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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday March 08, 2020 ( 4 items )  

American Coalition for Ethanol Issues Joint Statement Urging President Trump Stand by Renewable Fuel Standard
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, March 7 -- The American Coalition for Ethanol issued the following statement: America's top biofuel and farm advocates called on President Trump to immediately speak out against reports from within the administration that the White House may bow to a misinformation campaign spearheaded by Senator Ted Cruz. The senator has urged the president to join a handful of oil refineries seeking to overturn a unanimous court decision that would halt the Environmental Protection   more

American Coalition for Ethanol Issues Statement Welcomeing USDA Fleet Directive Infrastructure Funding
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, March 3 -- The American Coalition for Ethanol issued the statement: USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the USDA intends to make available up to $100 million in competitive grants under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) for activities designed to expand the sale and use of renewable fuels, $86 million of which is reserved for higher blends of ethanol and approximately $14 million for higher blends of biodiesel. USDA plans to publish app  more

National Pork Producers Council: Ten Students Awarded Pork Industry Scholarships
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, March 7 -- The National Pork Producers Council issued the following news release: The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) awarded scholarships to 10 college students who intend to pursue careers in the pork industry. The Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship program is sponsored by CME Group and the National Pork Industry Foundation, and managed and administered by NPPC. The award was announced at NPPC's annual National Pork Industry Forum here. The 2020 winne  more

SDFB Adds Two New Members to State Board of Directors
HURON, South Dakota, Feb. 25 -- The South Dakota Farm Bureau issued the following news release: South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) has expanded its state board of directors by two new appointed positions, creating a 13-member board. Joining the board are Mark Salvador of Sioux Falls S.D., representing agri-business members; and Jennifer Hurlbert of Raymond, S.D., representing student members. "As part of strategic planning activities our board and staff took part of, we identified several priorit  more