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PNS Daily Newscast - February 24, 2017 


On today's rundown: Members of Trump’s cabinet meet with Mexican officials days after a new deportation order; Protests are planned in the wake Trump’s decision to roll back protections for transgender students; And more Americans are divesting from big banks.

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Public News Service - VA: Sustainable Agriculture

A provision proposed for the state budget aims to help bring healthy groceries to Virginia's food deserts. (American Heart Association)

RICHMOND, Va. - A provision proposed for the state budget could help finance healthy groceries for food deserts. More than 1.5 million Virginians, including nearly a half-million children, live in rural and urban areas with limited access to supermarkets. But the Virginia Grocery Investment Fund c

Coastal flooding is one of the issues moving a coalition of 50 separate Virginia groups to press for climate action. (NOAA)

RICHMOND, Va. - A broad coalition is pushing Gov. Terry McAuliffe to speed the state's transition away from fossil fuels and interestingly, it's not just environmentalists. A coalition of 50 groups wrote to the governor asking how his office will implement an Environmental Protection Agency plan t

PHOTO: Pasture-raised hens get 2.5 acres per 1,000 hens to roam and feed, according to guidelines developed by the Virginia-based group Humane Farm Animal Care. Photo courtesy HFAC.

HERNDON, Va. – Free range or pasture raised – there are many such terms for eggs sold in grocery stores, and it's hard to decide what they really mean. But if there's a Certified Humane label on the carton, buyers can be assured it means what it says. That's because of a nonprofit or

ARLINGTON, Va. - Consumer, environmental and animal-welfare activists will converge in Arlington this week, with a mission to end so-called "factory farming." The food industry has changed dramatically in the past few decades. Thousands of family farms that once dotted the landscape are no longer t

RESTON, Va. - From soybeans to tobacco, Virginia has a long and rich agricultural history of providing food and contributing to the state's economy. A new report offers ways to help farmers save money and increase their output while also helping the environment. For many Virginia farmers, says Elia

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Thousands of Virginia Beach middle-school students will soon take the classroom outdoors, thanks to a new public-private partnership launched this week. The pioneering program allows students to get a hands-on educational experience by visiting local waterways, thanks in part

WASHINGTON - Chicken - fried, grilled, baked or broiled - is the top meat of choice in Virginia and around the nation, but a new report warns that the amount of manure produced by big industrial chicken farms is fouling Chesapeake Bay. Pew Environment released the report, which examined the past 50

RICHMOND, Va. - Many of the small family farms in Virginia have been replaced by fewer, larger industrialized animal operations - and yet, the rules for dealing with the manure from farms have remained the same. As the U.S. Senate considers an amendment by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Dist. 6, Roan

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