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    Beef conference being held in the "mile-high city"

    Leaders from America’s beef cattle industry will travel to Denver, Colorado next week for the 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference.  More>>

    White House hosts conference to strengthen rural economy

    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.

     Expanding business opportunities across rural America was the focus of an important two-day conference in the nation’s capital.  More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: Injury sidelines some of the best in the business

    Day five changes up the leader boards in Cheyenne, plus, one rodeo family leaves Salinas Rodeo with some shiny new buckles. On the other hand, injury sidelines some of the best in the rodeo business. More>>

    Peaches are a passion for the Efurd family

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    Come summer there's nothing quite like the taste of sweet, fresh peaches.  More>>

    Ag-PhD is fired up for this year's field day in Baltic, SD

    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.

    Today the Heftys are hosting a very special Ag-PhD field day on their farm just outside of Baltic, South Dakota. More>>

    Are the ideal crop conditions to good to be true?

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    The good news about continuing crop conditions has some farmers a bit skeptical causing them to wait for the other shoe to drop! More>>

    Stingless Wasps are helping fight off nasty pests

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    Since the Emerald Ash Borers' emergence in Minnesota in 2009, it's caused major problems to ash trees. In the past few years, Stingless Wasps have been released to fight these nasty pests.  More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: Votes are in for the worst wrecks of the PBR season

    NHSRA’s ‘all-around cowboy' is carrying on the champion tradition. And, the votes are in for the worst PBR wrecks of the season.  More>>

    103 years isn't enough to slow one Kansas man down

    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.

    This week Vern Isenhower celebrated his 103rd birthday. 
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    Good conservation practices are improving water quality

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     In Oklahoma the quality of water in nine streams has improved to the point where they've been removed from the Environmental Protection Agency’s list of impaired waterways.
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    Outstanding conditions for corn and soybean crops

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    U.S. Department of Agriculture officials say conditions are the best they've seen in quite some time, especially when it comes to corn and soybeans.
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    Extension of summer meal program for low income children

    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.

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack wants to expand a program that helps feed low income children when school is out for summer.
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    Western Sports Roundup: The latest in Wyoming at Cheyenne Frontier Days

     Cheyenne Frontier Days makes the cowboys work for the prize money.
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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

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     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

    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.

     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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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     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

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    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

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    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

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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>>

    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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