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PNS Daily News - December 11, 2019 


U.S. House to vote on two articles of impeachment; $1.4 trillion in planned oil & gas development said to put the world in "bright red level" of climate crisis; anti-protest legislation moves forward in Ohio; "forest farming" moves forward in Appalachia; and someone's putting cowboy hats on pigeons in Nevada.

2020Talks - December 11, 2019 


18 years ago today, China joined the WTO. Now, China's in a trade war with the U.S. Also, House Democrats and the Trump administration made a deal to move forward with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

Public News Service - KY: Rural/Farming

Many rural areas in the United States still lack access to basic running water, according to a report by the U.S. Water Alliance. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Some communities are being left behind when it comes to access to running water and indoor plumbing, including parts of rural Appalachia. That's according to a new report by the U.S. Water Alliance, which found more than 2 million people across the country lack these services.

Rural Americans report less leisure time physical activity and lower seat belt use than their urban counterparts, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – More than 46 million Americans live in rural areas, and a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says these residents tend to be older and sicker compared with people living in urban areas. In Kentucky, the report says excess deaths from preventable

In 2018, more than 3 million pounds of fresh produce were distributed to Kentuckians in need through the Farms to Food Banks program. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Many Kentucky farmers are participating in a statewide program that channels produce to local food banks. The program – one of the first of its kind in the country – pays farmers to harvest, pack and transport produce from the field to families in need. Cynthia

The agrotourism organization Black Soil: Our Better Nature aims to reconnect black Kentuckians to their legacy and heritage in agriculture. (Tehran Jewell, owner and operator of A Taste of Jewell Farm/AgZinger)

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Women and minority farmers are consistently denied agricultural loans, according to a report released this month by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Farmers and ranchers rely on loans to buy land and purchase supplies and equipment. Most farmers in need of cash app

According to the Kentucky Farm Bureau, family farms produce most of the state's agriculture. (Adobe Stock)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – With a downturn in the farm economy, many Kentucky farmers are under increasing financial pressure – and there's a new resource guide that could help. Low commodity prices are shrinking cash flow for many farmers, forcing some to take out more or higher interest loans.

More than 600,000 people in Kentucky face food insecurity, according to a new

BEREA, Ky. – More than 600,000 Kentuckians, many of them children, are going hungry, according to a new "Map the Meal Gap" report by the group Feeding America. The report, which looked at food insecurity in all 120 counties in the state, found Magoffin County had the highest rate of food ins

The bourbon industry supports more than 17,000 jobs in Kentucky. Will tariffs put it over a barrel? (Pixabay)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Whiskey trade groups from around the world will converge on the birthplace of bourbon this week to discuss their concerns about a possible global trade war being stoked by the Trump administration. Tariffs have already been imposed on bourbon in some overseas markets and, a

Current consumer Internet protections are slated to expire June 11. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Supporters of a free and open Internet in Kentucky are making a last ditch plea to federal lawmakers to save net neutrality. The U.S. Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on a Congressional Review Act resolution to block the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal o

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