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Harvest Public Media - Illinois Public Media News - November 25, 2013

Rural Areas Worry About Food Stamp Cuts

The story was produced for Harvest Public Media, a collaboration of public broadcasting stations in the Midwest covering food and agriculture issues.

By Peter Gray

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(Duration: 4:22)

Curt Matthews, of aid organization Helping Hands of Odin, in Odin, Ill., unloads a shipment of bread delivered by a volunteer.

The next farm bill is all but certain to contain cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), more commonly known as food stamps.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - November 25, 2013

U.S. May Be Producing 50 Percent More Methane Than EPA Thinks

By Christopher Joyce

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(Duration: 3:29)

The EPA tries to keep track of all sorts of methane producers — including herds of methane-belching cattle.

Methane is the source of the gas we burn in stoves. You can also use it to make plastics, anti-freeze or fertilizer. It comes out of underground deposits, but it also seeps up from swamps, landfills, even the stomachs of cows.

Categories: Environment, Health, Science


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