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    Mass flooding ruins crops in East Arkansas

     Many farmers are hoping for federal assistance following the rains that flooded more than 75-thousand acres of cropland.  More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: J.B. Mauney takes on Bushwacker for the 13th time

    Clovis New Mexico brings us new team roping qualifiers. And Thursday, July 31, in Santa Barbara, two world champions go head to head. Plus the toughest cowboys in town, make a stop at the library. More detail in the video above. More>>

    New crop insurance products covering the 2015 year

    Many crop producers, especially winter wheat growers are finding out about a new insurance product covering the 2015 crop year.  More>>

    USTRC qualifier images July 18, 2014

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    The benefits of five servings of fruits and veggies a day

    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 new study shows the risk of cardiovascular death dropped by four percent for each additional daily portion of fruits and veggies, but there was no extra benefit after five servings More>>

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    According to the most recent national climate assessment climate disruptions to agriculture are on the rise, and are projected to become more severe in the future.  More>>

    More investment money for rural projects is on the horizon

    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.

    Improving the lives of the millions who live and work in Rural America More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: Remembering the rodeo hero, Lane Frost

    We remember a rodeo hero who left us 25 years ago. More>>

    New programs to market sheep

    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.

     U.S. Department of Agriculture’s newly created sheep production and marketing grant program will allocate about $1.5 million to help sell the animals. More>>

    Sandbars are preventing barges from doing their jobs

    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.

     Nearly a dozen barges and their tugboats have been grounded by sandbars created by sediment washed into the river during last month's flooding. Details provided in the video above. More>>

    Equine Herpes virus has horse owners on alert

    A recent outbreak of the Equine Herpes virus in Canada has many American horse owners on alert.  More>>

    A robot milker changes everything

    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.

     It's a dairy farmers dream come true! In Iowa there are cows that milk themselves, thanks to a new robot milker.  More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: One million dollars is in the sights of one cowboy

    Champions of Cheyenne Frontier Days continue to celebrate their victories. And, NRHA professionals come out on top at Denver’s Summer Slide. Plus, one cowboy now has the shot at well over one million dollars More>>

    As cowherds decline, prices for beef climb

    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.

    July 30, 2014NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFD-TV) The U.S. Department of Agriculture says America’s cattle herd is at its lowest level in nearly 40 years, and experts say that's likely to keep beef prices rising. Our partner at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Gary Crawford explains more in the video above. More>>

    Time-honored seed saving tradition for backyard gardeners

    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.

    For most backyard gardeners and small farmers, saving seeds from vegetables and flowers to use in a future garden is a time-honored tradition.  More>>

    Are cattle herds shrinking, and is there hope on the horizon?

    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 latest U.S. Department of Agriculture cattle reports show that America’s cattle herd is still shrinking. More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: A huge congratulations to the champions in Cheyenne

    Champions are named at the daddy of them all, and, the first group of steer wrestlers have places set for The American semifinals. Plus, the rodeo action of the Calgary Stampede is coming to RFD-TV. More>>

    Military Monday: The U.S.O is going on 75 years of supporting our troops

    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.

     Five thousand soldiers from the Michigan National Guard and four other states have been at Camp Grayling since July 12th, participating in artillery training. But now the hard work is done, and it's time to relax with the help of the United Services Organization. More>>

    Walk Back in History at the Adams County Thresherman Show

    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.

    July 28, 2014 NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFD-TV) Since 1969 people have been gathering in Adams, Tennessee to celebrate the methods and machines of farming past.This show that started 45 years ago as a way for local hobbyists to get a chance to show off and play with their classic farm equipment. RFD-TV photo journalist Tim Blain takes you there.

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    Peaches are a passion for the Efurd family

    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.

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

    Experts are divided over new nutrition standards in schools

    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.

    A recent senate agriculture committee hearing found experts are divided over new nutrition standards for school meals.  More>>

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

    Credit: USDA Credit: USDA

    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>>

    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?

    Credit: USDA Credit: USDA

    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

    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.

    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

    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.

     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

    Credit: NRCS NY Credit: NRCS NY

    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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    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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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      Many crop producers, especially winter wheat growers are finding out about a new insurance product covering the 2015 crop year. 
      Many crop producers, especially winter wheat growers are finding out about a new insurance product covering the 2015 crop year. 
    • New programs to market sheep

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      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.
       U.S. Department of Agriculture’s newly created sheep production and marketing grant program will allocate about $1.5 million to help sell the animals.
       U.S. Department of Agriculture’s newly created sheep production and marketing grant program will allocate about $1.5 million to help sell the animals.
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      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.
      July 30, 2014NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFD-TV) The U.S. Department of Agriculture says America’s cattle herd is at its lowest level in nearly 40 years, and experts say that's likely to keep beef prices rising. Our partner at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Gary Crawford explains more in the video above.
      July 30, 2014NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFD-TV) The U.S. Department of Agriculture says America’s cattle herd is at its lowest level in nearly 40 years, and experts say that's likely to keep beef prices rising. Our partner at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Gary Crawford explains more in the video above.
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      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.
       Many farmers are hoping for federal assistance following the rains that flooded more than 75-thousand acres of cropland. 
       Many farmers are hoping for federal assistance following the rains that flooded more than 75-thousand acres of cropland. 
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      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.
      According to the most recent national climate assessment climate disruptions to agriculture are on the rise, and are projected to become more severe in the future. 
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      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.
       Nearly a dozen barges and their tugboats have been grounded by sandbars created by sediment washed into the river during last month's flooding. Details provided in the video above.
       Nearly a dozen barges and their tugboats have been grounded by sandbars created by sediment washed into the river during last month's flooding. Details provided in the video above.
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      Mollie Busta, popular performer from the Jim Busta Band and Squeezebox, is host of the weekly RFD-TV Polka show, the Mollie B Polka Party.  The one-hour program features the nation's top polka bands and
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