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PNS Daily Newscast - January 22, 2018 


The funding stumble in Congress deepens the crisis for health centers; also on our nationwide rundown; we will let you know about concerns over possible "gifts" to payday lenders; and a new survey provides alarming numbers about young people and homelessness.

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Public News Service - SD: Rural/Farming

A South Dakota field specialist suggests farmers aim to reduce costs this year by at least 5 percent, without cutting their yield. (gimplearn.net)

ABERDEEN, S.D. — The farm outlook this year shows cautious optimism, according to one local expert. Jack Davis, field specialist at South Dakota State University, said farmers will need to manage top costs and reduce them by 5-10 percent without cutting yield to be profitable. He said increa

Rural health care facilities in South Dakota face a workforce shortage, according to an official from the South Dakota Department of Health. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

PIERRE, S.D. – Outside of the major cities in South Dakota and across the country, communities on Thursday are celebrating National Rural Health Day. South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has issued a proclamation marking the day. More than 60 million Americans live in rural areas. And Tom Mar

Bugs such as the beetle are integral to rejuvenating soil, also making them vital to people who work the land. (miss Murasaki/Flickr)

PIERRE, S.D. – Insects don't get the respect they deserve, but author David MacNeal is highlighting their importance and diversity in his new book, "Bugged: The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed with Them." MacNeal says bugs aren't living in our world – we're living in

Family caregivers spent an average of $7,000 of their own money supporting loved ones in 2016. (StockSnap/Pixabay)

PIERRE, S.D. – Nearly 85,000 South Dakotans are unpaid caregivers, sometimes choosing between their jobs and caring for loved ones. Nationwide, nearly 40 million people are helping older family members, spouses and children with disabilities, and AARP is among the groups asking Congress to pas

R-CALF represents cattle and sheep producers in 47 states. (Bob Nichols/U.S. Department of Agriculture)

RAPID CITY, S.D. - Ranchers from across the nation will come to Rapid City this weekend for the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund annual convention. In its 18th year, the R-CALF convention sets policy for the ranching group. The meetup on Friday and Saturday at the Ramkota Hotel comes as officia

South Dakota is using $1 million from a federal grant to tear down dilapidated buildings and make way for housing. (Jnzl's Photos/Flickr)

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota is offering a new solution to the state's workplace housing shortage. It’s a program called Bulldoze, Build and Beautify. State officials say they've identified about 3,000 dilapidated structures across South Dakota that could be demolished and the property

More than three-quarters of South Dakota counties are in some stage of drought and the rest are considered

RAPID CITY, S.D. – South Dakotans have seen their crops turn to dust this summer as the state suffers from the worst drought in the nation. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 80 percent of counties are in some stage of drought, and 15 percent are experiencing extreme drought, hitting far

A parasite known as cryptosporidium, or

PIERRE, S.D. – A parasite that causes an uncomfortable illness is on the rise as summer unofficially begins. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning about crypto – short for cryptosporidiosis. It infects the intestines and stomach, causing cramps, diarrhea and

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