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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Iowa Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 10 items )  

American Football Coaches Association: Keiser Jumps Up in Top 25 Thanks to Upset Over Southeastern
WACO, Texas, Oct. 21 -- The American Football Coaches Association issued the following news: Keiser (Fla.) used a 28-point second half to defeat then-No. 12 Southeastern (Fla.) 42-29, jumping the Seahawks up six spots to No. 12 in this week's AFCA NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll. The loss dropped Southeastern seven places to No. 19. Morningside (Iowa) still sits comfortably at the No. 1 spot after blanking Jamestown (N.D.), 61-0. Kansas Wesleyan, Marian (Ind.) and Grand View (Iowa) all held their sp  more

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health: Iowa - Receives CDC Grant to Continue Cancer Prevention Research
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health issued the following member research: University of Iowa researchers have been awarded a $1.6 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue as a collaborating center in the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN). Dr. Natoshia Askelson, assistant professor of community and behavioral health at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, is the principal inve  more

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health: Iowa - Research Highlights Rising Breast Cancer Incidence Among Young Women
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health issued the following member research: New research from the University of Iowa College of Public Health documents important differences in breast cancer incidence and survival based on cancer subtype among young women. The study, led by UI professor in epidemiology Dr. Paul Romitti, found certain subtypes - particularly hormone receptor-positive (HR-positive) high-grade cancer - are increasing and associated with r  more

Carroll County Full-service Marketing Firm Earns Iowa Farm Bureau's Renew Rural Iowa Entrepreneur Award
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 21 -- The Iowa Farm Bureau issued the following news release: * * * - Emerge Marketing Solutions Celebrated for Commitment to Vitality of Rural Iowa Communities * * * Emerge Marketing Solutions, a business most would envision in a large major metropolitan area, instead calls the rural town of Manning home, telling the great stories of Iowa communities and working to revitalize rural Iowa. In just three years since its founding, Emerge Marketing Solutions has devel  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

Iowa Farm Bureau: Analysis Shows Iowa Continues to Lead in Agriculture But Still Faces Market Challenges
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 24 -- The Iowa Farm Bureau issued the following news release: Iowa continues to remain a powerhouse in United States agriculture according to the 2019 Iowa Agricultural Statistics, a 112-page comprehensive analysis by the Iowa office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and released by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF). Last year, Iowa farmers averaged 196 bushels per acre of corn compared to the U.S. average of 176 and raised 57 bushels of soy  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 Pork Board Checkoff Video Series Provides High-Tech View of Today's Pig Farming
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 25 -- The National Pork Board issued the following news release: A new cutting-edge video series from the National Pork Board creates opportunities for farmers and others involved in pork production to share with consumers a firsthand view inside today's modern farms. The virtual reality (VR) videos enable viewers to virtually tour gestation, farrowing, nursery and finishing barns. The video series show how pig farmers and their teams use the latest technology and tools t  more

National Pork Board: Operation Main Street Shares Facts About Pig Farming With 10,000 Groups
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 24 -- The National Pork Board issued the following news release: * * * - Checkoff-funded program reaches historic milestone * * * After debuting nearly 15 years ago, the Pork Checkoff's Operation Main Street (OMS) program has reached a major milestone - sharing facts about pigs and pork to 10,000 audiences. Wesley Lyons, a veterinarian from Sycamore, Illinois, made the historic presentation to nurses at the Northern Illinois Chapter of the American Association of Criti  more

UnityPoint Health: How the Flu Shot Protects You & Your Baby During Pregnancy
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 25 -- UnityPoint Health issued the following news: You're pregnant, hurrah! Now, it's time to take special care of your body, so your baby enters the world with the best start possible. What about getting a flu shot? Truth is, getting the flu vaccine is a great way to not only protect yourself, but to protect your developing baby, too. OB-GYN Willis Hong, UnityPoint Health, explains why a flu vaccination during pregnancy is a must. What Happens if I get the Flu Whil  more