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    PNS Weekend Update - November 28, 20150 

    We’ve got several topics on tap from around the country this weekend, including: several people were hurt during a shooting at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado; the protests over a police shooting continue in Chicago; now that we’re in full holiday mode, new research suggests that family time matters most to developing children.


Indiana farmers are doing their part to help keep people from going hungry during the holidays. Credit: pippalou/morguefile

INDIANAPOLIS - A big Thanksgiving dinner isn't always possible for the one in six Indiana residents who struggle with hunger. Farmers around the state are doing their part to help keep Hoosiers from going hungry during the holidays and year-round. Indiana is home to nearly 60,000 farms, and Emily W ...Read More

Despite losing more than 9 percent of the state's annual turkey population to avian flu this year, Iowans will find an abundant supply for holiday dinners. Courtesy: National Turkey Federation

DES MOINES, Iowa - More than 1 million turkeys in Iowa didn't make it onto Thanksgiving dinner tables this year. They had to be destroyed because of an avian influenza outbreak earlier this year. Gretta Irwin, who heads the Iowa Turkey Federation, said there is still an ample supply of turkeys for ...Read More

Deputy USDA Secretary Krysta Harden was among those leading a trade mission to Ghana, where the agency signed agreements worth $58 million over the next five years. Courtesy: USDA

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Farmers from Arkansas and other states could be pitching in to help others half a world away, as part of new agreements forged by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA just hosted a trade mission to Ghana, which included announcing some "Food for Progress" agreements to ...Read More

Millions in federal dollars for North Dakota's public lands hang in the balance as Congress continues to debate the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Some of North Dakota's best public spots for hunting, fishing and hiking, including the Dakota Prairie Grasslands, could be at risk of losing about $22 million in federal support. That's because Congress continues to argue over the future of a massive public lands funding bi ...Read More

North Dakota health experts are using National Rural Health Day to spotlight the state's unique challenges. Credit: Grafixar/

BISMARCK, N.D. - Today is National Rural Health Day and for North Dakota's health-care providers it's a chance to put a spotlight on the state's unique challenges. About 40 percent of the state's population lives in rural areas. According to Brad Gibbens, deputy director of the Center for Rural H ...Read More

Montana Wheat Farmer Paul Kanning. Credit: Paul Kanning

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the Montana Farmers Union is launching a multimedia campaign asking everyone to Thank a Farmer or Rancher. The idea is to get people thinking about the issues that face Montana's 28,000 farms and ranches, as well as the products ...Read More

The Minnesota Farmers Union will be debating how several national policies will affect local food producers this weekend. Credit: Jackske/

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Some big topics are slated to come up at this year's Minnesota Farmers Union's state convention. The group is holding its yearly meeting Saturday and Sunday to discuss several issues before sending delegates to the national convention next year. For one, they will be debating the ...Read More

For the first time, produce farmers soon will have to comply with new federal food safety rules, and a sustainable ag advocate is mostly praising the move. Credit: KyleJones/

BISMARCK, N.D. - It took five years of debate, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finally has approved new food safety rules. Late last week, the FDA set the official standards for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the first major reform in more than 70 years. Sophia Kruszewski, pol ...Read More

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