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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


2020Talks - August 11, 2020 


Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - OH: Rural/Farming

Columbus, OH - The Buckeye State's number-one crop is feeling the heat from global warming. According to a new report from Environment Ohio, a two-degree Fahrenheit increase in temperatures could cost corn growers 50 million dollars a year. Katy Kiefer, Environment Ohio field organizer, says a hotte

Ottawa, Ohio – It's a rocky road for Ohio dairy farmers these days. Dairy market prices have gone from a peak in 2008 to current historically low levels. Now the price of milk has dropped below its production cost. Ohio Farmer's Union executive director Roger Crossgrove, a former dairyman, s

Columbus, OH – This is "Food Check-Out Week," an annual event to highlight the nation's safe, abundant and affordable food supply. It's held the fifth week of every year, to mark the number of days the typical American has to work to earn enough money to pay for their family's food supply for

Columbus, OH – From the depths of the Depression to the current recession, the Ohio Farmer’s Unionhas stood the test of time. The organization, which is considered the voice of Ohio’s farm families, is marking its 75th anniversary at its annual convention in Columbus today. Presi

Columbus, OH - With federal funds shrinking, many social advocacy groups are looking to lawmakers for innovative ways to stem cuts to important programs in the coming year. When Congress reconvenes next week to finalize the 2009 budget, some suggest priorities should focus on ways to stop robbing on

Ottawa, Ohio – As the Buckeye State wraps up the harvest and maps out expenditures for 2009, many Ohio farmers are hitting an economic roadblock. Input prices are skyrocketing and some farmers are finding they can't expect a profit for next year. The executive director of the Ohio Farmers Un

Cleveland, OH - From farms to locker rooms, antibiotic-resistant staph infections are plaguing more athletes in Ohio, including the Cleveland Browns' Kellen Winslow. Some studies have shown the increase of infections could be due to the overuse of antibiotics in farm animals that end up as regular

Columbus, OH - It's not just the harvest keeping Ohio farmers busy these days. Many are doing their homework to put together plans to protect natural habitat, bring benefits to their communities and increase profits. They're applying for this year's "Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Pr

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