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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

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

St. Paul, MN - President Bush has signed legislation that includes $3 billion in disaster assistance for farmers. Minnesota Farmers Union president Doug Peterson explains the money is earmarked for those who suffered agricultural losses from 2005 to 2007. He says it's a stopgap measure, designed to

There's a "help wanted" sign going up in rural America. A congressional committee today is scheduled to consider a plan sponsored by Minnesota Rep.Tim Walz (DFL-Rochester) to attract a new generation of farmers and ranchers. He says it's designed to address obstacles to those trying to get into the

Lyons, NE - "Specialty crops" are a growing part of Minnesota's economy, and a Midwest agriculture think tank says the federal "Value-Added Producer Grant" program can help producers get their product to market. Mike Heavrin with the Center for Rural Affairs says it's designed to provide jobs and

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