Idaho Dairy Farmers Dispute Censorship Claims

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United Dairymen of Idaho moved quickly this week to respond to criticism that it had encouraged members to deny media access to their farms. Six months after a controversial state law governing media coverage of farm operations took effect in Idaho, the state’s dairy farmers are struggling with a question of access—and that’s causing big headaches for the industry. The post Idaho Dairy Farmers Dispute Censorship Claims appeared first on Associations Now

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Idaho Dairy Farmers Dispute Censorship Claims

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United Dairymen of Idaho moved quickly this week to respond to criticism that it had encouraged members to deny media access to their farms. Six months after a controversial state law governing media coverage of farm operations took effect in Idaho, the state’s dairy farmers are struggling with a question of access—and that’s causing big headaches for the industry. The post Idaho Dairy Farmers Dispute Censorship Claims appeared first on Associations Now

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How a Just-Formed Truffle Group Scored an Early Win

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The Idaho Truffle Growers Association, trying to cultivate an industry from a challenging fungus, saw near-immediate support for its mission in the form of a large research grant from the state. When a group of truffle farmers in Idaho decided to form an association back in May, a driving factor behind it was to build support for research efforts around a difficult-to-grow crop that’s surging in popularity. It’s a strange crop,” Beckman told the Idaho State Journal this week.

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West Coast Credit Union Groups See Strength in Numbers

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After collaborating on a networking event, credit union associations in the Pacific Northwest realized there was growth opportunity in teaming up with their counterparts in Idaho. The Northwest Credit Union Association and the Idaho Credit Union League (ICUL) recently inked a three-year agreement to cohost an annual convention while simultaneously holding membership meetings—though in different locations. Idaho has a lot of credit union growth happening right now.

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West Coast Credit Union Groups See Strength in Numbers

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After collaborating on a networking event, credit union associations in the Pacific Northwest realized there was growth opportunity in teaming up with their counterparts in Idaho. The Northwest Credit Union Association and the Idaho Credit Union League (ICUL) recently inked a three-year agreement to cohost an annual convention while simultaneously holding membership meetings—though in different locations. Idaho has a lot of credit union growth happening right now.

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How Green Are Your State’s Purchasing Practices?

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Four states—Alabama, Idaho, Mississippi, and Ohio—reported no green purchasing programs or activities. A new benchmarking tool developed by the National Association of State Procurement Officials provides a coast-to-coast picture of states’ efforts to make their purchasing programs more sustainable.

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Association Rises To The Aid of New Mexico’s Chile Pepper

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This week, NMCA announced a new trademark that will distinguish and preserve the reputation of the cash crop, as trademarks have done for other well-known agricultural products such as Vidalia Onions and Idaho Potatoes. The New Mexico chile pepper industry is attempting to protect the integrity of one of the state’s valuable cash crops via a new certification program. The New Mexico Chile Association is bringing the heat to protect the state’s official vegetable, the chile pepper.

New Credit Union Network Creates Pathways for Young Professionals

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Working with young professionals’ organizations in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, the Northwest Credit Union Association recently launched its Northwest Young Professionals Network. The Northwest Credit Union Association’s Northwest Young Professionals Network gives these individuals opportunities to lead the credit union industry into the future.

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Best of the Web: March 2014

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The Idaho Statesman. Posts We Like: Need a Good Mentor? Here’s How to Find One. Nicole Fallon. Business News Daily. Infographic: 3 Ways Brands Cane Use Snapchat. Kristin Piombino. Ragan.com. Stealth Creativity. Nancy Napier. Never Heard of Graymail? Here’s What You Need to Know. Corey Eridon. HubSpot. What Do I Do? What I Do Shapes America. Trish Hudson, MPsSC and Jim Hudson, PhD. Association Leadership (Texas Society of Association Executives).

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How One Association Started a Conversation on Workplace Safety

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This is on par with other state bar surveys taken in Utah, Idaho, Kansas, Oregon, and North Carolina. After a tragedy that served as a wakeup call, the State Bar of Arizona worked to educate legal professionals on workplace safety and was recently awarded for its efforts. Violence in the workplace is not something anyone likes to think about. Until one day it strikes close to home, and it becomes less of a “what if” and more of a potential reality. “We

Invest in Yourself: Book Recommendations for Young Professionals

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Educated: A Memoir – Growing up in rural Idaho, Tara Westover had no birth certificate, never saw a doctor and didn’t go to school. There is a highly disturbing realization when you go from being a college student to becoming a young professional: It’s the realization that no matter how much you prepared, what your GPA was, or how talented or determined you might be, you’re starting at the bottom.

Unlock Your Attendees’ Inner Artist

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For example, at the Idaho State Dental Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting , attendees could sign up for a wood-oven-fired pizza-cooking class with a local chef. Tapping into the creative genius of your meeting attendees will get them out of their comfort zone, boost right-brain thinking, and foster connections. I’m the first to admit that some things are just not my strong suit. Included on the list: spatial relations, drawing, singing, and painting.

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Association’s Cheese Championship Brings in Gouda Competition

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While the competition attracts cheeses from all over the country—including New York, Vermont, California, and Idaho—the home-field advantage is strong for this one. The biannual U.S. Championship Cheese Contest, which took place in Wisconsin last week, is a highly technical competition that highlights its home state’s usual home-field advantage on the cheese front. When the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association puts on the biannual U.S. Championship Cheese Contest , it goes big. Lambeau big.

Wisconsin Grocers Want to Tap the Fresh Beer Market

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While filling growlers in grocery and convenient stores is a growing national trend—with stores everywhere from Seattle to Boise, Idaho , to upstate New York now offering beer on tap—most grocery stores in Wisconsin operate under a Class A liquor license, which limits them to the sale of pre-packaged beer. The Wisconsin Grocers Association is pushing for a change in state law that would allow grocery stores to sell beer from the tap.

Lessons from Arizona: Meetings and Controversial Legislation

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A number of other states—Georgia, Idaho, Missouri, Mississippi, and Ohio, to name a few— are considering similar legislation. While Arizona’s governor vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed businesses to use religious beliefs to refuse service to people earlier this week, the uproar around the measure provides plenty for associations to think about as they pick locations and plan for their upcoming meetings.

Marketing the Future: Learn From the Mac’s Initial Missteps

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On December 31, 1983, a minute-long ad played on a local CBS affiliate in tiny Twin Falls, Idaho. Declining Fortunes If this article makes you feel a little sad about the Apple Macintosh, the silver lining is that Apple, the company, is doing far better than McIntosh, the apple, these days. That’s according to the World Apple and Pear Association , which says the namesake fruit accounts for just 5 percent of U.S.

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How Two Nonprofits Use Social Media To Help Save Fish – #keepemwet #SaveMarinsCoho

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They have documented this public support to work with the Oregon, California, and Idaho departments of fish and wildlife to get a fishing regulation in place that require that all wild, native fish be kept in the water during catch and release (this is already a angling regulation in Washington state.). Yvon Chouinard – Founder of Patagonia, flyer fisherman, rock climber, surfer and COHO ACTIVIST! Posted by Catie Clune on Thursday, September 24, 2015.

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111 Intriguing Chats for 2011

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Individuals from North Carolina, New Hampshire, West Virginia, Oregon, and Idaho stand alone as delegates from these states. jamiemorgancda - Jamie Lynn Morgan; Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Wine/Beer/Food loving Wife & Mother of three living in Coeur d’Alene Idaho who loves starting conversations about local businesses. I found myself thinking back over all the great 1-on-1 conversations I had in 2010 and wanting to have more in 2011.

Do You Know the Chase Bank Routing Transit Number?

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Idaho. Your bank’s routing number is significant because it is the key to knowing where to send and receive money. In fact, when banks ask for a “voided check,” they are usually looking for this number. Another reason you need to know your bank’s routing number is that; it will definitely come in handy when you need to sign up for direct deposits, make payroll payments or even when you want to send out wire transfers. Chase bank routing numbers.