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PNS Daily Newscast - January 23, 2020 


LGBTQ groups launch a million-dollar campaign to participate in the 2020 census; and biodiversity at risk in North Carolina.

2020Talks - January 23, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former VP Joe Biden butt heads at opposing ends of the Democratic spectrum. And Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is suing former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Public News Service - ND: Rural/Farming

Lyons, NE. – After closer examination of the U.S. House of Representatives' version of the new Farm Bill, the Center for Rural Affairs concludes it would actually provide larger subsidies to the nation's biggest farms, rather than tightening farm payment limitations. Executive director Chuck H

North Dakotans have what may be their final chance to sound off on the 2007 Farm Bill before the U.S. Senate comes back into session. Senator Kent Conrad, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, is hosting a forum Wednesday, along with the National Farmers Union. Union president Tom Buis says

A recent survey says most U.S. shoppers want American-grown foods but finding out where food comes from can be next to impossible. A Country of Origin Labeling law enacted five years ago by Congress would answer that question for many food products but the rule has twice been postponed by Congress.

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

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