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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday May 24, 2020 ( 11 items )  

ACE Calls on EPA to Ensure RFS Blending Obligations Are Upheld Amid Drop in Biofuel Demand, Unjustified Waiver Requests
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, May 21 -- The American Coalition for Ethanol issued the following statement: The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings calls recent requests for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to waive or significantly reduce the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) unjustified, including a letter sent yesterday from 15 Republican Senators and similar requests from a handful of governors and attorneys general. Jennings released  more

ACE: Direct Aid to Address COVID-19 Economic Impact on Biofuel Industry Approved by the U.S. House of Representatives
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, May 19 -- The American Coalition for Ethanol issued the following news: The passage of the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act Friday, May 15, in the U.S. House of Representatives marks another positive step toward economic relief for ethanol producers with the new Renewable Fuel Reimbursement Program that would provide direct aid through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Upon reviewing the draft language May 12, the American  more

American Coalition for Ethanol 2020 Conference 'Rising Up,' Moving to Aug. 25 With Fuel Ethanol Workshop
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, May 20 -- The American Coalition for Ethanol issued the following news: The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is pleased to announce its 33rd annual conference will be held in conjunction with the rescheduled International Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) & Expo hosted by BBI International on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 25, in Omaha, Nebraska. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the economic hardship it's brought to bear on the ethanol industry, ACE believes hosti  more

American Coalition for Ethanol Thanks Senators Grassley, Klobuchar for Introducing the Renewable Fuel Feedstock Reimbursement Act of 2020
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, May 21 -- The American Coalition for Ethanol issued the following news: The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) thanks Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) for putting forth bipartisan legislation that would reimburse biofuel producers for a share of feedstocks they purchased and processed into renewable fuel dating back to the first quarter of the year. "ACE thanks Senators Grassley and Klobuchar for recognizing the importance of providing e  more

National Lawyers Guild & WPLC Joint Statement of Solidarity With Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and Oglala Sioux Tribe
NEW YORK, May 21 -- The National Lawyers Guild issued the following news release: The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) stand in solidarity with the governments of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (the territorial government of Mnicoujou, Itazipco, Siha Sapa, and Oohenumpa people of the Lakota Nation) and the Oglala Sioux Tribe (the territorial government of the Oglala people of the Lakota Nation) in their efforts to protect their nations' citizens from the   more

Sanford Health Lifts Some Visitor Restrictions
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, May 21 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: While ensuring patients are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is the highest priority, Sanford Health also recognizes that being alone for hospital stays and some clinic appointments can be difficult. Sanford Health is implementing a new visitor policy in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that is intended to minimize the spread of COVID-19 while also reducing feelings of isolation. "We've tak  more

Sanford Health: Music Therapy a Calling for Sanford Health's Anna Mitchell
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, May 19 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: To see someone playing a guitar with gloves on is an odd part of the pandemic-era routine at a hospital, but Sanford Health's Anna Mitchell has taken on the challenge of administering music therapy during this difficult time with enthusiasm and good humor. As a certified music therapist with Sanford Medical Center Fargo (North Dakota), Mitchell's time is filled with getting to know new people and, in many cases, get  more

Sanford Health: Prenatal Video Visit Option Pleases Couple and Obstetrician/Gynecologist
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, May 23 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: Pregnancy brings changes galore -- including frequent visits with a health care provider. Until the coronavirus pandemic, those prenatal visits typically happened in a clinic for Sanford Health patients. That was the case for Michele and Kyle Sorenson of Bemidji, Minnesota, who found out in mid-December 2019 they were expecting their first baby. Nausea and vomiting marked Michele's first trimester. "But now it's g  more

Sanford Health: Rock Rapids Clinic Completes First Year as Community Asset
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, May 22 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: Sanford Health Rock Rapids Clinic arrived at its one-year anniversary this May with this 9,600-square-foot facility continuing to represent a strong and expanding health care commitment to Rock Rapids, Iowa, and the surrounding area. The clinic's grand opening a year ago included a festive atmosphere and public celebration. The presence of the coronavirus, however, has quieted what would have been an equally rousing  more

Sanford Health: Telemedicine Helps Long-Term Care Residents See the Doctor
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, May 20 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a physical disconnect many of us have never experienced. Health care providers have especially felt the pandemic's complexity, having to practice social distancing while still caring for their patients. Staying connected As restrictions have tightened, the use of telemedicine has become integral for providers caring for patients who live in long-term care facilities. "It's vital t  more

South Dakota Bankers Association to Hold Annual Business Meeting Virtually, Followed by a Virtual FDIC Town Hall
PIERRE, South Dakota, May 22 -- The South Dakota Bankers Association issued the following news: The SDBA's Annual Business Meeting, traditionally held during the Annual Convention, will take place as a virtual meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, June 9, at 9-10 a.m. CDT. The meeting is being held virtually due to the cancellation of the SDBA/NDBA Annual Convention, which was scheduled for June 8-9. The agenda of the Annual Business Meeting includes election of SDBA officers, comments from the outgoin  more