY, Wisconsin, Aug. 23 -- The U.S. Army Reserve Command issued the following news: By David Lietz "Get down! Get away from the gate!" yelled Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Nitendra Prasad, Platoon Sergeant, 645th Inland Cargo Transfer Company, Las Vegas, Nevada. A group of Civilians on the Battlefield arrived at a Central Receiving Shipping Point yard, an area where fuel, equipment and supplies are stored, at Tactical Training Area Independence. They were hungry and thirsty. "Food and water  more

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Bainbridge, J.)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency issued the following news release: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Tech. 5th Grade John E. Bainbridge, 23, of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, killed during World War II, was accounted for on June 24, 2019. (This identification was initially announced on June 26, 2019.) On Dec. 2, 1942, Bainbridge was a member of Company C, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division, when  more

Department of Labor Awards Nearly $1.5 Million to Increase Apprenticeship Participation, Expand Job Opportunities for American Women
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Women's Bureau issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded nearly $1.5 million in grant funding to organizations in Illinois, Virginia, and Wisconsin to help recruit, train, and retain more women in quality pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs. The grants will help women pursue careers in manufacturing, infrastructure, cybersecurity, health care, and other industries. The 2019 Women in Apprenticeshi  more

Department of Labor Proposes Penalties to Wisconsin Company for Continually Exposing Employees to Machine Hazards
EAU CLAIRE, Wisconsin, Aug. 19 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Choice Products USA LLC for continually exposing employees to machine safety hazards at the cookie dough manufacturing facility in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The company faces $782,526 in penalties, and has been placed in the agency's Severe Violator Enforcement   more

EPA Announces Five Star Urban Waters Grant Awarded to Project in Wisconsin
WAUKESHA, Wisconsin, Aug. 28 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced a $35,000 grant to Waukesha County Land Conservancy, Inc., to improve water quality and habitat in the Middle Fox River Watershed in Waukesha County, Wis. The Waukesha County Land Conservancy grant was among 46 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program gran  more

Federal Aid for the State of Wisconsin
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of Wisconsin. Assistance for State, Tribes and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required: * Payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for debris rem  more

Natural Resources Conservation Service Wisconsin Offers $7 Million for the Emergency Watershed Protection Program-Floodplain Easements
MADISON, Wisconsin, Aug. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service Wisconsin office issued the following news release: * * * - Apply Now, Until September 30 to be Considered for Funding * * * Due to the recent catastrophic flooding events, Congress has provided the U.S Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service in Wisconsin with over $7 million for the Emergency Watershed Protection Program-Floodplain Easements (EWPP-FPE). The pro  more

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Wisconsin
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Wisconsin to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding from July 18-20, 2019. Federal funding is available to state, tribal, eligible local governments and certain private nonpro  more

President Donald J. Trump Approves Wisconsin Disaster Declaration
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- The White House issued the following news release: Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Wisconsin and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding from July 18 to July 20, 2019. Federal funding is available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on  more

Student Pilots Train in Northern Lightning
VOLK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Wisconsin, Aug. 26 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Heather Leveille Student pilots from the 33rd Fighter Wing took their training on the road during joint force training exercise Northern Lightning here Aug. 12-23. The goal of their involvement was to integrate fourth and fifth generation fighters, according to Capt. Emily Thompson, 33rd FW student pilot. Northern Lightning is a joint training exercise between the Air Force, Air Nationa  more

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to Receive $80,000 from Interior
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it intends to award a $80,000 cooperative agreement to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for the evaluation of the utility of imagery collected to locate nests and monitor nesting behavior of waterfowl at the Kigigak Island on the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. The agency description of the grant states: "Nest visitation by researchers can increase waterfowl nest a  more