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PNS Daily Newscast - October 21, 2019 


G-7 meeting may move to Camp David; conservation groups sound alarm about acting BLM chief; NC suit aims to change solitary confinement policy there; questions about Amazon Ring coordination with police; and microbes might help in earthquakes.

2020Talks - October 21, 2019 


2016 candidate Hillary Clinton says Russia is "grooming" Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for a third-party run. And Sen. Bernie Sanders has biggest Democratic campaign event this season so far.

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Public News Service - ND: Rural/Farming

Farmers are among the hardest hit by high fuel costs, but there's a new solution -- they can grow and process their own fuel. A public biodiesel demonstration Thursday at the McKenzie County Fair will show farmers how to make the best use of homemade fuels. Farmer and rancher Roger Brenna of New

Lyons, NE - Many advocates for rural America say unlimited government payments to large-scale farms have put family farmers out of business -- but things may soon change. North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan has introduced legislation to create a hard cap of $40-thousand on direct payments to large fa

Once school is out, parents all over North Dakota will be scrambling to find summer activities for their children. One popular option is the North Dakota Farmers Union summer camp. And it's not just for farm kids -- urban families can also participate. Amber Hill is education coordinator for the

Lyons N.E.- North Dakota farmers have a chance to expand into more profitable operations. The USDA is now accepting applications for millions of dollars in grants to develop specialty crops, produce alternative energy, or process their raw materials into more lucrative food products. Mike Heavrin w

There's more to running one of those roadside produce stands than meets the eye. Farmers invest lots of time and money on purchasing and planting seeds, watering and weeding gardens, and harvesting and marketing their produce. Now, there's financial help available for growers who want to market the

Dickinson, ND - For many North Dakota farmers, spring planting will start with an online visit to a farm information Web site, but the plug may soon be pulled on federal funding for a valuable Web resource. The USDA's new farm bill proposal drops funding for the ATTRA - the Appropriate Technology

Whether it's too much moisture or not enough, farmers are at the mercy of Mother Nature. And North Dakota farmers are flying into the nation's capital today to say the U.S. Farm Bill should tackle that problem. North Dakota Farmers Union president Robert Carlson is one of 27 North Dakota farmers an

As North Dakota's legislature gets rolling, rural advocates say one major challenge will be turning around the decline in the state's rural communities. Michael Holton of the Center for Rural Affairs says small towns are often low priorities for lawmakers when it comes to economic development, so t

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