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President Trump's reported to be ready to sign disaster relief bill without money for border security. Also on the Friday rundown: House bills would give millions a path to citizenship; and remembering California’s second-deadliest disaster.

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Public News Service - OH: Rural/Farming

Columbus, OH – There's a gallon of controversy in your local dairy cooler. Some in the dairy business have "gone sour" on a label that marks dairy products as coming from cows not treated with rBST, a synthetic growth hormone. They say the "rBST-free" label implies that there's something harmf

Columbus, OH – Ohio farmers are closely watching the U.S. Senate this week, with a vote expected on the new Farm Bill. Commodity subsidies are among the top issues, and a likely amendment would set a limit on the size of payments made to individual farms. Joe Logan with the Ohio Farmers Union

Demand for fresh local produce is fortifying the bottom line for many Ohio farmers. Jason Williamson, a Paulding farmer, says demand for locally grown foods is booming, leading to big opportunities for those selling at farmers' markets, roadside stands, and directly to local groceries. "This summe

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

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