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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday October 06, 2019 ( 27 items )  

American Soybean Association: Soy Growers Pleased With Administration's New RFS Agreement
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 4 -- The American Soybean Association issued the following news release: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have announced a supplemental proposed rule to the recently announced 2020 Renewable Volume Standards and the Biomass-based Diesel Volume for 2021. EPA will seek public comment on the agreement, which aims to address the impacts of Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) by incorporating into the RFS volumes a pr  more

Clay County Economic Development Council: Career Expo Draws 1,400 Students for Healthcare Focus
GLADSTONE, Missouri, Oct. 4 -- The Clay County Economic Development Council issued the following news release: More than 1,400 Greater Kansas City high school students attended a first of its kind Healthcare Career Expo Friday, Oct. 4, at the Metropolitan Community College Business and Technology Campus. Sponsored by the Northland Education and Business Alliance (NEBA), the event provided opportunities for high school students to meet with dozens of healthcare professionals in the diverse fiel  more

Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal Issues 37 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 1 -- Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, a peer-reviewed journal from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published 37 research articles, including the following topics, in its September 2019 edition: * Association of Enterovirus D68 with Acute Flaccid Myelitis, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 2009-2018 * Blastomycosis Misdiagnosed as Tuberculosis, India * Bombali Virus in Mops condylurus Bats, Guinea * Bourbon Virus in Wild and Domestic Animals, Missour  more

Ethanol Again Fuels Winners of Crappie Masters National Tournament
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 2 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: For the fifth consecutive year, the winning team of the Crappie Masters National Championship powered their boat with clean, renewable ethanol. The 2019 season concluded last week with Robert Carlile and Craig Nichols coming out on top with a two-day weight of 31.97 pounds at Grenada Lake in Grenada, Mississippi. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA)  more

Humane Society: Reward Offered in Neosho, Missouri for Information Leading to Arrest in Heinous Dog Skinning Case That Led to Animal's Death
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- The Humane Society of the United States issued the following news release: The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the recent cruel and thoughtless torture of a dog in Neosho, Missouri. This reward is in addition to cash rewards currently being offered in this case. The Case: The Neosho Police Department responded to a complain  more

Kehoe Endorsed by Missouri Farm Bureau
JEFFERSON, Missouri, Sept. 30 -- The Missouri Farm Bureau issued the following news release: Missouri Farm Bureau's State Political Action Committee Trustees have voted to endorse Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe for reelection. During his first term, Lieutenant Governor Kehoe has shown a passion for agriculture and issues important to rural Missourians. "Lieutenant Governor Kehoe knows and cares about the people of rural Missouri," said Trent Drake, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. "He has be  more

Missouri River Energy Services: Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency Announces Details of Plan to Sell Taxable Refunding Bonds
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, Sept. 30 -- Missouri River Energy Services issued the following news release: Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency ("Western Minnesota") plans to price approximately $320 million of taxable fixed-rate bonds the week of October 14, 2019 through a negotiated sale. Proceeds of the sale will primarily be used to refund a portion of certain of Western Minnesota's outstanding Power Supply Revenue Bonds. The sale will be led by book-running senior manager Citigroup, with  more

National Association of Electrical Distributors: The Dynamics of Strategic Negotiation - Sharpen Skills With This Workshop
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 3 -- The National Association of Electrical Distributors issued the following news release: While many organizations invest in resources that teach their sales team how to become more effective at selling, this type of training doesn't usually address another skill that's critical to success - negotiating. That's why the SPARXiQ team will be holding the Dynamics of Strategic Negotiation Workshop from 8:30-11:45 a.m. on Monday, November 11 during the 2019 NAED Eastern   more

National Corn Growers Association Action Team and Committees Announced for 2020
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Sept. 30 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: The National Corn Growers Association announced the slate of new and returning farmer leaders who will serve their industry as members of the action teams and committees beginning on January 1, 2020. These volunteer farmers will actively shape the future of their industry by guiding programs and carrying out the policies and priorities that drive NCGA. Current FY 2019 teams, committees and members  more

National Corn Growers Association Brings Farmer's Perspective to Women in Agribusiness
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Sept. 30 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: National Corn Growers Association Corn Board member Deb Gangwish, who farms in Shelton, Nebraska, brought her experiences and insights as a farmer to a group of 850 industry professionals during the Women in Agribusiness Summit this morning. During a panel discussion, Gangwish, CommonGround Minnesota volunteer Katie Brenny and poultry producer Amy Syester shared their ideas, concerns and perspectiv  more

National Corn Growers Association: Farmers Thank Trump Administration for Listening and Upholding the RFS
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 4 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: The National Corn Growers Association today welcomed an announcement from President Trump directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow the letter of the law and keep the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) whole. The RFS and corn farmers have repeatedly come under attack from big oil and the EPA, including the most recent approval of 31 additional RFS exemptions for oil companies, reducin  more

National Corn Growers Association: Ross Reflects on Leadership With Eye on Future Entering FY 2020
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 1 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: The National Corn Growers Association entered a new fiscal year today and seated the 2020 Corn Board with Kevin Ross of Minden, Iowa assuming the presidency. Off the Cob spoke with the new president to explore his views on what lies ahead for corn farmers in 2020 and his goals for his term. Looking at the year ahead, Ross is grateful for the chance to serve and to create opportunities to fully utili  more

National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws: Mayor Promises to Uphold Pledge to Pardon Those With Low-Level Cannabis Convictions
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 3 -- The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued the following news release: Newly sworn-in mayor Quinton Lucas says that he intends to move forward with plans to pardon several thousand Kansas City residents who possess marijuana possession convictions. An estimated 5,000 local residents have received criminal convictions for marijuana possession since 2008. In 2017, voters approved a municipal ballot measure decriminalizing marijuana possessi  more

Photo Contest In Final Stretch With Harvest
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 2 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: The 2019 photo contest of National Corn Growers Association, Fields-of-Corn.com continues collecting entries through the harvest season. First ($300), Second ($200), and Third ($100) place prizes will be awarded for each of seven categories. Judges will select a single Grand Prize winner to be awarded $500 and the single, most popular photo with Facebook "likes" will also be awarded a $500 prize. S  more

Talented Latino Educators Selected for UnidosUS National Institute for Latino School Leaders 2019 Cohort of Fellows
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- UnidosUS issued the following news release: UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza), the nation's largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization, announced today that 15 leaders from across the country were selected from a competitive pool of applicants as the 2019 Fellows for the National Institute for Latino School Leaders (NILSL). The 2019 NILSL cohort is comprised of educators from California, Arkansas, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Tennes  more

United Soccer Coaches Announces 2018-19 Team Academic Award Winners
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 3 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches announced on Thursday the Team Academic Award winners at the high school and collegiate levels to recognize exemplary performance in the classroom during the 2018-19 academic year. A total of 992 college teams (345 men, 647 women) earned the Team Academic Award, including 257 schools who had both their men's and women's programs among the recipients. 2018-19 College Team Academic Award winn  more

United Soccer Coaches Announces High School Coach of Significance Award Winners
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 2 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches, along with the association's High School Coaches Advocacy Group, is proud to announce the recipients of the Third Annual High School Coach of Significance Award. The High School Coach of Significance Award recognizes members who are coaching for character and using the soccer field to teach life lessons at the high school level. It is an opportunity for each state, in conjunction with Unite  more

United Soccer Coaches Announces Partnership With The Coaches' Voice
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 4 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches is excited to announce a new partnership with The Coaches' Voice, an organization that focuses on providing content and a platform for top-level coaches to share their insights and experiences. Through the partnership, United Soccer Coaches members will have access to online educational material from The Coaches' Voice that includes some of the biggest names in coaching. The Coaches' Voice w  more

United Soccer Coaches Honors Eight College Players of the Week
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 1 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: Eight student-athletes representing 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: Josh Luchini (Lehigh) NCAA Division I Women: Melissa Kossler (UMass) NCAA Division II Men: Justin Faas (Southern Indiana) NCAA Division II Women: Katie Taylor (Mi  more

United Soccer Coaches/MaxPreps High School Players of the Week Announced for Sept. 23-29
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 2 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches and MaxPreps announced today the 33 boys and 24 girls who have been named the Fall United Soccer Coaches/MaxPreps High School State Players of the Week for their on-field efforts from Sept. 23-29. 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 wanting to  more

United Soccer Coaches: Creating Positive Team Culture - Ways to Celebrate at the End of the Season
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 30 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: In my 10 years of coaching at the high school level, my team hasn't always celebrated a winning season, but we always come together at the end of the year to celebrate the team's successes. Even a losing season produces accomplishments! Over the years, we have had banquets in restaurants, catered dinners in the school cafeteria, and even a pot-luck in the school gym. The important thing is to find a place to co  more

Veterans of Foreign Wars: 'Finding Someone You Can Trust is Instrumental'
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 1 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - Veterans attending school at Washington University in St. Louis give advice to new student veterans: Join the school's Student Veterans of America chapter * * * As many college students start the fall 2019 semester, Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapters are gearing up to support military-affiliated students during their higher education endeavors. SVA has a presence at many of the c  more

Veterans of Foreign Wars: 'My Goal is to Spread Positivity'
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 4 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: Navy Reserve Lt. Cmdr. and VFW member Jesse Iwuji is the only veteran currently driving in NASCAR's national series and hopes to one day race at the top level of the association October 04, 2019 One day in January 2014, VFW Department of California member Jesse Iwuji decided he wanted to take his career in a new direction. The Navy officer was fresh off a deployment and about to go on another to   more

Veterans of Foreign Wars: Remembering a Deadly Day at Combat Outpost Keating
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 3 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - Oct. 3, 2009, would go down as the second costliest U.S. firefight of the Afghanistan War * * * On Oct. 3, 2009, the odds were against U.S. troops at Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan's Nuristan province, located just 10 miles from the Pakistan border. Contained between the Landay River and steep mountains, Keating was attacked from multiple directions by 300 enemy fighters. When the  more

Veterans of Foreign Wars: VA, Walgreens Partner to Offer Vets No-Cost Flu Vaccines
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 30 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - Flu immunization prevents and significantly lessens the illness * * * Influenza is a potentially serious disease that causes thousands of flu-related deaths each year. It results in hospitalization for hundreds of thousands of people, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). VA Walgreens Partner for FluBased on CDC studies from 2010 through 2018, influenza-related deat  more

VFW Patriotic Essay Competition Deadlines Approaching
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 2 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - Student and teacher entries must be submitted through a VFW Post * * * The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is still accepting applications for its popular Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen youth scholarship competitions, as well as its Teacher of the Year award. Inspiring patriotism within our nation's youth has long been a top priority for the VFW, but with the Oct. 31 deadline   more

VFW Urges Blue Water Veterans to Contact a Service Officer
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 2 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - 'This class of veterans was unjustly and arbitrarily excluded from compensation benefits for nearly 20 years' * * * With the legislative and judicial battles seemingly over for the Vietnam War's so-called "blue water" Navy veterans, the process for them to receive VA compensation is just beginning. VFW Urges Blue Water Navy Vets A member of the USS Kitty Hawk moves bombs while the ship   more