PNS Daily Newscast - July 13, 2020 

Florida breaks the record for largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases; the Moving Forward Act could help with coastal restoration.

2020Talks - July 13, 2020  

GOP anti-Trump groups multiply, like Super PAC 43 Alumni for Biden. And lawmakers and career prosecutors criticize Trump for commuting the already shortened sentence of Roger Stone.

Public News Service - MT: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

PHOTO: Leafy spurge. Photo credit: USDA ARS

CHOTEAU, Mont. - More money and more cooperation are being marked as two new victories in the war on noxious weeds along the Rocky Mountain Front. A donation of $23,000 to the Rocky Mountain Front Weed Roundtable is to go to help local landowners and tribal land managers plan and carry out attacks.

PHOTO: cows grazing. Photo Credit: Deborah Smith

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - The World Trade Organization has issued a decision on the U.S. Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) law, after complaints from Canada and Mexico that it has hurt their beef prices. The initial thought was that the labeling seen in grocery stores wouldn't be allowed any more, but Al

MILES CITY, Mont. - Poverty is persistent on the Great Plains. A new report from the Center for Rural Affairs finds that poverty rates in rural Eastern Montana are generally higher than poverty rates in urban areas, especially among children. Report author Jon Bailey, director of the Rural Researc

PHOTO: food ready to be donated. Photo Credit: Deborah Smith

HELENA, Mont. - Montana's biggest food drive of the year is this weekend. Nonperishable foods are picked up at the mailbox Saturday. "Stamp Out Hunger" food collections take place across the nation, and donations are used locally. Joy Bruck, AARP Montana state president, says AARP has teamed up wit

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - "Finding food in farm country" is the focus of a Montana Farmers Union workshop this Thursday in Great Falls. Although the state is well known for wheat and cattle-calf operations, ready-to-use local products for the dinner table are tougher to find, and MFU is committed to chan

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - Politics, farming and food take center stage this week at the Montana Farmers Union's annual meeting and convention. This year's theme is "From the soil to the salad bar," and the event includes educational workshops on using Global Positioning Satellite technology on the farm

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – Sixty thousand dollars is headed to four locations in Montana to build hoop-style greenhouses - greenhouses that will provide education about agriculture, as well as local fresh fruits and vegetables. The money comes from the Montana Farmers Union (MFU). It is the third ti

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - A group of Montana farmers and ranchers are taking a break during harvest time to visit members of Congress today in Washington. The Montana Farmers Union (MFU) members have a list of concerns to share from back home, and MFUlegislative and project specialist Chris Christiaens s

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