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PNS Daily Newscast - April 22, 2019 


The vigilante accused of holding migrants at border to appear in court today. Also on our Monday rundown: The US Supreme Court takes up including citizenship questions on the next census this week. Plus, Earth Day finds oceans becoming plastic soup.

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Public News Service - OH: Rural/Farming

For many farmers, selling their produce can be a "David vs. Goliath" match-up. Their main buyers, the food processors, have been expanding and merging in recent years to the point where a few huge companies dominate the markets for key products like soybeans, cattle, pork, and poultry. Joe Logan

Ohio farmers were in Washington, D.C., Tuesday to say the state's economy and environment hang in the balance in the next U.S. Farm Bill. Johnstown farmer Mike Laughlin met with members of the state's Congressional delegation. He says one priority for Ohio is full funding for the Conservation Secu

Washington, D.C. - From apples to zucchinis, a bill before Congress aims to get fresh Ohio foods to the people who need them most. The "Food for a Healthy America Act" was co-authored by Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown. Carol Goland with the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association says it's a "win-win"

It has all the hallmarks of a suspense thriller. Honeybees dying and disappearing by the millions in Ohio, and other states, and very few clues as to what's happening. In Northeastern Ohio, some bees probably starved over the tough winter. But the disappearance of millions of other bees is a myste

This year's Ohio Farmers Union convention isn't just about soil and crops, it's about energy and global warming, too. Larry Mitchell with the American Corn Growers Association is speaking at the event. He says growing demand for ethanol and other bio-fuels is good news for Ohio farmers. "It is v

The U.S. Farm Bill needs a makeover, according to a report released yesterday by farm, consumer, and community groups nationwide. Ferd Hoefner with the Ohio-based Sustainable Agriculture Coalition says the 2007 Farm Bill is still a work in progress, and Congress can still do more to help both the p

Consumer organizations and farm groups are calling on the new Congress to require "country of origin" labels on imported food, saying it's vital for consumer choice and competitiveness for American farmers. The 2002 farm bill included a labeling measure, but it's only been enforced on seafood -- no

Ottawa, OH - Stop global warming and make money doing it. That's the goal for Ohio farmers who trade carbon credits on the Chicago Climate Exchange, and they can start making money in the new year if they sign up this month. Joe Logan, with the Ohio Farmers Union, says the program lets farmers make

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