'; } // 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 Report: Biofuels Policy Backfires, Hurts Environment Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-03-08/energy-policy/report-biofuels-policy-backfires-hurts-environment/a65752-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-03-08/energy-policy/report-biofuels-policy-backfires-hurts-environment/a65752-1 A new report on the nation's Renewable Fuel Standard shows multiple ways the policy has had major unintended consequences for the environment. Researchers from University of California-Davis, Kansas State University and the University of Wisconsin found that promoting the biofuel ethanol drove up the prices of corn and soybeans – which led farmers to plant a lot more of those crops. ...(Read More)]]> Energy Policy Environment Rural/Farming Groups Vow to Fight Rollback of Clean-Water Protections Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-12-12/water/groups-vow-to-fight-rollback-of-clean-water-protections/a64886-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-12-12/water/groups-vow-to-fight-rollback-of-clean-water-protections/a64886-1 proposal on Tuesday to remove federal clean-water protections from many smaller streams and wetlands. The Environmental Protection Agency announced a replacement for the Waters of the United States Rule that would lift federal protections from water sources that are seasonal and wetlands that are not connected by a stream to a larger body of water. ...(Read More)]]> Energy Policy Environment Rural/Farming Water Conservation Groups Seek Endangered Status for Native CA Bees Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-10-18/endangered-species-and-wildlife/conservation-groups-seek-endangered-status-for-native-ca-bees/a64328-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-10-18/endangered-species-and-wildlife/conservation-groups-seek-endangered-status-for-native-ca-bees/a64328-1 petitioned the state to put the bees on the state endangered species list. Experts say bees are in big trouble because habitat has been lost to housing and agriculture. ...(Read More)]]> Consumer Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Rural/Farming EPA Report: Renewable Fuels Standard Backfiring for Environment Thu, 02 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-08-02/environment/epa-report-renewable-fuels-standard-backfiring-for-environment/a63538-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-08-02/environment/epa-report-renewable-fuels-standard-backfiring-for-environment/a63538-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Energy Policy Environment Rural/Farming Water Hearing Set Challenging EPA's Refusal to Ban Controversial Pesticide Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-07-09/rural-farming/hearing-set-challenging-epas-refusal-to-ban-controversial-pesticide/a63251-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-07-09/rural-farming/hearing-set-challenging-epas-refusal-to-ban-controversial-pesticide/a63251-1 (Read More)]]> Consumer Health Hunger/Food/Nutrition Rural/Farming Groups Sue Feds for Farm-Worker Pesticide Training Thu, 31 May 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-05-31/rural-farming/groups-sue-feds-for-farm-worker-pesticide-training/a62722-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-05-31/rural-farming/groups-sue-feds-for-farm-worker-pesticide-training/a62722-1 (Read More)]]> Health Rural/Farming Toxics New Biofuels Bill Aims to Protect Water, Wildlife and Climate Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-03-13/environment/new-biofuels-bill-aims-to-protect-water-wildlife-and-climate/a61806-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-03-13/environment/new-biofuels-bill-aims-to-protect-water-wildlife-and-climate/a61806-1 GREENER Fuels Act would wind down the ethanol mandate and invest billions to reclaim farmland lost to corn and soybean production as wildlife habitat. ...(Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Energy Policy Environment Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Hearings This Week on Landmark Case Against Pesticide Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-03-06/consumer-issues/hearings-this-week-on-landmark-case-against-pesticide/a61720-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-03-06/consumer-issues/hearings-this-week-on-landmark-case-against-pesticide/a61720-1 series of hearings continue all this week, looking at claims that Roundup, the most common pesticide in the world, is linked to cancer. A federal judge in San Francisco won't decide if that's true, however. Rather, he'll rule on whether the plaintiffs in a mega-suit against Roundup's manufacturer, Monsanto, can present that claim if the case goes to trial. ...(Read More)]]> Consumer Environmental Justice Health Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Toxics Report: Ethanol Mandate Worsens Climate Change Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-16/climate-change-air-quality/report-ethanol-mandate-worsens-climate-change/a60304-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-16/climate-change-air-quality/report-ethanol-mandate-worsens-climate-change/a60304-1 Researchers from the University of Wisconsin looked at the conversion of wildlife habitat to cropland and found that disturbing the soil releases huge amounts of carbon - equivalent to emissions from 20 million additional cars on the road per year. ...(Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Energy Policy Environment Rural/Farming California May Restrict Pesticide After Feds Refuse to Ban It Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-21/environmental-justice/california-may-restrict-pesticide-after-feds-refuse-to-ban-it/a59085-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-21/environmental-justice/california-may-restrict-pesticide-after-feds-refuse-to-ban-it/a59085-1 updated draft risk assessment for chlorpyrifos. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Consumer Environmental Justice Health Rural/Farming Toxics Calif. Declares Main Ingredient in Roundup a Carcinogen Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-06-28/rural-farming/calif-declares-main-ingredient-in-roundup-a-carcinogen/a58302-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-06-28/rural-farming/calif-declares-main-ingredient-in-roundup-a-carcinogen/a58302-1 (Read More)]]> Consumer Health Rural/Farming Toxics CA Business Owners' Reaction to Executive Orders: Not Happy Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-01-30/immigrant-issues/ca-business-owners-reaction-to-executive-orders-not-happy/a56113-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-01-30/immigrant-issues/ca-business-owners-reaction-to-executive-orders-not-happy/a56113-1 (Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Civil Rights Consumer Immigrant Rural/Farming Calif. Immigrants Scramble to File Documents by Jan. 20 Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-12-26/immigrant-issues/calif-immigrants-scramble-to-file-documents-by-jan-20/a55518-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-12-26/immigrant-issues/calif-immigrants-scramble-to-file-documents-by-jan-20/a55518-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Civic Engagement Consumer Family/Father Issues Immigrant Rural/Farming Congress' Water Resources Bill: Fighting Over CA Water Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-12-08/water/congress-water-resources-bill-fighting-over-ca-water/a55296-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-12-08/water/congress-water-resources-bill-fighting-over-ca-water/a55296-1 Water Resources Development Act to improve cities' water infrastructure and help places like Flint, Mich., recover from lead contamination of its drinking water. Outgoing Democratic Sen. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Rural/Farming Salmon Recovery Water Report Questions Safety of Oil Field Wastewater on Food Crops Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-10-07/rural-farming/report-questions-safety-of-oil-field-wastewater-on-food-crops/a54364-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-10-07/rural-farming/report-questions-safety-of-oil-field-wastewater-on-food-crops/a54364-1 according to a new report. Researchers from four institutions, including Lawrence Berkeley Labs, looked at 173 chemicals used in oil and gas production and found that more than 100 have been flagged in the federal chemical database for acute toxicity, biodegradability, and environmental persistence. ...(Read More)]]> Environment Health Rural/Farming Water Rural Advocates Push for Better Internet, More Opportunity for Kids Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-10-04/rural-farming/rural-advocates-push-for-better-internet-more-opportunity-for-kids/a54305-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-10-04/rural-farming/rural-advocates-push-for-better-internet-more-opportunity-for-kids/a54305-1 (Read More)]]> Consumer Rural/Farming Youth Farmworker Advocates Urge Suspension of Highly Toxic Pesticide Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-22/toxics/farmworker-advocates-urge-suspension-of-highly-toxic-pesticide/a54149-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-22/toxics/farmworker-advocates-urge-suspension-of-highly-toxic-pesticide/a54149-1 (Read More)]]> Environment Environmental Justice Rural/Farming Toxics CA Farmworkers' Advocates Rally Against Pesticides Near Schools Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-07-11/environmental-justice/ca-farmworkers-advocates-rally-against-pesticides-near-schools/a52867-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-07-11/environmental-justice/ca-farmworkers-advocates-rally-against-pesticides-near-schools/a52867-1 (Read More)]]> Children's Civic Engagement Climate Change/Air Quality Community Issues and Volunteering Environmental Justice Health Immigrant Rural/Farming Youth Workers Picket Two Calif. Eateries Over Choice of Produce Supplier Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-03-25/hunger-food-nutrition/workers-picket-two-calif-eateries-over-choice-of-produce-supplier/a51046-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-03-25/hunger-food-nutrition/workers-picket-two-calif-eateries-over-choice-of-produce-supplier/a51046-1 (Read More)]]> Hunger/Food/Nutrition Consumer Community Issues and Volunteering Immigrant Livable Wages/Working Families Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Report: Community Health Centers Struggle to Recruit, Retain Physicians Tue, 15 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-03-15/health-issues/report-community-health-centers-struggle-to-recruit-retain-physicians/a50847-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-03-15/health-issues/report-community-health-centers-struggle-to-recruit-retain-physicians/a50847-1 "Staffing The Safety Net," 2 million additional patients could be served if these centers could recruit enough health-care providers. Dr. ...(Read More)]]> Health Poverty Rural/Farming Bill Introduced in CA Senate to Protect Bees from Toxic Pesticides Thu, 10 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-03-10/environment/bill-introduced-in-ca-senate-to-protect-bees-from-toxic-pesticides/a50791-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-03-10/environment/bill-introduced-in-ca-senate-to-protect-bees-from-toxic-pesticides/a50791-1 Senate Bill 12-82, the Pollinator Protection Act that was introduced recently in the state Senate, would regulate pesticides in a class called neonicotinoids. ...(Read More)]]> Environment Health Hunger/Food/Nutrition Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Northern Calif. Water Deal Needs Speedy Nod from Congress Mon, 09 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-11-09/energy-policy/northern-calif-water-deal-needs-speedy-nod-from-congress/a48882-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-11-09/energy-policy/northern-calif-water-deal-needs-speedy-nod-from-congress/a48882-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Endangered Species & Wildlife Energy Policy Environment Native American Rural/Farming Salmon Recovery Water Public Comment on Delta Tunnels Plan Ends Friday Wed, 28 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-10-28/water/public-comment-on-delta-tunnels-plan-ends-friday/a47501-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-10-28/water/public-comment-on-delta-tunnels-plan-ends-friday/a47501-1 plan to build two 30-mile tunnels to divert water from the Sacramento Delta. Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of a nonprofit called "Restore the Delta," claimed the tunnels will do more harm than good. "It will destroy the San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary, a tourism industry that's tied to a healthy bay, and crab fisheries and salmon fisheries, a $5.2 billion agricultural economy in the delta, and will ruin the drinking water for close to a million people," she said. "...(Read More)]]> Environment Rural/Farming Salmon Recovery Water New Plans for California Sagebrush Country Wed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-09-23/public-lands-wilderness/new-plans-for-california-sagebrush-country/a48264-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-09-23/public-lands-wilderness/new-plans-for-california-sagebrush-country/a48264-1 98 separate final land-use plans designed to balance conservation, recreation and development on sagebrush landscapes. Ken Rait, public lands director for the The Pew Charitable Trusts, said this is the largest land-conservation initiative the BLM has ever undertaken - one that protects the animals while allowing for ranching, development, hunting and other recreation. ...(Read More)]]> Rural/Farming Public Lands/Wilderness Environment Energy Policy Endangered Species & Wildlife Court Overturns EPA Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticide Fri, 11 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-09-11/environment/court-overturns-epa-approval-of-bee-killing-pesticide/a48094-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-09-11/environment/court-overturns-epa-approval-of-bee-killing-pesticide/a48094-1 ruled Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency was wrong to approve sulfoxaflor because the agency's studies couldn't prove the pesticide is safe for bees. "Even the EPA acknowledged that it is highly toxic to bees," said Michele Colopy, program director of the Pollinator Stewardship Council, one of the groups that filed the suit. "...(Read More)]]> Toxics Rural/Farming Hunger/Food/Nutrition Health Environment After Failing Air Quality Report, Improvements Suggested Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-08-04/climate-change-air-quality/after-failing-air-quality-report-improvements-suggested/a47518-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-08-04/climate-change-air-quality/after-failing-air-quality-report-improvements-suggested/a47518-1 (Read More)]]> Urban Planning/Transportation Toxics Rural/Farming Public Lands/Wilderness Health Environmental Justice Environment Energy Policy Endangered Species & Wildlife Consumer Community Issues and Volunteering Climate Change/Air Quality Budget Policy & Priorities EPA Plans to Ban Controversial Pesticide Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-07-02/environment/epa-plans-to-ban-controversial-pesticide/a46976-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-07-02/environment/epa-plans-to-ban-controversial-pesticide/a46976-1 (Read More)]]> Water Toxics Rural/Farming Health Environment Endangered Species & Wildlife Education Disabilities Consumer Court Keeps Controversial Oil Terminal Open Mon, 08 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-06-08/energy-policy/court-keeps-controversial-oil-terminal-open/a46599-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-06-08/energy-policy/court-keeps-controversial-oil-terminal-open/a46599-1 sought by environmental groups challenging permits for the facility. The terminal went on-line in December. ...(Read More)]]> Urban Planning/Transportation Toxics Rural/Farming Environmental Justice Environment Energy Policy Climate Change/Air Quality Budget Policy & Priorities Central Coast Water Board Sued Over Pollution Secrecy Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-06-01/water/central-coast-water-board-sued-over-pollution-secrecy/a46382-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-06-01/water/central-coast-water-board-sued-over-pollution-secrecy/a46382-1 (Read More)]]> Consumer Environment Rural/Farming Toxics Water New Plans for Preserving Sage-Grouse, Wide Open Spaces Fri, 29 May 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-05-29/environment/new-plans-for-preserving-sage-grouse-wide-open-spaces/a46469-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-05-29/environment/new-plans-for-preserving-sage-grouse-wide-open-spaces/a46469-1 (Read More)]]> Rural/Farming Public Lands/Wilderness Environment Energy Policy Endangered Species & Wildlife Oil Drilling, Fracking Exempt from Mandatory Water Conservation Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-04-10/water/oil-drilling-fracking-exempt-from-mandatory-water-conservation/a45650-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-04-10/water/oil-drilling-fracking-exempt-from-mandatory-water-conservation/a45650-1 (Read More)]]> Water Rural/Farming Environment Energy Policy Consumer Climate Change/Air Quality Coalition Takes EPA to Court Over Factory Farm Pollution Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-01-29/animal-welfare/coalition-takes-epa-to-court-over-factory-farm-pollution/a44260-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-01-29/animal-welfare/coalition-takes-epa-to-court-over-factory-farm-pollution/a44260-1 petitions filed in federal court say the EPA has failed for years to address noxious emissions and demands action from the agency within the next 90 days. ...(Read More)]]> Animal Welfare Climate Change/Air Quality Environment Environmental Justice Rural/Farming Public Outrage over Taxpayer-Funded USDA Animal Abuse Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-01-27/animal-welfare/public-outrage-over-taxpayer-funded-usda-animal-abuse/a44198-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-01-27/animal-welfare/public-outrage-over-taxpayer-funded-usda-animal-abuse/a44198-1 Farm Sanctuary, recently wrote a piece for the Huffington Post in response to the New York Times investigation. He uncovered the abuse of thousands of farm animals, and what he describes as cruel breeding practices and maternal-deprivation techniques. ...(Read More)]]> Rural/Farming Consumer Budget Policy & Priorities Animal Welfare Report: In SoCal, Colorado River is Major Economic Driver Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-01-16/water/report-in-socal-colorado-river-is-major-economic-driver/a43984-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-01-16/water/report-in-socal-colorado-river-is-major-economic-driver/a43984-1 a new report that quantifies the value of the river to the seven Western states that use it. Researchers at Arizona State University found that about 7 million jobs are affected by industries that use Colorado River water in seven California counties, Kevin Tilden, California vice president of American Water, a company that manages investor-owned water utilities around the state, said these findings broaden the outlook beyond recreation and farming. "I think, when they see the images of the reservoirs at low levels, they think of this boating season - or this growing season, if they're in agriculture," he said. "...(Read More)]]> Consumer Environment Rural/Farming Urban Planning/Transportation Water Supreme Court "Sides" with Smelt in Calif. ESA Challenge Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-01-13/environment/supreme-court-sides-with-smelt-in-calif-esa-challenge/a43974-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-01-13/environment/supreme-court-sides-with-smelt-in-calif-esa-challenge/a43974-1 (Read More)]]> Water Rural/Farming Environmental Justice Environment Endangered Species & Wildlife Animal Welfare CA Proposes First Crop-Based Program for State's Carbon Market Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-12-17/climate-change-air-quality/ca-proposes-first-crop-based-program-for-states-carbon-market/a43420-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-12-17/climate-change-air-quality/ca-proposes-first-crop-based-program-for-states-carbon-market/a43420-1 (Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Endangered Species & Wildlife Energy Policy Environment Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Groups Sue FDA over New Drug “Cocktails” for Farm Animals Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-11-10/animal-welfare/groups-sue-fda-over-new-drug-cocktails-for-farm-animals/a42724-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-11-10/animal-welfare/groups-sue-fda-over-new-drug-cocktails-for-farm-animals/a42724-1 (Read More)]]> Animal Welfare Consumer Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Rural/Farming Water Bond Debate Muddied by Dam Misunderstanding Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-10-28/water/water-bond-debate-muddied-by-dam-misunderstanding/a42489-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-10-28/water/water-bond-debate-muddied-by-dam-misunderstanding/a42489-1 (Read More)]]> Water Salmon Recovery Rural/Farming Environment Energy Policy Endangered Species & Wildlife Climate Change/Air Quality Budget Policy & Priorities $5K Reward for Animal Abuse Whistleblowers Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-10-27/animal-welfare/5k-reward-for-animal-abuse-whistleblowers/a42474-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-10-27/animal-welfare/5k-reward-for-animal-abuse-whistleblowers/a42474-1 (Read More)]]> Animal Welfare Consumer Rural/Farming Conservation Stewardship Program Deadline Approaches Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-09-05/rural-farming/conservation-stewardship-program-deadline-approaches/a41518-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-09-05/rural-farming/conservation-stewardship-program-deadline-approaches/a41518-1 Natural Resources Conservation Service. ...(Read More)]]> Environment Hunger/Food/Nutrition Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Study Finds Greater Rural Reliance on Food Stamps Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-08-12/rural-farming/study-finds-greater-rural-reliance-on-food-stamps/a41068-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-08-12/rural-farming/study-finds-greater-rural-reliance-on-food-stamps/a41068-1 new study shows some of the greatest need can be found in the San Joaquin Valley, where much of the nation's food supply is grown and raised. 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Despite the poor showing, said Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez, she's actually encouraged by the report - because it allows communities to see the unique health problems they face and create local solutions. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Civic Engagement Climate Change/Air Quality Consumer Environment Health Hunger/Food/Nutrition Immigrant Poverty Rural/Farming Urban Planning/Transportation Youth Group Asks Feds "Where's Drought Aid for Delta Farmers?" 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