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PNS Daily Newscast - April 1, 2020 


Nine cruise ships stranded as ports won't take them. Trump warns of tough two-week stretch. And rent is due, even in midst of COVID-19.

2020Talks - April 1, 2020 


Instead of delaying in-person primaries and caucuses, Alaska, Hawai'i and Wyoming have cancelled them and switched to vote-by-mail. It's Trans Day of Visibility, and the two remaining Democrats showed their support on Twitter. And the Trump administration has rolled back protections for the transgender community.

Public News Service - SD: Rural/Farming

The largest manufacturer of a pesticide linked to impaired brain development in children will end its production.  (jcesar2015/Pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- South Dakota farmers who use a controversial pesticide on their corn, soybeans and other crops will need to find another product next year after the manufacturer announced it will end production in 2020 because of declining sales. The decision by Corteva to quit making chlorpyri

In her second State of the State address, Gov. Kristi Noem promised to grow South Dakota's economy, which has lagged behind the nation's. (foundationforgovernment.org)

PIERRE, S.D. -- Gov. Kristi Noem stressed that South Dakota is "open for business" in her second State of the State address on Tuesday, citing tax laws that encourage companies to move to the state or expand their operations. Noem said she's committed to what she calls the "four pillars of protecti

Beef is the most imported meat in the United States, with about 3 billion pounds produced annually. (shutterbug75/Pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - If you're someone who wants to know whether the beef or pork you're eating is a product of the USA, the new USMCA trade agreement won't be much help. Bill Bullard leads the R-CALF trade association and said "country-of-origin labeling" is required for chicken and lamb, but simil

Flooding across the Midwest in 2019 made this year's corn planting the longest delayed in U.S. history. (farmbureau.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – With 2020 just around the corner, farmers across the Midwest hope Mother Nature and economic conditions will bring relief by spring. The American Farm Bureau says South Dakota reported 13 farm bankruptcies in a 12-month period ending in September, compared with two in the

In recent days, pet owners in North Carolina and Georgia reported their dogs died after swimming in water contaminated with blue-green algae toxins. (akc.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – As the dog days of summer drag on, pet owners are being reminded by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks to steer clear of ponds with smelly water containing blue-green algae blooms. Fisheries manager Mark Ermer says due to excessive spring flooding, the st

Some farmers in the Midwest this year did not get all the corn planted they normally would due to rain, snow, cold and flooding. (1778011/pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – America's corn growers are in Washington this week urging Congress to ratify a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, would replace the 1994 agreement known as NAFTA. John Linder, a farmer and a member of the Cor

Brian and Jamie Johnson, shown with their children, received the South Dakota Leopold Conservation Award for their success in balancing farm production with conservation. (Courtesy of Johnson Family)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Brian Johnson was just a boy 25 years ago when his dad bucked the trend and adopted no-till farming practices. Now, he's approaching 40 and following in his father's footsteps promoting sustainable agriculture. The Johnson Farm of Frankfort – 1,800 acres of cropland

South Dakota hopes to diversify its cash crops with successful production of hemp, as shown here in Polk County, Minn. (Minnesota Department of Agriculture)

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota lawmakers want to get hemp into production as soon as possible, passing a bill last week by a vote of 65-2 to grow, produce and process the plant. Overwhelming support by the House of Representatives for the hemp bill conflicts with the wishes of Gov. Kristi Noem, who ha

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