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PNS Daily Newscast - November 18, 2019 


President Trump invited to testify in person or in writing, says Pelosi; a battle over the worth of rooftop-solar electricity when it's sold back to the grid; the flu gets an early start; and the value of Texas family caregivers.

2020Talks - November 18, 2019 


Former Pres. Barack Obama cautioned Democrats to be more moderate, and incumbent Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins over Trump-backed Republican opponent.

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Public News Service - ID: Rural/Farming

Ketchum, ID – Good fences make good neighbors of wolves. Several techniques are being tested such as portable fences, alarm boxes and trained field crew in Central Idaho's Wood River Valley to keep the wolves away from livestock. Jesse Timberlake with Defenders of Wildlife says wolves have o

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

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