PNS Daily Newscast - June 2, 2020 

President Trump berates governors as 'weak' amid growing racial unrest; an interfaith group sees a link between protests and climate change.

2020Talks - June 2, 2020 

Eight states plus Washington DC have primaries today, even as cities determine how to move forward in the wake of massive protests nationwide; President Trump says he'll deploy active US troops to quell them.

Public News Service - ND: Rural/Farming

Lyons, NE – Proposed farm subsidy reform in the new national farm bill is an illusion, according to a new report from the Center for Rural Affairs. Report author Dan Owens says the Center's analysis reveals that eliminating two existing farm payment rules, as proposed by the House and Senate

Belcourt, ND – The Turtle Mountain State Bank in Belcourt, N.D., is open for business. It is a real rarity, said to be the first privately-owned bank on a Native American reservation in the country. The bank opened its doors in early December, and on January 17 there will be a ribbon-cutting

Washington, DC – Hunting and fishing in North Dakota are more than fun and relaxing pastimes -- they also have a major, positive impact on the state's economy. A new report finds that the value of the state's public lands goes beyond protecting the environment and wildlife for future generatio

South Heart, ND – Residents around the small western North Dakota town of South Heart are unhappy about plans to build a coal gasification plant nearby. The proposed site also is within 15 miles of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Concerned citizens want an environmental impact study done be

Jamestown, ND - The long-debated 2007 Farm Bill sailed through the U.S. Senate on calmer, bipartisan waters on Friday, overwhelmingly approved by a vote of 79 to 14. Robert Carlson, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union, feels the bill contains a lot of "good news" for farmers. He's especiall

Washington, D.C. - After months of debate, hearings and discussions, Congress is putting the final touches on the 2007 Farm Bill. However, the Grassley-Dorgan amendment, a key reform many family farmers were banking on, failed to pass. It would have reined in subsidies for mega-farmers by capping pa

Bismarck, ND - It's stop-and-go for North Dakota farmers, environmentalists and the public as major energy legislation creeps through Congress. The House of Representatives passed the "Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007" last Thursday, but the Senate has so far declined to bring it up for

Jamestown, ND – No one from North Dakota has ever held the position of U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, but it looks like that's about to change, with yesterday's nomination of former Governor Ed Schafer. It's a move that's being warmly received in the state. North Dakota Farmers Union President

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