PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2020 

U.S. intelligence has told lawmakers that Russia wants to see Trump reelected; and Trump�s 'public charge' rule takes effect Monday.

2020Talks - February 21, 2020 

Tomorrow are the Nevada caucuses, and Nevada Democrats are hoping for them to run far more smoothly than the ones in Iowa. Candidates battle for that top spot and voting continues.

Public News Service - NC: Rural/Farming

Photo: Vollmer on his farm in Bunn. Courtesy: Vollmer Farms

BUNN, N.C. - With thundershowers forecast for much of the state this week, North Carolina farmers are holding their breaths once again. They are waterlogged from a rainy spring and summer, and already down many thousands of dollars in income. Parts of the state have seen double the average amount of

Photo: Pelczar checking on Cascade Hop crop. Courtesy: Blue Ridge Hops

MILLS RIVER, N.C. - Beer is big business in North Carolina, and farmers are starting to capitalize on the growing industry. Seventy-nine breweries now call the state home, and most of them have to import their hops from the Pacific Northwest. Farmers are working with scientists at North Carolina St

RALEIGH, N.C. - As Congress continues to debate U.S. immigration policy reform, North Carolina businesses that count on immigrants to work for them have said they are proceeding as usual. In agriculture alone, the state exports almost $4 billion a year in crops such as cotton and tobacco. Larry Wo

Photo: March Against Monsanto taking place on Saturday, May 25th. Courtesy: March Against Monsanto

RALEIGH, N.C. – On Saturday, thousands of North Carolinians will start their Memorial Day weekend by speaking up against an international company. The March Against Monsanto is taking place in seven cities in the Tar Heel state and 243 other cities around the world. Monsanto makes genetica

PHOTO: This cow, unable to walk, was discovered in a Humane Society of the United States investigation. Courtesy HSUS

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina is the 11th state this year to consider legislation that would make it illegal to conduct private investigations into agricultural practices in the state. The so-called "Ag Gag" bill is opposed by some animal- and consumer-rights groups, who argue the investigations a

Photo: Organically fed cows at Hickory Nut Gap Farm. Courtesy: Hickory Nut Gap Farm

FAIRVIEW, N.C. - North Carolina's organic farmers are concerned about their livelihood because of a bill proposed in the North Carolina House. House Bill 379 places the State Board of Agriculture in control of commercial planting in the state, and would prevent local cities and counties from passing

PHOTO: The future of wind energy in North Carolina and beyond is in the hands of Congress.

WILMINGTON, N. C. – The future of wind energy in North Carolina and beyond is in the hands of Congress, as lawmakers decide whether to extend the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy, set to expire at the end of this year. It's estimated as many as 1,000 jobs could be lost in the state,

PHOTO: Some hog farmers and the Humane Society of the United States are raising a

RALEIGH, N.C. - Hog farmers in North Carolina and beyond are protesting what they allege is the misuse of fees they pay into a national fund for marketing the pork industry. In a complaint filed with the U.S. Agriculture Department, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) claims that the Nati

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