PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2019 

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 - SD: Rural/Farming

Lyons, NE – South Dakota farmers, pressured by high commodity prices, are beginning to bring their Conservation Reserve Program lands into production, and a Midwest-based farm group is working to ensure it's done in a way that promotes conservation. The CRP was enacted in 1985 to take fragile

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

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