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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 16 items )  

American Football Coaches Association: Sacramento State Jumps Into Top 10 Thanks to Upset Of Montana
WACO, Texas, Oct. 21 -- The American Football Coaches Association issued the following news: In front of one of the largest crowds in Hornet Stadium history, Sacramento State completely dominated then-No. 6 Montana, 49-22, to jump from No. 17 to No. 8 in this week's AFCA FCS Coaches' Top 25 Poll. Montana was the third straight ranked opponent that Sacramento State has beaten in as many weeks. The Hornets are 3-0 in Big Sky Conference play for the first time in school history. North Dakota Stat  more

CLC Calls for Investigation of Trump Super PAC America First Action for Illegally Coordinating Spending Up to $6.6 Million With Three Federal Candidates
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- The Campaign Legal Center issued the following news release: Today, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and End Citizens United (ECU) filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), alleging that during the 2018 election, President Trump's "approved" super PAC, America First Action (AFA), made up to $6.6 million in illegally coordinated expenditures supporting Rep. Pete Sessions in Texas, and U.S. Senate candidates Josh Hawley in Missouri and Matt Rosendale in Monta  more

EPA Proposed Revisions to Pesticide Application Exclusion Zone
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 24 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding application exclusion zones (AEZ). The EPA proposal would make two major changes for corn growers. Modifying the AEZ so it is only enforceable on a farmer's property would replace the current regulation requiring farmers to ensure individuals are outside of the pesticide AEZ not only on their property,   more

Evolution Journal Issues 9 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 22 -- Evolution, a journal that says it studies the evolutionary phenomena and processes from the Society for the Study of Evolution, published nine research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Bony labyrinth morphometry reveals hidden diversity in lungless salamanders (Family Plethodontidae): Structural correlates of ecology, development, and vision in the inner ear * Environment changes epistasis to alter trade-offs along alternative evol  more

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy: Midwest Family Farm Groups Travel to Washington to Talk NAFTA, Farm Crisis
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy issued the following news release: * * * - Disparaging comments by Ag Secretary Perdue about the future of independent family farms should spur congressional action * * * Family farm groups from Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and South Dakota traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to meet with members of Congress on the causes of the current Farm Crisis, and the failure of the proposed new North American Free Trade Agreement (N  more

Missouri Governor Mike Parson Honored With the National Grocers Association Spirit of America Award
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Oct. 25 -- The National Grocers Association issued the following news: The National Grocers Association (NGA) presented Missouri Governor Mike Parson with the Spirit of America Award. The award recognizes a lifetime commitment to the independent supermarket industry and was presented on October 17 to Governor Parson at the Missouri Grocers Convention. "Independent grocers are vital to Missouri's economy and Mike has been a strong advocate for our industry for years as a fa  more

National Biodiesel Foundation Receives DERA Grant
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Oct. 24 -- The National Biodiesel Foundation issued the following news release: This week, the National Biodiesel Foundation was awarded U.S. Environmental Protection Agency funding for its 2020 National Clean Diesel Project. In partnership with Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT), Optimus Technologies (Optimus), and Renewable Energy Group (REG), the project supports the purchase of three new replacement snowplows that will operate on B100 and retire older mor  more

National Corn Growers Association: Field Notes Talks Harvest Progress With Illinois Farmer Raben
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 22 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: This week, the National Corn Growers Association continued its ninth season of Field Notes, a series that takes readers behind the farm gate to follow the year in the life of American farm families. While these growers come from diverse geographic areas and run unique operations, they share a common love for U.S. agriculture and the basic values that underpin life in farming communities. Field Note  more

NCGA Urges Farmers To Practice Proper Grain Bin Safety This Harvest
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 21 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: The National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers of the importance of proper grain bin safety procedures. To help review both the importance of and procedures for grain bin safety, NCGA is again offering an informative video. To view the video, click here. https://youtu.be/EaZlS-GZoIA The video, shot on location in several states, provides a wide range of information from prevention tips an  more

Sierra Club: Electric Utilities are Operating Coal Plants Uneconomically in Competitive U.S. Energy Markets
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 22 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: * * * - State commissions allowing captive utility customers to overpay billions * * * A peer-reviewed analysis of coal-fired power plants operating in markets across the United States, released by the Sierra Club earlier today, finds that many coal plants in market regions operate uneconomically and more than warranted by market conditions. The report, Playing with Other People's Money: How Non-Economic Coal   more

United Soccer Coaches Announces Educational Partnership With Colorado Soccer Association
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 25 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches is excited to announce a new educational partnership with the Colorado Soccer Association (CSA). Through this collaborative partnership, United Soccer Coaches will provide resources and educational opportunities to CSA members. CSA will receive United Soccer Coaches educational manuals and materials and the two associations will collaborate on educational offerings for CSA members. In addi  more

United Soccer Coaches: Fifty-Two Institutions Earn Designation as Inaugural Team Pinnacle Award Winners
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 24 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches announced the winners of the inaugural Team Pinnacle Awards on Thursday. Thirty-three high school teams and 19 college programs are recipients of the award for the 2018-19 academic year for achieving a high level of fair play, educational excellence and success on the pitch. To be considered for this award, teams must have received either the Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze version of the   more

United Soccer Coaches: Seven Student-Athletes Named College Player of the Week
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 22 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches announced its College Player of the Week awards on Tuesday afternoon with seven student-athletes representing all three NCAA divisions, and one representative from the junior college ranks, being honored. NCAA Division I Men: James Morris (Seattle) NCAA Division I Women: Grace Yochum (Oklahoma State) NCAA Division II Men: Pachu Cortazar (McKendree) NCAA Division II Women: Carley Canzoner  more

United Soccer Coaches: Two New Teams Grab Top Spot in Respective College Rankings
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 22 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: There were few changes atop the latest polls as United Soccer Coaches released the latest rankings for all levels of the NCAA, Junior College and NCCAA men's and women's soccer on Tuesday. New teams grabbed the top spot in the NCAA Division I men's and Division III women's rankings, while the other 12 top-ranked teams held steady atop their respective polls. To view the chart click here(https://unitedsoccercoach  more

VFW: A Trusted Resource and a Commitment to Service
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 24 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - 'As a veteran myself, I understand that sometimes it can be difficult to transition to civilian life and navigate the VA system' * * * Nancy Ortiz-Rodriguez, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative at Fort Drum, N.Y., finds satisfaction in knowing she's helping veterans have a better life, one veteran at a time. Nancy Ortiz-Rodriguez is a VFW National Pre-Discharge Claims Represen  more

Wayside Waifs Partners With ASPCA to Help Behaviorally Challenged Shelter Dogs
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 22 -- The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Interactive training at ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center provides innovative techniques and best practices to support homeless dogs nationwide * * * Wayside Waifs today announces its participation in the ASPCA(R) (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(R)) Learning Lab, a program developed at the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Ce  more