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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Public News Service - OH: Rural/Farming

Washington, DC - Rising food prices have the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) thinking about new options to put food on America's tables. The agency is considering allowing property owners, in Ohio and other states, to take lands out of its "Conservation Reserve Program" (CRP) without paying th

Ottawa, OHIO - It wasn't all that long ago when the food Ohio residents bought was mostly grown or produced close to home. Times have changed, but not necessarily for the better. Recognizing the nutritional and economic value of eating locally produced fresh food, the State Agriculture Department is

Columbus, OH – Congress has reached long-awaited agreement on a new Farm Bill. Joe Logan with the Ohio Farmers Union says the legislation offers lots of good news for Ohio, including a substantial increase for food and nutrition relief and an investment in alternative energy. He says those are

Columbus, OH – A proposed trade deal with Colombia is a hot topic in the presidential race. As the White House pushes for a new free trade agreement with the South American nation, however, representatives of Ohio's farmers and workers are waving the caution flag. Roger Crossgrove of the Ohio

Columbus, OH – A mysterious problem with bee colonies that's creating a "buzz" around the country could cause problems with crops, gardens and, ultimately, result in higher food prices in Ohio. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has caused a drop in wild and domestic honeybee populations around

Columbus, OH – This spring, a new group of Ohio farmers can join a popular farm stewardship program. Supporters are hoping the new U.S. Farm Bill, now being debated in Congress, will make it available statewide. The Conservation Security Program (CSP) takes applications from farmers in the S

Columbus, OH – With flooding in the news over the weekend, Ohio farmers are asking Congress to help them be prepared for disasters. As the national farm bill is debated in Washington, a permanent disaster relief provision is a sticking point. A plan introduced last week would fund such relief

Dublin, OH – Farm-grown energy and locally grown produce are two of the hot topics at the Ohio Farmers Union convention, which kicks off today in Dublin. Joe Logan, the group's president, says the focus is on ways the farmers and rural communities can boost revenue while helping to solve globa

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