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PNS Weekend Newscast - April 29th, 2017 


Here's what's happening: Donald Trump has now been president of the United States for 100 days, the People's Climate march on Washington is taking place today, and another missle launch from North Korea.

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Public News Service - WI: Sustainable Agriculture

Farmers are being encouraged to enroll in the Conservation Stewardship Program. Deadline is Feb. 3. (Jessica Arp)

EAST TROY, Wis. – With the Feb. 3 deadline for applications just a few weeks away, farmers who are interested in enrolling in the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service's popular Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) are being urged to sign up now. Even if you don't have specific pla

High capacity wells are causing lakes and streams to disappear in Wisconsin, says the state's largest environmental group. (Clean Wisconsin)

MADISON, Wis. – The increase in the number of high-capacity wells across the state, particularly in Central Wisconsin, is draining lakes, threatening the state's outstanding trout streams and impacting private wells, according to Clean Wisconsin, the state's largest environmental group. Clean

An inner-city Milwaukee girl's dreams of growing and selling flowers came true with the help of a beginning farmer program. (Lovelight Flowers)

EAST TROY, Wis. – One of the hardest things to do is getting started in production agriculture in Wisconsin, particularly if you're not from a farming family that owns land. More and more young people are becoming interested in owning their own operation, but don't have access to land or the

Gulf Coast fishermen are relying on farmers in southwest Wisconsin to help keep the water as clean as possible. (Solstock/iStockPhoto.com)

EAST TROY, Wis. - Conservation practices employed by farmers in southwest Wisconsin not only are helping their bottom lines but also are helping protect the lower Mississippi watershed and the Gulf Coast. Several fishermen from the Gulf Coast are taking time from their busiest season to travel to

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

The Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference sponsored by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute will feature the soil-health benefits of cover cropping. (MFAI)

EAST TROY, Wis. — A study just released by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute points to tangible economic benefits and positive environmental outcomes from cover-cropping. Wisconsin farmers are already familiar with the conservation, water-quality and soil-health benefits of cover-cro

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

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