Back in 2005, we opened our first episode with the line "America's heartland is more than a place; it's a state of mind." More than 170 episodes and 700 stories later, it's still true. Providing food, fuel and fiber for America and the world is an act of passion on the part of our farmers and ranchers; big or small, mainstream or specialized. America's Heartland captures both the challenges and triumphs of farm and ranch families across the U.S., and showcases their commitment to quality food and animal safety, and environmental stewardship. The beliefs and ideas of America's Heartland are shared by RFD-TV and the people who have been watching the program faithfully for over a decade.
All across the U.S. we've discovered unforgettable people and places in the world of agriculture through the program. America's Heartland brings positive, heartfelt stories about American agriculture to viewers in both urban and rural areas. Our agenda has led us on journeys of all kinds to all 50 states and as far away as China, Egypt and Morocco, where American farmers offer both their products and their knowledge. Our viewers learn how American farmers share their concerns about food safety, sustainability, animal welfare and protecting the environment.
America's Heartland is a magazine-style, half-hour series produced by KVIE Sacramento and distributed by American Public Television. Sponsors are Farm Credit, the United Soybean Board, and the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. Additional production and promotion assistance is provided by the American Soybean Association, The National FFA Organization, National Corn Growers Association, National Cotton Council, National Association of Wheat Growers, United Egg Producers, and U.S. Grains Council.