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PNS Daily Newscast - January 15, 2019 


Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, removed from all committee assignments in Congress. Also on the Tuesday rundown: Indiana among states working to fight food insecurity during the government shutdown; plus, nine years on, watchdogs still wait for reforms to Citizens United.

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Public News Service - NM: Rural/Farming

Hemp cultivation, which will soon be legal under the 2018 Farm Bill, was once abundantly grown across the U.S until its production was outlawed in 1937. (ksjd.org)

TRUCHAS, N.M. – Farmers who want to grow hemp in New Mexico no longer have to worry that they're breaking federal laws. The 2018 Farm Bill agreed on in Congress this week would legalize hemp production nationwide. Growing industrial hemp in New Mexico became legal this year after the state S

AmeriZao is a newly trademarked name of a jujube fruit tree variety cultivated by New Mexico State University Professor Shengrui Yao. (newscenternmsu.edu)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — There are more than 500 varieties of the jujube plant, and one in New Mexico has a newly trademarked name. "AmeriZao" is what New Mexico State University is calling its jujube tree. Many people aren't familiar with this fruit - it's also known as a red date or Chinese dat

Hikers with dogs should be aware that animal traps on public lands can be as close as 25 yards from trails or roads. (peta.org)

SANTA FE, N. M. – There's still a month left in the animal-trapping season and, with the weather warming, hikers on public lands need to exercise caution – especially if they bring their dogs along. Trapping for fox, badger, weasel, ringtail and bobcat is legal on public lands from Nov.

Some pecan growers in New Mexico have resorted to hiring private security guards to quell a rash of thieves stealing the nuts to sell them. (nmsu.edu)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico's pecan harvest is underway, and farmers are not only fighting off a devastating pest, they're also guarding crops against thieves who make off with large quantities of pecans under the cover of night. Until May 20, the Department of Agriculture has placed a qua

Papa criollo potatoes from South America could be a new sustainable crop for New Mexico farmers.  (NMSU)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. – More nutritional South American potatoes will be front and center at the New Mexico Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Wednesday at Los Lunas, when researchers discuss new and profitable crops for the state. New Mexico State University researcher and extension service vege

Albuquerque Healthy Neighborhoods has engaged anchor institutions in a push to hire more local workers and support local farmers and businesses. (Pixabay) <br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Albuquerque has been slow to recover from the 2008 recession but its anchor institutions are stepping up to improve the economy. Anchors are typically local institutions large enough to weather the community's economic ups and downs. The success of Healthy Neighborhood

Conservation groups say New Mexico and Arizona are at a tipping point for the recovery of Mexican gray wolves in the wild. (Defenders of Wildlife)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico residents can tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service what they think about a revised Mexican wolf recovery plan in Truth or Consequences on Thursday and Albuquerque on Saturday. The plan aims to increase the wolf population that roams northern New Mexico and Arizona

People across New Mexico are getting ready to hit the streets for International Workers Day on May 1. (Wikimedia/Creative Commons)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- The international observance of May Day on May 1 will get a boost in participation across New Mexico from working-class families feeling the impact of the current political climate, both at the state and federal levels. Immigrants make up 10 percent of New Mexico's population and

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