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PNS Daily Newscast - December 15, 2017 


What's next following the FCC vote to end net neutrality, we have a pair of reports; also on our Friday rundown; we'll let you know why adolescents in foster care need opportunities to thrive; and steps you can take to avoid losing your holiday loot.

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Public News Service - OH: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

About 1.5 million veterans in the U.S. live in households that participate in the SNAP program. (U.S. Army)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As Ohio and the rest of the nation pause to commemorate Veterans Day Saturday, new research shows how some anti-poverty programs are helping those who have served their country. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities looked at the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Progra

Renee Winner and her family operate four dairy farms in central Ohio. (REAL Winner Farms)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Harvest season is winding down in Ohio, and sustainable-farming advocates say it's a great time for growers and producers to learn more about what it takes to go organic. In some cases it's a matter of making the personal professional. Renee and Alan Winner, dairy farmers in centra

During Hunger Action Month, Ohioans are encouraged to raise awareness and advocate for policies that fight poverty. (Cary Sheil/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Struggling Ohioans are starting to see small improvements in their ability to put food on the table. New data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service show the rate of food insecurity in Ohio fell slightly in 2016 to 14.8 percent. That's down from

Herb and berry farmer Rachel Tayse of Columbus says new farmers need support to build a sustainable operation. (Rachel Tayse)<br />

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Over a third of all farmers are reaching retirement age, which puts the future of food in the hands of the next generation of farmers. But, creating a successful agricultural operation can be an uphill battle. The 2014 National Young Farmers Survey found the biggest barriers

Americorps VISTA members work in Ohio communities to fight hunger and poverty, in exchange for small stipends they can use for education. (Ohio Association of Foodbanks)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's largest hunger-fighting network says it is deeply concerned about the potential impacts of President Trump's federal budget outline. The lights would be shut off at 19 federal agencies, including the Corporation for National and Community Service, which runs AmeriCorps VISTA

Experts say breastfeeding support in the delivery room is one beneficial step for moms trying to nurse their newborns. (J.K. Califf/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Providing better support to help new moms breastfeed might be a key to improving birth outcomes for the youngest Ohioans. Ohio ranks 45th among states for infant mortality, and for African-American babies, the rate is even higher. According to a new policy brief from the Children's

The Ohio Agricultural Clearance Program helps farmers distribute surplus product to local food banks. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Anti-hunger groups and farmers are joining forces to call for a comprehensive approach to fighting hunger in Ohio. At the statehouse on Thursday, over 200 food bank partners, farmers and legislators gathered to discuss the scope of hunger and what can be done to better suppo

September is Hunger Action Month, and research shows hunger is a concern for one in four children in Ohio. (Donny Ray Jones/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Millions of Ohioans are all-too familiar with the struggle of waking up with a growling stomach and knowing they will have nothing to eat. September is Hunger Action Month, which challenges people to join the fight to eradicate hunger. The Ohio Association of Foodbanks' executive

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