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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Wisconsin Newsletter for Sunday December 08, 2019 ( 27 items )  

ACLU of Wisconsin Issues Statement on Waukesha County Sheriff for Lifting Religious Text Restrictions in Local Jail
WAUKESHA, Wisconsin, Dec. 2 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin issued the following statement by staff attorney Asma Kadri-Keeler: The Waukesha County Jail has revised a policy which previously prohibited individuals held in disciplinary cells from possessing religious material other than a jail-issued Bible. The restriction was removed from the facility's official handbook soon after the ACLU of Wisconsin wrote a letter calling on Sheriff Severson to comply with constitutional   more

Agronomy Journal Issues 49 Research Articles in September-October 2019 Edition
MADISON, Wisconsin, Dec. 3 -- The Agronomy Journal, a peer-reviewed international journal of agriculture and natural resource sciences from the American Society of Agronomy, published 49 research articles, including the following topics, in its September-October 2019 edition: * Analysis of Sugars and Fatty Acids during Haustorium Development and Seedling Growth of Coconut * Compost Amended with N Enhances Maize Productivity and Soil Properties in Semi-Arid Agriculture * Corn Response to Sulfu  more

American Society of Agronomy: ACSESS Names Nick Goeser as CEO
MADISON, Wisconsin, Dec. 2 -- The American Society of Agronomy issued the following news release: The Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies (ACSESS), announced today that Nicholas J. Goeser has been named Chief Executive Officer. The CEO is responsible for the administration and coordination of ACSESS and its founding members: the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). The CEO also serves as   more

American Society of Agronomy: Water Management Grows Farm Profits
MADISON, Wisconsin, Dec. 4 -- The American Society of Agronomy issued the following news release: A healthy lifestyle consists of a mixture of habits. Diet, exercise, sleep and other factors all must be in balance. Similarly, a sustainable farm operates on a balanced plan of soil, crop, and water management techniques. The western United States is a region with scarce water resources. In this case, water management techniques make up a larger piece of a sustainability plan. There is mounting c  more

Applied Economic Perspective & Policy Journal Issues Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Dec. 6 -- Applied Economic Perspective and Policy, a journal that says it provides a forum to address policy issues within an economic framework from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, published research articles, including the following topics, in its December 2019 edition: * Consulting Activities of Agricultural Economists and Response to University Policies * Impacts of Dengue Epidemics on Household Labor Market Outcomes * Preferences versus the Envir  more

Association of Equipment Manufacturers Announces Advocates Program Award Winners
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Dec. 2 -- The Association of Equipment Manufacturers issued the following news release: The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced the 2019 recipients of its annual Advocates Program awards, which recognize outstanding commitment by AEM members to industry advocacy efforts. This year, 25 member companies received AEM Advocates Program Gold awards for achieving the highest level of participation in grassroots advocacy. In addition, one company - Weiler - r  more

Crop Science Journal Issues 56 Research Articles in November-December 2019 Edition
MADISON, Wisconsin, Dec. 2 -- Crop Science, a journal from the Crop Science Society of America that says it includes crop breeding and genetics; physiology and metabolism; ecology, production, and management, published 56 research articles, including the following topics, in its November-December 2019 edition: * Brassica carinata and Brassica napus Growth, Nitrogen Use, Seed, and Oil Productivity Constrained by Post-Bolting Nitrogen Deficiency * Characterization and Fine Mapping of a Leaf Wilt  more

Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology Journal Issues 13 Research Articles in January 2020 Edition
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Dec. 4 -- Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, a journal from the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, British Paediatric Neurology Association, British Academy of Childhood Disability and European Academy of Childhood Disability, says that it defines the field of paediatric neurology and neurodisability, published 13 research articles on the following topics in its January 2020 edition: * Assessment tool for visual perception deficits in   more

Early Introduction to Allergenic Foods Prevents Food Allergies in Some High-Risk Populations
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Dec. 4 -- The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology issued the following news release: * * * - New studies published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, an official journal of the AAAAI, highlight positive food allergy results and barriers to dietary adherence. * * * Despite overall low adherence to the early introduction regimen, early introduction to allergenic solids was found to be effective in preventing the development of food allergies   more

Freedom From Religion Foundatio's 'Saturnalia' Banner Returns to Warren, Michigan
MADISON, Wisconsin, Dec. 3 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation is giving Solstice greetings yet again in a Michigan town. With the help of local members (ably organized by Scott Elliott), FFRF has once more placed a tongue-in-cheek banner proclaiming "Keep Saturn in Saturnalia" near the intersection of Mound and Chicago roads in the city of Warren in Macomb County. Saturnalia, observed during the time of the Roman Emp  more

Freedom From Religion Foundation Announces 2020 Law Student Essay Contest -- $10,000 in Awards
MADISON, Wisconsin, Dec. 5 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation is delighted to announce its second annual essay competition for law school students. Law school students from all over the country are invited to submit a 1,500-word essay on "Are 'No Aid' Clauses Constitutional?" The contest is awarding $10,000 in prize money, with $4,000 for first place, $3,000 for the second and $2,000 for third place, plus $500 discret  more

Freedom From Religion Foundation Corrects W.Va. State Delegate's Dubious State/Church Separation Claims
MADISON, Wisconsin, Dec. 4 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation is correcting several erroneous comments made by West Virginia Delegate Gary Howell in response to an FFRF letter. After receiving complaints from a Mineral County Schools district parent that Frankfort High School football coaches were impermissibly praying with their players during a game, FFRF sent a letter to Superintendent Troy Ravenscroft reminding hi  more

Freedom From Religion Foundation Signs on to Brief Opposing Trump's Muslim Travel Ban
MADISON, Wisconsin, Dec. 5 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation has signed on to an amicus brief before an appeals court against the Trump administration's travel ban. The case (International Refugee Assistance Project et al. v. Donald J. Trump et al.) is before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after the Supreme Court ruled in 2018 that President Trump's ban on immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries coul  more

Freedom From Religion Foundation's N.Y. Times Ad Warns of Theocratic Flood
MADISON, Wisconsin, Dec. 4 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation is running a dramatic full-page ad this week in The New York Times warning that a theocratic deluge could drown us. The ad will likely appear on Thursday, Dec. 5. The striking ad has a stark depiction of the Statue of Liberty holding a cross while large waves labeled "Theocracy" surround her and overwhelm buildings. The image is drawn by Pulitzer Prize-winn  more

Freedom From Religion Foundation's Winter Solstice Display Returns to San Diego
MADISON, Wisconsin, Dec. 6 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation, with the help of local activists, is exhibiting secular Winter Solstice displays in San Diego this holiday season for the second year running. Katie D., a San Diego freethinker who has asked to be identified without her full last name, was initially prompted last year to put up two Solstice displays in Balboa Park to counter religious messages placed on pu  more

Freedom From Religion Foundation: Sweeping Trump Regulations Allow Religion-Based Discrimination
MADISON, Wisconsin, Dec. 5 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: Nine separate federal agencies have announced a coordinated flurry of regulations that will loosen the restrictions on faith-based organizations receiving federal funds. By introducing them all at once, and at a particularly busy moment for the country, the Trump administration is hoping that these new rules will go unnoticed and unchallenged. Although the text of these regulations is not yet   more

International Dairy Foods Association: Dairy Industry Recognizes 5 Lawmakers and Policy Leaders for Efforts to Support Dairy
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- The International Dairy Foods Association issued the following news release: The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) recognized five individuals whose careers have positively impacted the trajectory of U.S. dairy. At an annual event called the Celebration of Dairy attended by nearly 300 people in Washington, D.C., IDFA President and CEO Michael Dykes, D.V.M., recognized Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas, Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Representative Collin Peters  more

International Psychogeriatrics Journal Issues 8 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Dec. 3 -- International Psychogeriatrics, a peer-reviewed journal that says it deals with all aspects of the mental health of older people throughout the world from the International Psychogeriatric Association, published eight research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Characterizing the symptom of misplacing objects in people with dementia: findings from an online tracking tool * Disability in older adults across the continuum of cognitiv  more

Leading Secular Scholars on Freedom From Religion Foundation TV Show This Sunday
MADISON, Wisconsin, Dec. 5 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: Two of the foremost scholars of the secular movement are interviewed on the new episode of the Freedom From Religion Foundation's "Freethought Matters" TV show. Isaac Kramnick and Larry Moore have peerlessly documented the roots of America's secular Constitution. Kramnick is the Richard J. Schwartz professor of government emeritus at Cornell, where he's taught since 1972, and Moore is the Howa  more

Midwest Food Manufacturers Assemble in Wisconsin Dells
MADISON, Wisconsin, Dec. 2 -- The Midwest Food Processors Association issued the following news release: The Midwest Food Products Association (MWFPA) 115th Annual Convention and 92nd Annual Processing Crops Conference will take place at the Kalahari Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin from December 3-5, 2019. It is expected to attract nearly 900 attendees and 130 exhibitors. MWFPA is a trade association representing the business interests of food processors and their vendors in Ill  more

National Association of Electrical Distributors Schedules Events
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Dec. 2 -- The National Association of Electrical Distributors has announced the following event: * * * National Association of Electrical Distributors NATIONAL MEETING, May 5-8, 2020, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Pennsylvania National Association of Electrical Distributors WESTERN REGION CONFERENCE, Jan. 20-22, 2020, JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix, Arizona National Association of Electrical Distributors SOUTH CENTRAL REGION CONFERENCE, Feb. 24-26, 2020, JW Marriott  more

Ohio Public School Coaches Must Refrain From Praying With Team, Freedom From Religion Foundation Warns
MADISON, Wisconsin, Dec. 2 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation is urging coaches in the East Knox Local School District to cease school-sponsored religious worship following complaints of coaches praying with their team. A concerned district parent alerted FFRF that the football coaches at East Knox High School in Howard, Ohio, are participating in prayer circles with their students during football games. FFRF has writ  more

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Releases Research on Net Economic Impact of Trails in Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Dec. 3 -- Rails-to-Trails Conservancy issued the following news release: * * * - Former RTC President Keith Laughlin recognized as steward of rail-trail movement and Route of the Badger trail network visionary, a project that can maximize the $1.5 billion annual economic impact of Wisconsin's trails * * * In the city that is the center point of the Route of Badger, southeastern Wisconsin's 700-mile landmark regional trail network and a Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)   more

Stick to Constitution, Freedom From Religion Foundation Advises Arkansas Schools
MADISON, Wisconsin, Dec. 4 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Pea Ridge School District is beset with constitutional violations, contends the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The district broadcasts prayer over the loudspeaker before every home football game, a local resident has reported to FFRF. Reportedly, the prayer is usually recited by a student. It is illegal for a public school to sponsor religious messages at school athletic events, FFRF i  more

Wisconsin Packaging Employee Hits United Steelworkers Union Officials With Charge for Illegal Dues Deduction Policies
BURLINGTON, Wisconsin, Dec. 2 -- The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - Worker has challenged union's dues deductions in federal court as violating federal law and Wisconsin's Right to Work law; Attorney General Kaul has refused to defend Wisconsin law * * * Wisconsin-based Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) employee Martin Carter filed federal charges against United Steelworkers (USW) union bosses at his plant for refusing to respo  more

Women in Trucking Announces Its 2019 December Member of the Month
PLOVER, Wisconsin, Dec. 2 -- Women In Trucking Association issued the following news release: Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has announced Jessica Luttrell as its December 2019 Member of the Month. Luttrell is a professional driver for Umpqua Dairy in Roseburg, Oregon. When Luttrell was 30 years old, she moved to Oregon in search of a new career. She noticed a lot of trucks in her area and researched what it would take to become a driver. Luttrell did not grow up around trucks, but had a  more

World Council of Credit Unions: Basel Committee Reinforces Need for Proportional Credit Union Regulations
MADISON, Wisconsin, Dec. 3 -- World Council of Credit Unions issued the following news release: * * * - Statement on proportionality comes at the urging of WOCCU Board members * * * National-level financial regulators are being urged to tailor a set of key international standards when applying them to credit unions--a position long advocated for by World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) on behalf of its members. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the Basel Consultative Group (BC  more