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Top 10 Country Music Artists Who Shaped the Genre, Part 1

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These are the artists who definitively shaped the genre that we recognize today as country music.

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NASCAR appears to reject some gun ads

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Two separate gun companies have been denied advertising with NASCAR, according to Free Beacon. Dark Storm Industries says they were not able to show an ad featuring an AR-15 and K-Var claims NASCAR rejected an ad of theirs featuring an AK-47. "NASCAR deci More>>

Rhiannon Giddens Honored with Inaugural Legacy of Americana Award

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Latest acknowledgement comes in what has been a tremendous year for the artist.

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Danish Pork Producer Opening Processing Plant In China

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Danish Crown, a major pork-producing company, has opened a new processing plant near Shanghai. The plant will use imported meat from Denmark to produce 14 thousand tons of packaged, chilled products, annually. Reuters reports local pork prices have hit record levels amid a growing meat shortage caused by widespread African Swine Fever. Danish Crown says they plan to sell their products at a 10-15% premium over local goods.

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Hard Workout? Have Some Chocolate Milk!

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Chocolate milk passes sports drink to get athletes to the finish line. A study by Dairy Max shows high school students saw almost 4 percent improvement in weight lifting after adding milk to their nutrition routine. The study says drinking chocolate milk 30 minutes after a workout replenishes, repairs, and rehydrates the body. Plus athletes benefit from the 8 grams of protein in milk compared to the carbohydrate only make-up of sports drinks.

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5-Legged Calf Rescued by Louisiana Couple

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Elsie is “a little spitfire,” according to her owner.

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Perdue Weighs In On Farm Labor Shortages

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More than 11 and a half thousand H-2A applications have been filed this year, up 11 percent from 2018. U.S. Secretary Sonny Perdue attended the annual NASDA meeting and chimed in on the labor shortage.

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More Oversight Wanted For Cattle Trade Following Tyson Fire

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The gap between packer profits and producer losses continues to expand.

Ag Web reports buyers are averaging $102 dollars per hundredweight, meaning feeders are losing around $118 dollars per head while packers cash in on a $430 dollar profit. That spread comes in at $548 dollars. Farrow-to-finish pork producers did fare better averaging a $7 dollar loss per head.

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China to lift punitive tariffs on US soybeans, pork

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BEIJING (AP) — China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, adding to conciliatory gestures by the two sides ahead of negotiations. China will suspend tariff hikes on soybeans, pork and some other farm goods, the Xinhua News Agency said, citing the Cabinet planning agency and the Commerce Ministry. Beijing “supports domestic companies in purchasing a certain amount of U.S. farm produce,... More>>

Farm Income Forecast High, But Economists Have Doubts

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The USDA's latest farm income forecast showed numbers are up nearly five percent this year but farm economists don't think the odds are that good. The income projection shows a nearly twenty billion dollar increase in income projections since last March. American Farm Bureau economists say the report includes income from trade aid and insurance payouts that have yet to be delivered, making some say it's over-optimistic. The real on the ground situation in farm economy, it's st...

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Frustrations Over Biofuel Discussions Continue

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President Donald Trump says progress is being made on a biofuel reform package. Reuters reports he met with farm-state senators on Thursday, and he's supposed to meet with their oil-producing state counterparts today. The current proposal would increase biofuel blending volumes by 5 percent. The White House has declined comment on any new details, but U.S. biofuel credits went up 15 percent Thursday on news of the discussion. House Ag Chairman Collin Peterson says he's unsatisfied wi...

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All Hail the Peanut! (It's Nt’l Peanut Day.)

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First of all, the PeaNUT is NOT a NUT. . . .

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Harvest Moon: Why It’s Special

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This month's full moon does something special that only happens around this time every year.

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Peanut Standards Board Appointments

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the appointment of three producers and three industry representatives to serve on the Peanut Standards Board. The following appointees will serve three-year terms beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2022: Southeast Region (Alabama, Georgia and Florida) Michael H. Davis, Graceville, Fla. (Producer) John T. Gray III, Williston Peanut Co., Williston, Fla. (Industry representative) Southwest Region ...

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Concerns Grow over Sewage Sludge spread on Croplands as Fertilizer

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LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — For more than 20 years, the eastern Michigan town of Lapeer sent leftover sludge from its sewage treatment plant to area farms, supplying them with free fertilizer while avoiding the expense of disposal elsewhere. 

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Trump Administration to Revoke Controversial Waters of the U.S. Rule

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Obama-era legislation has had significant impact on agricultural development.

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USMCA Rally Coverage

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Farm state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are back in Washington this week pushing to move forward on USMCA. RFD-TV's Sarah Mock joins us live from a rally on the National Mall.

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USDA Climate Change Model Shows Farm Production Impact

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New findings from the USDA Economic Research Service show states could be affected differently by potential climate changes. The model predicts changes in Total Factor Productivity (TFP) and used an increase in temperature by 3.6 Degrees Fahrenheit and a 1-inch decrease in annual rainfall to see how farm production would change. TFP naturally fluctuates year to year, but the model shows some states could see larger than normal effects. Lousiana saw the largest TFP change followed by...

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Public Lands Grazing Use A Way Of Life For Ranchers

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Outside historic Durango, Colorado, there's a family that has been running sheep for nearly a century. Not only are they providing a year-round economic base for the community, but they're also playing an active role in the production of America's lamb and wool. Public lands ranching is a way of life for ranchers like J. Paul Brown in western Colorado. He says without grazing permits like his in the San Juan National Forest, his family wouldn't be able to stay in business and continu...

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Atlanta Mayor Creates Urban Food Forest

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Atlanta Mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, plans to have 85-percent of the residents in her city to be within one-half mile of accessible fresh food by 2021. One Urban Food Forest is the first of its kind in Georgia - and believed to be the largest in the country. Thank you to the Georgia Farm Monitor for providing this report.

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Good Crop, Tough Year

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Farmers have faced many challenges this year but in Arkansas, some producers managed to grow good crops. As Arkansas Farm Bureau reports, even with that highlight, they find it hard to make ends meet.

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Farmers Hurt by Hurricane Michael Now Able to Apply for Aid

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Farmers in Georgia who suffered losses from Hurricane Michael nearly a year ago may soon get federal money to help with recovery.

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White House Pressures Biofuel Companies To Accept Waiver Fix

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Reuters reports Trump administration officials met with biofuel industry reps, warning they should accept the waiver proposal by Friday. Biofuel advocates from groups like Growth Energy and the National Biodiesel Board issued this joint statement. We remain hopeful that President Trump will move swiftly to protect farmers and biofuel workers, but efforts to reverse the damage will be meaningless unless the agency acts now to stop the bleeding. Senator Chuck Grassley says there sho...

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US Makes China Concessions As Tariffs Cost Companies Billions

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The U.S. extends an olive branch delaying some tariffs on China. Agricensus reports the U.S. tariff hike on 250 billion dollars worth of Chinese imports will now start two weeks later on October 15th. This after China exempts some American products from their retaliatory taxes, although the concession didn't include many ag products China's Commerce Ministry separately said it had asked the U.S. about potential soybean and pork imports. Export sales data shows China also purchased U...

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Pennsylvania Sunday hunting bill runs into opposition

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposal to allow limited hunting in Pennsylvania on Sundays ran into opposition during an information hearing Tuesday and a key committee chairman said its final passage in the state House was in doubt. 

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Lawsuit in California aims to ban GPS on hunting dogs

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Animal rights groups are suing California over rules that allow animals to be hunted with the aid of hunting dogs wearing GPS tracking devices on their collars. The Animal Legal Defense Fund, which filed the lawsuit last week in Sacramento Superior Court, called the hunting method “unusually cruel and unfair.” 

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Maker's Mark to make new limited release bourbon available nationwide

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Maker's Mark has announced it will offer a limited release of its new Stave Profile RC6 bourbon nationwide, the first time the company has ever done so.  

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Montana grizzly bear euthanized after raiding camps

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GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — An adult male grizzly bear has been euthanized after raiding occupied camps in Montana.

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Finalists for the National Toy Hall of Fame for 2019 Include the Smartphone

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The smartphone is being considered for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame this year in recognition of its impact on how people play and interact. The other finalists announced Wednesday are: Care Bears, the coloring book, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Jenga, Magic the Gathering, Masters of the Universe figures, Matchbox cars, My Little Pony, Nerf Blaster, Risk, and the top.

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General Motors recalls close to 3.8 million vehicles

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Under pressure from the federal government, General Motors is recalling nearly 3.8 million big pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S and Canada to fix a brake problem. 

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Every public school in New York to hold moment of silence on Patriot Day

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It is officially a law that public schools in New York must hold a brief moment of silence each year on Patriot Day.  

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Apple entering streaming wars with cheaper service

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CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is finally taking on Netflix with its own streaming television service and, uncharacteristically for the company, offering it at a bargain price — $5 a month beginning on Nov. 1. 

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Appeals court rules VA has been unlawfully denying reimbursement

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In a decision that could end up being worth $6.5 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs, an appeals court ruled Monday that the VA must reimburse veterans for emergency care at non-VA hospitals. 

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Police, Fire Department run stadium steps on 9/11

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In Lincoln, Nebraska, police and firefighters have not forgotten their fellow first responders who died in the the attacks on 9/11.  

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Waiver Issue "Fix" Discussion Takes Place

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The White House will meet with biofuel companies today, after promising a "giant fix" to the ongoing refinery waiver issue. Reuters reports the meeting will include officials from companies including Louis Dreyfus and Renewable Energy Group. White House Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, is expected to lead the discussion. The proposed plan would include increasing conventional biofuels, like corn-based ethanol, by 500 million gallons; advanced biofuels, like biodiesel, by...

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More Dicamba, More Problems

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The number of Dicamba drift reports increases, and so does the regularity of its use. That could be the reason why complaints are doubling in Illinois. An Illinois fertilizer group says the adoption of Dicamba-tolerant soybeans has increased by 60-percent in the state. Brownfield Ag News reports the group doesn't think banning Dicamba is a good solution because the product has important benefits for the U.S. soybean crop.

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American Farm Bureau Questions Net Farm Income

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USDA says farm income is at its highest since 2014, drawing skepticism from the American Farm Bureau. Farm Bureau Chief Economist John Newton says the improvement in income is being driven by increases in federal support in the form of trade aid and disaster relief. Newton says long term indicators like loan delinquency rates, land values, and financial ratios point to growing stress in agriculture. He adds that farmers need permanent solutions - not government aid - to stabilize inc...

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Half-Million Ton Pork Shortage In Vietnam

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Vietnam is likely to experience a half-million-ton pork shortage by the end of January. 

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China Waives Tariffs On Select Products

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China decides to waive tariffs on 16 types of U.S. products. But, most of them aren't farm goods. 

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Harvest Moon will shine on Friday the 13th

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A Harvest Moon will illuminate the sky on Friday the 13th, making for an event that will not happen for another 30 years.  

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Feral Canadian hogs approaching Montana border

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KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials say feral hogs from Canada encroaching on Montana’s northern border are a serious concern for farmers and others. Daily Inter Lake reported Sunday that the U.S. agriculture department’s Wildlife Services division says there have been multiple reports of feral hogs near the border. 

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Same Crop, New Field.

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There's a relatively new way of growing rice in Louisiana -- it's called 'row' rice. As This Week In Louisiana Ag's Tammia Render shows us, several farmers are partnering with LSU AgCenter to advance this new technique.

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Alex Trebek returns as Jeopardy host

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Alex Trebek, 79, returned to Jeopardy Monday for his 36th season as the show's host.

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Groups Call For Stop To Nebraska Livestock Farms

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Groups petition to stop large livestock operations in Nebraska. Citizen and environmental groups unveiled their change.org petition Monday calling for a temporary stop to what they call "factory farms." 

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Country Music Stars to Play Hurricane Dorian Relief Concert

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SIP Hope 4 Hope Town benefit concert to take place at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on Sept. 16

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Official Release: Rory Feek Signs on as Chief Creative Officer

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Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and New York Times bestselling author Rory Feek is kicking off a new chapter that’s sure to thrill fans who have spent years following his music, love, and life.

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Got a Haul of Apples for Fall? Here’s what to do with them

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NEW YORK (AP) — It’s that time of year again, when fresh apples are piled high at farmer’s markets. If you are lucky enough to live near an orchard, you can take the day and pick your own bushel of apples. But whether you are picking them at the market or off a tree, there are many great things to do with apples that don’t include making a pie. 

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Bullied student gets own T-shirt in Tennessee store

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After an Elementary school student was bullied for a homemade University of Tennessee shirt, Volunteer nation stepped in to make it right.  The story was chronicled by Laura Snyder, a teacher at Altamonte Elementary School in Florida.

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Husker Harvest Days Begins!

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The Husker Harvest Days is this week. It's a big event for Nebraska producers and has been going on for the last 4 decades. The Market Journal describes what attendees can expect this year.

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Non-Meat Labels Cause Confusion

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As more alternative meat options flood store shelves, health-conscious consumers say mixed marketing messages cause confusion. According to research from The Center For Food Integrity, these shoppers value animal care, environmentally friendly production, and nutritious food. Scientists say dairy and meat are healthy, but conflicting reports claim plant-based meat is better for people, animals, and the planet. Livestock groups push to regulate labels to cut back on confusion. Expert...

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Dairy Execs Make Million As Farms Close

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As dairy farms struggle, top dairy executives make millions. According to politico, Dairy Management Inc. paid 10 executives a total of 8 million dollars in 2017. Meanwhile, 16-hundred dairy farms closed across the country that year. DMI is a non-profit that promotes milk, cheese, and other products and is funded by nearly 2 dozen federally mandated checkoff programs. A spokesperson for the company says they review the CEO's salary every year in comparison to peer companies. DMI says...

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Lessons Learned Through Livestock

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Lessons learned in a ranch management course can open opportunities for producers. Certified Angus Beef's Bob Cervera explains.

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Food Insecurity Declined in 2018

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The USDA says food insecurity declined in 2018. Data released this week shows 88 percent of U.S. households were food secure throughout the entire year, meaning they had access at all times to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle for everyone living in the home. But 11.1 percent of households were food insecure at some point during the year and 4 percent of that 11 experienced very low food security.

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USMCA Part of Congressional Agenda

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Congress is back in session and progress on the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement is part of their agenda. However, some Democrats think the vote could slip to 2020 because they want to renegotiate the text of the agreement itself others say they are committed to getting it across the finish line before then. The White House hasn't sent to legislation to Congress yet, waiting for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to signal that the House is ready for it. Agri-Pulse reports that after submission...

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Nebraska taking lottery applications for mountain lion permits

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The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is accepting lottery applications for mountain lion permits through Sept. 27 for the 2020 hunting season.

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Remembering Bill Stagg

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Some sad news to report this morning one of the biggest supporters of the FFA, Bill Stagg, passed away after a long battle with cancer. For almost 40 years, Bill Stagg shared the story of agricultural education and FFA throughout the country. He retired two years ago, but his commitment to the organization never wavered. A graduate of Virginia Tech, Stagg began his career as an audiovisual specialist with the national FFA organization in November 1978. That role grew over the years a...

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Mollie B and Squeezebox Take Fort Worth by Storm!

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Song featured in Clint Eastwood movie “The Mule,” among many played during 2 hour LIVE set.

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From Hay Bales to Hall of Fame

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Farm kid turned music artist, Staci Griesbach went from singing as a child, using round bales as a stage and cattle as an audience, to now performing at the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Serving as proof it's never too late to pursue your dreams.

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Corn Has Positive Outlook During A Challenging Year

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Corn is still an important crop in “The Peach State”, accounting for more than 50 million bushels annually. This year's harvest looks to be another good one, despite some challenges along the way. The Georgia Farm Monitor's Damon Jones reports.

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Congressman Collin Peterson shares support for rural programming

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Congressman Collin Peterson, the Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, shared his support for rural programming and the Rural Television Content Protection Act on Facebook Thursday. 

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Hunting guide who used electronic bird caller pleads guilty

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois owner of an outfitter service has pleaded guilty to federal charges that included deploying an electronic bird caller to lure geese into shooting range. 

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Vietnam Culls 5 Million Hogs

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Vietnam culls almost 5-million hogs to stop the spread of African Swine Fever. The disease has entered 63 provinces and cities in the Southeast Asian country, and one animal health department head tells Reuters it's difficult to contain because there's no vaccine. The country's pig herd in July was down 18.5-percent since December.

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Japanese Consumers Enthusiastic For U.S. Trade Agreement

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On the heels of a U.S. Japan trade announcement, the U.S. Meat Export Federation is in Japan talking to consumers who they say are enthusiastic for a U.S. trade agreement. RFD-TV's Corryn LaRue reports from Washington.

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Poultry Recall Slows Earnings

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A recall earlier this year is impacting Tyson Foods expected annual earnings. 

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Alligator bites Florida woman after she steps on it

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LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say an alligator bit a woman after she accidentally stepped on it at a Florida wildlife sanctuary. 

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Beer Barred From Using Packaging Phrasing

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A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction barring Anheuser-Busch from using the phrase "no corn syrup," or a 'special icon,' on its Bud Light beer packaging. This follows a ruling earlier this year preventing the company from using marketing that suggests Miller Coors uses corn syrup in the final production of its light beers.

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Yellowstone's bison will not get federal aid

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials rejected petitions Thursday to protect Yellowstone National Park’s storied bison herds but pledged to consider more help for two other species — a tiny, endangered squirrel in Arizona and bees that pollinate rare desert flowers in Nevada. 

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India's Love-Hate Affair with Plastics

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Despite an economy largely driven by plastics, India moves to drastically limit single-use plastics.

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North Dakota wildlife officials drug moose on college campus

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a moose that wandered onto the University of North Dakota campus should not have been drugged. 

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Midwest Governors Chime In On Waiver Effects

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Two Midwest governors chime in on ways to mitigate the effects of the small refinery waivers. 

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South Dakota pheasant numbers down, but hot spots remain

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Wildlife officials had to dig deep Thursday to find positives in South Dakota’s annual pheasant brood survey, which showed a 17% decrease from last year, mainly because of an abundance of snow and rain in one of the premier bird hunting states.

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Chinese Trade Talks Get Timeline

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U.S. and China agree to restart trade talks in early October. 

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Opioid Crisis Gets Funding Boost

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The Trump Administration announces nearly 2 billion dollars to fight the opioid epidemic, building on what the President calls quite a bit of success. RFD-TV's Sarah Mock has the story in today's rural healthcare segment.

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Labor Shortage Heading In To Harvest

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Idaho farmers are well into harvest season but they say workers have been hard to find, especially as migrant workers grow more scarce. The Idaho Farm Bureau has more.

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Congress Wants Trade Negotiation Authority

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In the throws of a multi-year trade war with China, some members of Congress want the authority to negotiate trade deals out of the hands of the President and back in the Capitol. RFD-TV's Corryn LaRue reports.

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AARP Live Minute: Protecting Against Medicare Scams

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September 5, 2019 In this AARP Live Minute: Sarah Jennings looks at ways to protect against Medicare fraud. 

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Heart to Heart with Horses

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Activities involving horses are known to help decrease depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more. Now, one researcher is studying the impact of equine-assisted learning on kids diagnosed with ADHD. The University Of Nebraska-Lincoln's Jane Bruce has the story.

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Western Countries Unite To Keep African Swine Fever At Bay

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China loses more than 100 million hogs to African Swine Fever as the Eastern Hemisphere tries to contain the virus, Western countries unite to keep the disease off this side of the globe. U.S. veterinary officials joined with their Canadian, Mexican, and Pan-American counterparts in Yucatan. At the meeting, they discussed working together and creating scenarios of how to treat and prevent ASF from spreading. The USDA and national pork board will conduct a training drill later this mo...

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North Carolina Bracing For Dorian Impact

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Hurricane Dorian strengthens overnight and farmers and ranchers make preparations for potential impact.

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Latest Yield Survey Shows Decrease From USDA Estimates

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Allendale's latest yield survey shows a slight decrease from last month's USDA estimates. 

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Coca-Cola To Create Dairy Advisory Council

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In an effort to improve animal welfare after reported abuse at Fair Oaks Farms, Coca-cola will create an international dairy advisory council. 

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Rory Feek Joins RFD-TV

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Rural Media Group is proud to announce that Rory Feek will be joining RFD-TV as Chief Creative Officer. 

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Oregon wildlife officials kill cougar that threatened jogger

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Four days after a cougar chased a jogger in an Oregon forest, state and federal wildlife officials on Wednesday tracked down and killed a mountain lion believed to be the same animal. 

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Tariff Income Could Help Those Hit By Dorian

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President Donald Trump says tariff income could help hurricane-damaged farms if Dorian impacts the agriculture industry on the east coast. 

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Maine hunters await results of deer lottery

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s deer hunters will learn this week if they’ve been selected for a permit that allows them greater ability to hunt the animals.

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Global shares rise amid optimism on US-China, Brexit

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Global stocks turned higher Thursday on the news that U.S. and Chinese officials will meet in October to try to end a tariff war and as British lawmakers sought a less chaotic exit from the European Union.

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Promising Technique for Rejuvenating Salt-Damaged Soil

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Researchers may have found a way to reverse falling crop yields caused by increasingly salty farmlands throughout the world.
 

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World Olive Oil Supplies Threatened by Deadly Plant Bacteria

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Xylella is the name for what has been called “most dangerous plant bacteria worldwide” by the European Commission. Xylella, which causes plants to "die of thirst" has been confirmed in Corsica, the Balearic Islands, southern France, Spain, Portugal and Germany. With crops and plants across the Mediterranean basin at risk, the bacterium is among the olive oil industry’s top concerns. 

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Rare Rooster Attack

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An Australian woman died after "freak" attack by an aggressive rooster.

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Oil Industry Divided Over Waivers

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Ag groups say small refinery waivers displaced four billion gallons of renewable fuel volume and they want it re-allocated to other refineries. As Corryn LaRue reports, it could divide the oil industry.

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Rhonda Vincent & The Rage Get Some Big Nods

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Award nominations and inclusion by Rolling Stone on a prestigious Top 10 List for the "Queen of Bluegrass"
 

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Margarine Rebranding Causes Backlash

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A product rebrand fuels labeling backlash among dairy groups. 

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Veterinarian Shortage Requiring Creative Solutions

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Working hard on the ranch couldn't happen without healthy animals that's why large-animal veterinarians are needed. Arkansas Farm Bureau shares how the state is tackling the vet shortage. There are hopes to attract veterinarians to rural America since nearly 200 regions across 44 states are officially designated food animal veterinary shortage areas. USDA calls for applications to the veterinary medicine loan repayment program. Those accepted received loan assistance if they commit t...

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Strengthening Trade Ties With Canada

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Agriculture Undersecretary Ted McKinney will lead a trade mission in Canada this week with several agribusinesses & associations. 

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Overcoming Food Deserts as a Community

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It's common that rural areas sometimes lack access to grocery stores and farmers' markets but sometimes, communities come together to overcome those challenges. Kansas State University has this story.

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Trade Disruptions Hit Hard for Producers

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As USDA tracks tens of billions of dollars worth of trade disruptions, a new study shows what those numbers mean for producers. Rfdtv's Sarah Mock breaks down some state & county details from Nebraska.

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Citrus Disease Spotted In California

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A citrus disease that has decimated groves in Asia, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and Florida is now threatening the California crop. Researchers are working to slow down the disease, as well as searching for solutions to protect it. California produces 80 percent of the nation's fresh citrus. \ Thank you to U.C. Davis for providing this report.

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Pork Exports Having A Difficult 2019

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U.S. pork exports face difficult headwinds in 2019. U.S. pork exports are down 2-percent on volume and 6-percent on value. For exports to Japan, volume is down 4-percent, and value down 6-percent. The National Pork Board says the biggest issue with Japan was pulling out of the TPP, but there's a new agreement in play and other key markets for U.S. pork. The U.S. volume with Canada is up 11-percent, while pork sales to Australia are up 44-percent.

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Trump Issues Warning In China Trade Talks

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President Donald Trump claims trade talks between the U.S. and China are going well but issues a warning. 

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Top 10 Need-to-Know Facts About Roy Rogers

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The path to American Icon status for “The King of the Cowboys” was not exactly what you might assume.

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Wyffels Hybrids Field Focus: Providing Quality Seed Corn for Independent Growers

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In today’s Wyffels Hybrids Field Focus, 

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A Fresh Look At School Cafeteria Food

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One high school looks to change its perception of school cafeteria food, with its award-winning farm to table program. The Georgia Farm Monitor's Damon Jones has more.

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Understanding Antibiotic Use in Agriculture

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Producers say consumers who want to learn about antibiotics use in animal agriculture should go straight to the source – America's farmers and ranchers. The National Institute For Animal Agriculture and Merck Animal Health reports.

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Meat Industry Bracing For Dorian

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Hurricane Dorian churns off of Florida's Atlantic coast. The slow-moving system is expected to be 50 miles offshore tonight then head north toward Georgia and the Carolinas an agriculture region impacted by previous hurricanes in the last couple years. The strength of the system has been downgraded, but forecasters expect it to remain a category 3 hurricane. Meat packers, like Smithfield Foods, and producers in the path of the storm are prepping for impact. According to meatingplace....

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Brexit Call For Tariffs

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Britain's National Farmers Union calls for tariffs on eggs, dairy, grains, and horticultural products from the European Union. 

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Farmers Feel Some Relief From Debt Limit Increase

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A debt limit put in place during the 1980's farm crisis gets expanded for today's struggling farm sector. RFD-TV's Sarah Mock sheds light on the changes and new protections.

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New Reports Blame Trade War for Rainforest Fire

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As the Amazon Forest burns, new reports blame the on-going trade war between the U.S and China for the blaze. According to Brownfield Ag News, some sources say tariffs forced China to buy more soybeans from Brazil. As a result, they claim companies are allegedly burning more acres to plant soy. Last week, Brazil's President, issued a 60 day burn ban in the forest.

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Food Companies Create Cell-Based Food Alliance

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Five food companies, looking to bring cell-based meat to restaurants, form a coalition to advocate for the industry & educate consumers. 

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A Boon Year for a Fall Staple

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An ideal growing season offers bigger yields for Washington's iconic crop. According to Washington's Tree Fruit Association Survey, growers estimate the 2019 apple harvest will yield 137 and a half million boxes up 18 percent from 2018. Plus organic production is expected to increase by 23 percent. The study found more Washington apple growers are transitioning from conventional to organic to meet consumer demand.

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USMCA Making Progress In Congress Despite Industry Concerns

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Iowa Ag leaders are confident the House will pass the U.S. Mexico Canada agreement shortly after the Congressional recess comes to a close. RFD-TV's Corryn LaRue reports.

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USCA Calls For Transparency

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The U.S. Cattlemen's Association sends letters to the USDA, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, asking them to create a "transparency summit" for cattle industry stakeholders. The group wants the meeting to address concerns related to price transparency and true price discovery, in response to the fire at a Kansas beef processing facility.

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