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PNS Daily Newscast - June 29, 2017 


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Public News Service - NM: Sustainable Agriculture

Groups that oppose the pending mergers of giant companies that sell seeds and pesticides are pressing the new U.S. Attorney General to review the three mega-deals. (belfastEileen/iStockphoto)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Some New Mexico groups are joining the call for more scrutiny of mega-mergers now in the works between multinational agribusiness companies that dominate the global market for seeds and pesticides. More than 300 groups have signed a letter to new U.S. Attorney General Jeff S

The EPA is updating standards to protect the nation's farmworkers from pesticide poisoning. Credit: Enviromantic/iStockphoto.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The EPA is updating standards to increase safety and protect the health of America's estimated two million farmworkers from pesticide poisoning. The new rules mean children under the age of 18 will no longer be allowed to handle pesticides, and workers will get safety trai

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SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico farmers markets are reporting success with a program that provides extra food to residents receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. With this week marking National Farmers Market Week across the na

PHOTO: The traditional Thanksgiving Day feast for some in New Mexico may include lettuces, tomatoes and other produce grown without any pesticides or chemicals. Photo credit: AFSC.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The traditional Thanksgiving Day feast for some in New Mexico may include varieties of lettuce, tomatoes and other produce fresh from the farm - and grown without any pesticides or chemicals. Don Bustos, director of the American Friends Service Committee of New Mexico, said his o

PHOTO: Agri-Cultura Network (L-R) Fidel Gonzalez, Patrick Staib-Flores, Sayrah Namaste, Joseph Alfaro, Jeff Warren, Angelina Lopez. Photo credit: Sayrah Namaste.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Albuquerque Public School (APS) students are experiencing new tastes and flavors and learning a new way of eating, thanks in part to the Agri-Cultura Network. ACN is a group of New Mexico farmers providing food for students in APS schools. Isabel Hunkins at Taft Middle School s

ALBUQUERQUE – Chronic drought, climate change and increased demand are drying up the Colorado River, with 35 percent of the stored water available lost over the past 12 years. Nuestro Rio, a network of 13,000 Latinos in the Southwest, is using its collective voice to help save the river. Kath

LAS CRUCES, N. M. - What once were the wide open spaces of New Mexico are slowly being sold off, as ranches are turned into housing developments instead of being passed on to heirs. It's a change in the times noted at the recent Agricultural Land Conservation Forum hosted by the New Mexico Departmen

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