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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 

Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.

2020Talks - August 11, 2020 

Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - MI: Sustainable Agriculture

DETROIT - At least 48 Michigan farmers will be using the sun to power their operations this year, thanks to the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). It gives farmers and rural small businesses grants and loan guarantees to become more energy independent. Grant Toner farms in Bad Axe near Detro

LANSING, Mich. - Farmers Market Week is underway in Michigan, and with summer in full swing, the crowds have never been larger or the choices greater at the state's nearly 300 farmers markets. Thanks to a federal initiative called The Farmers Market Promotion Program, access to fresh, locally grown

LANSING, Mich. - Hundreds of Michigan farmers and tens of thousands across the nation may lose incentive to conserve water and soil resources if Congress slashes funding for farm-bill conservation programs again this year. After cutting a half billion dollars last year, Congress is now looking at s

LANSING, Mich. - Legislation introduced Thursday in Congress could level the playing field for farmers in Michigan and elsewhere. The Rural America Preservation Act of 2011, sponsored by Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Tim Johnson, D-S.D., caps certain commodity payments to prevent large-scale an

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan farmers are increasingly selling fresh fruits and vegetables to school lunch programs - which supporters say links K-12 students to agriculture, as well as provide access to less-processed, healthier food choices while boosting the local economy. Now the state's largest sch

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