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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday March 15, 2020 ( 7 items )  

American Coalition for Ethanol Cancels April DC Fly-in Due to COVID-19 Precautions Being Taken on Capitol Hill, Exploring Options to Reschedule in the Fall
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, March 13 -- The American Coalition for Ethanol issued the following news: The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced its annual Washington, D.C. Fly-in and Government Affairs Summit scheduled for April 2-3, 2020 has been canceled due to the number of congressional offices declining meeting requests in response to concerns about the rapid spread of COVID-19. Many congressional offices have notified ACE they are not scheduling "any in-person meetings for the fo  more

Dairy Defined Podcast: Ag-Labor's Legislative Obstacles Don't Deter South Dakota Farmer
ARLINGTON, Virginia, March 14 -- The National Milk Producers Federation issued the following news release: Lynn Boadwine, an owner of Boadwine Farms near Baltic, South Dakota, was part of a group of dairy farmers from 26 states who visited Capitol Hill last week as part of an NMPF fly-in calling for agricultural labor reform. NMPF has long advocated for farm-labor legislation in Washington, and even though last year the House of Representatives advanced its first package since 1986, much work   more

Ethanol, Farm Groups Respond as Administration Mulls Appeal of Tenth Circuit SRE Ruling
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, March 11 -- The American Coalition for Ethanol issued the following news: On March 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit approved requests by the U.S. Department of Justice, HollyFrontier, and CVR Energy for an extension of the deadline to file motions asking for a rehearing en banc of Renewable Fuels Association et al. v. EPA, in which the Court found EPA vastly exceeded its authority in granting compliance exemptions to three refineries from 2016 and 20  more

Sanford Health: Focus on Your Behaviors to Relieve Coronavirus Anxiety
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, March 14 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: If you're feeling fearful or anxious about the coronavirus pandemic, that's natural. It's how we're hard-wired, said Sanford Health licensed psychologist Jon Ulven, Ph.D. "We're fundamentally animals and mammals," he said. Part of our brain constantly looks for danger. And if we perceive a potential threat to a community, we naturally experience fear, anxiety and nervousness. A situation such as the pandemic th  more

Sanford Health: Personal Trainers Add Expertise and Fun to Exercise Plan
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, March 13 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: After Nissa Schweitzer had her second child, she discovered her body wasn't bouncing back as quickly as it did after her first child. She decided her usual aerobic workout regimen was going to need a new approach. This approach included strength training and interaction with a personal trainer. If she was going to do it, why not do it right? "My husband said the trainers at the Sanford Wellness Center were really  more

Sanford Health: Sioux Falls Area Health Systems Confirm COVID-19 Cases
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, March 11 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: Avera, Sanford Health and the South Dakota Department of Health confirm, as Gov. Kristi Noem has announced, South Dakota's first presumptive cases of COVID-19 in the state. These cases were all travel-related. Avera confirms that two South Dakota patients from Pennington and Davison counties tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus) at an Avera facility. One of those patients has died; this patient had underlying  more

South Dakota Biotech Association: Coronavirus Business Resource Center
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, March 9 -- The South Dakota Biotech Association issued the following news release: Posted March 9th, 2020 As many BIO members work to develop diagnostics, vaccines and treatments to address the global COVID-19 outbreak, we want to help all of our member companies continue their operations with minimum disruption and keep their employees safe and healthy. To that end, BIO has compiled a Coronavirus Business Resource Center to help you and your colleagues think through  more