PNS Daily Newscast - June 1, 2020 

Protests over Floyd killing go global, as U.S. demonstrations focus on multiple recent victims of alleged lethal police misconduct.

2020Talks - June 1, 2020 

Protests continued over the weekend in police killing of George Floyd, with law enforcement in some cities using force against demonstrators. Former VP Joe Biden urged against violence.

Public News Service - ND: Rural/Farming

Bismarck, ND – Think about the population of the city of Bismarck -- that is, a number pushing 60,000 -- and then imagine every one of those people without medical insurance. That's equal to 11 percent of the population of North Dakota -- and THAT's the actual number of North Dakotans who don'

Towner, ND – All across North Dakota are small communities without grocery stores, restaurants, drug stores or hospitals. Many of those services are miles away. As these towns continue to lose population and basic services, community health centers are stepping in to fill that void. The new

Bismarck, ND – In the last 30 days, the price of anhydrous ammonia, a fertilizer, has shot up by $240 a ton, and its price has tripled over the past two years. Robert Carlson with the North Dakota Farmers Union is calling for a federal investigation. "When the price of nitrogen fertilizer l

Lyons, NE – Farmers and ranchers who have made it a point to practice conservation measures can receive payments for their efforts by enrolling in the federal "Conservation Security Program" (CSP). Traci Bruckner, with the Center for Rural Affairs, says the program focuses on practices that pr

Mandan, ND – The high price of oil means steep increases in basic food prices as well - and that will mean people going hungry. In recent months, the price of foodstuffs ranging from milk to bread and eggs has skyrocketed because of the high cost of both transporting food from the field to the

Mandan, ND – Farmers whose businesses are never disrupted by weather are rare. In the current U.S. Farm Bill, however, there is no provision for assistance for those unlucky enough to lose everything as a result of natural disasters. A permanent 'disaster title' was reported to have been part

Lyons, NE – North Dakota farmers and ranchers with idead to expand their operations can get some help from the U.S. Deapartment of Agriculture, but the grant application deadline is just two weeks away. The "Value-Added Producer" grant helps farmers begin more profitable operations, such as ch

Jamestown, ND – If you've been to the grocery store lately, it's no surprise that you're paying a lot more for what you buy these days. The message from a local agriculture group is that people shouldn't blame today's crop and livestock producers for the price hikes. Robert Carlson, president

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