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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Public News Service - MN: Rural/Farming

Want to get into farming in Minnesota? Here's your chance. A drive aimed at getting "new blood" into farming kicks off later this month, and it's aimed at non-English speaking families. Brian DeVore of the Land Stewardship Project says applications are being taken for "Farm Beginnings," a program

A plan under consideration at the State Capitol is drawing support from a statewide coalition of conservation and environmental groups. Don Arnosti is spokesman for "Clean Energy Minnesota.” “It would provide incentives for farmers to convert a portion of their land into native, perenn

Farm advocates say one of the hottest new agricultural fuels, called "cellulosic ethanol," has promise to reduce the need for oil imports, help consumers, and boost farm income and the rural economy. Minnesota Farmers Union President Doug Peterson claims the technology could produce double the ener

The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee meets today to consider conservation and energy policy. The Committee, considering a new farm bill, includes both Minnesota Senators, and one of those testifying is also a Minnesotan. Loni Kemp with the Minnesota Project says she'll tell lawmakers we need to go

St. Paul, MN - A new toll-free hotline offers Minnesota and Midwest farmers tips about switching to organic production. If you call, Harriet Behar will answer. She's a certified organic farmer and trainer from Gays Mills, Wisconsin, who says farmers are "going organic" for various reasons. "Part of

St. Paul, MN - A new seven-state coalition called the "Midwest Ag Energy Network" holds its initial conference in Minnesota's capitol city today. Spokesman Mark Lindquist says the group's goal is to provide a blueprint for national energy independence, and to boost Midwestern states' economies. "R

Wabasso, MN - A group of Midwestern farmers and farm advocates is back home this morning after a trip to Washington, D.C. to discuss farm policy. Southwest Minnesota farmer Paul Sobocinski is with the Campaign for Family Farms and the Environment; he says discussion centered on the new Farm Bill bei

North Mankato, MN - Farm leaders and legislators from across Minnesota are in North Mankato today for the 24th annual "Rural Legislative Forum." Spokesman Kent Thiesse says a top agenda item is attracting new farmers into the industry. "It is a concern. Obviously, the cost of owning and operating

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