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Rural ND Help from the Aggie Foundation ~ Accordion Trio "Jerry and Friends"

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - Small towns are known for people stepping up and helping out. Sometimes it’s for a health crisis, sometimes it’s new jerseys for the local team. A group of friends from Velva, about 20 miles southeast of Minot, wanted to take the spirit of giving to the realm of charitable gaming. They started the Aggie Foundation. We visit with board president Terry Peterson. ~~~ The agriculture industry accounts for ten percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. And yet, polls show that most conventional farmers in the Midwest don’t believe humans are the cause of climate change. Harvest Public Media’s Dana Cronin reports on a program that finds some common ground. ~~~ Tom Isern has a Plains Folk essay titled “Cattle King’s Prayer.” ~~~ The pandemic hit gig musicians pretty hard. Some help came from American Rescue Plan money. Special contributor Brandi Malarkey introduces us to Jerry and Friends, a trio of accordion players who used the funds to pivot to Facebook live.