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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

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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