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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday September 15, 2019 ( 19 items )  

2019 American Academy of Optometry Resident Travel Fellowship Recipients Announced
ORLANDO, Florida, Sept. 11 -- The American Academy of Optometry issued the following news release: The American Academy of Optometry is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2019 Resident Travel Fellowship Awards. These travel fellowships will allow residents to attend Academy 2019 Orlando and 3rd World Congress of Optometry, October 23-27, 2019. * Allergan Resident Travel Fellowships * Sponsored by Allergan * Dana Rhea, OD, Northeastern State University * Corinne Wong, OD, Southern  more

American Football Coaches Association: Montana State Moves Up After Upset of Southeast Missouri State
WACO, Texas, Sept. 9 -- The American Football Coaches Association issued the following news: After going into the half tied, then-No. 19 Montana State came out strong to start the third quarter. Following 28 unanswered points, the Bobcats had done everything they needed to do to secure the 38-17 upset victory over then-No. 13 Southeast Missouri State. The Bobcats win propelled them up four spots to No. 15 in this weeks' AFCA FCS Coaches' Top 25 Poll. North Dakota State received all 26 first pl  more

Evolution Journal Issues 24 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Sept. 14 -- Evolution, a journal that says it studies the evolutionary phenomena and processes from the Society for the Study of Evolution, published 24 research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * A clinal polymorphism in the insulin signaling transcription factor foxo contributes to life-history adaptation in Drosophila * Adaptation to temperature stress by Vibrio fischeri facilitates this microbe's symbiosis with the Hawaiian bobtail squid   more

Michelle Smith Elected as Next Vice President-Elect of Entomological Society of America
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Sept. 9 -- The Entomological Society of America issued the following news release: * * * - Four others earn positions on ESA Governing Board * * * Michelle S. Smith, leader of the North America Region Integrated Field Science team in Corteva Agriscience Research and Development, has been elected by members of the Entomological Society of America as the organization's next Vice President-Elect. She will begin her term as VP-Elect at the conclusion of ESA's Annual Meeting  more

National Biodiesel Board and 33 Members Ask President Trump to Save Small Biodiesel Producers
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Sept. 10 -- The National Biodiesel Board issued the following news release: * * * - Letter highlights economic harm to biodiesel industry from RFS waivers * * * Yesterday, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and 33 of its members sent a letter to President Trump asking that he save small biodiesel producers harmed by his administration's small refinery exemptions. The letter indicates that more than 200 million gallons of U.S. biodiesel production capacity has been i  more

National Biodiesel Board Member Testifies on Biodiesel's Contribution to the Clean Energy Economy
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Sept. 10 -- The National Biodiesel Board issued the following news release: * * * - Tom Brooks of Western Dubuque Biodiesel testifies to House Small Business Subcommittee on Rural Development * * * Today, Thomas R. Brooks, General Manager of Western Dubuque Biodiesel, LLC -- a member of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) -- thanked the House Small Business Committee for considering small biodiesel producers important components of the clean energy economy. Brooks sp  more

National Corn Growers Association at USDA Farmers Market
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Sept. 9 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: NCGA last Friday participated in the VegU fruit and vegetable education program at the USDA Farmers Market in Washington, D.C. Chip Bowling and NCGA staff gave a presentation covering how to choose the best sweet corn and the difference between sweet corn and field corn. NCGA also shared the other places consumers can see field corn in their diets, such as animal proteins and cornmeal products. Th  more

National Corn Growers Association Files Court Motion in Support of E15
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Sept. 10 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: NCGA yesterday moved to intervene in an effort by big oil to challenge the EPA's final RVP rule by filing a motion in support of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the final rule allowing for year-round sales of E15. If successful, the oil industry's lawsuit would overturn the E15 rule. NCGA and its farmer members have been long-time advocates of removing the unnecessary and outdated ba  more

National Corn Growers Association Members Now Save in More Ways at Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Sept. 12 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: With the recent purchase of Cabela's by Bass Pro Shops, a special program has been designed for NCGA members by Bass Pro Shops-Cabela's Business Sales. The program provides discounts which can save you up to 30% on all purchases and 15% on gift cards. Now, you have the option of adding the National Corn Growers Association logo to almost any Bass Pro Shops or Cabela's merchandise you order for fre  more

National Corn Growers Association: EPA Releases WOTUS Repeal Rule
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Sept. 12 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released its final rule to repeal the harmful 2015 definition of "waters of the United States." NCGA will be reviewing the repeal rule and is encouraged that we are one step closer to ensuring farmers have the clarity and certainty they have long-sought to effectively implement stewardship practices on their operations. NCGA and state affiliates hav  more

National Corn Growers Association: Preserving Water Quality and Quantity a Key Priority for Corn States
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Sept. 13 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: State and NCGA staff who deal with environmental and sustainability issues like water quality met in Colorado this week to discuss efforts by farmers to assure both the quality and quantity of water society will need in the future. The Water Quality Working Group, representing 11 states from Ohio to Colorado, discussed successes and compared notes on challenges farmers face as they increase sustai  more

Parson Endorsed by Missouri Farm Bureau
JEFFERSON, Missouri, Sept. 12 -- The Missouri Farm Bureau issued the following news release: Missouri Farm Bureau's State Political Action Committee Trustees have voted unanimously to endorse Governor Mike Parson for reelection. As a lifelong farmer, Governor Parson has been a leader in Missouri agriculture since his earliest days in public office, and his leadership has continued through his first term as Governor. "Governor Parson knows what it's like to live and farm in rural Missouri, beca  more

United Soccer Coaches Mourns the Loss of Jim Sheldon
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 13 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches is saddened to pass along the news that Jim Sheldon, the first Executive Director of the association, has passed away at the age of 66. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. "It's a sad day losing such a good friend and mentor. I was fortunate to work with Jim for nearly 20 years," said Jeff Farnsworth, United Soccer Coaches President. "He was such a kind and compa  more

United Soccer Coaches/MaxPreps High School Players of the Week Announced for September 2-8
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 11 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches and MaxPreps announced today the 31 boys and 23 girls who have been named the Fall United Soccer Coaches/MaxPreps High School State Players of the Week for their on-field efforts from September 2-8. United Soccer Coaches uses results and statistics provided by MaxPreps.com to select one boy and one girl honoree from each participating state competing during the fall season. Coaches wantin  more

United Soccer Coaches: Eight Student-Athletes Earn College Player of the Week Honors
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 10 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: Student-athletes from all three NCAA divisions, as well as two representatives from the junior college ranks, have received Player of the Week honors from United Soccer Coaches, the association announced on Tuesday. NCAA Division I Men: Bar Hazut (UIC) NCAA Division I Women: Evelyne Viens (South Florida) NCAA Division II Men: C.J. Couper (Lewis) NCAA Division II Women: Makayla Toth (Central Missouri) NCAA D  more

United Soccer Coaches: Latest Rankings Showcase Top Teams Across College Soccer
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 10 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches released the latest rankings for NCAA Division I and Junior College men's and women's soccer along with the first regular season rankings for NCAA Divisions II and III on Tuesday. Click here to view Table: https://unitedsoccercoaches.org/latest-rankings-showcase-top-teams-across-college-soccer/ Wake Forest sits at No. 1 in the Division I men's poll for the second consecutive week with a 4  more

United Soccer Coaches: Nineteen New Teams Enter Latest High School Rankings
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 10 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches and USA Today High School Sports released the latest boys and girls regular season soccer polls in the USA TODAY/United Soccer Coaches Super 25 Fall Rankings. In all, 19 new teams entered the polls this week, 10 on the boys' side and nine in the girls' poll. The top five in the boys' poll remained the same with St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J. continuing to hold down the top spot and Me  more

United Soccer Coaches: Seeking Out Mentorship Opportunities
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 11 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: A mentor can be one of the most rewarding professional relationships you form in your career, but initially finding a mentor can seem difficult and a little awkward. I've listed a few examples of both formal and informal mentorships programs and structures that I've come across along with some of my lessons learned that can hopefully help you in your search for a mentor. Formal Mentor Programs Mentor Program f  more

VFW Remembers, Reflects on the 9/11 Tragedy
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 10 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - Patriot Day reminds Americans of the hope and heroism that emerged from ground zero * * * Tomorrow, on Patriot Day the more than 1.6 million members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and its Auxiliary will pause to honor and reflect on a day that began just like any other, but ended in an attack that forever changed our nation. Patriot Day 2019For most, the memories of what h  more