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PNS Daily Newscast - August 22, 2019 


The latest Trump child-detention policy sparks harsh criticism. Also, on the Thursday rundown: New York suing the EPA over Hudson River PCBs.

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Public News Service - OH: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

Ohio now is home to 77,000 farms, the highest number since 1997. (Don O'Brien/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The latest Census of Agriculture confirms the continuing trend of an aging farming population. However, next-generation farmers are stepping up to fill their shoes. The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association analyzed data from the five-year USDA survey and found the state

About 4 million meals were served to Ohio children in 2018 through the Summer Food Service Program. (Riley Kaminer/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Summer officially starts Friday, but summer meal sites in Ohio already are busy fueling hungry children. Through the Summer Food Service Program, nearly 1,400 schools, churches, community centers and other host sites are providing free meals and snacks to children who live i

Food pantries are just one way Ohio colleges are responding to student hunger. (Maryhere/Morquefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Colleges and universities in Ohio are exploring ways to respond to hunger on campus and break down barriers to student success. Melissa Gilbert is associate dean of Experimental Learning with The Promise House at Otterbein University, just one of roughly a dozen food pantrie

In a survey of four-year college students, 5% said that they had gone without food for a full day because they couldn't afford it. (Matthew Hunt/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jokes about starving college students relying on ramen noodles, rice and other cheap foods are no laughing matter, as recent research uncovers the broad scope of campus hunger. In a survey released by Temple University, 45% of student respondents said they had been food inse

Ohio lawmakers must approve a biennial budget by June 30. (Aryeh Alex/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As work continues this week on Ohio's budget, there are calls for lawmakers to prioritize funding to support Ohioans in crisis. The Senate Finance Committee holds its fourth public hearing Tuesday on the two-year spending plan due June 30. Additional money for mental healt

Researchers say expanding access to local fruit, vegetables and meat can help curb hunger in Ohio.<br />(shamefaced/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Feeding the world begins with feeding our neighbors is a message at the heart of a new call to action to create a better food system for Ohio. Ernie Shea, president and CEO of the group Solutions from the Land, says farmers are facing increasingly complex markets, low commod

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

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