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PNS Weekend Newscast - May 27th, 2016 


In the news this weekend: an attack in Egypt kills over two dozen people, President Trump's son in law is under the microscope in the Russian spying investigation, and it may take an entire village to save the planet.

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Public News Service - WI: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

The head of a Wisconsin children's advocacy group says President Donald Trump's budget proposal runs counter to the state's motto. (WI Dept. of Administration)

MADISON, Wis. – Groups that advocate for children are voicing concerns that President Donald Trump's budget proposal slashes funding for nutrition, health care and other programs that help hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites meet basic needs. House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin calls the

Eating a colorful variety of veggies is heart-healthy and may help prevent heart disease. (UW Extension)

MADISON, Wis. - Heart disease and stroke are two of the biggest killers around, and today is National Eating Healthy Day, created by the American Heart Association to help people improve their cardiovascular health. Eating healthy foods, getting regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy b

A joint initiative among UW professors, organic farmers, and local chefs is designed to improve the taste of fruits and vegetables. (UW Horticulture/CALS)

MADISON, Wis. — Most consumers have had the experience of buying vegetables because they look great, and then being disappointed by how they taste. That's one of the main considerations in a new initiative at the University of Wisconsin College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, called the "See

Seven-grain bread is just one of the healthy food products that can be delivered from local producer to home by an innovative new food service called Square Harvest. (William Graf, UW)

MADISON, Wis. – A marriage of cutting edge computer technology and the time-honored traditions of Wisconsin farming has just won the prestigious Wisconsin Innovation Award for Agriculture. SquareHarvest.com links consumers and producers, making available nutritious, organic foods for home de

A new program aims to bring locally sourced fruits and vegetables to more Wisconsin children. (UW Extension)

MADISON, Wis. – Building on the success of Wisconsin's farm-to-table movement, several children's advocacy groups in the state have joined to launch the Farm to Early Care and Education project. Funded with a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the program will bring fresh fruits and veg

Wisconsin is a national leader in production of organic vegetables, and the state's heritage of family-owned farms fits perfectly with the growth of organic ag. (UW Extension)

SPRING VALLEY, Wis. - In addition to leading the nation in the number of organic dairy and beef farms, Wisconsin is second in total number of organic farms, and ranks first in number of farms raising organic hogs, pigs, layer chickens, and turkeys. The Badger state is also first in organic corn, o

Environmentalists say many of Wisconsin's small, clean streams are drying up because of high-capacity wells used to provide water for huge factory farms. (USGS-WI)

COLOMA, Wis. - As some of the lakes and streams in central Wisconsin are being drawn down or even disappearing, environmentalists are urging the Department of Natural Resources to exercise caution in approving high-capacity wells. The wells typically are used to provide water for the large factor

With fishing season now open in Wisconsin, environmentalists are warning about the danger of mercury contamination and the need to curb it. (travelwisconsin.com)

MADISON, Wis. - Now that the first week of fishing season is here in Wisconsin, the Department of Natural Resources and the state's largest environmental organization, Clean Wisconsin, are warning anglers to be mindful of the dangers of mercury contamination in game fish. Every inland body of water

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