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Archive: July 9, 2012

PHOTO: Farmers and environmentalists are concerned about the fate of renewable energy.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The U.S. House Agriculture Committee this week considers its version of the national Farm Bill, which makes deeper cuts than the version passed in the Senate. Farmers and environmentalists are concerned about the fate of renewable energy funding in the measure. Ron Omann, state e ...Read More

Hunter Haven Farm, Pearl City, Illinois

PEARL CITY, Ill. - Farmers in Illinois and around the nation are watching as the U.S. House takes up its version of the national Farm Bill this week. When the House Agriculture Committee starts work on the measure it will considers deeper cuts than in the Farm Bill that passed in the Senate. One c ...Read More

PHOTO: Chefs encouraging protection of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).<br />
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DENVER - The Farm Bill is not just for farmers. Government statistics show about 65 percent of the money in the bill, which is up for debate in the U.S. House this week, goes to help families put food on the table. Kathy Underhill sees the effect of the bill firsthand, as executive director of Hun ...Read More

PHOTO: 50 thousand manufacturers closed their doors in Oregon and around the nation in the past 10 years, costing 10 million Americans their jobs.

SALEM, Ore. - Manufacturing jobs are beginning to return to Oregon and around the country, but not fast enough. The nation's unemployment rate continues to hover around 8 percent. This month the U.S. Senate is expected to take up a bill aimed at creating more good-paying jobs. The "Bring Our Jobs Ho ...Read More

EAST TROY, Wis. - There is a growing demand for locally grown food in Wisconsin, and a lot of returning veterans are interested in getting into the farming business. A workshop to help these vets will be held by the National Center for Appropriate Technology at the Michael Fields Agricultural Instit ...Read More

PHOTO: Children's issues are noticeably absent in the political arena.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - With just four months to go until the November election, there is one thing missing from the campaigns, some people say, and that is children. A recently released study by the Child and Family Policy Center and Voices for America's Children found that children's issues often are ...Read More

PHOTO: Child playing a piano. Photo credit: Deborah Smith

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Elvis isn't just part of history; his music is now part of scientific history - published in a new study by University of Utah researchers that looks at genetic connections to the body's regulation of emotional hormones. Music by Elvis Presley and others was played to gauge em ...Read More

PHOTO: Instead of relying on technology of the past, we should be instead moving boldly toward a clean, homegrown energy future.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - With the merger of Duke and Progress Energy, much of North Carolina now is being served by the nation's largest utility. The new Duke Energy reportedly has a number of wind- and solar-energy projects in the United States, and environmental advocates are pushing the energy provider ...Read More

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