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PNS Daily Newscast - June 19, 2018 


Four First Ladies take issue with separating kids from families at the border. Also on the rundown: Nebraska struggles to deliver summer meals and there are thriving rural counties in the USA.

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Public News Service - ID: Rural/Farming

Boise, ID – Farmers know the clock is ticking for the planting season in Idaho. But they may not realize time is running out in just a few weeks for a popular program funded through the U.S. Farm Bill, that rewards farmers and ranchers who take special care of land and water resources. Accord

Boise, ID – It's reform -- in name only. The Center for Rural Affairs has taken a closer look at the new U.S. Farm Bill that Congress is finishing up, and finds that the proposed "limits" on payments made to large-scale, corporate farms could actually mean more money for those farms. Report a

Boise, ID – You may be able to get a job in Idaho, but finding a good job that pays a living wage is another matter. A new report says only about 20 percent of jobs available pay a "living wage" for an average family, reckoned as around $20 per hour. That's the minimum needed to cover basic e

Boise, ID – For spuds, it's a dud. At least one agriculture expert says the latest U.S. Farm Bill proposal being considered in the Senate does nothing to look out for Idaho's number one crop. Chuck Hassebrook of the Center for Rural Affairs says the proposal would hurt Idaho family farmers an

Promises made, promises broken. That's one expert assessment of the U.S. House Farm Bill, which originally was designed, among other goals, to aid family farms. However, Chuck Hassebrook of the Center for Rural Affairs says the "fine print" in the latest version of the bill means payments to the big

It's a "cash cow" that many think should be put out to pasture. The U.S. House has passed a Farm Bill that didn't do much to limit farm payments to multi-million dollar farm companies even though President Bush and family farm groups wanted those payments changed. Jon Bailey with the Center for Rura

The farming field is not a level playing field in Idaho, or across the country according to an agriculture group that is singing the praises of legislation proposed for the next farm bill. The Rural America Preservation Act would eliminate loopholes that have allowed big business farms to collect u

A new generation of farmers and ranchers need to be cultivated for Idaho. Most farmers are approaching retirement, and sons and daughters aren't traditionally standing by to take over anymore. But breaking into the agriculture business can be tricky, according to Traci Bruckner with the Center for R

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