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PNS Daily Newscast - March 22, 2019 


President Trump rattles the Middle East, saying the U.S. will recognize Israel’s authority over the Golan Heights. Also on our Friday rundown: A judge blocks laws limiting the power of the new Wisconsin governor. Plus, momentum builds across party lines to abolish the death penalty.

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Public News Service - MN: Rural/Farming

St. Paul, MN - Congress returns from its August recess today. A top agenda item is a new, far-reaching U.S. Farm Bill, which will impact everything from the rural economy to food prices, to nutrition programs. Steve Francisco, with the Minnesota Budget Project, says as his group monitors action in

Minneapolis, MN – Farmers in Minnesota and Wisconsin have suffered heavy losses from floods over the past week. Now, there’s a grassroots effort underway to help them. Ben Lilliston, with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, says food co-ops, chefs, and sustainable agricultu

St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota State Fair is famous for its food -- and, today, fairgoers will get a second helping. Several chefs are teaming up with Minnesota farmers to promote the benefits of cooking with locally-grown produce. Chef J.D. Fratzke of the St. Paul eatery "Muffuletta in the Park

St. Paul, MN - Some state lawmakers are asking Governor Pawlenty to call a special legislative session to provide flood relief to Southeastern Minnesota. In addition to causing at least six deaths, Senator Ann Lynch of Rochester says the floodwaters have washed out roads, destroyed bridges and swept

Sign-up is underway for a program designed to get more Minnesotans into farming. Farm Beginnings spokeswoman Amy Bacigalupo explains it involves classes and training for those interested in working the land. She says consumers are looking for sources of locally produced food, to make sure their food

The U.S. House today takes up legislation with major implications for farmers, rural communities, consumers and trade policy - a new five year farm bill. Minnesota Farmers Union president Doug Peterson is in Washington to watch the proceedings. A priority for him is the renewal of a policy ensuring

The House Agriculture Committee gets down to business today on a new, five-year farm bill. And, members, including Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota, are being asked, by a coalition of three dozen farm, rural, labor and consumer groups, to find common ground on one of its most difficult issues:

The U.S. Farm Bill is getting attention in Minnesota and not just in rural areas. Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, back in his district for the holiday break, says his urban constituents are telling him the next farm bill should promote conservation, boost nutrition programs, support family farm

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