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PNS Daily News - June 26, 2017 


We’re covering several issues in today’s news including: it’s a key week for Republicans drumming up support for health care legislation; mayors from around the country speak out against Trump’s climate policies; and why some cattle producers have a beef with the USDA.

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Public News Service - OH: Rural/Farming

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

A summer farm tour in Ohio features operations that use sustainable and organic practices. (OEFFA)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Dozens of farmers and growers around the state will kick off summer by opening their gates and sharing their agricultural know-how with Ohioans. Thirty-two farm tours and 10 workshops will be featured between June and November during the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Worksho

Workforce shortages are plaguing community health centers in Ohio and around the nation. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The health-care headquarters for nearly 620,000 Ohioans is looking for new recruits. Research released today shows that almost all Community Health Centers in the United States are trying to fill at least one vacancy, with physicians the most-needed. The findings are from a n

Lindsey Lusher Shute, executive director of the National Young Farmers Coalition, says new farmers are critical to the success of the food system. (Shute)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The aging farm population in Ohio needs a new generation to fill its shoes, but young farmers face many obstacles getting off the ground. Lindsey Lusher Shute, an Ohio native and executive director of the National Young Farmers Coalition, says capital is the biggest challenge for

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