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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - ND: Rural/Farming

Cooperstown, ND – Demand for wind energy is growing so fast, some communities in North Dakota aren't waiting for outsiders to build wind farms. In Griggs and Steele counties, local landowners and investors are developing a community-owned wind farm. The homegrown wind energy development entity

Fargo, ND – North Dakota Senator Kent Conrad, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, has announced a deal to move the Senate's version of the new U.S. Farm Bill out of committee next week. However, the agreement includes a farm payment limitation that Chuck Hassebrook, with the Center f

Fargo, ND – North Dakota is just entering the new world of biofuels, with two active ethanol plants and more on the drawing board. But a new report from the National Academy of Sciences finds augmented ethanol production could also increase pollution from agricultural runoff. Martha Noble with

Bismarck, ND – According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), farmers' conservation efforts can reduce soil erosion, filter out pollutants from groundwater and provide a habitat for wildlife. However, current U.S. farm policy often encourages farmers to do exactly the opposite.

A delegation of 49 North Dakota farmers and ranchers will be on Capitol Hill through Wednesday for the National Farmers Union fall legislative fly-in. North Dakota Farmers Union president Robert Carlson says they will be pressing lawmakers on two areas critical to agriculture in the state. "First,

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.

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