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08/18/2017

I grew up on a family farm south of Lawrence where my parents still raise corn, wheat, and cattle. I spent my childhood helping with harvest, planting, fixing fence, and working cattle. I attended Lawrence/Nelson High School where I was involved in FFA, football, basketball, and baseball. My wife, Jaycee, and I live in Nelson…

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08/04/2017

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS UPDATE JULY 31, 2017 DAWN CALDWELL FEDERAL ISSUES NAFTA Renogiation – August 16 is the day the renegotiation talks begin. As has been mentioned in the past, most of agriculture is feeling comfortable going into the talks. This has been reassured again by Secretary Perdue’s comments during a trip to Mexico just last…

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Dawn Caldwell

07/17/2017

DAWN CALDWELL HEAD OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS FEDERAL ISSUES WOTUS-repeal measures move ahead. Two House spending bills targeting the Obama-era “waters of the U.S.” rule are closer to becoming law. The House Appropriations Committee approved its fiscal 2018 energy and water spending bill last Wednesday, and the House Appropriations subcommittee responsible for funding the EPA sent…

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Dawn Caldwell

07/13/2017

I grew up in the small town of Soldier, Kansas where we lived close to my grandparents who were dairy farmers. My childhood was cluttered with activities such as music, church, horses, sports and spending time on my grandparent’s farm. One of my favorite childhood memories was spending time in the gym playing basketball with…

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06/30/2017

FEDERAL ISSUES EPA Proposes to Withdraw the 2015 WOTUS Rule This past Tuesday, June 27, EPA Administrator Pruitt announced the proposal to repeal the 2015 WOTUS Rule. It is important to understand, that action starts the process to getting the 2015 rule repealed and there will be a comment period (the comment period will be…

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Aurora Cooperative

06/28/2017

I grew up on a small farm in Woodman, Wisconsin and all of my family still lives in the southwest Wisconsin area. While growing up, I spent a lot of time hunting and fishing with my dad. I am still a big fan of hunting turkeys in the spring and deer in the fall here…

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06/21/2017

I married my high school sweetheart, Katie, in the summer of 2011. We were blessed with our first child, Clarence, in March 2017. Katie and I both grew up in Wood River where we attended high school. We currently live in Grand Island. Most of our family still lives in Wood River so we enjoy…

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06/14/2017

I grew up on an acreage northeast of Superior, Neb. My family did not operate a farm, but we did enjoy living in the country and spending a majority of our time in the outdoors. I attended the Superior school system and graduated from Superior High School in 2010. My fiancé, Courtney, and I currently…

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06/09/2017

Federal Issues Proposed Budget Seeks Slight Cuts For OSHA; Reflects Changed Priorities “The White House says the budget proposal places a priority on helping protect American workers and helping employers understand and comply with worker protection laws by putting an emphasis on compliance assistance and outreach.” Analysis by the law firm Conn Maciel Carey suggests…

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Aurora Cooperative