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04/24/2018

A tremendous amount of time and effort was expended on behalf of cooperative owners leading up to the passage of the omnibus budget, which was signed into law by the President on March 23. Section 199 was a significant benefit to Aurora Cooperative farmer-owners; a total of $40M of Section 199 deduction was passed through…

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Dawn Caldwell

04/10/2018

I grew up in the small town of Trumbull, Nebraska with strong farming values. My family has lived in Trumbull all of their lives. I learned many small town values that aren’t so common in bigger cities. I believe that farming is truly the backbone of rural Nebraska. I have been a Fuel Delivery Driver…

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10/20/2017

Dawn Caldwell Head of Government Affairs at Aurora Cooperative Government Affairs Update October 20, 2017 Two topics have been at the forefront the past several weeks – Renewable fuels and Section 199 within our current tax code. RENEWABLE FUELS Chris Vincent, penned an excellent op-ed supporting bio-fuels. If you haven’t seen that, you can read…

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Dawn Caldwell

09/22/2017

Dawn Caldwell Head of Government Affairs at Aurora Cooperative While the media focuses on relations with North Korea, another likely failing chance at repealing the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare), and very unfortunate natural disasters, there are glimpses of progress being made in our nation’s Capital. The Senate Ag Committee held nomination hearings for both Stephen…

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Dawn Caldwell

09/11/2017

I have always been a farm girl at heart. I spent the earlier part of my childhood on a farm south of Ruskin, and then moved to a farm north of Nelson when I was 9. Our family farm was very diversified and consisted of beef, swine and row crops as part of the operation.…

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09/08/2017

DAWN CALDWELL HEAD OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS FEDERAL ISSUES Trade – Two rounds of NAFTA renegotiation meetings are completed. A large number of issues have been tabled, including the desire for expanded use of U.S.-made materials in automobiles and other products and disagreements about the mechanisms for resolving trade disputes and whether steps should be taken…

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Aurora Cooperative

08/29/2017

I spent the earlier part of my childhood in Kearney, but when I was 12 we moved to the small town of Ericson, Nebraska. My 5 siblings and I were very close knit. We did what any normal farm kid did growing up – showed cattle at the county fair and hunted whenever we had…

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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