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PNS Daily News - September 20, 2017 


We're covering stories from around the globe including: Republican House leaders say they're ready to pass a new health care bill; Hurricane Maria targets Puerto Rico; and a new list highlights areas that are 'Too Wild to Drill.'

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Public News Service - OH: Sustainable Agriculture

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

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

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