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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


2020Talks - August 5, 2020 


Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - OH: Rural/Farming

Ottawa, OH – Their message is loud and clear: Put all the new U.S. Farm Bill rules into play. Nearly a dozen farming representatives from Ohio are in Washington, D.C., this week for the National Farmers Union "Fly-In Days." They're part of a group of more than 100 farmers and ranchers in the n

Ottawa, OH – Here's a cautionary note to those interested in investing in Ohio's growing alternative energy industry. Wind energy advocate and farm leader Joe Logan with the Ohio Farmers Union says: Go slow before you open up your land to any outside interests. He says there are concerns we co

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

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