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PNS Daily Newscast - January 18, 2019. 


A blockbuster storm forecast to bring major snowfall to the Midwest today, Northeast over the weekend. Also on the Friday rundown: Women’s Marches planned across the nation tomorrow; plus Democrats slog through Iowa on path to the White House.

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Public News Service - OH: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has not specified if funding will continue for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) after January, should the federal shutdown continue. (Alexas_Fotos/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Federal officials say fallout from the government shutdown will not impact the food security of families already living on the edge, in Ohio and other states. There were concerns that funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP could dry up after January, but

Elizabeth Henderson, who is speaking at a conference in Ohio, was instrumental in creating food justice certification labeling. (Courtesy of Elizabeth Henderson)

DAYTON, Ohio — Healthy food and justice for all need to be united in order to create a food system worth sustaining, according to an organic farmer who pioneered the community-supported agriculture model. At an upcoming event in Ohio, Elizabeth Henderson will speak about agrarian justice, wh

In Ohio, 67 percent of residents who receive food assistance live in families with children. (Jaro Larnos/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – There was a sigh of relief from anti-poverty groups in Ohio when the U.S. Congress protected the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the 2018 Farm Bill. However, they're holding their breath once again. After more than a year of hard-fought negotiations and

A new report says 14 percent of all Ohio households struggle to afford food. (@debb_a/Twenty20.com)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Buckeye State is making modest gains in reducing its poverty rate, but millions of Ohioans still struggle to make ends meet. According to the Ohio Poverty Snapshot released this week, 1.5 million people in the state remain in poverty and 3.5 million are considered near that lev

The design of new labels for genetically engineered foods is being questioned for appearing too biased, and not value-neutral. (USDA)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Some food and farming groups are scratching their heads over proposed labels for genetically engineered foods. The long-awaited labels released by the United States Department of Agriculture stem from a 2016 federal law requiring the disclosure of foods produced using geneti

Children in nine Ohio counties receive food during the summer through the state's Rural Summer Food Program. (USDA)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – People are working throughout Ohio in programs to ensure children don't go hungry during the summer. It's estimated that one in five Ohio children struggles with hunger, and the Summer Food Service Program has nearly 1,500 sites serving free, healthy meals to children up to

The Columbus-area Jubilee Market and Cafe has dietitians on hand to help folks with specific dietary concerns. (Lower Lights Christian Health Center)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some Community Health Centers are stepping outside the exam room to ensure that patients and others can access nutritious foods they need for a healthy lifestyle. The Columbus-area community of Franklinton has been without a grocery store for years, which means some resident

Nearly 1.5 million Ohioans rely on SNAP assistance to purchase food. (USDA)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Historic changes to one of the nation's foremost anti-hunger programs will be debated today in the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. After its release just last week, the House of Representatives' version of the 2018 Farm Bill is expected to move swiftly through the House, which is

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