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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Iowa Newsletter for Sunday January 12, 2020 ( 14 items )  

Animal Legal Defense Fund: Court Filing Seeks Whereabouts of Nearly 100 Animals Missing From Iowa Roadside Zoo
DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 10 -- The Animal Legal Defense Fund issued the following news release: * * * - Animal Legal Defense Fund moves for contempt order against Cricket Hollow Zoo and owners who removed animals before rescue in violation of court order * * * The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a contempt motion against Cricket Hollow Zoo and its owners, seeking the whereabouts of more than 100 animals who disappeared prior to a court-ordered rescue. In late November, an Iowa judge ordered C  more

Brady Campaign Endorses Theresa Greenfield for U.S. Senate: Iowa Needs a Common-Sense Champion
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence issued the following news release: As the U.S. Senate refuses to vote on bipartisan, common-sense gun violence legislation already passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, Iowans have the opportunity to vote for a Senator who will stand up for them and their safety - Theresa Greenfield. Brady endorsed Greenfield for U.S. Senate, welcoming her seasoned and grounded values at a time when Iowans and all Americans are looking for   more

Foundation Source Names Charlie Tallard Managing Director for North Central Region
FAIRFIELD, Connecticut, Jan. 10 -- The Foundation Source issued the following news release: Foundation Source, the nation's largest provider of support services to private foundations, announces its appointment of Charlie Tallard as Managing Director for its North Central Region, including Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, and Indiana. In this role, Mr. Tallard works with financial advisors, attorneys, CPAs, single- and multi-family offices,   more

Illinois Again Leads Nation in Soybean Production in 2019
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois, Jan. 11 -- The Illinois Soybean Association issued the following news release: Illinois continues to top the annual crop production report estimate for soybean production, according to 2019 USDA estimates. Despite a tough growing season for most of the Midwest, Illinois farmers consistently produced strong soybean yields, all while remaining committed to stewardship and efficient crop management. Illinois soybean farmers raised 532.4 million bushels of soybeans in 2019 o  more

Iowa Latest State to Publish BMP Guidelines for Golf Courses
LAWRENCE, Kansas, Jan. 8 -- The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America issued the following news release: The hard work of the Iowa Golf Course Superintendents Association, along with Iowa State University, has resulted in the publication of "Best Management Practices for Iowa Golf Courses". The Iowa BMPs were developed in part by using the BMP Planning Guide and Template created by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and funded and supported by the USGA.  more

Land Stewardship Project: Upper Midwest Farmers to Lead 'Farm Finances & Soil Health' Workshop In Ridgeway, Iowa, Jan. 30
RIDGEWAY, Iowa, Jan. 11 -- The Land Stewardship Project issued the following news release: The Land Stewardship Project (LSP), along with the Winneshiek Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), will host a workshop called, "Cover Crops, No-Till & Grazing: Evaluating the Economics and First Steps to Improving Soil Health" on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Ridgeway Community Center. It will feature presentations by southern Minnesota farmers Grant and Dawn Breitkreutz, Tom   more

National Communication Association: Communication Scholars Available to Discuss January Democratic Presidential Primary Debate
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- The National Communication Association issued the following news: The Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary are just a month away, but only five candidates have qualified for the January Democratic debate so far. The National Communication Association can put reporters in touch with leading Communication scholars who specialize in presidential rhetoric, women in politics, and presidential campaigns. These experts are well-equipped to address a variety of questions about   more

National Coop Grocers Welcomes New Start-Up Member
IOWA CITY, Iowa, Jan. 7 -- The National Coop Grocers issued the following news: National Co+op Grocers (NCG) -- the business services cooperative for retail food co-ops across the United States -- welcomes Community Co-op Market (CCM) in Tallahassee, Fla. as a new member. Founded in 2019, Community Co-op Market is a full-service natural and organic grocery offering fresh produce, meat, cheese, bakery and prepared foods along with a broad selection of local and regional products. The start-up   more

NPPC Applauds Senate Committee Approval of USMCA
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 -- The National Pork Producers Council issued the following news release: The U.S. Senate Finance Committee approved the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement, which once implemented will provide much-needed certainty to U.S. pork producers. "We thank Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) for making USMCA passage a top priority and we thank those members of the committee who support this important trade deal," said National Pork Producers Council Pre  more

PETA: 'Pigs' Waving Syringes to Warn Diners About Drug-Riddled Pork
DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 9 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Following '60 Minutes' Expose of Pork Producers, PETA Will Hit BBQ Joint * * * In the wake of 60 Minutes' investigation revealing that pork producers ban health inspectors from farms that have spawned human outbreaks of salmonella, PETA members in pig costumes will urge BBQ diners to cut the pork--or risk the runs. The prancing "pigs" will brandish syringes and signs reading, "P  more

Record 15 States are Innovation Champions in New CTA Innovation Scorecard
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Jan. 7 -- The Consumer Technology Association issued the following news release: A record-breaking 15 states earned top honors as Innovation Champions - the nation's best states to start and build technology businesses - in the Consumer Technology Association's (CTA)(R) 2020 U.S. Innovation Scorecard. The biennial Scorecard, which ranks all 50 states on how well their policies support innovation, named Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hamps  more

Sierra Club Responds to State Report Showing 16% Increase in Climate Pollution From Iowa Power Plants in 2018
DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 8 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: Sierra Club is raising the alarm on electric utilities that continue to rely on fossil fuels following the release of the 2018 greenhouse gas emissions report by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The Report found that Iowa's statewide greenhouse gas emissions increased in 2018. The Report makes clear that the source of the emissions increase is a continued reliance on fossil fuels for power generation. Accord  more

The Arc Announces Voter Accessibility Project for Iowa Caucuses
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- The Arc of the United States issued the following news release: In advance of the Iowa caucuses, The Arc is announcing its new CaucusAbility project to help ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in the battleground state have the opportunity to participate in our democracy in accessible, fair, and valuable ways. The Arc will host pre-caucus trainings where Iowans with I/DD can learn how to caucus, practice the process, and also team up  more

TIA to Hold Advanced Earthmover Training Course Jan. 14-17
BOWIE, Maryland, Jan. 6 -- The Tire Industry Association issued the following news release: The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced the dates in 2020 for Advanced Hands-On Training for technicians in the Earthmover and Farm Tire Service industries. The earthmover classes will take place on Jan. 14-17 at AME International in Brooksville, Fla., and on May 19-22 and July 14-17 at Stellar Industries in Garner, Iowa. The class for Farm Tire Advanced Hands-on Training will take place Aug.   more