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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday September 01, 2019 ( 21 items )  

'Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel' Program Selects Two New Leaders
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Aug. 27 -- The National Biodiesel Board issued the following news release: Hop onto a red CyRide bus in Ames, Iowa, and there's a pretty good chance it's fueled by a biodiesel blend. That's thanks in part to the work of Sam Kramer, a chemical engineering and economics undergraduate, who helped get the school's unique "BioBus" program going again after a long hiatus. Kramer is one of two new co-chairs selected to lead the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel. "The  more

ACLU: Federal Court in Missouri Blocks Cascading Abortion Bans
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Aug. 27 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release: * * * - U.S. District Court Judge finds Missouri's Law Likely Unconstitutional on the Merits, Blocks Major Portions of Abortion Law one Day Before They Were Set to Take Effect. * * * Today, a U.S. District Court judge in the Western District of Miss  more

Entomological Society Names Winners of 2019 Professional and Student Awards
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Aug. 26 -- The Entomological Society of America issued the following news release: The Entomological Society of America congratulates the winners of its 2019 awards. The awards recognize scientists, educators, and students who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to entomology. Winners will be honored at Entomology 2019, November 17-20, in St. Louis, Missouri. The following individuals are winners of the 2019 ESA professional, early career professional  more

EVENT Sept. 11-13, 2019: Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry Schedules 2019 NCCE Annual Fall Conference
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Aug. 26 -- The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host the 2019 NCCE Annual Fall Conference at the Holiday Inn Express, Fremont, Sept. 11-13: Agenda and Speakers: What Members Want Jennifer Chittenden, Des Moines Downtown Chamber * * * Mission Driven Programming Jennifer Chittenden, Des Moines Downtown Chamber * * * Let's Talk Video Tiffany Tauscheck, Greater Des Moines * * * Chamber Diversification Yesenia Peck, Nebraska Hispanic Chamber of Commerce *  more

Longtime National Association of Basketball Coaches Executive Director Jim Haney to Retire in 2020
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Aug. 27 -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches issued the following news release: Jim Haney, the longest-tenured executive director in National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) history and one of the most influential leaders in college athletics, has announced he will retire effective Sept. 30, 2020. "Serving the NABC and the great game of basketball has been the honor of my lifetime," said Haney. "I have always believed coaches play a vital role in ou  more

NARAL Pro-Choice America Statement on Judge's Ruling to Block Major Pieces of Missouri's Extreme Abortion Law
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- NARAL Pro-Choice America issued the following news release: * * * - Patients and Providers in Missouri Still at Risk, Anti-Choice Assault on Reproductive Freedom Continues * * * In response to today's ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Howard Sachs granting an injunction blocking most of Missouri's extreme ban on abortion from going into effect, NARAL Pro-Choice America and NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri released the following statements: Mallory Schwarz, NARAL Pro-Choice  more

National Corn Growers Association: Celebrate The Women Sharing AG'S Story This Women's Equality Day
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Aug. 26 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: This Women's Equality Day, the National Corn Growers Association invites those on and off the farm alike to consider the important role women have and continue to play in agriculture. According to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, 36 percent of all producers are now female, with 56 percent of farms having at least one female decision-maker. Many of these women are also playing a key role in conversat  more

National Corn Growers Association: Ethanol and Trade Dominate Conversations at Farm Progress Show
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Aug. 29 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: It's no surprise that trade and ethanol were top-of-mind, driving the conversations with farmers, media and industry partners at this year's Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois. The National Corn Growers Association officer team engaged in a number of conversations around these topics, talking about the importance of growing corn demand. "One of the primary questions we were getting asked at th  more

National Corn Growers Association: Plant Breeding Meeting Hosts Key Players in the Future of Corn
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Aug. 28 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: NCGA is sponsoring a meeting this week attended by more than 400 plant breeders from industry and academia. The group, which will play a key role in the future of new corn varieties, are gathered at the 2019 National Association of Plant Breeders Annual Meeting in Pine Mountain, Georgia, to discuss cutting-edge research advances important to the breeding community. While corn is just one of many cr  more

National Corn Growers Association: Teeter Joins SHP as Minnesota Field Manager
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Aug. 27 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: Anna Teeter is SHP's newest team member, joining as a Field Manager covering Minnesota. Anna most recently received her master's degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from the Department of Soil Science. Her thesis evaluated preserving nitrogen from fall-applied dairy manure using nitrapyrin, a nitrification inhibitor, in combination with spring wheat as a fall cover crop. "Anna is a great  more

NCGA Encouraged by U.S.-Japan Agreement In Principle
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Aug. 26 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: The National Corn Growers Association today welcomed the announcement that the United States and Japan have reached an agreement in principle that sets the stage for increased market access for American agriculture products in Japan. "This is very encouraging news," said NCGA President Lynn Chrisp. "Japan is the second-largest purchaser of U.S. corn and has been an important, longstanding trading p  more

Planned Parenthood Federation: Federal Court in Missouri Blocks Cascading Abortion Bans
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Aug. 27 -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued the following news release: * * * - U.S. District Court judge finds Missouri's law likely unconstitutional on the merits, blocks major portions of abortion law one day before they were set to take effect. * * * Today, a U.S. District Court judge in the Western District of Missouri granted a preliminary injunction, blocking several provisions of Missouri's sweeping abortion bans passed earlier this year. The   more

Quail Forever Volunteer Adam Cooper Hired to Help Restore the Whistle of Bobwhites in Arkansas, Louisiana and Southern Missouri
ST. PAUL, Minnesota, Aug. 28 -- Quail Forever, a division of Pheasants Forever, issued the following news release: Quail Forever is pleased to announce the hiring of Adam Cooper, a passionate hunter and existing chapter volunteer, as the organization's Regional Representative in Arkansas, Louisiana and southern Missouri. In this role, Cooper will provide support across a growing region for Quail Forever affiliate volunteers - currently home to a combined 19 Quail Forever chapters and more than   more

Ten Entomologists Honored as Fellows of the Entomological Society of America
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Aug. 26 -- The Entomological Society of America issued the following news release: The Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) has elected 10 new Fellows of the Society for 2019. Election as a Fellow of ESA acknowledges outstanding contributions to entomology in research, teaching, extension and outreach, administration, or the military. See more details on criteria for Fellow selection, as well as a full list of ESA Fellows. The following Fellows wil  more

The Sky is the Limit for VFW Scholarship Recipient
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Aug. 27 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - 'My future career consists of helping others and creating paths to lead to success and that's exactly what the VFW's scholarship gave me' * * * Ohio native, Joshua Parker, has spent his entire career in the Air National Guard. Now 28-years-old, he is stationed in San Juan, Puerto Rico and working as a firefighter. Sky is the Limit for VeteranHe gives a lot of himself, both in service to  more

United Soccer Coaches Releases First NCAA Division I Women's Regular Season Rankings
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Aug. 27 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: * * * - Top five remains unchanged in first regular season poll * * * United Soccer Coaches released the first regular season regional and national rankings for NCAA Division I women's soccer on Tuesday, following the opening weekend of play on college campuses across the country. National and Regional Rankings: Click Here (https://unitedsoccercoaches.org/rankings/college-rankings/ncaa-di-women/) The top fiv  more

United Soccer Coaches: Katie McClure of Kansas Named Player of the Week
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Aug. 27 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: Kansas senior forward Katie McClure (Wichita, Kan.) has been named the United Soccer Coaches Division I Player of the Week for the first week of the 2019 season, the association announced on Tuesday. McClure scored four goals, including two game-winners, and dished out two assists for 10 points as the Jayhawks went 2-0 to open the season. She had a hand in all four goals in the season-opening win over Nebraska,   more

USDA Releases Major Study on Strategic Value of Inland Waterways to U.S. Agriculture and U.S. Economy
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Aug. 28 -- The National Grain and Feed Association issued the following news release: The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) today commended the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for releasing a significant new study that quantifies the cost-savings and competitive advantages that would accrue from investing in long-delayed improvements to inland waterways locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois River system. The s  more

Veteran Seeks Federal Position With VFW Assistance
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Aug. 26 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - 'Without the people who made this scholarship possible, who knows what I would have done when I returned home' * * * At 21-years-old, veteran Lexy Llewellyn has plenty of years to achieve her dreams. But this Maryland resident isn't wasting any time to begin her career in criminology. With the help of the VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" the road to graduation is a bit easier.  more

Veterans of Foreign Wars Celebrates Centennial of Service
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Aug. 29 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - For 100 years, the VFW has advocated on Capitol Hill and ensured veterans receive their earned entitlements * * * For 120 years, the Veterans of Foreign Wars has been known for its service to veterans. For the past 100 of those years, the oldest overseas war veterans organization has had an office in Washington, D.C., devoted to just that -- service. Under Commander-in-Chief F. Warner K  more

Veterans of Foreign Wars: Past National Commander John A. Biedrzycki Dies at 73
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Aug. 30 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - Biedrzycki led the combat veterans organization from 2015 to 2016 * * * The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is mourning the loss of Past Commander-in-Chief John A. Biedrzycki, who passed away yesterday, August 29, 2019. John A. Biedrzycki was elected national commander of the VFW on July 22, 2015, at the organization's 116th national convention, held in Pittsburgh, Pa. John served  more