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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2017 


We begin the week with President Donald Trump urging GOP House members to support the Senate budget bill; a new report tracks a growing “right” to discriminate at both the state and federal level; and we will let you know why Trump budget cuts are being labeled a threat to waterways in the Midwest.

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Public News Service - OH: Rural/Farming

Daniel and Ann Trudel of Fredericktown used the Value-Added Producer Grant to expand their businesses outside of Ohio. (Ann's Raspberry Farm)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Ohio lawmaker is leading the charge on new legislation that could help sprout new business opportunities for local farmers. Sen. Sherrod Brown introduced the Local FARMS Act - FARM standing for Food and Regional Market Supply. It would enhance three current grant programs t

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

Teri Utz Bersee of Logan County says the Nexus pipeline would threaten the future of her organic farm. (Bersee and Utz Heirloom Farm)<br />

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some Ohio landowners say the construction of a proposed natural-gas pipeline would plow up their livelihood. The Nexus Pipeline would carry natural gas through nearly a dozen Northern Ohio counties up through Michigan to Canada. Teri Utz Bersee, who runs an organic farming operatio

Ohioans can learn about vegetable production and other topics during an annual farm tour series. (Glass City Goat Gals)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Summer is just about here, and Ohioans have an opportunity to learn about the past and future of farming in the state. The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's annual Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series begins June 6. Jess Lamar Reece Holler, OEFFA’s dir

Federal proposals to change Medicaid and cut other programs could affect Ohioans in every legislative district. (M. Kuhlman)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Data released Wednesday sheds light on how decisions debated at the federal level might play out in Ohio. The Center for Community Solutions developed profiles of all 16 Ohio congressional districts, examining income, employment, poverty, education, housing and health coverage

Researchers say doctors from outside the U.S. are more likely to practice in rural areas and some specialty fields experiencing critical shortages. (Phalinn Ooi/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Amid the controversy over President Donald Trump's travel ban, new concerns are being raised about how the order could affect Ohio's medical community. Physicians from all over the world provide medical care in Ohio, and researchers from the Case Western Reserve University Center

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Food allergies, diabetes and cancer are among the growing health concerns for Ohio families, and a best selling author and mother says the nation's "sick" food system is partly to blame. Robyn O'Brien, director of the AllergyKids Foundation, is scheduled to speak about the i

Supporters of sustainable farming say investments in agriculture benefit public health, economies and the environment. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The future of food and farming in America affects every Ohioan, and it's an issue that advocates of sustainable agriculture maintain should be a higher priority for those running for office in November. Amalie Lipstreu, policy program coordinator for the Ohio Ecological Food

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