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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 

Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.

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Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - MO: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

PHOTO: About 17 percent of Missourians have struggled to afford food at some point during the past 12 months, according to a new report from the Food Research and Action Center. Photo credit: gleangenie/morguefile.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Despite some signs that the economy is improving, too many Missourians still are struggling to feed their families, according to a new report. The study from the Food Research and Action Center found that nearly 17-percent of Missourians, or one in six households, have experie

PHOTO: More empty plates? The number of Missouri households struggling to put adequate food on the table continues to rise at one of the fastest rates in the nation, according to the USDA's annual food=insecurity survey. Photo credit: ladyheart/

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - There's a hunger crisis in Missouri and it's only getting worse, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The study found that the state is losing ground despite efforts to help families put food on the table. When it comes to feeding its most vulnera

PHOTO: Missouri food banks serve nearly 1.2 million people each year, according to a new study from Feeding America and the Missouri Food Bank Association. Photo courtesy of Missouri Food Bank Association.

COLUMBIA, Mo. - The face of hunger in Missouri may not be what many picture it to be, according to a new study which aims to show just how deep the problem runs in the state. Monica Palmer, communications manager with the Missouri Food Bank Association, says the Hunger in America report breaks many

PHOTO: While breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, too many Missouri kids still go without. There is hope that could change, with a successful federal program expanding to the state starting this fall. Photo credit: Infographe_Elle/

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This fall, a new program available in Missouri will offer nutritious breakfasts and lunches for free to all students at qualifying schools – as long as administrators do their homework by the end of August. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Community Eligibility

PHOTO: Hunger doesn't take a summer break, and federal officials hope to feed even more low-income Missouri kids this year through the USDA Summer Nutrition Programs. Photo courtesy of jdurham/

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - While summer vacation is a carefree time for many Missouri children, it can be a difficult few months for low-income kids who may not have access to regular meals. That's why the push is on to increase participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Nutrition Progr

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ST. LOUIS - Although they could now face misdemeanor charges, the St. Louis chapter of a global organization that opposes genetically modified foods says it will continue holding protests outside the world headquarters of agribusiness giant Monsanto. In the past, the group has used a median on the

PHOTO: Thousands of low-income Missouri children could soon have access to free breakfasts and lunches at school, thanks to a federal program that is coming to the state for the 2014-15 school year. Photo courtesy of drummerboy/

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Hundreds of schools across Missouri will be able to help ensure their students don't go hungry, thanks to a successful federal program that is coming to the state. The Community Eligibility Provision means that, once approved, schools where at least 40 percent of the ch

PHOTO: Missouri farms of the future will rely heavily on technology, and young farmers can lead the way. That was one of the messages of this year's Future Farmers of America state convention, where the theme was

COLUMBIA, Mo. - They're young, highly educated, and choosing to be farmers. This year's Future Farmers of America (FFA) Missouri state convention has just wrapped up, and the group's leaders say technology will lead the way. Abrea Mizer is president of the Missouri chapter of FFA. The student, wit

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