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    Getting to know the Hefty Brothers on RURAL RADIO

    Brothers Brian and Darren Hefty are a busy pair, hosting Ag PhD on television and radio. More>>

    A controversial election could impact Missouri in a big way

    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.

     Missouri voters will have the chance to vote on August 5th for a constitutional amendment. More>>

    Time is running out to run for your local FSA committee

    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.

    Farmers and ranchers across the country are being urged to consider running for their local Farm Service Agency county committees. More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: The National High School Finals Rodeo is in the books

    The High School Rodeo Association has a new set of national champions.  More>>

    Lessons in leadership for FFA students in DC

     For seven weeks each summer, Future Farmers of America members from across the country travel to the nation’s capital city for the Washington Leadership Conference.  More>>

    Military Monday: Stress free getaways for military families

    Watch our Military Monday segment on the Rural Evening News on RFD-TV at 7:30 p.m. EST. Watch our Military Monday segment on the Rural Evening News on RFD-TV at 7:30 p.m. EST.

    Free military family camps, which are offered at no cost to military families. The only requirement is show up and have a good time! More>>

    Bass Banks $115,500 at the Calgary Stampede

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     Barrel racer Kaley Bass, 21, of Kissimmee is literally on top of the world.  More>>

    Special training required for grain bin rescues

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     Rescuing someone trapped in a bin is unique for emergency respondents who need to be specially trained for that situation. More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: California Rodeo Salinas is in full swing

    The list of team ropers heading to The American semifinals continues to grow, and a few good barrel horses are helping to keep winning, in the family. Plus, California’s largest rodeo, Salinas, is in full swing. More>>

    Mother makes goat milk products into a family affair

    The family behind Goatmilkstuff.com describes why their product is important. Watch the video to hear the co-founder speak about her company.? More>>

    Blind bronc rider, never letting his disability affect him

    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.

    One young cowboy has made it to the International Finals Rodeo, without ever "seeing" a horse. More>>

    USTRC qualifier images July 18, 2014

    Pictures of the Action during the USTRC qualifier this morning. More>>

    RFD-TV continues touring Midwestern farms

    Credit: USDA Credit: USDA

    Crop growth depends on how close producers are to the Missouri River. More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: The latest from the National High School Finals Rodeo

    Fast times along with high marks are coming in from the National High School Finals Rodeo. More>>

    2014 Dairy Projections

    Credit: USDA Credit: USDA

    It looks like there will be less milk production for 2014 than expected, but things look brighter for 2015. More>>

    The California drought is the third most severe on record

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    The worsening drought in California tops our news. Officials say the drought there is the third most severe on record, and river water for the state's central valley farms is quickly running out. More>>

    Getting a taste for premium beef

    Credit: Certified Angus Beef Credit: Certified Angus Beef

    Beef prices continue to climb, but lower quality beef is spiking faster than the cost of higher-quality alternatives. More>>

    Biotechnology is key for productivity and better yields

    Credit: Kansas State University Credit: Kansas State University

     The National Association of Wheat Growers says biotechnology is necessary to increase productivity, attract acres back into the crop, and feed the growing global population. More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: Competitors going all or nothing

    Two brothers are upholding their family name in Rock Springs. Also there is a big PBR match up in Salinas. Plus, the Pikes Peak Cinch Shoot Out round airs Wednesday, July 16, 2014. More>>

    TICKS and how to avoid them

    Watch the Rural Evening News Monday through Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET. Watch the Rural Evening News Monday through Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET.

    Wildlife researchers with University of Tennessee’s Institute of Agriculture are warning people to take steps to prevent tick bites this summer. More>>

    PHYTO-Chemicals being boosted in veggies

    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.

    Scientists are working to make certain fruits and vegetables healthier and more nutritious.  More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: Cowboys and Cowgirls continue to thrive

    High school rodeo contestants battle Mother Nature at the finals. And, another look at Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo before tomorrow’s full show. Also, we hear from two Calgary Stampede champions. More>>

    Drought causes two-billion dollar hit to California's Economy

    Scientists predict a two-billion dollar hit to California's economy due to drought. More>>

    Experts are calling this years corn crops remarkable

    Credit: USDA Credit: USDA

    Experts say America's top crop is looking "remarkable" this year. More>>

    Prescribed Fire Controls Pesky Purple Threeawn Weeds

    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.

     The weed Purple Threeawn is a nuisance to many farmers and ranchers, but prescribed fire could be the solution.  More>>

    Oklahoma farmer reunited with internationally traveled phone

    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.

    When an Oklahoma farmer dropped his cell phone 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>>

    Consumers Are Going Nuts For Peanuts

    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.

    Peanut producers are benefiting greatly from increased consumer demand, driven in part by the National Peanut Board promotions.
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    Permanent Extension of the Bonus Depreciation Bill

    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.
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    The National Cattlemen's Beef Association is celebrating the permanent extension of the Bonus Depreciation Bill.
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    Predictions of Higher Beef Productions, Yet Lower Pork

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    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has raised its beef production forecast, but pork production is on the decline.
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    Champions Around Every Corner

    Competitors leave Calgary a whole lot richer after this weekend's showdown. Pikes Peak or Bust is in the books and the action is coming to RFD-TV. Plus the IFYR wraps up and the young guns of rodeo head now to Wyoming. More>>

    New Hampshire Old Country Store is oldest in the nation

    Steve Holden gives us a history lesson on the oldest country store in the nation, located in Moltonborough, New Hampshire. More>>

    Markets react to latest USDA reports

    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.

    RFD-TV's Marlin Bohling gives an update on the commodities markets. More>>

    USDA releases latest crop report

    The latest crop report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture was released Friday, which includes monthly supply and demand estimates and crop production estimates. More>>

    American Soybean Association meets in Washington, D.C.

    The American Soybean Association is holding its annual summer board meeting this week in Washington, D.C. Find out what was on the agenda in this report from our Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief Janet Adkison. More>>

    Kansas ag show features drones helping farmers get bird's eye view

    The modern farmer is using the kind of technology you're used to hearing about in the military - Drones. More>>

    EPA delays final RFS rule decision

     It could be a bit longer before the Environmental Protection Agency issues its final rule for the 2014 Renewable Fuels Standard.Watch the report in the video from our partners at the U.S. Department of Agriculture to find out what is behind the delay. More>>

    4-H campers leave technology behind and learn conservation

     Telling the difference between a harmful and harmless snake is one of the lessons kids learn at 4-H OWLS camp, which stands for Outdoor Wildlife Leadership Service. More>>

    Expert: Poor Kansas wheat harvest will impact national economy

    Credit: Kansas State University Credit: Kansas State University

    Drought and the poor harvest for Kansas wheat will have an effect on the national economy. More>>

    EPA officials speak out on Clean Water Act proposal

    The Environmental Protection Agency is addressing the controversy and confusion surrounding the proposed rule change to the Clean Water Act. More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: 10 more team roping qualifiers from American Eastern Regional Finals

    The results are in from this morning's team roping qualifier for The American rodeo. The sixth performance changes up the standings in Calgary. Plus, more from Roy Cooper's Jr. Calf Roping. More>>

    Dry, hot weather pattern returns for parts of U.S.

    Some areas east of the Mississippi River are seeing dry conditions, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture Meteorologist Brad Rippey. He says drought persists in the south-central U.S., as well.
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    EPA reaches out to farmers about Clean Water Act proposal

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy says there is too much confusion about the proposal to change the Clean Water Act. More>>

    Farm-to-table movement gains traction in restaurant industry

    The farm-to-table movement is bringing changes to the way we dine out.In the video above, our partners with the Virginia Farm Bureau visit a cafe embracing their local roots. More>>

    Illinois man offers special insight into Agrability program

    An Illinois man has turned a tragic farm accident into a new life of giving help and hope to others. More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: World champions compete at Calgary Stampede

    These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on July 9, 2014.
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    Iowa ag show features drones for farming

    New technology, resembling modern day spy techniques, may help farmers in the field. Unmanned aerial vehicles that could be used in farming were featured at the Aerial Ag Show in Decatur, Illinois. More>>

    Ethanol industry, Chinese market driving demand for sorghum

    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>>

    Students needed as aging pilots leave agriculture industry

    Credit: Georgia Farm Monitor Credit: Georgia Farm Monitor

    Being an agricultural pilot is a career field with high demand and high earning potential as many in the industry are nearing retirement. More>>

    Cattlemen need good prices to last, industry leader says

    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>>

    Arkansas town draws crowds for Purple Hull Pea Festival

    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>>

    Texas town considers powder to reduce lake's evaporation

    As lakes in Wichita Falls continue to dry up, the city continues to look for any and all ways to slow down the process.
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    NRCS helps farmers, ranchers focus on soil health

    Improving the nation’s soil health was the focus of 2014 National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health earlier this year.
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