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    Oklahoma Land Run re-enactment ends with injuries

    A celebration marking the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the Oklahoma Land Run turned dangerous when a horse broke away from its wagon. More>>

    Citrus greening hurting Florida's orange crop

    A citrus disease is putting the squeeze on orange crops. More>>

    Kentucky tree nursery replaces buildings destroyed by 2012 tornadoes

    It's been more than two years since a series of tornadoes ravaged rural areas of the Bluegrass State. More>>

    Twisted J Ranch pasture team roping event raises money for charity

    A pasture roping event, which means no fences, at the Twisted J Ranch in Stephenville, Texas brought more than 100 teams to help raise money for a good cause. More>>

    Missouri leads the way in corn planting

    Corn planting nationwide is inching up a few points from last week.
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    North Dakota drone test site ready for flights

    North Dakota will soon begin flying a drone to test how the unmanned aircraft can check soil quality and the status of crops.
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    PEDV reporting will help control the spread

    Over the past year the nation’s hog herd has seen a drastic increase in mortality rates due to a virus outbreak. More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: Mandy McCutcheon wins NRBC Non-Pro Finals

    These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on April 22, 2014
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    Horse therapy program helps children overcome health issues

    Horses can be therapeutic for patients struggling with physical and mental disabilities.
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    Group helps women in agriculture connect in DC

    A group is helping women with rural backgrounds connect in Washington, D.C.
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    Western Sports Roundup: John Mitchell, Junie Wood wins NCHA Super Stakes Open

    These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on April 21, 2014.
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    Farmers can 'Get Started' with USDA's NRCS online

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is working to make conservation program information more accessible to farmers online. More>>

    Iowa offers funding for sustainable ag, conservation research

    The Iowa Department of Agriculture is working with state producers and researchers to support soil conservation and health. More>>

    EPA leader begins climate tour on Earth Day

    Tuesday is Earth Day and the Environmental Protection Agency is celebrating with a week full of events. More>>

    California State Water Project allocation raised to 5 percent

    State Water Project supplies this year from Northern California will be just 5 percent of a full allocation, the Department of Water Resources recently announced. More>>

    Vermont Senate passes GMO labeling bill

    Vermont's GMO labeling bill continues to work its way through the state legislature. More>>

    State Department extends review for Keystone XL Pipeline

    The State Department has extended the review period for the Keystone XL Pipeline, which means no decision will be made until after the mid-term elections. More>>

    Low supply leads to rising beef prices

    Demand for beef is at an all-time high, mainly because years of drought have cut herds to their lowest levels in more than 60 years.
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    USDA researchers hope to increase milk production, lower feed costs

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    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service is doing innovative research to help farmers get more production from livestock for less cost. More>>

    Nebraska pork producer takes precautions against PEDV

    A Nebraska pork producer explains the extra precautions taken to protect against PEDV.
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    Tennessee facility uses innovative treatments for horses

    Middle Tennessee boasts one of the premiere treatment and rehabilitation centers for equine athletes. More>>

    Full 2012 Census of Agriculture to be released May 2

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    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced the complete 2012 Census of Agriculture will be released May 2. More>>

    Consistency, safety key for federal GMO labeling bill, ag group says

    A bill introduced this month in the House would create a nationwide standardized labeling process for GMO produce. More>>

    US partners with Canada, Mexico to combat feral swine

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    Feral swine is a growing pest problem in America.
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    Western Sports Roundup: Big Tex recovering after surgery

    These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on April 18, 2014.
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    Tennessee 4-H program helps teach healthy habits

    Tennessee 4-H is part of a national program to improve children’s diets, and teach them healthier habits. More>>

    One year later, rebuilding continues in West, Texas

    Residents of the town of West, Texas, marked the one year since a deadly fertilizer plant explosion took the lives of 15 people there.
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    3 things to look for on RFD-TV news next week

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    5 things to know from RFD-TV news this week

    Watch The Market Day Report Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. Watch The Market Day Report Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET.

    Take a look back at some of the top headlines from the previous week. More>>

    USDA announces required reporting for PEDV

    Reporting of two diseases impacting the pork industry is now required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: Brad Mitchell, Boonbay Cat win Super Stakes Gelding championship

    These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on April 17, 2014.
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    Freezing temps threaten Netherlands fruit crop

    The mid-April cold snap has not only affected U.S. crops, but crops in Europe as well. More>>

    USDA health care grants target Delta region

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development office recently announced more than $5 million in health care funding for communities and educational institutions in the Delta region. More>>

    US pork exports growing in South America

    U.S. pork has seen explosive growth in the South American nations of Colombia and Chile. More>>

    Bayer CropScience opens bee center in North Carolina

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    Bayer CropScience celebrated the opening of its North American Bee Care Center this week. More>>

    Study: Landscape plays role in where tornadoes hit

    Tornado damage in Tuscaloosa County, Ala. Credit: USDA Tornado damage in Tuscaloosa County, Ala. Credit: USDA

    Areas where the landscape shifts from urban to rural or forest to farmland may have a higher likelihood of severe weather and tornado touchdowns. More>>

    Wisconsin officials warn producers against intentional PEDV infection

    Credit: University of Missouri Credit: University of Missouri

    Reports of farmers considering purposely infecting their pigs with PEDV to build up immunity has prompted Wisconsin state officials to issue a warning against it. More>>

    Oregon Farm Bureau opposes county GM ban on ballot

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    The Oregon Farm Bureau is fighting a proposed biotech ban in the state's Jackson County. More>>

    Draft horses play large role in agriculture, despite technology

    For centuries, draft horses have been used as work animals on the farm. More>>

    Report: USDA in talks to require PEDV reporting

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering making reports of PEDV outbreaks mandatory in an effort to better track the disease. More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: Tish Fappani keeps lead at NRBC

    From the NRBC to the D and G Barrel Productions race, these are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on April 16, 2014. More>>

    PEDV to blame for lower USDA pork production forecast

    Credit: University of Missouri Credit: University of Missouri

    U.S. Department of Agriculture analysts are trimming their expectations for pork production. More>>

    USDA forecasts milk production increase

    The 2014 outlook for milk production is higher than last month’s estimates. More>>

    First graders learn where ingredients for pizza come from

    When most of us order a pizza, we may not think about all the farmers and farms that are involved in putting that pizza on our table. More>>

    Improving taste for fruits, vegetables goal for UF researchers

    Credit: University of Florida Credit: University of Florida

    Researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Innovation Program are working to producer better-tasting fruits and vegetables." More>>

    Iowa Swine Day set for June 26

    The third annual Iowa Swine Day will take place in June at Iowa State University. More>>

    USDA's Rural Development looks to build bio-economy

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development hit the road to highlight emerging biofuels opportunities and job creation in rural America. More>>

    Georgia farmers meet with lawmakers in Washington, D.C.

     Every year, a delegation of Georgia Farm Bureau county presidents travels to our nation’s capital to meet with lawmakers. More>>

    ICBA: Community banks provide 75 percent of agricultural loans

    Community banks are part of what keeps rural America growing, according to a new report. More>>

    Orange juice price rises as Florida crop forecast drops

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    This year's Florida orange crop is expected to yield the lowest harvest in 24 years. More>>

    Reduced US cattle herd size to blame for high meat prices

    Just in time for the summer grilling season, U.S. meat prices have climbed to a 27-year high. More>>

    Virginia files brief supporting Chesapeake Bay restoration

    The state of Virginia has filed a brief in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s legal battle with the American Farm Bureau Federation over pollution limits for the Chesapeake Bay. More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: VGBRA Barrel Daze

    From barrel racing to the Professional Rough Stock Series, these are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on April 15.  More>>

    Expert: Cover crops can help during a dry year

    No cropping system is drought-proof, but there are things farmers can do to mitigate the effects of a dry year. More>>

    Indoor agriculture a growing sector in the industry

    Let’s say you want to start a farm, but you just don’t have access to some fertile rural land for it. More>>

    Contest aims to find country's best volunteer fire departments

    Johnsonville Sausage is asking for help in highlighting a special group of heroes -- volunteer firefighters. More>>

    Decision expected by end of year for proposed poultry inspection changes

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to finalize a proposed poultry inspection rule by the end of the year. More>>

    Iowa water quality effort paying off

    The Iowa Department of Agriculture says the state's water quality initiative is working. More>>

    Industry group estimates China corn rejections cost $427 million

    China’s rejections of U.S. corn are estimated to have cost grain companies $427 million in lost sales. More>>

    Nebraska Farm Bureau hopes to boost number of agriculture teachers

    The Nebraska Farm Bureau has unveiled a new program to help encourage more college students to become agriculture education teachers. More>>

    Disaster assistance sign-up begins today

    Starting Tuesday, farmers and ranchers can sign up for disaster assistance programs re-established and strengthened by the 2014 farm bill. More>>

    Oak Ridge Boys enjoy rural lifestyle, release new live album

    As The Oak Ridge Boys get ready to release their first-ever live album, they enjoy a rural lifestyle. More>>

    New pig tracking program rules begin July 1 in Canada

    Canadian pork producers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the new pig movement reporting requirements, due to take effect July 1. More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: Gretchen Benbenek wins RNCFR barrel racing

    These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on April 14, 2014. More>>

    KSU researchers say tests can help stop spread of deadly pig diseases

    Pork prices are up 10 percent compared to last year, and could continue to rise as diseases continue to impact the industry. More>>

    New farmers, ranchers targeted for $100 million farm bill program

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced funding under the new farm bill to train and educate the next generation of farmers and ranchers. More>>

    New White House initiatives support military caregivers

    Most Americans know about the struggles of injured soldiers, but what most people do not know is there are more than five million Americans - parents, siblings, wives, husbands and friends - who are caring for those injured soldiers and veterans at home. More>>

    BLM ends Nevada cattle impound operation

    Nearly 400 head of cattle belonging to a Nevada rancher were freed from a Bureau of Land Management compound Saturday. More>>

    Last-minute tax tips before April 15 deadline

    There are just hours until 2013 tax returns are due. More>>

    Midwest impacted by rail service issues

    Members of the agriculture industry in the Midwest say they’re having problems transporting crops by rail. More>>

    US Pecan Council votes to change name

    Credit: University of Georgia Credit: University of Georgia

    The U.S. Pecan Council Board of Directors voted to change the organization's official name. More>>

    Nebraska lawmakers pass Water Sustainability Bill

    The Nebraska legislature has passed a water sustainability bill intended to help the state prepare for floods, water shortages and water quality problems. More>>

    Deal may allow Manitoba pork producers to expand

    Since 2011, Manitoba Pork producers have been effectively banned from building or expanding swine barns. Now producers are hopeful that a tentative agreement with the government will help end the moratorium. More>>

    Weather impacting beef producers' herd size

    An Oklahoma State University Extension livestock specialist warns a late spring and worsening drought could make it hard for cattle producers to rebuild their herds this year. More>>

    Ohio lawmakers pass bill to reduce fertilizer runoff

    The Ohio legislature has passed legislation which requires one farmer per farm operation to be certified to apply fertilizer. More>>

    Report: Small tractor sales up in US

    Credit: Karen Gefvert/Wisconsin Farm Bureau Credit: Karen Gefvert/Wisconsin Farm Bureau

    U.S. small tractor sales are up, while large tractor and combine sales are down, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo highlights

    These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on April 11, 2014. More>>

    Missouri producers keep PEDV from spreading with biosecurity

    The pork industry plays a big role in Missouri’s economy, but a widespread virus is putting thousands of pigs at risk. More>>

    3 things to look for on RFD-TV news next week

    Watch The Market Day Report Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. Watch The Market Day Report Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET.

    Take a look at some of the headlines making news on the Market Day Report and Rural Evening News on RFD-TV. More>>

    5 things to know from RFD-TV news this week

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    Take a look back at some of the top headlines from the previous week. More>>

    Poll: Majority support Renewable Fuel Standard

    A new national poll shows the majority of Americans support the Renewable Fuel Standard. More>>

    CDC: More cases linked to Foster Farms

    The salmonella outbreak linked to Foster Farms isn't over, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More>>

    Report: Census of Agriculture shows fewer US farms

    A study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service has found that the number of U.S. farms has decreased in the past seven years. More>>

    Expert: Insects can survive harsh winter

    The extremely cold winter does not mean fewer bugs this spring, according to an expert at Kansas State University. More>>

    FAO Food Price Index shows rise in global prices

    The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization Price Index rose sharply for March, reaching its highest levels since May of last year. More>>

    Mangoes sell for nearly $3,000 at Japanese auction

    In Japan, a pair of fully ripe mangoes fetched nearly $3,000 at an auction in southwest Japan this week. More>>

    US and Japan continue trade talks

    U.S. and Japanese negotiators said Thursday that big gaps remain between the two countries in trade talks after two days of top-level meetings in Tokyo. More>>

    Congress to consider federal GMO labeling law

    A new bill has been introduced in the U.S. House that will preempt state GMO labeling laws. More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: Trula Churchill and Dustin Bird at the RNCFR

    These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on April 10, 2014.  More>>

    Nebraska town hospital can't afford emergency services

    A Nebraska community is facing the reality of losing emergency health care services this summer. More>>

    Supply hurt by PEDV sends pork prices higher

    While a mysterious virus from China has swept through 27 states, killing millions of piglets, pork prices have skyrocketed. More>>

    Wheat, rice, corn see changes in USDA crop report

    Wednesday's U.S. Department of Agriculture crop report changed figures for wheat, rice and corn, but most of the changes are for global production. More>>

    Pecan growers face marketing challenges

    The Georgia Pecan Growers Association held its annual educational conference recently. More>>

    Senate hearing focuses on future of biofuels

    Earlier this week Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, held a committee hearing to discuss advanced biofuels and jobs. More>>

    FDA releases new guidance for labeling honey

    The Food and Drug Administration will soon add honey to the list of foods requiring stricter labeling. More>>

    Syngenta photography contest calls for entries

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    Syngenta's second annual photography contest is now open for entries.The award aims to create awareness of global challenges through photography. More>>

    Report: Farm Service Agency changes likely in 2015

    While no Farm Service Agency offices will close this year, changes to the system will likely begin in 2015. More>>

    Technology can help cattle producers improve to meet global demand

    Credit: Certified Angus Beef Credit: Certified Angus Beef

    To keep up with a growing population, it's more important than ever for cattle producers to embrace new opportunities for improvement. More>>

    Missouri lawmakers consider dairy insurance bill

    Credit: Kansas State University Credit: Kansas State University

    The Missouri House of Representatives has passed the Dairy Revitalization Act of 2014. More>>

    China to accept corn from Brazil

    China will begin accepting corn from Brazil this month. Reuters reports Brazilian corn was approved for import on March 31. More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: NRHA European Futurity results

    These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on April 9, 2014.  More>>

    USDA working with pork industry to address PEDV

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working with the pork industry and researchers to address the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. More>>

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