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PNS Daily Newscast - April 3, 2020 


Son-in-law Jared Kushner takes on a major role in Trump's fight with COVID-19. Also, emergency funding for people who can't pay their rent because of the pandemic.

2020Talks - April 3, 2020 


The Democratic National Committee delayed its July convention in Milwaukee until August. Wisconsin has a primary this Tuesday, but hasn't cancelled or delayed in-person voting like many other states have done.

Public News Service - OH: Rural/Farming

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

Reynoldsburg, OH – Got milk -- and if so, how do you label it? The debate over dairy labels in Ohio is churning, and the Dairy Labeling Advisory Committee meets today to decide whether the state's labeling rules should be changed. At the center of the controversy are dairy farmers and process

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