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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday October 06, 2019 ( 9 items )  

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

Nebraska Farm Bureau Issues Statement Regarding Trump Administration Action on Ethanol
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Oct. 4 -- Nebraska Farm Bureau issued the following statement by President Steve Nelson regarding the Trump administration's action on ethanol and biofuels: "We appreciate President Trump and the administration taking progressive steps to address the concerns of Nebraska farmers regarding the promotion and further development of domestic ethanol and biofuels. "The administration's announcement that it will ensure the blending of 15 billion gallons of ethanol in our nation's  more

Nebraska Farm Bureau Suggests Cattle Market Reforms to USDA
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Oct. 3 -- Nebraska Farm Bureau issued the following news release: Nebraska Farm Bureau has offered the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) a series of recommendations to reform the way beef cattle are marketed. The underlying concept of Farm Bureau's suggestions are to create a more transparent and value-based system that would more closely link the prices farmers and ranchers receive for their cattle to the value of beef products sold at the wholesale and retail l  more

Platte Institute: Oct. 1 News Conference Call on Sales Tax Report
OMAHA, Nebraska, Sept. 30 -- The Platte Institute issued the following news release: Platte Institute Policy Director Sarah Curry and Communications Director Adam Weinberg will host a news conference call on the new Platte Institute report, Nebraska's Sales Tax, on Tuesday, October 1 at 10:30 a.m. Central Time. To call in, dial (605) 475-4000, Access Code: 106202#. The call may be recorded for broadcast and will include Q&A. A PDF of the report, a summary, and media resources can be found at   more

UNMC Conducting Statewide Survey of Community Health Workforce
OMAHA, Nebraska, Oct. 2 -- The University of Nebraska Medical Center issued the following news release: The University of Nebraska Medical Center's Center for Reducing Health Disparities is conducting the first statewide assessment of the status quo of Nebraska's community health workforce. The study, commissioned by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, will review some of the health issues addressed by health workers in their routine work, as well as the challenges and barrie  more

UNMC Research Study Seeks to Identify Pancreatic Cancer Earlier
OMAHA, Nebraska, Sept. 30 -- The University of Nebraska Medical Center issued the following news release: The University of Nebraska Medical Center has launched a major clinical research study with the ultimate goal of finding a way to detect pancreatic cancer in its earliest, most curable stage. The study, which is being funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute as part of the Pancreatic Cancer Detection Consortium, is being led by Kelsey Klute, M.D., assistant professor, UNMC Depa  more

UNMC Students Participate in Ceremonies to Mark Beginning of Health Professions
OMAHA, Nebraska, Sept. 30 -- The University of Nebraska Medical Center issued the following news release: The University of Nebraska Medical Center recently held ceremonies to signify the beginning of health professions for students in Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney, Scottsbluff and Norfolk. The students are enrolled in programs for medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, the allied health professions and graduate studies. Students in many of the programs receive white coats. Ceremonies were paid for  more

USA Rice Federation: California Tour Encourages Trade With Turkey
SACRAMENTO, California, Oct. 4 -- USA Rice Federation issued the following news: Last week, a group of rice and pulse traders from Turkey toured California rice country during a reverse trade mission sponsored by USA Rice, the Nebraska Dry Bean Commission and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) based in Ankara. The California Rice Commission provided the group with an overview of the U.S. rice industry, and conducted tours of nearby farms and mills, and USA  more

Xplor International: Ricoh USA Joins Crawford Technologies in Sponsoring Xploration Tour in Omaha
LUTZ, Florida, Oct. 2 -- Xplor International issued the following news: Xplor International today announced that Ricoh USA has joined Crawford Technologies in sponsoring the Xploration Tour stop in Omaha on October 15, 2019. The event will be hosted by Fiserv. Attendees can register at www.xplor.org/tour. Courtesy of our sponsors, the one-day event located at the University of Nebraska Omaha Scott Campus, boasts a continental breakfast, educational sessions, a lunch, and networking. The 2019   more