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PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2019 


President Trump's reported to be ready to sign disaster relief bill without money for border security. Also on the Friday rundown: House bills would give millions a path to citizenship; and remembering California’s second-deadliest disaster.

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Public News Service - MN: Rural/Farming

Minneapolis, MN – A coalition of Minnesota agriculture groups wants the new U.S. Farm Bill, now being hammered out in Congress, to better encourage competition. Spokesman Dennis Olson, senior policy analyst for the Minnesota-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, says current polici

Minneapolis, MN – With its strong influence on agricultural policy in Congress, Minnesota has become "ground zero" in the debate over the next U.S. Farm Bill. A coalition of taxpayer, environmental and faith groups has launched a television ad campaign that calls on lawmakers to stop subsidizi

Canton, MN – Good farm stewardship can bring a "harvest" of cleaner water, better soil, and more wildlife habitat in Minnesota, but it is suffering from poor farm policy, according to a state conservation group. Loni Kemp with the Minnesota Project says Congress should use the new Farm Bill to

Eden Prairie, MN - College students from around the country have joined farmers in a national "fly-in." They've gathered in the nation's capital this week to share their concerns and questions about the future of American agriculture. The students' visit is sponsored by Oxfam, an international rel

St. Paul, MN - Minnesota farmers joined hundreds of agriculture producers from throughout the nation for a three-day discussion on the 2007 Farm Bill with members of Congress in Washington. Minnesota Farmers Union President Doug Peterson says that one of the concerns with the new farm bill is to tak

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

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