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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday November 17, 2019 ( 4 items )  

BIF Selects New Board, Officers
VERONA, Mississippi, Nov. 14 -- The Beef Improvement Federation issued the following news release: The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) elected new directors and announced new officers June 20 during the group's annual meeting and symposium in Brookings, South Dakota. Tommy Clark, Culpeper, Virginia, was introduced as the 2019-2020 BIF president during the Thursday luncheon. Joe Mushrush, Strong City, Kansas, is the new vice president. New directors elected to serve on the BIF board were pro  more

NASF Releases Biennial Survey Results on State Forestry Agencies
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- The National Association of State Foresters issued the following news release: According to the National Association of State Foresters' newly released biennial survey, family forestland owners receive more forest management technical assistance from state forestry agencies than from any other source. In fact, state forestry agencies provided technical assistance to nearly 270,000 landowners and 8,502 communities in 2018, the report found. "State foresters and the agenci  more

PETA: Criminal Probe Sought - Bull Repeatedly Shot in Head
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, Nov. 14 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: PETA has obtained a U.S. Department of Agriculture report revealing a recent violation of law at Hudson Meats and Sausage, Inc., in Hudson. In response, PETA sent a letter today calling on Lincoln County State's Attorney Thomas Wollman to review the matter and, as appropriate, file criminal cruelty-to-animals charges against the facility and the workers responsible for an October  more

UnityPoint Health: A Letter From Our CEO
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 12 -- UnityPoint Health issued the following news: To Our Patients and Communities at UnityPoint Health, In June 2019, we announced a potential partnership with Sanford Health, a health system based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. After months of serious consideration, UnityPoint Health and Sanford Health have decided not to move forward with a formal partnership at this time. Instead, we will pursue our individual missions separately, as high-performing health system  more