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Federal Tipoffs Involving Wisconsin Newsletter for Sunday January 12, 2020 ( 4 items )  

EPA Appoints Kurt Thiede as Region 5 Administrator
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the appointment of Kurt Thiede of Wisconsin to become regional administrator for Region 5, overseeing environmental protection efforts in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. Mr. Thiede will succeed Cathy Stepp, who is stepping down from her post in the Great Lakes region after several years of serv  more

Natural Resources Conservation Service: USDA Invites Input on Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Rule
MADISON, Wisconsin, Jan. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service Wisconsin office issued the following news release: USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) seeks public comments on its interim rule for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). ACEP is USDA's premier conservation easement program, helping landowners protect working agricultural lands and wetlands. The rule - now available on the Federal Register - takes effect o  more

St. Louis Fed's Bullard Discusses A Soft Landing in 2020?
MADISON, Wisconsin, Jan. 9 -- The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis issued the following news release on Jan. 9: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard presented "A Soft Landing in 2020?" (https://www.stlouisfed.org/~/media/Files/PDFs/Bullard/remarks/2020/bullard_wisconsin_bankers_association_9_january_2020.pdf?la=en) to the Wisconsin Bankers Association on Thursday. Bullard discussed how U.S. economic growth slowed on a year-over-year basis in 2019. "The Federal Open Market  more

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests to Support Natural Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Efforts in Wisconsin
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $740,000 grant to the Mississippi River Regional Planning Commission (MRRPC) of La Crosse, Wisconsin, to support the creation of an economic recovery and resiliency plan to mitigate future flooding and storm-related impacts in the villages of Ontario, Readstown, Viola, and La Farge  more