'; } // return array of supporters (Supporter,Link), selected randomly function randomSupporters($limit = false) { $sql = "Select * from ActiveSupporters"; if ($limit) $sql .= " limit $num"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $res = array(); if ($result) { while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) { $link = trim($row['Website'] != ''?$row['Website']: ($row['FacebookFollowing']?$row['Facebook']: ($row['TwitterFollowing']?$row['Twitter']: ($row['GooglePlusFollowing']?$row['GooglePlus']: ($row['OtherSocialMedia']?$row['OtherSocialMedia']:false) ) ) ) ); if ($link && strncasecmp($link,'http:',5)) $link = 'http://'.$link; $res[] = array('Supporter'=>$row['GroupName'],'Link'=>$link); } } return $res; } // return Weekly Audience Average function weeklyAudienceAverage() { $sql = "select * from BrochureGeneral where Dname='WeeklyAudienceAverage'"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $row = mysql_fetch_array($result); if ($row) return $row['DValue']; } ?> Public News Service Newscasts https://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php Public News Service The Public News Service provides reporting on a wide range of social, community, and environmental issues for mainstream and alternative media. Public News Service info@publicnewsservice.org no Ohio Farmers Begin Navigating Hemp, CBD Production Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-16/rural-farming/ohio-farmers-begin-navigating-hemp-cbd-production/a67464-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-16/rural-farming/ohio-farmers-begin-navigating-hemp-cbd-production/a67464-1 a bill legalizing CBD oil and hemp production, many Ohio farmers are wondering when they can begin growing the cannabis plant. The law allows farmers to grow hemp as long as it contains less than 0.3% of THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis. ...(Read More)]]> Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture South Dakotans Warned to Avoid Water with Toxic Algae Blooms Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-15/environment/south-dakotans-warned-to-avoid-water-with-toxic-algae-blooms/a67456-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-15/environment/south-dakotans-warned-to-avoid-water-with-toxic-algae-blooms/a67456-1 (Read More)]]> Animal Welfare Children's Climate Change/Air Quality Environment Health Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Toxics Water Report Highlights Role for Farming in Slowing Climate Change Mon, 12 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-12/climate-change-air-quality/report-highlights-role-for-farming-in-slowing-climate-change/a67426-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-12/climate-change-air-quality/report-highlights-role-for-farming-in-slowing-climate-change/a67426-1 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says rising temperatures and severe weather are putting pressure on land, and methods of land use - including agriculture - can help remove carbon from the air. ...(Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Environment Hunger/Food/Nutrition Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Trade Fights Mean More Food for Indiana Food Pantries Mon, 12 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-12/hunger-food-nutrition/trade-fights-mean-more-food-for-indiana-food-pantries/a67430-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-12/hunger-food-nutrition/trade-fights-mean-more-food-for-indiana-food-pantries/a67430-1 (Read More)]]> Community Issues and Volunteering Consumer Hunger/Food/Nutrition Rural/Farming Iowans Find Common Ground on Climate Change Thu, 08 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-08/sustainable-agriculture/iowans-find-common-ground-on-climate-change/a67390-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-08/sustainable-agriculture/iowans-find-common-ground-on-climate-change/a67390-1 Center for Rural Affairs, says climate change is affecting Iowa's natural resources, which has consequences for population centers throughout the state and U.S. ...(Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Consumer Environment Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Small Farms, Minority Farmers Left Behind in Trade War Subsidies Thu, 08 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-08/rural-farming/small-farms-minority-farmers-left-behind-in-trade-war-subsidies/a67401-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-08/rural-farming/small-farms-minority-farmers-left-behind-in-trade-war-subsidies/a67401-1 Environmental Working Group. Don Carr, a senior adviser with the group, says the bottom 80% of farmers with smaller operations received less than $5,000, while the top 1% received $183,000 on average. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Civic Engagement Civil Rights Consumer Human Rights/Racial Justice Rural/Farming Nebraska Town to Host Latino Women in Business Conference Thu, 08 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-08/livable-wages-working-families/nebraska-town-to-host-latino-women-in-business-conference/a67395-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-08/livable-wages-working-families/nebraska-town-to-host-latino-women-in-business-conference/a67395-1 Center for Rural Affairs, says it's the first conference designed for Latino entrepreneurs and small business owners in Nebraska to be presented in Spanish. ...(Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Immigrant Livable Wages/Working Families Rural/Farming Women's Farmworkers March for Dignity in Northern WA Fri, 02 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-02/immigrant/farmworkers-march-for-dignity-in-northern-wa/a67349-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-02/immigrant/farmworkers-march-for-dignity-in-northern-wa/a67349-1 2019 March for Dignity. ...(Read More)]]> Immigrant Livable Wages/Working Families Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Iowa Voters Want Presidential Candidates to Address Climate Change Wed, 31 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-31/rural-farming/iowa-voters-want-presidential-candidates-to-address-climate-change/a67328-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-31/rural-farming/iowa-voters-want-presidential-candidates-to-address-climate-change/a67328-1 (Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Energy Policy Environment Rural/Farming Farmers Work with Local Food Banks to Feed Kentuckians Summer Produce Mon, 29 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-29/hunger-food-nutrition/farmers-work-with-local-food-banks-to-feed-kentuckians-summer-produce/a66962-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-29/hunger-food-nutrition/farmers-work-with-local-food-banks-to-feed-kentuckians-summer-produce/a66962-1 (Read More)]]> Consumer Hunger/Food/Nutrition Poverty Rural/Farming Cover Crops Could Mitigate Wet Weather Pains for WI Farmers Thu, 25 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-25/rural-farming/cover-crops-could-mitigate-wet-weather-pains-for-wi-farmers/a67258-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-25/rural-farming/cover-crops-could-mitigate-wet-weather-pains-for-wi-farmers/a67258-1 Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, says farmers should consider cover crops to alleviate some of the pain. ...(Read More)]]> Consumer Environment Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Mental Health Providers in Flood Stricken Rural Iowa Already Short-handed, Expect More Demand Thu, 25 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-25/rural-farming/mental-health-providers-in-flood-stricken-rural-iowa-already-short-handed-expect-more-demand/a67251-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-25/rural-farming/mental-health-providers-in-flood-stricken-rural-iowa-already-short-handed-expect-more-demand/a67251-1 By Kelly Page, IowaWatch.org Broadcast version by Roz Brown, Public News Service DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa does not have enough psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists or other mental health care providers to handle an increasing need to care for farmers dealing with relentless flooding this year, several mental health experts IowaWatch interviewed warned. Many health care specialists don’t want to work in small, rural areas for reasons ranging from a lack of local resources to seeing few options for personal growth that comes from cultural events or entertainment, the interviews revealed. The result is that people who need mental health care immediately have a difficult time getting it, a problem in the parts of rural Iowa hit this year by devastating flooding. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Mental Health Rural/Farming Report: Ag Lenders Still Discriminating Against Women, Farmers of Color Tue, 23 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-23/rural-farming/report-ag-lenders-still-discriminating-against-women-farmers-of-color/a67230-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-23/rural-farming/report-ag-lenders-still-discriminating-against-women-farmers-of-color/a67230-1 report released this month by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. ...(Read More)]]> Civil Rights Human Rights/Racial Justice Rural/Farming Social Justice Women's House Bill Could Be "Watershed Moment" for Wildlife Conservation Mon, 22 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-22/endangered-species-and-wildlife/house-bill-could-be-watershed-moment-for-wildlife-conservation/a67212-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-22/endangered-species-and-wildlife/house-bill-could-be-watershed-moment-for-wildlife-conservation/a67212-1 (Read More)]]> Animal Welfare Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Endangered Species & Wildlife Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming More Killer Heat in Store for VA's Future Mon, 22 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-22/climate-change-air-quality/more-killer-heat-in-store-for-vas-future/a67220-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-22/climate-change-air-quality/more-killer-heat-in-store-for-vas-future/a67220-1 Union of Concerned Scientists says Virginia usually has 31 days a year on average with a heat index above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, which is considered "extreme heat." Its report says climate change would boost that number to 75 days a year on average by the middle of the century. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Climate Change/Air Quality Health Rural/Farming Senior Urban Planning/Transportation Telehealth Used to Treat Rural ND Child-Abuse Victims Fri, 19 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-19/health/telehealth-used-to-treat-rural-nd-child-abuse-victims/a67198-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-19/health/telehealth-used-to-treat-rural-nd-child-abuse-victims/a67198-1 Children's Advocacy Centers of North Dakota launched telehealth therapy services this week for kids handling trauma. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Health Mental Health Rural/Farming Corn Growers Press for New NAFTA Deal in Congress Thu, 18 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-18/rural-farming/corn-growers-press-for-new-nafta-deal-in-congress/a67195-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-18/rural-farming/corn-growers-press-for-new-nafta-deal-in-congress/a67195-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Climate Change/Air Quality Consumer Rural/Farming Indiana Boosts Funding for CAFO Inspections Wed, 17 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-17/environment/indiana-boosts-funding-for-cafo-inspections/a67179-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-17/environment/indiana-boosts-funding-for-cafo-inspections/a67179-1 (Read More)]]> Environment Rural/Farming Census Reveals Bright Spots, Challenges for Ohio Farming Mon, 15 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-15/sustainable-agriculture/census-reveals-bright-spots-challenges-for-ohio-farming/a67142-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-15/sustainable-agriculture/census-reveals-bright-spots-challenges-for-ohio-farming/a67142-1 Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association analyzed data from the five-year USDA survey and found the state ranks sixth nationally for the number of new and beginning farmers. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Hunger/Food/Nutrition Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Report: Pollutants Increase in Snake River Aquifer Fri, 12 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-12/water/report-pollutants-increase-in-snake-river-aquifer/a67133-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-12/water/report-pollutants-increase-in-snake-river-aquifer/a67133-1 survey of the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer finds an increase in pollutants, especially nitrogen and phosphorus – in some cases exceeding state and federal water-quality standards. Josh Johnson, central Idaho conservation associate with the Idaho Conservation League, explained the Magic Valley's 417,000 cows produce waste equivalent to a city of 12 million people, and that waste isn't being treated before seeping into the aquifer or running into bodies of water. ...(Read More)]]> Environment Rural/Farming Water Critics: Biogas' Clean-Energy Claims Evaporate Under Scrutiny Thu, 11 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-11/environment/critics-biogas-clean-energy-claims-evaporate-under-scrutiny/a67123-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-11/environment/critics-biogas-clean-energy-claims-evaporate-under-scrutiny/a67123-1 Food and Water Watch says the process of anaerobic digestion to convert organic material into biogas actually releases carbon dioxide and other pollutants, potentially offsetting other greenhouse gas reductions. ...(Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Environment Rural/Farming Toxics New Approaches to Food Security for Illinois Corn Growers Wed, 03 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-03/hunger-food-nutrition/new-approaches-to-food-security-for-illinois-corn-growers/a66967-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-03/hunger-food-nutrition/new-approaches-to-food-security-for-illinois-corn-growers/a66967-1 Illinois Corn Growers Association are working with University of Illinois researchers and NASA on a new Farmer Data Cooperative. ...(Read More)]]> Hunger/Food/Nutrition Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Incentivizing a Healthy Diet for Iowa's Low-Income Residents Tue, 02 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-02/health/incentivizing-a-healthy-diet-for-iowas-low-income-residents/a66948-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-02/health/incentivizing-a-healthy-diet-for-iowas-low-income-residents/a66948-1 (Read More)]]> Community Issues and Volunteering Consumer Health Hunger/Food/Nutrition Poverty Rural/Farming CORE Act Closer to Protecting 400,000 Acres of CO Public Lands Fri, 28 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-28/public-lands-wilderness/core-act-closer-to-protecting-400-000-acres-of-co-public-lands/a66932-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-28/public-lands-wilderness/core-act-closer-to-protecting-400-000-acres-of-co-public-lands/a66932-1 Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy, or CORE Act, would protect roughly 200,000 acres of the Thompson Divide from the impacts of oil and gas and other development – land that rancher Tai Jacober relies on to raise his hormone- and antibiotic-free cattle. ...(Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Endangered Species & Wildlife Energy Policy Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Summer Bees are Buzzing, But For How Long? Thu, 27 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-27/endangered-species-and-wildlife/summer-bees-are-buzzing-but-for-how-long/a66909-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-27/endangered-species-and-wildlife/summer-bees-are-buzzing-but-for-how-long/a66909-1 (Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Toxics Maintaining Soil Health in Volatile Weather Conditions Tue, 25 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-25/rural-farming/maintaining-soil-health-in-volatile-weather-conditions/a66895-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-25/rural-farming/maintaining-soil-health-in-volatile-weather-conditions/a66895-1 (Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Environment Hunger/Food/Nutrition Livable Wages/Working Families Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Trump Administration Finalizes Coal-Friendly Emissions Rule Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-20/climate-change-air-quality/trump-administration-finalizes-coal-friendly-emissions-rule/a66865-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-20/climate-change-air-quality/trump-administration-finalizes-coal-friendly-emissions-rule/a66865-1 Affordable Clean Energy rule, scales back greenhouse gas emission reduction limits originally laid out in the Clean Power Plan. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Climate Change/Air Quality Energy Policy Environment Rural/Farming Toxics Bill to Allow Immigrants NYS Drivers Licenses Clears Assembly Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-14/immigrant/bill-to-allow-immigrants-nys-drivers-licenses-clears-assembly/a66805-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-14/immigrant/bill-to-allow-immigrants-nys-drivers-licenses-clears-assembly/a66805-1 Green Light New York," a bill to allow all state residents to get drivers licenses, regardless of immigration status. ...(Read More)]]> Consumer Human Rights/Racial Justice Immigrant Rural/Farming Social Justice WA Farmworkers Strike Over Intimidation, Threats Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-13/rural-farming/wa-farmworkers-strike-over-intimidation-threats/a66774-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-13/rural-farming/wa-farmworkers-strike-over-intimidation-threats/a66774-2 Familias Unidas por la Justicia after repeated threats of firing. ...(Read More)]]> Human Rights/Racial Justice Livable Wages/Working Families Rural/Farming Social Justice Small Grains Could Be Newest Wing of Farm-to-Table Movement Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-11/rural-farming/small-grains-could-be-newest-wing-of-farm-to-table-movement/a66756-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-11/rural-farming/small-grains-could-be-newest-wing-of-farm-to-table-movement/a66756-1 From Grain to Plate Field Day will take place June 30 on Meadowlark Farm in southwest Wisconsin. ...(Read More)]]> Hunger/Food/Nutrition Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture ID Seeks Inventive Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Projects Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-10/endangered-species-and-wildlife/id-seeks-inventive-sage-grouse-habitat-conservation-projects/a66738-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-10/endangered-species-and-wildlife/id-seeks-inventive-sage-grouse-habitat-conservation-projects/a66738-1 sage grouse habitat have an opportunity to submit their proposals to the state. State agencies have $600,000 available for projects that help improve habitat for the endangered bird species. The deadline to submit proposals is June 28. ...(Read More)]]> Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Iowa Farmers Cope With Turbulent Weather, Troubled Trade Talks Tue, 04 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-04/sustainable-agriculture/iowa-farmers-cope-with-turbulent-weather-troubled-trade-talks/a66666-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-04/sustainable-agriculture/iowa-farmers-cope-with-turbulent-weather-troubled-trade-talks/a66666-1 (Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Environment Hunger/Food/Nutrition Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Forbidden Fruits: How Lost Apple Varieties Could Help the Environment Fri, 31 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-31/hunger-food-nutrition/forbidden-fruits-how-lost-apple-varieties-could-help-the-environment/a66637-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-31/hunger-food-nutrition/forbidden-fruits-how-lost-apple-varieties-could-help-the-environment/a66637-1 Heritage Orchard Conference to delve into the cultivation and preservation of fruit varieties of past years that, in some cases, have been forgotten. Kyle Nagy – superintendent and orchard operations manager at the Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center, and organizer of the event – says some of these lost varieties can be grown sustainably in the northwestern climate. ...(Read More)]]> Environment Hunger/Food/Nutrition Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture PA Efforts to Meet Clean-Water Goals Falling Short Wed, 29 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-29/environment/pa-efforts-to-meet-clean-water-goals-falling-short/a66617-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-29/environment/pa-efforts-to-meet-clean-water-goals-falling-short/a66617-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Environment Rural/Farming Water Indiana Continues to Grow Cover Crop Acreage Tue, 28 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-28/sustainable-agriculture/indiana-continues-to-grow-cover-crop-acreage/a66587-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-28/sustainable-agriculture/indiana-continues-to-grow-cover-crop-acreage/a66587-1 Environmental Working Group compared cover crop acreage in Indiana, Illinois and Iowa from 2015 to 2017, and found a net increase in all three states. ...(Read More)]]> Consumer Environment Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Funds Needed to Tackle Growing Hunger Issue in Oregon Tue, 28 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-28/hunger-food-nutrition/funds-needed-to-tackle-growing-hunger-issue-in-oregon/a66595-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-28/hunger-food-nutrition/funds-needed-to-tackle-growing-hunger-issue-in-oregon/a66595-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Hunger/Food/Nutrition Poverty Rural/Farming 'Unlikely Alliance' of Native, Rural Americans Defends Environment Tue, 28 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-28/environment/unlikely-alliance-of-native-rural-americans-defends-environment/a66598-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-28/environment/unlikely-alliance-of-native-rural-americans-defends-environment/a66598-1 "Unlikely Alliances: Native Nations and White Communities Join to Defend Rural Lands." He says a local example of this was the blocking of a large coal port terminal proposed near Bellingham. ...(Read More)]]> Environment Human Rights/Racial Justice Native American Rural/Farming Agronomist Cites Hemp's Growing Potential for ND Farmers Tue, 28 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-28/rural-farming/agronomist-cites-hemps-growing-potential-for-nd-farmers/a66599-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-28/rural-farming/agronomist-cites-hemps-growing-potential-for-nd-farmers/a66599-1 (Read More)]]> Rural/Farming Standoff Continues Over NAFTA Replacement Deal Thu, 16 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-16/consumer/standoff-continues-over-nafta-replacement-deal/a66518-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-16/consumer/standoff-continues-over-nafta-replacement-deal/a66518-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Rural/Farming Report: Factory Farming Driving Global Environmental Crisis Tue, 14 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-14/environment/report-factory-farming-driving-global-environmental-crisis/a66445-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-14/environment/report-factory-farming-driving-global-environmental-crisis/a66445-1 new global assessment by the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. North Carolina is home to thousands of industrial hog operations and, according to the report, these types of factory farms are significantly contributing to greenhouse-gas emissions. ...(Read More)]]> Environment Environmental Justice Hunger/Food/Nutrition Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Residents of Minnesota's Cook, Get Back to "Cooking" Tue, 14 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-14/hunger-food-nutrition/residents-of-minnesotas-cook-get-back-to-cooking/a66448-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-14/hunger-food-nutrition/residents-of-minnesotas-cook-get-back-to-cooking/a66448-1 (Read More)]]> Community Issues and Volunteering Consumer Hunger/Food/Nutrition Rural/Farming Facing Financial Pressure, KY Farmers Forced to Navigate Options Fri, 10 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-10/rural-farming/facing-financial-pressure-ky-farmers-forced-to-navigate-options/a66412-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-10/rural-farming/facing-financial-pressure-ky-farmers-forced-to-navigate-options/a66412-1 new resource guide that could help. Low commodity prices are shrinking cash flow for many farmers, forcing some to take out more or higher interest loans. ...(Read More)]]> Hunger/Food/Nutrition Livable Wages/Working Families Rural/Farming Farming, Conservation Harmonize on NE South Dakota Farm Fri, 10 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-10/sustainable-agriculture/farming-conservation-harmonize-on-ne-south-dakota-farm/a66436-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-10/sustainable-agriculture/farming-conservation-harmonize-on-ne-south-dakota-farm/a66436-1 (Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Environment Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Dinner Illuminates African Roots in American Cooking Thu, 09 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-09/hunger-food-nutrition/dinner-illuminates-african-roots-in-american-cooking/a66396-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-09/hunger-food-nutrition/dinner-illuminates-african-roots-in-american-cooking/a66396-1 (Read More)]]> Arts & Culture Consumer Education Human Rights/Racial Justice Hunger/Food/Nutrition Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Getting Back to the Land; Reflecting on Ohio’s Sustainable Roots Mon, 06 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-06/sustainable-agriculture/getting-back-to-the-land-reflecting-on-ohios-sustainable-roots/a66367-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-06/sustainable-agriculture/getting-back-to-the-land-reflecting-on-ohios-sustainable-roots/a66367-1 2019 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, which features more than 30 farms and businesses in Ohio, as well as Michigan and Indiana. Lauren Ketchum, communications coordinator with OEFFA, explained there will be special events celebrating the organization's 40th anniversary, in addition to the regular workshops and tours. ...(Read More)]]> Cultural Resources Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture OR Hosts Meeting on Removing Endangered Species Protections for Wolves Mon, 06 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-06/endangered-species-and-wildlife/or-hosts-meeting-on-removing-endangered-species-protections-for-wolves/a66374-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-06/endangered-species-and-wildlife/or-hosts-meeting-on-removing-endangered-species-protections-for-wolves/a66374-1 (Read More)]]> Animal Welfare Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Nebraska Lawmakers Closer on Property Tax Fix Mon, 06 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-06/rural-farming/nebraska-lawmakers-closer-on-property-tax-fix/a66377-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-06/rural-farming/nebraska-lawmakers-closer-on-property-tax-fix/a66377-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Civic Engagement Consumer Education Livable Wages/Working Families Poverty Rural/Farming Incomes Down, ND Farmers Look for More Aid in 2019 Fri, 03 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-03/rural-farming/incomes-down-nd-farmers-look-for-more-aid-in-2019/a66354-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-03/rural-farming/incomes-down-nd-farmers-look-for-more-aid-in-2019/a66354-1 according to a new report, and that's prompting groups like the North Dakota Farmers Union to call for more farm aid. ...(Read More)]]> Hunger/Food/Nutrition Rural/Farming Report: Child Hunger Impacts All U.S. Counties Fri, 03 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-03/hunger-food-nutrition/report-child-hunger-impacts-all-u-s-counties/a66357-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-03/hunger-food-nutrition/report-child-hunger-impacts-all-u-s-counties/a66357-1 Feeding America report shows in every county and Congressional district in the U.S., a subset of the population can't afford to buy food on a consistent basis. Adam Dewey, the group's research director, says in some states, one in four children is at risk of missing a meal, and eight of the top ten states with the highest percentage of child food insecurity are in the South. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Civic Engagement Community Issues and Volunteering Family/Father Issues Health Hunger/Food/Nutrition Poverty Rural/Farming Addressing Blood Pressure Disparities in MN During Stroke Month Thu, 02 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-02/health/addressing-blood-pressure-disparities-in-mn-during-stroke-month/a66299-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-02/health/addressing-blood-pressure-disparities-in-mn-during-stroke-month/a66299-1 (Read More)]]> Civil Rights Health Human Rights/Racial Justice Native American Rural/Farming Social Justice