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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Tennessee Newsletter for Sunday February 23, 2020 ( 19 items )  

American Farm Bureau Federation: Farmers Join Forces for Sustainability and Responsible Climate Policy
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Feb. 20 -- The American Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Twenty-one farm and ranch groups representing millions of U.S. farmers and ranchers are launching Farmers for a Sustainable Future (FSF), a coalition committed to environmental and economic sustainability. This coalition will serve as a primary resource for lawmakers and policymakers as they consider climate policies. The coalition will share with elected officials, media and the public U.S.  more

American Library Association Opposes Proposed Tennessee Law That Threatens State's Freedom to Read
CHICAGO, Illinois, Feb. 21 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: The American Library Association (ALA) released the following statement regarding Tennessee HB 2721, which would require a parental oversight board to replace policies and library experts in the development of library collections and services. Libraries that fail to comply with the proposed law may lose local funding, incur fines, and librarians and library workers may face jail time. The ALA stat  more

Black Rifle Coffee Partners With National Wild Turkey Federation
EDGEFIELD, South Carolina, Feb. 20 -- The National Wild Turkey Federation issued the following news release: The leading veteran-owned and operated national coffee brand Black Rifle Coffee Company is proud to announce their sponsorship of the National Wild Turkey Federation. As a partner of the NWTF, BRCC is honored to support an organization dedicated to conservation and the celebration of the outdoors. The partnership commenced with BRCC's sponsorship of recent NWTF Convention and Sport Show  more

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center: Landmark Smidt Heart Institute Study Is Replicated in the South
LOS ANGELES, California, Feb. 19 -- The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center issued the following news release: A groundbreaking Smidt Heart Institute hypertension study based in African American barbershops is being replicated in the South at Vanderbilt University Medical Center In Nashville, Tennessee. The new study is modeled after several pioneering studies led by the late hypertension specialist Ronald G. Victor, MD. Victor was the first to scientifically prove that hypertension healthcare provide  more

Center for Biological Diversity: Legal Petition - TVA Violating Customers' Rights by Giving Millions to Dirty Energy Lobbyists
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 -- The Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release on Feb. 20: The Center for Biological Diversity and other organizations petitioned the Tennessee Valley Authority to stop giving millions of dollars in ratepayer money to anti-environmental advocacy groups like the Edison Electric Institute and Energy and Wildlife Action Coalition. Today's rulemaking petition, filed under the Administrative Procedures Act, notes that these groups litigate and lobby to   more

Farm Bureaus Gear Up for Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week, March 1-7
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Feb. 22 -- The American Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Farm Bureaus across the nation are mobilizing for Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week, which takes place March 1-7. U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers will join Farm Bureau in promoting the week with its theme "20:20 Vision on Ag Safety." Farm Bureau and U.S. Ag Centers will focus on a different safety area each day of ASAP Week: Monday, March 2 - Mental Health Tuesday, Mar  more

Integration of Safety, Quality and Experience Efforts Believed to Drive the Best in Healthcare Outco
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Feb. 21 -- Beryl Institute issued the following news release: A new white paper by The Beryl Institute explores the significance of safety strategies in healthcare settings and how these practices influence the patient and clinician experience. The Experience of Safety in Healthcare: A Call to Expand Perceptions and Solutions, reflects on the integrated nature of safety and service and how they interact to create the overall experience of patients, families and clinicians.  more

Keep America Beautiful Recognizes Community Organizations and Volunteers With National Awards at 2020 National Conference
STAMFORD, Connecticut, Feb. 20 -- Keep America Beautiful issued the following news release: More than 80 community organizations and individuals, including leaders from the Keep America Beautiful(R) community-based affiliate network and other partner organizations, were recognized at the Keep America Beautiful 2020 National Awards Ceremony, which took place during the recent Keep America Beautiful National Conference in Memphis, Tennessee. The Keep America Beautiful National Awards celebrate t  more

National Wild Turkey Federation: Bennett Earns Conservation Award
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Feb. 17 -- The National Wild Turkey Federation issued the following news release: R.L. Bennett, of Nixa, Missouri, has received national recognition from the National Wild Turkey Federation as the recipient of the Roger M. Latham Sportsman Wild Turkey Service Award for his leadership as Missouri's banquet chairman, his drive to educate hunters and nonhunters about the importance of conservation and his selfless dedication to the NWTF mission. "It makes me extremely proud   more

National Wild Turkey Federation: Boarman Earns Conservation Award
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Feb. 17 -- The National Wild Turkey Federation issued the following news release: Susan Boarman, of Newburg, Maryland, has received national recognition from the National Wild Turkey Federation as the recipient of the Roger M. Latham Sportsman Wild Turkey Service Award for her nearly 30 years of dedication to the organization and for her outstanding commitment to the NWTF's Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative. "The Roger Latham Award is absolutely an amazing honor  more

National Wild Turkey Federation: Casalena Receives National Conservation Award
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Feb. 17 -- The National Wild Turkey Federation issued the following news release: Mary Jo Casalena has long been involved in wild turkey management through her work at the Pennsylvania Game Commission, and the National Wild Turkey Federation recognized her efforts with a national award. "I feel extremely honored to receive the Henry S. Mosby award," Casalena said. "Never did I imagine I'd be in the ranks of past recipients, many of whom have been my mentors since I became  more

National Wild Turkey Federation: Hartleys Earn Conservation Award
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Feb. 17 -- The National Wild Turkey Federation issued the following news release: Marvin and Edie Hartley, of Jacksonville, Florida, have received national recognition from the National Wild Turkey Federation as recipients of the Roger M. Latham Sportsman Wild Turkey Service Award for more than 80 years of combined dedication to the organization and for their significant achievements. "We are honored to receive the Roger Latham Award and appreciate the NWTF recognizing th  more

National Wild Turkey Federation: Hoffman Receives NWTF Lifetime Achievement Award
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Feb. 17 -- The National Wild Turkey Federation issued the following news release: Rick Hoffman may have retired as a researcher from the Colorado Division of Wildlife, but his lasting impact on wildlife conservation and the wild turkey in Colorado and across the country has earned him a lifetime achievement award from the National Wild Turkey Federation. "Wayne Bailey was indeed a pioneer in wild turkey management and conservation," Hoffman said. "I consider it a great ho  more

National Wild Turkey Federation: Marolina Outdoors Earns NWTF Corporate Achievement Award
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Feb. 17 -- The National Wild Turkey Federation issued the following news release: For continuous support of the National Wild Turkey Federation's mission, Marolina Outdoors, parent company for the brands HUK and Nomad, earned the NWTF's Corporate Achievement Award. Marolina Outdoors accepted the award during the 44th annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show. "The NWTF sets the standard by which conservation organizations should be judged," said Pete Angle, chief marketing o  more

National Wild Turkey Federation: Massey Earns Conservation Award
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Feb. 17 -- The National Wild Turkey Federation issued the following news release: Matt Massey, of Orleans, Nebraska, has received national recognition from the National Wild Turkey Federation as the recipient of the Roger M. Latham Sportsman Wild Turkey Service Award for his 27 years of dedication to the organization and for his exceptional ability to drive the NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative. "I am honored to be chosen for this award; it is an award that  more

National Wild Turkey Federation: McNeil Earns Conservation Award
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Feb. 17 -- The National Wild Turkey Federation issued the following news release: Steve McNeil, of Auburn, Illinois, has received national recognition from the National Wild Turkey Federation as the recipient of the Roger M. Latham Sportsman Wild Turkey Service Award for his commitment to the NWTF's Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative and for his exceptional work as a NWTF volunteer. "I joined my local Flatlanders committee in 2000, and, in 2010, I was elected to   more

New Phytologist Journal Issues Research Articles in Part 2 of March 2020 Edition
OAK RIDGE, Tennessee, Feb. 18 -- New Phytologist, a journal that says it features plant science and its applications, published research articles on the following topics in Part 2 of its March 2020 edition: * Glandular trichomes: micro-organs with model status? * The role of peptides cleaved from protein precursors in eliciting plant stress reactions * Phytochrome evolution in 3D: deletion, duplication, and diversification * Multifloret spikelet improves rice yield * Stress-adaptive gene di  more

Tennessee Citizen Action: That Payday Loan Could Get You Arrested
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Feb. 19 -- Tennessee Citizen Action issued the following news release on Feb. 18: The Consumer Federation of America has issued a new report on the prevalence of payday lenders having borrowers arrested. Here's more from a press release: Today the Consumer Federation of America released a new study proving that some payday, vehicle title, and similar high-cost lenders routinely obtain warrants to arrest their customers. The study is based on a unique data set gathered wi  more

U.S. Poultry Foundation Awards $7,000 Student Recruiting Grant to the University of Tennessee
TUCKER, Georgia, Feb. 18 -- The U.S. Poultry Foundation issued the following news release: The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded a $7,000 student recruiting grant to the University of Tennessee. The grant was made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Centurion Poultry and was presented by Barbara Jenkins, executive director of the USPOULTRY Foundation, to Dr. Neal Schrick, head of the Animal Science Department at the University of Tennessee. A portion of the funds will be used to su  more