More and more farmers are using biotechnology to improve the quality of their crops. More>>
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports planted sorghum acreage is up 12 percent since March.Tim Lust, with the National Sorghum Producers, talks about the increase and the factors driving the demand for U.S. sorghum. More>>
Oregon State University is working to develop high-yielding, disease-resistant wheat varieties to meet the area baking industry's needs. More>>
Being an agricultural pilot is a career field with high demand and high earning potential as many in the industry are nearing retirement. More>>
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is helping farmers and ranchers protect farmlands and wetlands through a new conservation program.? More>>
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says summer crops across the Midwest are faring very well, despite recent storms that brought high winds and heavy flooding.Corn isn't the only summer crop that's faring well. USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey says soybeans across the country are in good shape. More>>
The Farm Family of the Day featured in the Rural Evening News on July 8. More>>
When an Oklahoma farmer dropped his iPhone in a grain bin last year, he thought he'd never see it again.But nine months later, the phone was returned after traveling halfway around the world and back. More>>
Farmers and ranchers live by the weather, paying close attention to the timing and amount of rain that falls.As significant drought conditions have intensified across the U.S. over the last couple of years, rural producers are becoming more interested in doing their own weather monitoring. More>>
Pool A wraps up in Calgary and Pool B got started Tuesday.Plus, the Fourth of July run shakes up the PRCA standings.The spotlight is on the girls of Roy Cooper’s Jr. Calf Roping.? More>>
Farmers across the country are worried about local and federal environmental regulations. RFD-TV's Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief Janet Adkison reports that many lawmakers are tuned in to the problem. More>>
Anyone interested in a career raising livestock or working the land could benefit from new government efforts to help people transition to farm life. More>>
The Fourth of July weekend was a very special one for military families at Hillenglade Farm. More>>
According to the latest Rabobank Beef Quarterly Report, the global beef market will regain its positive momentum in the third quarter.
Both large and small communities are challenged to provide affordable, accessible health care. Leaders in rural America, face another hurdle of attracting and keeping quality physicians. More>>
The Calgary Stampede is in full swing.The PBR went to California for a Touring Pro event.Plus, we have winners of Roy Cooper's Jr. Calf Roping. More>>
Rodeo athletes are officially celebrating the Cowboy Christmas.
The family behind Goatmilkstuff.com describes why their product is important. Watch the video to hear the co-founder speak about her company.? More>>
A petting farm owner is left scratching his head over why someone would spray-paint a pig and eight of her 11 piglets.
If you enjoy cherry pies or cherry cobbler, you may be paying more for your favorite fruit at the grocery store. The high prices are due to lower production in two major growing states.The report in the video is from our partners at the USDA. More>>
Northeast Georgia cattle producer Melvin Porter is president of the Georgia Cattlemen's Association. While cattle are going for high prices, Porter says cattlemen invest a lot into their steers and they’ll need a couple of years of good prices. More>>
The month of July is critical for some crops as they hit a key phase of the growing season. More>>
While the East Coast saw a lot of rain from Arthur, it’s a different story in other parts of the country. More>>
The power is back on for homes and businesses along the East Coast after Hurricane Arthur passed through.Watch the video for a recap of Arthur's track from RFD-TV Meteorologist Natalie Noah. More>>
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says last month was the wettest June on record. It was also the wettest month ever in some areas of the country. More>>
What do you do after a long corporate career ends suddenly after being downsized? Byron and Lynn Hill took their passion and made it their work. More>>
In a recent hearing with the House Agriculture Committee, the Independent Community Bankers of America, or ICBA, reported that credit is plentiful for farmers and ranchers at historically low rates. More>>
These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.
Celebrating the Fourth of July is also a celebration of the nation's agriculture industry. Check out these 20 facts about the holiday and where the food for your Independence Day barbecue came from. More>>
Iowa County, Wisconsin, was hit hard by Sunday night's storms.
When you think of Oklahoma, wheat fields or beef cattle may come to mind. But the state’s grape and winery industry is growing. More>>
It just got easier for Michigan high school students who want to take agriculture or vocational classes. More>>
A top researcher at the University of Missouri, a land grant partner, explains how El Nino can bring higher yields next year. Watch the video. More>>
A special grant from the Environmental Protection Agency will help fund a project with significance for the agricultural industry and consumers. More>>
Soybean producers have been dealing with crop diseases for quite some time. More>>
This year will see record soybean planting. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s revised Crop Acreage Report shows more soybeans have been planted this year than last, while corn acres planted are down. More>>
Thanks to an abundance of water east of the Rockies, U.S. summer crop quality is looking good, especially for corn. More>>
These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on Tuesday, July 1.
Pasco, Washington, was the first of the barrel racing qualifiers for RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN presented by Polaris Ranger. More>>
In a rural area about 40 miles west of Des Moines, a farmer got to his basement just in time, before a suspected tornado heavily damaged his farm.
Heavy rains across parts of the country have some producers concerned about nutrient loss. Now, a tool developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture can help reduce phosphorus losses in runoff. More>>
Last Friday's hogs and pigs report was missing some key information, namely how many piglets have died so far from the PED virus. More>>
Leaving your homeland to protect the United States is admirable, especially when we are in conflicts in neighboring nations. One competitor at the Army Reserve's Best Warrior Competition tells his story. More>>
These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on Monday, June 30.
Urban areas often over take farmland, but one project has agriculture making a comeback in the big city. More>>
Watch the video to find out what Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack thinks are serious issues that require solutions in trade negotiations. More>>
While wheat fields in some areas may be a bit soggy, most of the nation’s other wheat growers have fields that are too dry. More>>
Climatologists say drought still lingers in parts of Oklahoma, despite recent rain, because it will take more than a few summer showers to remedy. More>>
Days of heavy rain may be causing flooding in the upper Midwest, but the central U.S. and parts of the southern Plains are getting some needed relief from the ongoing drought. More>>
Camp Clements, the oldest FFA camp in the country, still hosts more than 200 campers a week.
The entire cattle industry has been setting new record high prices on a regular basis over the last several weeks. More>>
Over the weekend, a small Arkansas town is expected to swell by several hundred people for the town’s annual Purple Hull Pea Festival. More>>
Dr. Rodney Baker, with the Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University, explains what a newly approved PEDV vaccine means for the industry. More>>
Horse owners can now tap into new MRI technology previously only available for humans. More>>
These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on Thursday, June 26.
These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on Friday, June 27,
Increase stewardship of resources, improved practices and education are ways growers can boost the health of their local pollinators. More>>
Cornell University researchers say farmers planting a winter crop to increase feed supplies for livestock can also receive other benefits. More>>
U.S. Department of Agriculture Economist Annemarie Kuhns says some products are going up faster than expected. More>>
As lakes in Wichita Falls continue to dry up, the city continues to look for any and all ways to slow down the process.
Nominations are open for the National Outstanding Young Farmers Award. More>>
The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts food prices will continue to rise. More>>
Efforts to control PEDV are also helping to limit the spread of other swine diseases. More>>
More than 20 million people in Bangladesh are malnourished, according to the International Fund for Agricultural Development. More>>
A family-owned melon farming operation has been through four generations. Perry and Sons is one of California’s largest growers, shippers and handlers of watermelons. More>>
When it comes to health care, rural Americans can face different challenges than those in urban areas. One of the biggest issues is training and keeping doctors and nurses to work in rural hospitals and health clinics. More>>
The northern bobwhite quail was once a common site in Missouri. Now University of Missouri Extension Wildlife Specialists and the Missouri Department of Conservation are working to bring the quail back. Watch this report from the University of Missouri Extension Office to find out how landowners are taking action. More>>
The National FFA organization is the largest youth group in the country, helping spread agriculture education to students from all walks of life.Watch the video to find out how some teachers are keeping the program going.This report is from our partners at Oklahoma Horizon. More>>
U.S. cattlemen are making moves to meet the rising demand for quality beef. The Branded Beef Program has reached a major milestone. This report is from our partners at Certified Angus Beef and the American Angus Association. More>>
In 1994, a summer workshop helped bring agriculture into school classrooms across Texas. Watch the video to see how the Summer Ag Institute is still going strong 20 years later. This report is from our partners at the Texas Farm Bureau. More>>
Participants in the recent College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming, took time to spend with some special rodeo contestants. More>>
Bradley County, Arkansas has a unique claim to fame as the home of the Pink Tomato Festival. More>>
Being a successful hay producer takes time, patience and a good relationship with Mother Nature. That hard work doesn’t always go unnoticed. More>>
These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on Wednesday, June 25.
The heavy rains over the past week are threatening dozens of rural communities and cities across areas of Minnesota and the Dakotas.\ More>>
The city of Canton, South Dakota, was hit hard by flooding after more than 8 inches of rain fell last Monday.
Improving the nation’s soil health was the focus of 2014 National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health earlier this year.
FFA’s CEO explains how it prepares students for life. More>>
These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on Friday, June 20.
There's a growing connection between farmers and producers of other products, which could bode well for rural communities and rural economies. More>>
Progress toward a vaccine for a disease that has killed millions of baby piglets is now underway. More>>
The European Union needs U.S. agricultural goods and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is visiting EU nations this week to emphasize that point. More>>
These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on Friday, June 13.