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PNS Weekend Newscast - April 29th, 2017 


Here's what's happening: Donald Trump has now been president of the United States for 100 days, the People's Climate march on Washington is taking place today, and another missle launch from North Korea.

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Public News Service - MN: Sustainable Agriculture

Farmers say the price of fruits and veggies will go up if Donald Trump's plan to deport undocumented workers is carried out. (usda.gov)

MINNEAPOLIS – A big part of President-elect Donald Trump's campaign platform was immigration with a promise to deport 11 million people who are undocumented, but some farm groups are saying, "Not so fast." The American Farm Bureau Federation said about half of all farm workers in this country

Letting children touch, feel and taste locally grown foods is part of National Farm to School Month observations in October. (Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy)

MINNEAPOLIS – Getting locally grown fruits and vegetables into the hands, and eventually the diets of young Minnesota children is a year-round endeavor, and is being highlighted this month during National Farm to School Month. Katie Costello, a Farm to Institution Program assistant with the

Rural Minnesotans, including farmers, are in St. Paul today, discussing their priorities in how local policymakers are responding to climate change. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – How will Minnesota's rural communities weather climate change in the coming years? That's the big question behind the final session of a state-level meeting in St. Paul today. State agencies and residents are talking about how Minnesota's rural communities already are being

Minnesota has taken the lead in protecting pollinating insects from harmful pesticides, which environmentalists say will benefit the country's agriculture system. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota is being called a leader when it comes to restricting the use of pesticides that environmentalists say hurt bees. Governor Mark Dayton has ordered the broadest restrictions in the country on the use chemicals known as neonicotinoids. Studies show the chemicals are harm

The Minnesota Farmers Union is concerned that the new federal GMO labeling law may create confusion for some consumers. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - President Obama signed a new law requiring the labeling of genetically modified ingredients in food, but some Minnesota food producers believe the law's a mixed bag. While the new GMO labeling law was largely supported by the food industry, the Minnesota Farmers Union has concerns

Farmers Luke and Liana Tessum graduated from the 2006-2007 Farm Beginnings course, where they learned about business and marketing as well as sustainable farming practices. (Land Stewardship Project)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As the average age of Minnesota's farmers continues to trend toward retirement, a longtime program is helping the next crop of young farmers. New faces are much needed in the industry, according to the Land Stewardship Project, a sustainable-agriculture support group. It holds a "

Rural Minnesotans will be talking about local climate change solutions this week. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A group of conservation-minded Minnesotans will be talking about ways the state's rural areas can better deal with climate change. Today kicks off the third Rural Climate Dialogues held around the state. For the next three days, 18 Winona County residents will be laying out

National soil health experts are heading to Minnesota to discuss solutions for farmland water pollution. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Flint, Michigan has garnered a lot of national attention over the water problems there, but water quality is a concern for many states, including Minnesota. Later this month Gov. Mark Dayton will hold a water quality summit, and this week, the Land Stewardship Project is ho

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