PNS Daily Newscast - March 22, 2019 

President Trump rattles the Middle East, saying the U.S. will recognize Israel’s authority over the Golan Heights. Also on our Friday rundown: A judge blocks laws limiting the power of the new Wisconsin governor. Plus, momentum builds across party lines to abolish the death penalty.

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Public News Service - SD: Rural/Farming

Sioux Falls, SD – Legislation reauthorizing the federally-funded Community Health Centers program heads to the U.S. Senate, after the House gave its nod of approval late last week. The centers care for 60,000 people in 34 South Dakota communities, and the renewal legislation promises to reach

Lyons, NE – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reminding South Dakota farmers located in eligible watersheds they have until May 16 to sign up for the Conservation Security Program, a federal program that rewards farmers and ranchers for providing clean water, better soil management, improv

Huron, SD – News that Congressional consideration of the national farm bill is being extended another week is good news to the South Dakota Farmers Union. State president Doug Sombke says his organization sees the one-week extension announced Wednesday as an indicator that a final agreement i

Huron, SD - South Dakota's shrinking rural population is forcing many churches to cut their budgets and consequently to eliminate their rural ministry offices. That issue will be one of those up for discussion at an "Ecumenical Conference for Christian Laity and Clergy" this Saturday in Huron. Orga

Lyons, NE – South Dakota producers who need planning or working capital funds to develop a value-added product or idea have one week to apply for grants through U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. Mike Heavrin with the Center for Rural Affairs says Value Added Producer grants hel

Huron, SD – At a time when ethanol companies have been expanding at breakneck speed, prices for the alternative fuel have plunged. The South Dakota Farmers Union is asking the Governor and other state leaders to help increase the number of blender pumps, which let the consumer decide what perc

Wilderness advocates are using Saturday's "National Public Lands Day" observance to build public support for permanent protections for South Dakota’s prairie grasslands. Cheryl Warren with the South Dakota Grasslands Wilderness Coalition explains there are wild lands for everyone to enjoy in t

Washington, DC - Farmers and ranchers from across the country, including 24 South Dakotans, converged on the nation's capital this week to share their concerns about the 2007 Farm Bill directly with policymakers. Doug Sombke, president of the South Dakota Farmers Union says while there are some posi

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