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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday October 13, 2019 ( 8 items )  

Association of Equipment Manufacturers: Bacon Tours Graepel North America, Calls for Urgent USMCA Ratification
OMAHA, Nebraska, Oct. 10 -- The Association of Equipment Manufacturers issued the following news release: The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and Graepel North America hosted Congressman Don Bacon (R-Neb.) yesterday. Rep. Bacon met with Graepel North America employees, took a tour of Graepel's facility, and discussed the public policies issues creating the biggest challenges for Graepel and many in the equipment manufacturing industry during a town hall style discussion. "Meeting   more

Nebraska Farm Bureau Focused on Boosting Reliable, High-Speed Internet Access for Rural Nebraska
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Oct. 11 -- Nebraska Farm Bureau issued the following news release: Ensuring all Nebraskans can access reliable, high-speed internet service is the focal point of Nebraska Farm Bureau's engagement with the Nebraska Rural Broadband Task Force. As the Task Force nears a November deadline for making recommendations to the Legislature on how to improve broadband service in rural areas, Nebraska Farm Bureau offered a series of suggestions to the group. "Approximately one out of ev  more

Nebraska Farm Bureau Issues Statement on Signing of U.S.-Japan Trade Deal
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Oct. 9 -- Nebraska Farm Bureau issued the following statement by President Steve Nelson regarding President Trump signing U.S.-Japan trade deal: "The trade deal with Japan formally signed today by President Trump makes good on his promise to strike an agreement with one of Nebraska's most important trading partners. "This deal represents a huge win for Nebraska's farm and ranch families. When implemented it will put them on a level playing field with some of our largest com  more

Organization for Competitive Markets Applauds U.S. Senators for Probe Into JBS Transactions
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Oct. 9 -- The Organization for Competitive Markets issued the following news release: As reported today in Meatingplace, "U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) sent a letter to Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin requesting that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) formally open a review of the transactions of Brazilian meat-processing conglomerate JBS S.A." Angela Huffman, Communications and Research Director for the Organiza  more

Organization for Competitive Markets: Groups Call Out Kansas Livestock Association Over Misuse of Funds
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Oct. 9 -- The Organization for Competitive Markets issued the following news release: The Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) has been collecting and expending $10 million dollars per year in violation of state and federal law, according to the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) and the Kansas Cattlemen's Association (KCA). A briefing paper released by the two groups today outlines how KLA has obtained funding through an improperly close affiliation with the Kansas Be  more

PEN America: Book Burning at Georgia College Is Disturbing
NEW YORK, Oct. 11 -- PEN America issued the following news release: * * * - Book Burning Has a History of Being Used to Intimidate and Silence * * * Students at Georgia Southern University who burned an author's book engaged in a disturbing practice that emblemizes hostility toward free expression, PEN America said in a statement today. On Wednesday night, Jennine Capo Crucet, a novelist and associate professor at the University of Nebraska, delivered a lecture at the university about her   more

UNMC to Hold Oct. 9 Open House for Allied Health and Nursing Careers
OMAHA, Nebraska, Oct. 7 -- The University of Nebraska Medical Center issued the following news release: The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Allied Health Professions and College of Nursing will hold a free "Backstage Pass" open house event in Omaha for those interested in learning about careers in the allied health and nursing professions. The event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Michael F. Sorrell Center for Health Science Education on t  more

UNMC's Bold Visionary Program, IEXCEL, is Topic of Omaha Science Cafe on Oct. 15
OMAHA, Nebraska, Oct. 7 -- The University of Nebraska Medical Center issued the following news release: Christine Allmon is program manager of the augmented and virtual reality at iEXCEL, and Michael Hollins is director of community and business engagement at iEXCEL. Together they will discuss iEXCEL at the Oct. 15 Omaha Science Cafe at 7 p.m. at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. iEXCEL stands for Interprofessional Experiential Center for Enduring Learning and is a transformative program focused o  more