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PNS Daily News - April 24, 2017 


We're highlighting several stories in today's news including: Congress returns from recess to a showdown over a border wall; immigrants may face the collateral damage of crime lab misconduct; and President Trump expected to move forward on offshore drilling.

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Public News Service - OH: Sustainable Agriculture

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

Hundreds of people from Ohio and neighboring states are expected to rub elbows at OEFFA's annual conference. (Palamedes Photography)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As interest in locally grown foods expands, an Ohio event for foodies, farmers and others is growing as well. The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's 38th annual conference is moving for 2017 from Granville to the Dayton Convention Center, which will allow for more peo

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

Food-labeling supporters contend consumers deserve information about the food they feed their families. (James Palinsad/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – While the issue of genetic engineering is controversial, some Ohio groups say giving people honest information about the foods they consume should not be. Last week, the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee approved its version of what opponents call the DARK Act, which stands

The ET Rover Pipeline would run through Clover Meadow Farm in Wayne County. (OEFFA)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – There are fears that two proposed pipelines, which would run through Ohio, will threaten the livelihood of some Ohio farmers. The proposed Nexus and ET Rover pipelines would transport gas obtained from Ohio hydraulic fracturing operations through Michigan and up to Canada.

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

An annual conference aims to build momentum for sustainable growing in Ohio. Credit: George Remington

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sustainable agriculture is becoming big business for Ohio, with farmers doubling their sales between 2008 and 2014, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And an upcoming gathering aims to build more momentum. Registration is open for the Ohio Ecologica

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