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PNS Daily Newscast - October 19, 2018 


Senator Corker demands the Trump administration share intelligence on the killing of a Washington Post columnist. Also on the Friday rundown: groups sue over the Texas border wall plan; and the soggy summer in some states may lead to higher pumpkin prices for Halloween.

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Public News Service - ID: Sustainable Agriculture

Clagstone Meadows in northern Idaho, owned by Stimson Lumber, was protected from development by the LWCF. (Kestrel Aerial Services/Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game)

BOISE, Idaho – With less than two months before it sunsets, conservation groups are calling for permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund – a program that has received bipartisan support in the past. Idaho has received nearly $280 million since the LWCF was crea

Mabel Dobbs says small ranches like hers struggle against corporate producers, which might prevent her granddaughters from taking over one day. (Homegrown Stories)

WEISER, Idaho – Mabel Dobbs hopes her granddaughters can take over her ranch one day, but she has doubts. Dobbs got involved in ranching more than 30 years ago when she married her husband, and now owns land on the Oregon border in Weiser, about 75 miles north of Boise. She's also a local or

Cross-laminated timber, used in some buildings in place of steel, is seeing a growing market demand in the Northwest. (Denna Jones/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – Businesses, environmental groups and the timber industry are just a few of the diverse groups coming together for Idaho's first-ever statewide summit on climate change. "Safeguarding Idaho's Economy in a Changing Climate" is a two-day event that started Thursday. The goal is t

A federal judge struck down Idaho's ag-gag law, which cracks down on whistleblowers who reveal conditions for animals at agricultural facilities. (Stephane Mignon/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- When a district court threw out Idaho's "ag-gag" law, the state appealed the ruling - and that case is still in court. Oral arguments in the federal appeals case are expected in April over the Idaho law that makes it illegal for food-safety and animal-rights activists to gain emplo

Idaho's delegation in Washington scored very low on the annual League of Conservation Voters Scorecard. (ostephy/Morguefile)

BOISE, Idaho - Nada. Zip. Zero percent. That's the score received by Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and James Risch on the annual Environmental Scorecard released Wednesday by the League of Conservation Voters. Representative Raúl Labrador cast pro-environmental votes just 3 percent of the time an

A bee-keeping group says pesticide labels carry inaccurate information to protect bees. Credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho - Pollinator Stewardship Council program director Michele Colopy. She says current guidelines for most pesticides don't protect bees and other insect pollinators. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals made big news when it said the Environmental Protection Agency was wrong to approve a p

PHOTO: Farmers and ag professionals are meeting in Hailey today to learn about beneficial insects and other critters, and how to make them part of the farm family. For example, this predaceous ground beetle eats slugs. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons

HAILEY, Idaho - Creepy-crawlies are mostly "good guys." Farmers and agriculture professionals are meeting in Hailey today to learn about beneficial insects and other critters, and how to make them part of the farm family. Gwendolyn Ellen, coordinator of the Farmscaping for Beneficials Program, Ore

PHOTO: Attendees at a previous Idaho Hunger Summit. Courtesy of the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force.

BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Summit on Hunger and Food Security will set an attendance record this week. It begins Tuesday and has been sold out for a week. The Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force sponsors the event. Jeanne Liston is executive director of the Blaine County Hunger Coalition, a member of the

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