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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>>

    Biotechnology helps soybean producers with crop quality

    More and more farmers are using biotechnology to improve the quality of their crops. 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>>

    Oregon State researchers develop high quality wheat for bakers

    Credit: Oregon State University Credit: Oregon State University

    Oregon State University is working to develop high-yielding, disease-resistant wheat varieties to meet the area baking industry's needs. 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>>

    USDA conservation program helps ranchers preserve farm and wetlands

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is helping farmers and ranchers protect farmlands and wetlands through a new conservation program.? More>>

    Corn, soybeans make progress ahead of last year's crops

    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>>

    Farm Family: The dairy farm of Charlie and Nancy Sanders

    The Farm Family of the Day featured in the Rural Evening News on July 8. More>>

    Oklahoma farmer's lost phone returned from Japan

    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>>

    Volunteer weather observers help fill rural gaps for NWS

    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>>

    Western Sports Roundup: Brittany Pozzi Pool A top money winner at Calgary Stampede

    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>>

    Republican lawmakers sound off on EPA

    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>>

    New programs support new farmers, ranchers

    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>>

    Nashville farm hosts Horses Healing Heroes program

    The Fourth of July weekend was a very special one for military families at Hillenglade Farm. More>>

    Global beef market prices predicted to strengthen

    According to the latest Rabobank Beef Quarterly Report, the global beef market will regain its positive momentum in the third quarter.
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    Lawmakers consider ways to improve rural health care

    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>>

    Western Sports Roundup: Calgary Stampede is underway

    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>>

    Western Sports Roundup introduces the celebration of Cowboy Christmas

    Rodeo athletes are officially celebrating the Cowboy Christmas.
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    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>>

    Vandals spray-paint pigs, steal tortoise from Maryland petting zoo

    A petting farm owner is left scratching his head over why someone would spray-paint a pig and eight of her 11 piglets.
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    Lower cherry production could mean higher prices

    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>>

    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>>

    Favorable weather ahead for corn, soybeans

    The month of July is critical for some crops as they hit a key phase of the growing season. More>>

    Summer rainfall can be hit or miss

    While the East Coast saw a lot of rain from Arthur, it’s a different story in other parts of the country. More>>

    Arthur moves on from the East Coast

    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>>

    June sets records for rainfall across the country

    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>>

    Husband-wife duo finds second career in agriculture

    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>>

    Banker: Credit is plentiful in rural America

    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>>

    Western Sports Roundup: 8-year-old makes father Casey Deary proud at Derby

    These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.
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    20 Fourth of July facts about agriculture

    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>>

    Storms damage rural Wisconsin homes

    Iowa County, Wisconsin, was hit hard by Sunday night's storms.
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    Oklahoma has a new trail for wine

    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>>

    New Michigan laws let students take more career-oriented classes

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    It just got easier for Michigan high school students who want to take agriculture or vocational classes. More>>

    El Nino weather cycle will bring higher crop yields, researchers say

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    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>>

    Stem cell researchers examine effects of pesticides

    Credit: Georgia Farm Monitor Credit: Georgia Farm Monitor

    A special grant from the Environmental Protection Agency will help fund a project with significance for the agricultural industry and consumers. More>>

    Expert: Managing soybean disease takes research

    Soybean producers have been dealing with crop diseases for quite some time. More>>

    June Planted Acreage Report: More soybeans, less corn

    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>>

    Corn crop improves despite some problem areas

    Thanks to an abundance of water east of the Rockies, U.S. summer crop quality is looking good, especially for corn. More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: Jason Vanlandingham talks winning NRHA title

    These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on Tuesday, July 1.
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    10 barrel racers qualify for THE AMERICAN

    Pasco, Washington, was the first of the barrel racing qualifiers for RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN presented by Polaris Ranger. More>>

    Possible tornado damages Iowa farmer's property

    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.
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    Revamped USDA tool helps with nutrient loss

    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>>

    No official number for piglet deaths from PEDV

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    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>>

    Soldier deploys back to home country

    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>>

    Western Sports Roundup: 10 move on to Semifinals after barrel racing qualifier

    These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on Monday, June 30.
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    Ohio city's community garden is neighborhood collaboration

    Credit: Ohio State University Extension Credit: Ohio State University Extension

    Urban areas often over take farmland, but one project has agriculture making a comeback in the big city. More>>

    Vilsack: Issues remain in T-TIP negotiations

    Watch the video to find out what Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack thinks are serious issues that require solutions in trade negotiations. More>>

    Wheat growers leader: National wheat crop has 'hole'

    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>>

    Oklahoma needs regular moisture to bring drought relief

    Credit: Oklahoma Horizon Credit: Oklahoma Horizon

    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>>

    Drought improves in Midwest, worsens in Kentucky, Tennessee

    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 is FFA's oldest summer camp

    Camp Clements, the oldest FFA camp in the country, still hosts more than 200 campers a week.
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    Cattle auctions reach record high prices

    The entire cattle industry has been setting new record high prices on a regular basis over the last several weeks. 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>>

    Expert: PEDV should have less impact over next 12 months

    Dr. Rodney Baker, with the Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University, explains what a newly approved PEDV vaccine means for the industry. More>>

    MRI technology now used to diagnose horses

    Horse owners can now tap into new MRI technology previously only available for humans. More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: Casey Deary talks horses at NRHA Derby

    These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on Thursday, June 26.
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    Western Sports Roundup: Chris Cox wins at Reno Rodeo Invitational

    These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on Friday, June 27,
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    Awareness and practice key to improving pollinator health

    Credit: USDA Credit: USDA

    Increase stewardship of resources, improved practices and education are ways growers can boost the health of their local pollinators. More>>

    Research: Planting winter cover crops can have many benefits

    Credit: USDA Credit: USDA

    Cornell University researchers say farmers planting a winter crop to increase feed supplies for livestock can also receive other benefits. More>>

    USDA economist breaks down the latest food price forecast

    Credit: USDA Credit: USDA

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Economist Annemarie Kuhns says some products are going up faster than expected. 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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    Nominations for National Outstanding Young Farmer Awards due Aug. 1

    Nominations are open for the National Outstanding Young Farmers Award. More>>

    USDA predicts price increases for fruit, dairy

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts food prices will continue to rise. More>>

    Official: PEDV control efforts have slowed spread of other diseases

    Credit: University of Illinois Credit: University of Illinois

    Efforts to control PEDV are also helping to limit the spread of other swine diseases. More>>

    IFAD project in Bangladesh teaches nutritional value of small fish

    More than 20 million people in Bangladesh are malnourished, according to the International Fund for Agricultural Development. More>>

    California family-owned melon farm stays successful with innovation

    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>>

    Doctors hit the road, bringing health care to rural America

    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>>

    Missouri Extension program aims to increase quail numbers

    Credit: University of Missouri Credit: University of Missouri

    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>>

    FFA helps support ag education in schools

    Credit: Oklahoma Horizon Credit: Oklahoma Horizon

    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>>

    CAB says demand for quality beef is being met

    Credit: Certified Angus Beef Credit: Certified Angus Beef

    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>>

    Workshop helps teachers bring ag into the classroom

    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>>

    CNFR competitors help Special Olympians take on rodeo

    Participants in the recent College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming, took time to spend with some special rodeo contestants. More>>

    Longest running Arkansas festival is dedicated to tomatoes

    Bradley County, Arkansas has a unique claim to fame as the home of the Pink Tomato Festival. More>>

    Quality hay winner beat out more than 40 other Georgia farmers

    Being a successful hay producer takes time, patience and a good relationship with Mother Nature. That hard work doesn’t always go unnoticed. More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: Father-son duo places in top five at BFI

    These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on Wednesday, June 25.
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    Midwest flooding impacts planting, spring wheat crop

    Flooding in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area on Tuesday, June 24. Flooding in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area on Tuesday, June 24.

    The heavy rains over the past week are threatening dozens of rural communities and cities across areas of Minnesota and the Dakotas.\ More>>

    South Dakota city cleans up after flood

    The city of Canton, South Dakota, was hit hard by flooding after more than 8 inches of rain fell last Monday.
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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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    'Just don't think of agriculture as farming,' FFA CEO says

    FFA’s CEO explains how it prepares students for life. More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: CNFR highlights

    These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on Friday, June 20.
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    Agriculture economy could benefit from biobased manufacturing

    There's a growing connection between farmers and producers of other products, which could bode well for rural communities and rural economies. More>>

    USDA issues conditional license for PEDV vaccine

    Progress toward a vaccine for a disease that has killed millions of baby piglets is now underway. More>>

    Vilsack presses for agriculture in TTIP negotiations

    The European Union needs U.S. agricultural goods and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is visiting EU nations this week to emphasize that point. More>>

    Western Sports Roundup: Texas high school rodeo athletes stand out

    These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup on Friday, June 13.
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      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.
      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.
    • Global beef market prices predicted to strengthen

      Global beef market prices predicted to strengthen

      According to the latest Rabobank Beef Quarterly Report, the global beef market will regain its positive momentum in the third quarter.
      According to the latest Rabobank Beef Quarterly Report, the global beef market will regain its positive momentum in the third quarter.
    • Lower cherry production could mean higher prices

      Lower cherry production could mean higher prices

      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.
      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.
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      Carriage of the rural, independent programming delivered by RFD-TV and RURAL TV is at stake now with the potential merger of Comcast Cable with Time Warner Cable, and the separate merger of AT&T U-Verse with DIRECTV.  If approved by the FCC, these two mergers will control over 54,000,000 homes effecting RFD-TV and RURAL TV viewers in all 50 states.  
      Carriage of the rural, independent programming delivered by RFD-TV and RURAL TV is at stake now with the potential merger of Comcast Cable with Time Warner Cable, and the separate merger of AT&T U-Verse with DIRECTV.  If approved by the FCC, these two mergers will control over 54,000,000 homes effecting RFD-TV and RURAL TV viewers in all 50 states.  
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      Camp Clements is FFA's oldest summer camp

      Camp Clements, the oldest FFA camp in the country, still hosts more than 200 campers a week.
      Camp Clements, the oldest FFA camp in the country, still hosts more than 200 campers a week.
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      RFD-TV is proud to announce the second RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER will be held March 1, 2015. 
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    • Oklahoma farmer's lost phone returned from Japan

      Oklahoma farmer's lost phone returned from Japan

      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.
      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.
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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
      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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      The first 24/7 international satellite radio channel devoted to serving rural interests, RURAL RADIO, was launched on SiriusXM Channel 80 on July 15, 2013. One year later RURAL RADIO continues to grow and reach new listeners every day.
      The first 24/7 international satellite radio channel devoted to serving rural interests, RURAL RADIO, was launched on SiriusXM Channel 80 on July 15, 2013. One year later RURAL RADIO continues to grow and reach new listeners every day.
    • Corn, soybeans make progress ahead of last year's crops

      Corn, soybeans make progress ahead of last year's crops

      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.
      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.
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      The latest news and resources for the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PEDV. 
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