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PNS Daily Newscast - January 24, 2020 


The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump continues; and KY lawmakers press ahead on requiring photo IDs for voters.

2020Talks - January 24, 2020 


Businessman Tom Steyer and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the two billionaires in the Democratic primary, have spent far more than the rest of the Democratic hopefuls combined. But Steyer also uses grassroots tactics. What do other candidates and voters think about the influence of money in elections?

Public News Service - MN: Rural/Farming

Lyons, NE – The Senate starts work today on a new, multi-billion dollar Farm Bill. Dan Owens with the Center for Rural Affairs believes one priority for Minnesota and the Midwest is changing the current policy of providing subsidies to the largest farm operations. He says that could be a hot i

St. Paul, MN – The U.S. Senate gets down to business on a new, five-year Farm Bill today. Minnesota will have a big say in the outcome, since both Senators serve on the Agriculture Committee. The bill covers everything from subsidies to nutrition to energy policy to conservation. Mark Schultz,

Lyons, NE – Minnesota's Senators are gearing up for debate over a new U.S. Farm Bill this week, and their participation on the Agriculture Committees in Congress could give them a big say in the process. One major issue is subsidies to mega-farms, at the expense of family farms. Chuck Hasseb

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

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